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A Sailor's Dying Wish

Jennie Haskamp | Posted 01.25.2014 | Good News
Jennie Haskamp

Bud started to cry before the doors of the van opened. He'd been oohing and pointing at the cyclic rate as we approached the pier, but when we slowed down and Mandy said, 'They're all here for you, Bud,' he was overwhelmed.

Racing on the Bay: An America's Cup Sailor Ahead of His Time

Tim Wendel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports
Tim Wendel

When Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line on Wednesday, culminating the most improbable comeback in America's Cup yachting history, somewhere Tom Blackaller had to be smiling.

Lot's Wife, Noah's Ark and Rogues Gallery: Sea Music Recordings

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

There's a thriving scene for historical and contemporary sea music, with festivals all over. Here in the U.S., the premiere festival is at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, and last month my band Ocean Celtic was lucky enough to play there and meet many of the great sea music performers.

Fatal Training Exercise Leaves One Sailor Dead

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Military officials say a Humvee carrying six Navy SEALs and two other sailors overturned during a training exercise at Fort Knox in...

What 13 Sailors Have To Say About Sex And Relationships

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women

Every year, thousands of servicemen and women from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard dock in New York City for Fleet Week. In Times Square, ...

Crew Members of the USS Monitor: Solving the Mystery of the Skeletons in the Turret 150 Years Later

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Who doesn't love a good history mystery? You don't have to be a Civil War buff to be fascinated with the attempt to identify the two skeletons found in the turret of the USS Monitor when it was raised from the ocean floor a decade ago.

Sonia Gandhi -- The Hapless Italian Anchor of the Enrica Lexie Affair

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

If Enrica Lexie was flying another flag, chances are it would have been released and home and dry a long time back. The problem is the vessel is Italian like Sonia Gandhi was before she became an Indian citizen.

Iran releases 5 British sailors detained at sea

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran freed five British sailors detained last week when their racing yacht drifted accidentally into Iranian waters in the Persia...

The Troops Have Landed, to Help us Build

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

As I looked over the crowd gathered to build houses for Habitat for Humanity, I saw the faces of about 100 Marines and sailors who had come out to help.

Saturday's Provincial Elections Demonstrate "Ordinary" Iraqis' Courage

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

For the first time in Iraq's democratic history, at Saturday's provincial elections, Iraqis handled security themselves -- a remarkable accomplishment.