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US Pacific admiral: Ties with Japan key to regional security

Jun. 24, 2022 02:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific and the Japanese defense minister on Friday said that close cooperation between their naval forces is more important than ever in the region amid rising tensions over China, North Korea and Russia. Defense Minister Nobuo...

FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys

Jun. 23, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval reservist who was assigned to an agency that operates spy satellites told an undercover FBI agent that he stormed the U.S. Capitol with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group and has espoused anti-government and antisemitic ideologies, federal...

US, Iran in tense sea incident; Tehran preps new centrifuges

Jun. 21, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship fired a warning flare to wave off an Iranian Revolutionary Guard speedboat coming straight at it during a tense encounter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, officials said Tuesday. The incident on Monday involving the Guard...

China launches high-tech aircraft carrier in naval milestone

Jun. 17, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing launched a new-generation aircraft carrier Friday, the first such ship to be both designed and built in China, in a milestone as it seeks to extend the range and power of its navy. The Type 003 carrier christened Fujian left its drydock at a shipyard outside...

Navy censures 5 in deadly sinking of amphibious vehicle

Jun. 13, 2022 20:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has issued letters of censure to three Marine and two Navy officers in connection with the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle off the Southern California coast in 2020 that killed eight Marines and a sailor. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, in a...

Ingalls Shipbuilding christens its latest amphibious ship

Jun. 11, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Ingalls Shipbuilding on Saturday christened its 13th amphibious ship, naming it after Richard M. McCool Jr., a U.S. Navy captain who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing survivors of a sinking destroyer during a World War II kamikaze attack. “Today...

Navy pilot killed in California desert crash is identified

Jun. 06, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

TRONA, Calif. (AP) — The Navy has made public the identity of a pilot killed in the crash of a fighter jet in the Southern California desert last week. Lt. Richard Bullock was killed Friday afternoon when his F/A-18E Super Hornet went down in the vicinity of the small Mojave Desert...

US naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash

Jun. 05, 2022 07:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Ridge Alkonis, a U.S. Navy lieutenant living in Japan, a springtime trip with his wife and three children to Mount Fuji was intended as fun and leisurely family time before an expected deployment. What happened next, and why, is a matter of dispute. But it...

Today in History: June 4, Battle of Midway begins

Jun. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2022. There are 210 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 4, 1942, the World War II Battle of Midway began, resulting in a decisive American victory against Japan...

Pilot killed in navy jet fighter crash in California desert

Jun. 03, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

TRONA, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter jet crashed Friday in the Southern California desert, killing the pilot, authorities said. An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore went down at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Trona, an unincorporated Mojave Desert community in...