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Tennessee museum to open Confederate bust to public

Jul. 26, 2021 05:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the busts of three military leaders, including a former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. On Friday, officials removed a Nathan Bedford Forrest bust that had been...

Rep. Luria's pro-Navy, centrist identity may get Jan. 6 test

Jul. 24, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When members of Congress head home to connect with their constituents, some hit tractor pulls. Others might stop by mom-and-pop stores. For Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, whose Virginia district includes the world's largest naval base, a recent swing included boarding an...

Pearl Harbor casualty remains ID'd as California sailor

Jul. 23, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Navy sailor from California who was killed in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Friday. Petty Officer 1st Class Charles E. Hudson, 39, of Stockton...

WWII veteran reflects on military service

Jul. 18, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Growing up in Pensacola served Lloyd Moon well when he was in boot camp with the U.S. Navy during World War II. A group of new sailors was taking a swim test and many of them were from northern states and had never learned to swim. The instructors...

1st female sailor completes Navy special warfare training

Jul. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea. ...

Black Sea drills showcase strong NATO-Ukraine defense ties

Jul. 10, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

ABOARD USS ROSS (AP) — Ukraine and NATO have conducted Black Sea drills involving dozens of warships in a two-week show of their strong defense ties and capability following a confrontation between Russia's military forces and a British destroyer off Crimea last month. ...

Former naval officer running for Kansas 2nd seat in Congress

Jul. 06, 2021 16:57 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer is running as a Democrat for Congress in eastern Kansas. Patrick Schmidt, 30, announced his candidacy Tuesday and is the first Democrat seeking to challenge freshman Republican Rep. Jake LaTurner in the 2nd...

Iraq War combat a focus of upcoming book by Rep. Gallego

Jul. 03, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An upcoming book co-authored by U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego will recount the Arizona Democrat's experiences while serving in a Marine Corps unit that suffered heavy casualties during the Iraq War, the book's publisher says. Besides telling “harrowing...

Marine guilty of involuntary manslaughter in hazing death

Jul. 02, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A member of an elite group of U.S. Marines has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and related charges for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Green Beret while the men served in Africa, the U.S. Navy said in a news release Friday. But...

Navy ditches futuristic railgun, eyes hypersonic missiles

Jul. 01, 2021 07:37 AM EDT

BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy pulled the plug, for now, on a futuristic weapon that fires projectiles at up to seven times the speed of sound using electricity. The Navy spent more than a decade developing the electromagnetic railgun and once considered putting them...