Latest U.S. Navy News

Judge orders Navy to review, release USS Thresher documents

Feb. 19, 2020 4:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Navy to begin releasing unclassified documents related to a submarine that imploded 57 years ago. U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden ordered the Navy on Feb. 10 to review 300 pages of documents per month starting in April, the Portsmouth Herald...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, left, listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. Crenshaw has a book out in April 2020. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude,” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw to combine memoir, advice in upcoming book

Feb. 14, 2020 8:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Dan Crenshaw , the Texas Republican, has a book out in April. The former Navy SEAL's book is called “Fortitude” and will combine personal memories and “no-nonsense” advice as Crenshaw addresses today’s growing political and cultural divisions,...

Navy SEAL Team 6 member convicted in sexting case

Feb. 10, 2020 1:32 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A member of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 has been convicted of indecent conduct in a case where he was accused of impersonating someone and soliciting nude photos of women. Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Howard was sentenced on Friday to spend 30 days in a military prison , forfeit $500...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Trump's ex-Navy secretary endorses Bloomberg for president

Feb. 7, 2020 1:31 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The former Navy secretary who was fired after criticizing President Donald Trump endorsed Democrat Michael Bloomberg for president on Friday, saying the U.S. needs a leader with integrity who would have “a steady hand on the wheel.” Former Secretary of the Navy Richard V....

Judge refuses to vacate Somali pirate's sentence

Feb. 2, 2020 6:33 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has refused to vacate the life sentence handed down to a Somali man convicted in a 2010 attack on a U.S. Navy vessel off the coast of Africa. A judge in Norfolk issued a ruling Friday rejecting Mohamed Abdi Jama's claim that his sentence should be overturned...

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, top U.S. commander for the Middle East, right, listens as Lt. Maguel Brooks, the USS Harry S. Truman's handler, left, explains the movement of aircraft on the aircraft carrier's flight deck, on board the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the North Arabian Sea, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against United States forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the region. Watching fighter jets roar off the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East believes he is surrounded by one of the reasons that Iran has dialed back it's combat stance, at least for now. He says the presence of an aircraft carrier make a potential adversary think twice about war.  But he and other commanders on the ship agree that deterrence is hard to measure. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)

Uneasy quiet in Mideast, month after Iran strike against US

Feb. 2, 2020 3:13 PM EST

ABOARD THE USS HARRY S TRUMAN (AP) — Nearly a month after Iran launched a rare direct military attack against United States forces in Iraq, an uneasy quiet has settled across the Mideast. Watching fighter jets roar off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, the top U.S. commander for...

Religious freedom group objects to Navy's Christian talk

Jan. 31, 2020 4:15 PM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — An organization that advocates for the religious freedom of military members requested Friday that the commander of Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island investigate those responsible for promoting a discussion series that urges Navy personnel to "Lead like Jesus." The way the 12-week...

Review finds heavy use of commando forces led to ethics slip

Jan. 28, 2020 2:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Episodic misconduct and ethical lapses among U.S. special operations forces, like the Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, stem from a culture that puts too much emphasis on fighting and too little on developing good leaders, an in-depth review has concluded. This imbalance has evolved from...

Virginia police officer dragged by car dies from injuries

Jan. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EST

A 24-year-old police officer in Virginia died after being dragged by a vehicle during a traffic stop, and the driver is facing charges that include felony homicide, Newport News Police Chief Steve Drew said Friday during an emotional news conference. Katie Thyne was one of two police officers who were standing by...

Pentagon gives conditional OK to resume Saudi training in US

Jan. 21, 2020 5:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has given the Navy and other military services conditional approval to resume training of Saudi Arabian nationals in the U.S. Operational training, such as flying and other non-classroom work, for the approximately 850 Saudis at multiple U.S bases was suspended on Dec. 10....