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School of Navy chaplains to return to Rhode Island

Aug. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island,...

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

Aug. 15, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read,...

Corey wins Connecticut GOP nod for Senate, will face Murphy

Aug. 14, 2018 11:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Matthew Corey, a window washer and Hartford pub owner, won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Connecticut on Tuesday and will face an uphill battle against Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy. The 54-year-old Navy veteran, who received the Republican party endorsement in May,...

Commander: Iran navy exercise a message to US on sanctions

Aug. 8, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Iranian naval exercise involving at least 100 small boats in and around the Strait of Hormuz last week was meant as a message to the U.S. for re-imposing economic sanctions on Tehran, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East said Wednesday. Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central...

US Navy: Welding problem found on missile tubes for new subs

Aug. 7, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday there's a problem with welds on missile tubes that are destined for new submarines. The welding issue was identified on missile tubes that have been delivered to General Dynamics Electric Boat for new ballistic-missile submarines for the U.S. Navy and the...

Philippines raises concern over Chinese radio warnings

Jul. 30, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has expressed concern to China over an increasing number of Chinese radio messages warning Philippine aircraft and ships to stay away from newly fortified islands and other territories in the South China Sea claimed by both countries, officials said Monday. A...

Hey, look at me: North Dakota politicians plan air show leap

Jul. 27, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Kelly Armstrong is hitting every parade and chamber of commerce meeting he can find to bring attention to his North Dakota congressional campaign. He's about to take it up a notch — a big one — by jumping out of an airplane before a crowd of thousands at the...

Naval Academy charges midshipman in drug investigation

Jul. 24, 2018 11:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy announced Tuesday it is bringing charges against a midshipman who allegedly distributed illegal drugs, including cocaine. The charges include failure to obey a general regulation, making a false official statement and possession of illegal substances, said Cmdr....

A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, 'We want beards'

Jul. 20, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards. The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade women from letting their hair down. Servicemen immediately...

Teen arrested in vandalism at Navy SEAL memorial site

Jul. 20, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager who police say vandalized a stone memorial in New York commemorating a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan has been arrested. Suffolk County police say a 14-year-old boy was arrested early Friday in the vandalism at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma...