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Commander Craig: 007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

Sep. 23, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The name’s Craig, Commander Craig. Britain’s Royal Navy said Thursday that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the service — the same rank held by the fictional secret agent. In Ian Fleming’s spy...

Florida House picks conservative to serve as next speaker

Sep. 21, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida House formally voted to pick its next speaker on Tuesday, a former U.S. Navy commander who outlined his firmly conservative beliefs during his acceptance speech. Republican Rep. Paul Renner will lead the House after next November's...

With eye on Iran, Israeli navy steps up Red Sea presence

Sep. 16, 2021 02:17 AM EDT

ATLIT, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy has stepped up its activities in the Red Sea “exponentially” in the face of growing Iranian threats to Israeli shipping, the country’s just-retired navy commander said in an interview. Vice Adm. Eli Sharvit stopped short of...

Military leaders discuss coronavirus and other shared issues

Sep. 15, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

Senior military representatives from dozens of countries gathered in Rhode Island Wednesday to talk about ways to address shared challenges, including combatting the coronavirus and ensuring service members are healthy. Adm. Michael Gilday, the U.S. chief of naval...

Taiwan's president commissions domestic-made naval warship

Sep. 09, 2021 06:42 AM EDT

SU'AO, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president oversaw the commissioning of a new domestically made navy warship Thursday as part of the island's plan to boost indigenous defense capacity amid heightened tensions with China. President Tsai Ing-wen spoke at a naval base in...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

WWII sailor returns to Alabama almost 80 years after death

Sep. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BOAZ, Ala. (AP) — As the nation learned more about the military personnel killed in Aug. 26’s suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, a family in Boaz laid to rest a young sailor killed almost 80 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The site of the fight and the weapons...

Indonesia seizes tanker believed to carry illicit waste oil

Sep. 01, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's navy has seized a massive tanker believed to be loaded with thousands of tons of wasted black oil and has brought the ship to shore for further investigation, officials said Thursday. The Panamanian-flagged MT Zodiac Star was...

Israel promotes military handler of agent who spied on U.S.

Sep. 01, 2021 06:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is granting a promotion to the handler of an agent who spied on the United States, more than 30 years after the episode strained U.S.-Israel ties and less than a year after the handler was pardoned by former President Donald Trump. Ex-air force...

French submarine to visit US Navy base in Connecticut

Aug. 31, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A French submarine is planning to dock at the U.S. Navy base in Connecticut on Wednesday on a routine port visit. Navy officials say it will be the first foreign submarine to visit Naval Submarine Base New London since British submarine HMS...