Latest U.S. Navy News

Police: Navy helicopter hits trees during landing, 1 hurt

Jan. 12, 2022 17:27 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy helicopter hit several trees as it landed in Isle of Wight County on Wednesday, leaving a passenger with minor injuries, Virginia State Police said. State police were called to a field in the Smithfield area around 11:30 a.m. to investigate,...

Last of new class of Navy warships departs shipyard

Jan. 12, 2022 16:54 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The last of a new class of warships departed a Maine shipyard Wednesday. The USS Lyndon B. Johnson was constructed at Bath Iron Works and is the last in a class of three ships the U.S. Navy has described as the largest and most technologically sophisticated...

US Navy to drain Hawaii tank system blamed for tainted water

Jan. 11, 2022 21:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — After initially resisting, the U.S. Navy will comply with Hawaii's order to remove fuel from a massive underground storage tank facility near Pearl Harbor blamed for contaminating drinking water, officials said Tuesday. The Navy is making preparations to defuel the...

Navy expands boot camp to sharpen focus on character issues

Jan. 07, 2022 17:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp this year in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on suicide prevention and character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy...

Navy captain becomes 1st woman to command US nuclear carrier

Jan. 04, 2022 21:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The USS Abraham Lincoln deployed this week from San Diego under the command of Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt, the first woman to lead a nuclear carrier in U.S. Navy history. Bauernschmidt, who previously served as the Abraham Lincoln's executive officer from 2016 to...

US agencies investigate Navy fuel leak's effect on civilians

Jan. 04, 2022 17:25 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. public health officials on Tuesday began investigating how civilians have been affected by the leakage of petroleum into Pearl Harbor's tap water from a Navy fuel storage facility. The Hawaii state Department of Health said it asked the Centers for Disease...

Navy blocked from acting against 35 COVID vaccine refusers

Jan. 04, 2022 15:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has granted a preliminary injunction stopping the Navy from acting against 35 sailors for refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The injunction is a new challenge to Defense Secretary...

1st woman to command USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides

Jan. 04, 2022 11:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A woman is taking over as the commanding officer of the U.S.S. Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, for the first time in the warship's 224-year history, the Navy announced Tuesday. Cmdr. Billie J. Farrell is scheduled to assume command at an on-board ceremony...

Navy needs more time to flush Pearl Harbor drinking water

Dec. 30, 2021 16:02 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Military officials say they need more time to flush jet fuel from their Pearl Harbor water system, but some of the 4,000 military families who were displaced because of contaminated drinking water could begin returning by the end of next week. U.S. Navy leaders...

US Navy seizes $4 million worth of heroin in Arabian Sea

Dec. 30, 2021 03:12 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United States navy vessels seized 385 kilograms (849 pounds) of heroin in the Arabian Sea worth some $4 million, in a major bust by the international maritime operation in the region, officials said Thursday. The USS Tempest and USS Typhoon seized...