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Double-digit increase in reported sexual assaults at military academies

Reports of unwanted sexual contact increased sharply in the past academic year. The Pentagon believes the spike shows more reporting, not more crimes.

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Official: Navy SEAL died of apparent suicide

U.S. military officials are investigating the apparent suicide of a Navy SEAL commander in Afghanistan.

Monday - 12/24/2012, 11:52am EST

Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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Navy SEAL killed in rescue was from Pennsylvania

A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:01pm EST

Navy Cyber Forces command to move to Suffolk

Navy Cyber Forces will begin moving from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach to the former Joint Forces Command headquarters in Suffolk in August.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 09:27am EST

Navy, Air Force CMOs decry 'blunt, formulaic' cuts to civilian workforce

Senate-passed annual authorization bill for DoD would require a 5 percent cut in non-uniformed employees. Chief management officers from two military services say mathematical cuts to a workforce that's "under siege" would be unwise.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:56am EST
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Crowds, vets recall deadly attack on Pearl Harbor

As crew members lined the edge of the Navy guided-missile destroyer, the ship's whistle sounded. It was 7:55 a.m., the exact time the Japanese began bombing Pearl Harbor 71 years earlier.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 04:02am EST

VetNet: Helping veterans find jobs

Host Derrick Dortch hosts a roundtable discussion of a new initiatiave to help transitioning veterans find jobs once they leave the military.
December 7, 2012(Encore presentation December 21, 2012 & December 28, 2012)

Friday - 12/07/2012, 08:50pm EST
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Marine special operations team members honored

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

Monday - 12/03/2012, 11:07pm EST

Trained Navy dolphins losing out to robots

Some dolphins used by the Navy to track down mines will soon lose their jobs to robots _ but they'll be reassigned, not retired.

Saturday - 12/01/2012, 08:53pm EST

Navy fires president, provost of grad school

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus fires the top two administrators at the Naval Postgraduate School for mismanagement and fostering an atmosphere of defying Navy rules and regulations.

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 11:52pm EST

Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial

Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 08:30pm EST

Navy to briefly reduce carriers in Persian Gulf

The Navy said Wednesday it will temporarily shrink its aircraft carrier presence in the Persian Gulf area from two to one because of a mechanical problem with the USS Nimitz, a carrier based in Everett, Wash.

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 06:12pm EST

Pentagon moves to silence SEALs about missions

The military is cracking down on special operations troops who share knowledge of their secret missions for profit, punishing seven Navy SEALs, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, who moonlighted as advisers on a combat video game.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 04:25pm EST

Navy tells leaders to act after alleged Japan rape

The Navy is telling its leaders around the world to work harder on preventing sexual assaults by sailors after two enlisted men were arrested in Japan on rape charges, inflaming tensions with a critical ally in the region.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 12:45pm EST

US admiral cleared of misconduct in Pentagon probe

The head of U.S. European Command has been cleared of misconduct after a lengthy Pentagon investigation into travel and expense questions that derailed his chances last year of becoming the Navy's top officer, according to senior U.S. defense officials.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 04:53pm EST

Ex-worker pleads guilty to setting nuke sub fire

A former shipyard worker who set a fire that caused about $450 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine pleaded guilty Thursday under an agreement that could send him to prison for nearly 20 years.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 02:15pm EST

Navy replaces admiral leading Mideast strike group

The U.S. Navy said Saturday it is replacing the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, pending the outcome of an internal investigation into undisclosed allegations of inappropriate judgment.

Saturday - 10/27/2012, 05:23pm EDT

Navy sending fewer ship mattresses to landfills

When the USS Enterprise returns home from its final deployment, one of the first items that will be stripped from the aircraft carrier will be the thousands of mattresses its sailors have worn out over the past few years.

Friday - 10/26/2012, 06:21am EDT
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