Latest U.S. Navy News

Trump ally Zinke fights claim he's too liberal for Montana

May. 26, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — When Republican Ryan Zinke first ran for Congress, the former Navy SEAL faced false accusations amplified by Democrats that his military career had ended in disgrace. After winning in 2014 and two years later getting picked as President Donald Trump's interior...

USS Minneapolis-St. Paul commissioned for service

May. 23, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul has been activated for service in the U.S. Navy. A weekend commissioning ceremony was held in Duluth for the Freedom class-littoral combat ship. It measures nearly 400 feet (121.9 meters) and can travel at speeds greater than 40...

Navy ship to be named for Filipino sailor Telesforo Trinidad

May. 19, 2022 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced Thursday that a future destroyer will be named the USS Telesforo Trinidad in honor of a Filipino sailor who rescued two crew members when their ship caught fire more than a century ago. Fireman Telesforo De La...

Navy sailor killed in training accident was Texas man

May. 11, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy on Wednesday said the Naval Special Warfare sailor killed in a training accident in Virginia was Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan DeKorte from Lubbock, Texas. DeKorte died Monday from injuries received late last week in a helicopter landing incident...

Naval Special Warfare sailor dies after training incident

May. 10, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Naval Special Warfare sailor died Monday from injuries received late last week during a training exercise at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia, the Navy said Tuesday. The Navy said the sailor was injured after a helicopter landing...

Trial starts for driver who ran down Times Square tourists

May. 09, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The man behind the wheel of the car that barreled through crowds of pedestrians in New York City's Times Square, killing a woman and injuring 22 other people, went on trial Monday after various delays over five years, including pandemic-induced court shutdowns. In...

Troops injured after helicopter's hard landing in Virginia

May. 06, 2022 14:51 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. service members were injured Thursday when a helicopter they were riding in made a hard landing at a military base in Virginia, U.S. Navy officials said in a statement Friday. The service members were participating in a routine training at Joint...

Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works gets a new president

May. 05, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — Gulfstream Aerospace executive Charles Krugh has been tapped by General Dynamics to lead Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works, officials said Thursday. Krugh has served in a variety of aerospace manufacturing roles, and will be tasked with keeping the shipyard and...

Mechanical failure caused deadly Navy helicopter crash

May. 03, 2022 23:10 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Navy helicopter crash off Southern California that killed five crewmembers last year was caused by mechanical failure, not pilot error, the military announced Tuesday. A command investigation completed on April 18 found that a damper hose failed on the MH-60S...

US Navy submarine training school commander fired

Apr. 29, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's submarine training school was fired after less than a year on the job because of a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command," the service announced Friday. Following an investigation, Cmdr. Jared Severson was relieved of...