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Is This Supercarrier About To Flip?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

At first glance, it might seem like this mammoth U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is about to visit Davy Jones' Locker, but despite its exaggerated tilt, th...

Celebrating the Fundamental Spirit of America -- and Honoring Those Who Defend It

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

I know that we are citizens of the greatest country in the world. It is not our resources nor our achievements, but the fundamental spirit of America; the imagination, discipline, dedication to excellence and generosity, particularly of our young people that continues to make us great.

WATCH: Vertical Ship Flips The Script

Posted 07.03.2012 | World

For centuries, a boat was the vehicle on which man broadened his horizons. Today, this boat represents the best way to broaden one's vertices. T...

67-Year-Old Navy Veteran Graduates High School With Army Grandson

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

It's been 51 years since Russell Leigh last took a class in high school, but this weekend marked his long awaited graduation, alongside his grandson M...

U.S. Submarine Hazing Sparked By Gay Jokes, Homosexuality

AP | By BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sail...

The Naval War of 1812: A Tale

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 08.19.2012 | Books
Andrew Reinbach

The road to the duel was long and circumstantial. There was, for instance, the matter of professional honor.

The Great "Pivot to Asia"

Eric Margolis | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Just as the US sought to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War by surrounding it with American allies and bases, so Washington plans to do with China.

Navy Marks Battle Of Midway's 70th Anniversary

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of M...

Super-Stealthy Warship Set For 2014 Delivery

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 06.05.2012 | World

SINGAPORE -- A super-stealthy warship that could underpin the U.S. Navy's China strategy will be able to sneak up on coastlines virtually undetected a...

PHOTOS: Heroic Army Staff Sgt. Pulls Grenade Out Of Marine's Leg

Posted 05.31.2012 | Impact

When Lance Cpl. Winder Perez lay wounded in Afghanistan, the 22-year-old didn't know why bystanders weren't rushing to his side. But when Navy nurs...

Inside My Military Divorce

Natasha Burton | Posted 05.28.2012 | Divorce

According to the Defense Department, the divorce rate among military couples has been steadily increasing for the past 10 years, from 2.6 percent in 2...

Natasha Burton

10 Things You Don't Know About Military Marriages | Natasha Burton | Posted 05.28.2012 | Weddings

In honor of Memorial Day, we talked to four military spouses about what what their marriages are really like, especially when one spouse is far away o...

PHOTOS: Fleet Week Is Here

Posted 05.24.2012 | New York

Some 6,000 sailors, marines and coast guardsman were shipped into New York City Wednesday for the beginning of Fleet Week, this year marking the 200th...

I Served My Country and Lost My Privacy

Carey D. Lohrenz | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Carey D. Lohrenz

2012-05-14-Screenshot20120514at4.57.48PM.jpgLittle did I know at that time that by choosing to fly combat jets I was giving up my rights to privacy and the right to defend my reputation.

Navy Study Says Sonar And Blasts May Hurt More Sea Life

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy may hurt more dolphins and whales by using sonar and explosives in Hawaii and California under a more thorough analysi...

How Far Do First Amendment Rights Go?

Aubree Eliza Weaver | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Aubree Eliza Weaver

How are First Amendment rights different for people serving our country? Now, hear me out when I say that I'm rather torn on this issue.

Andrea Stone

Lippold Book Seeks to Put 'Forgotten' USS Cole Bombing Back On 'Front Burner' | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks, suicide bombers sent by Osama bin Laden blew a huge hole in a U.S. Navy destroyer that had stoppe...

Navy To Compensate Those Affected By Jet Crash

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A slew of residents who lost their homes after a Navy jet crashed into their apartment complex began picking up government...

A Dire Strait

Dan Rather | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Dan Rather

Two weeks ago, I made the transit through the Strait of Hormuz to the Arabian Sea. Surrounded by a destroyer, a missile cruiser and several Seahawk helicopters, we were hardly inconspicuous as we transited the Strait. And that is the point.

It's the GOP vs. the Navy -- on Clean Energy Use

Clint Wilder | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
Clint Wilder

In 2012, if you want to reduce your use of fossil fuels in favor of clean energy sources, expect to be taken to task by Republicans. Even if you're the United States Armed Forces.

Meet the Bangor 5

Helen Young | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime
Helen Young

Why is the federal government so interested in a rail-thin octogenarian? The answer can be found in Bangor 5, which follows the federal case against five unlikely "commandos" who executed a bold and daring break-in at one of America's most highly sensitive military installations.

Navy Secretary Defends Biofuels Investment

AP | BROCK VERGAKIS | Posted 05.13.2012 | Green

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus defended the service's investment on biofuels Monday, saying that it is a "false choice" for critics to...

WATCH: Navy Testing Incredibly Powerful Railgun

Posted 03.02.2012 | Science

Railguns are not just the stuff of science fiction and videogames. The U.S. Navy announced Tuesday that it's testing a prototype of an electromagn...

David Wood

Cheap and Deadly: Iran's Sea Mines May Pose Challenge To U.S. Navy | David Wood | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

If the tense confrontation with Iran ignites into war, strategists say they expect Iran will strike with thousands of deadly sea mines to try to halt ...

Navy Takes Bids Online For Old Puerto Rico Base

AP | bf | Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- An online auction began Monday for more than 2,000 acres of land overlooking the Caribbean that was once part of the bustling...