Latest U.S. Navy News

U.S. combat jet crashes in South China Sea exercise, 7 hurt

Jan. 25, 2022 00:46 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. Navy F35C Lightning II combat jet conducting exercises in the South China Sea crashed while trying to land on the deck of an American aircraft carrier, injuring seven sailors, the military said. The pilot ejected during the “landing mishap on deck” of the...

US detains smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

Jan. 23, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf of Oman carrying fertilizer used to make explosives that was caught last year smuggling weapons to Yemen. The British royal navy said it confiscated 1,041 kilograms (2,295 pounds) of illegal drugs in...

US medical team to give COVID-19 help to St. Louis hospital

Jan. 21, 2022 18:32 PM EST

A U.S Navy team of medical specialists is scheduled to arrive in the St. Louis region next week to help a hospital strained by an increase in COVID-19 cases, authorities announced Friday. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office and the St. Louis Metropolitan Task Force said a team of 44...

Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

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...