Latest U.S. Navy News

USS Constitution celebrating its 221st birthday

Oct. 20, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Old Ironsides is turning 221. A Saturday celebration at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston is marking the Oct. 21, 1797 birthday of the USS Constitution, which is the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat. The festivities will also mark the birthday of the U.S. Navy on Oct. 13,...

Ex-Navy commander gets more than 2 years in bribery case

Oct. 19, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy commander has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to accepting lavish dinners, drinks and the services of prostitutes in exchange for providing ship schedules to a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the military's worst...

Copter crashes on USS Ronald Reagan in Asia, sailors hurt

Oct. 19, 2018 7:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. Navy helicopter crashed on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Friday, causing non-fatal injuries to a dozen sailors, the Navy said. The Navy's 7th Fleet said in a statement that the MH-60 Seahawk crashed shortly after takeoff Friday morning while the carrier...

Southeast Asian navies to hold 1st joint drills with China

Oct. 19, 2018 5:17 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Southeast Asian navies are heading to their first joint exercises with China in its southern waters next week, and defense officials agreed Friday to conduct a similar drill with the U.S. next year. Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen said the Oct. 22-28 drills in waters surrounding...

U.S. Navy helicopter crashes on flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors

Oct. 19, 2018 3:07 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Navy helicopter crashes on flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan, causing non-fatal injuries to sailors.

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

Oct. 18, 2018 5:52 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military, after a rocky few months, may be stabilizing, although face-to-face talks between their respective defense chiefs Thursday produced no new agreements. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met for nearly 90 minutes, 30...

Cajun Navy replaces S Carolina Boy Scout troop's stolen gear

Oct. 17, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Boy Scout troop discovered its trailer holding thousands of dollars' worth of camping gear was stolen, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy stepped in to help. WLTX-TV reports an assistant scoutmaster with Gilbert Troop 60, Rocky Sharpe, says it was devastating to learn the...

US Navy research vessel docks in Taiwan amid China tensions

Oct. 17, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S. Navy research vessel has docked in Taiwan amid tensions with China over trade and arms sales. Taiwan's official Central News Agency says the Thomas G. Thompson arrived in the southern port of Kaohsiung on Monday to refuel and make crew changes. It quoted Defense Minister Yen De-fa as...

Maine man pleads guilty to threatening Navy instructors

Oct. 17, 2018 12:29 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has admitted he threatened four U.S. Navy instructors with a pistol near a remote military base in northwestern Maine. U.S. Attorney Halsey Frank said Monday that 32-year-old Justin Woods pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in connection with the encounter that...

Black woman who had trailblazing Navy career dies at 83

Oct. 15, 2018 8:08 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Raye Montague, a trailblazing black woman from Arkansas who revolutionized the way the U.S. Navy designed ships, has died. She was 83. Montague, who had a 33-year career in the Navy, developed a computer program that created rough drafts of ship specifications. She told the...