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Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly of Arizona speaks to workers sorting donated items at a Goodwill distribution center in Phoenix on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Kelly later told reporters The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexican border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for a barrier that

Senate candidate in Arizona blasts military cuts for wall

Feb. 14, 2020 5:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to divert money from defense projects to build a wall along the Mexico border could hurt Arizona's military industry to pay for the barrier that isn't necessary, Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Friday. Kelly said the Pentagon's plan could hurt the...

Remains of sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack identified

Feb. 14, 2020 12:16 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Officials have accounted for the remains of a sailor from Detroit who was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The remains of Navy Seaman 1st Class Edward Wasielewski were identified May 15, the Department of Defense said. They will be buried Feb. 21 in San Diego. Wasielewski...

US Navy is in talks to get early screenings of new "Top Gun"

Feb. 13, 2020 2:07 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is negotiating with Paramount Studios in hopes of getting some advance screenings of the much-anticipated sequel to the movie “Top Gun." The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the film will hit theaters on June 26. The Navy provided significant help in...

Maine delegation opposes Trump's destroyer construction cuts

Feb. 11, 2020 5:30 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes funding for two destroyers like those built at Bath Iron Works in the upcoming year but would slash the number of destroyers built in subsequent years, Maine's congressional delegation said Tuesday. The delegation “strongly...

Courtney: Trump plan to cut submarine production won't fly

Feb. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A key Connecticut congressman said Monday that President Donald Trump's proposal to reduce funding for building Virginia-class submarines is “dead on arrival." Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, whose district includes the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton,...

Event to salute African American contributions to military

Feb. 10, 2020 4:57 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A black history month celebration at the Kentucky Capitol on Tuesday will highlight contributions that African Americans have made to the U.S. military and the nation's defense. The event is being hosted by the Black Legislative Caucus. It will include a special award presentation by...

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....

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...

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....