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Navy News

Roth TSP now open to active-duty servicemembers

As of Monday, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now participate in the Roth Thrift Savings Plan option.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 09:18am EDT

Sailors await resolution in prostitution scandal

U.S. Southern Command says the investigation surrounding the two sailors is still going on, but a lawyer for one of the sailors says it shouldn't take this long to reach a decision. Charges were read against all the other military members allegedly involved two months ago.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 06:08pm EDT

Navy honors Tatigian's 70 years of service

Sarkis Tatigian enlisted in the Navy as a 17-year-old sailor in 1942. After the war, he continued his service to the department in various jobs in and out of uniform. Now, he is being recognized for his seven decades of dedication to the Navy.

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 02:14pm EDT

DoD cuts ribbon on centralized medical headquarters

Officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new Defense Health Headquarters in Virginia.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 10:11am EDT

DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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Navy: Affair caused Conn. sub boss to fake death

Investigators found that Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward sent his mistress an email from a fictitious person named Bob in July, posing as a co-worker and saying that Ward had died unexpectedly.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 02:55am EDT

From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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US officials say 2 warships moving toward Libya

The Pentagon ordered two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 08:34pm EDT

SEAL explains why bin Laden dangerous when killed

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette says SEALs raiding Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout last year shot him dead instead of capturing him because his arms were hidden and may have been holding weapons.

Sunday - 09/09/2012, 07:02pm EDT

DoD publishes radiation registry for its personnel

The Pentagon is publishing estimated radiation exposure levels for service members, families and defense contractors who were in Japan following last year's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 07:36am EDT

Publisher of bin Laden book refuses to back down

The publisher of an insider account of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden said Friday it will begin public sales next week despite a Pentagon warning of possible legal action against the book's author and unspecified associates.

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:49pm EDT

Navy rethinks plans to purchase cutting-edge warship

The ships are supposed to be able to sail in shallow water and ward off various threats from submarines to pirates.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 09:06am EDT

Naval officer achieves another first

Michelle Janine Howard became the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of three-star vice admiral, as she stepped into her new role as deputy commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces headquartered in Norfolk, Va.

Monday - 08/27/2012, 07:26am EDT

Report: Officer removed after harassment claims

The commanding officer of a Florida-based warship was removed from his post during an overseas deployment after several female crew members alleged that he sexually harassed women aboard ship, according to a Navy report.

Monday - 08/20/2012, 09:27pm EDT

USS Constitution sets sail again in Boston Harbor

For 17 minutes on Sunday, the ship cruised west across Boston Harbor, reaching a maximum speed of 3.1 knots. It was its first sail under its own power since turning 200 in 1997.

Sunday - 08/19/2012, 08:52pm EDT

Navy wants lasers to knock out drones

The Office of Naval Research is asking industry for proposals to develop the new weapon. A demonstration has already shown what's possible.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 08:47am EDT

DoD cutting back on use of live animals for surgery training

Both the Defense Department and animal right activists hope to reduce or end the use of 6,000 live animals a year for trauma surgery training.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 07:26am EDT

Navy increases NMCI contract ceiling by $2.2B

The total cost for the continuity of service contract could increase to more than $5 billion. The Navy's deadline for bids for the follow-on contract to NMCI are due Aug. 8.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:02pm EDT

Erik Fanning named new Air Force under secretary

The White House has named Erik Fanning as the new under secretary of the Air Force.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:11am EDT

Budget-and-tax impasse threatens troops, economy

With the government heading toward a year-end "fiscal cliff," House Republicans approved a full plate of Bush-era tax cuts Wednesday that they said could help shore up a still-frail national economy. At the same time, the Obama administration warned that threatened budget cuts could send some of America's troops into battle with less training.

Wednesday - 08/01/2012, 06:47pm EDT
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