United States Navy

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, left, congratulates Adm. Michelle Howard after putting on her fourth star during her promotion ceremony at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Washington Tuesday July 1, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Chief Mass Communication Specialist Peter D. Lawlor)

Navy has its first female four-star admiral

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has its first female four-star admiral. She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted on Tuesday to the service’s highest rank. The ceremony was held at the Women in Military Service for […]

07/01/2014

In this Feb. 24, 2012 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots from an electromagnetic launcher at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on a ship in 2014, and intends to test an electromagnetic rail gun prototype aboard a vessel within the following two years. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, John F. Williams)

US Navy ready to deploy laser for 1st time

BATH, Maine (AP) — Some of the Navy’s futuristic weapons sound like something out of “Star Wars,” with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. That […]

02/17/2014

Washington Navy Yard where gunman killed 12.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Navy plans new entry at DC building where 12 died

The Navy Yard building in Washington where a gunman killed 12 people will get a new visitor’s entrance and a renovated interior, including a “remembrance area” for the victims, a military spokeswoman said Monday. Building 197 […]

12/16/2013

Naval helicopter dips its sonar into the ocean. (AP file photo)

Feds grant Navy permit for sonar training

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The National Marine Fisheries Service is granting the Navy permits for its plans that will intensify its sonar use in the Pacific over the next five years, despite the objection of […]

12/16/2013

President of Newport News Shipbuilding, Matt Mulherin, left, watches as Susan Ford Bales, daughter of former President Gerald R. Ford, right, christens the Navy's newest nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Navy christens next generation of aircraft carrier

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy christened the USS Gerald Ford on Saturday with the traditional smashing of a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship — the most technologically advanced aircraft […]

11/09/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude-6.6 quake strikes north-central Chile

  SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets. But Chile’s emergency services office said […]

10/31/2013

Like a giant nose, forward hull body of the first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is seen in dry dock Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Navy’s giant, stealthy new destroyer gets in the water

BATH, Maine (AP) — The largest destroyer ever built for the Navy is getting into the water for the first time — and the stealthy vessel looks unlike any U.S. warship before. Without fanfare, Maine’s […]

10/28/2013

Washington Navy Yard where gunman killed 12.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Navy mulls redesign of DC building where 12 killed

The Navy is considering an extensive redesign of the Washington Navy Yard building where 12 workers were gunned down last month. A contract for repairs to Navy Yard Building 197 directs the contractor to create […]

10/04/2013

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Interactive features on DC Naval Yard shooting

Get the latest information on the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard including a map of the area, information on the gunman and photos from the scene.

09/16/2013

A U.S. Park Police helicopter removes a man in a basket from the Washington Navy Yard Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Police report 2 more possible suspects at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a […]

09/16/2013

Dave Baxter, 56, gives a thumbs up after winning a sideburns contest that honors a U.S. Navy commodore known for his impressive facial hair. (AP Photo/Erie Times-News, Jarid A. Barringer)

Pa. man wins sideburns contest honoring Navy hero

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The winner has been named in a Pennsylvania sideburns contest that honors a U.S. Navy commodore known for his impressive facial hair. The Erie Times-News reports that 56-year-old Dave Baxter, of […]

08/11/2013

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator towed into hangar bay of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) aircraft carrier, Atlantic Ocean, US Navy photo (AP Photo)

Navy to launch unmanned aircraft from carrier

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) — The Navy will make its first attempt to launch an unmanned aircraft the size of a fighter jet from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday, marking a significant […]

05/14/2013

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