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Navy Eyes Google+ As Outreach Tool

Navy Times | Posted 10.02.2011 | Technology

The Navy may soon use another social media outlet alongside Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach sailors and their families. Google+, Google's la...

Samuel Haass

US Denies Reports Of Fifth Fleet Leaving Bahrain | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American officials are denying press reports that the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, based in the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, was considering...

Navy Invests In STEM Education To Inspire Next Generation Of Scientists, Engineers

Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

A United States Navy official recently announced a plan to improve its focus on America's science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) o...

Two Medals of Honor -- Both Deserved, One Denied

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Sgt. Rafael Peralta was recommended for the Medal of Honor by the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Instead he received the Navy Cross. There has been a huge outcry at this injustice.

Suspect North Korean Ship Reportedly Intercepted By U.S.

Posted 08.13.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying an illegal shipment of missile parts to Myanmar two w...

What's The Rush? Columbia President Bollinger Signs New Agreement With the Navy

Katherine Franke | Posted 08.02.2011 | College
Katherine Franke

Columbia should have waited to enter into a new agreement with the Navy until after DADT had been fully repealed.

The Navy's Tactical Strike on Fossil Fuel Use

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

For the Navy, going green is about security and reducing dangerous reliance on fossil fuels from volatile parts of the world. Moving away from fossil fuels saves soldiers' lives.

Watch: SEAL-Mania Grips Nation After Bin Laden Raid

Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

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Under Pressure, Navy Retreats On Same-Sex Unions

AP | By LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Under pressure from more than five dozen House lawmakers, the Navy late Tuesday abruptly reversed its decision that would have allowed c...

Navy SEALs Go From Superheroes To Sex Symbols

The Washington Post | Annys Shin, Published: May 6 | | Posted 07.09.2011 | Books

Ever since an elite unit of Navy SEALs stormed a fortresslike compound near Islamabad, Pakistan, and killed Osama bin Laden, people can’t get enough...

House Armed Services Commitee Could Fund Alternate Engine

AOL Defense | Colin Clark | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

By Colin Clark Editor, AOL Defense WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration may think it has killed the second engine program for the world’s most...

WATCH: U.S. Naval Academy Goes Wild Upon Bin Laden's Death

Posted 07.02.2011 | College

Commandant Captain Robert E. Clark II gave a rousing speech about the death of Osama Bin Laden to an enthusiastic crowd of students Sunday night at th...

Inside The Raid That Killed Osama Bin Laden

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 07.01.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Helicopters descended out of darkness on the most important counterterrorism mission in U.S. history. It was an operation so secret...

Internet Error Spills Military Secrets

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

An Internet error recently exposed military secrets to the public, according to the BBC. The blunder occurred when an improperly censored military...

Memories of World War II From Men Who Fought in the Pacific

Pat LaMarche | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Pat LaMarche

The fast acting Captain who turned the Missouri and saved Joe's life could not have done so if there hadn't been an officer on board who could recognize at an instant that the planes coming fast and low belonged to the enemy.

U.S. Navy's New Laser Could Put Pressure On Pirates

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 06.13.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — A ship-based laser tested by the U.S. Navy's research arm could put the heat on Somali pirates. The Navy for the first time last...

Laser Gun Used For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

The US Navy has tested its high-energy laser (HEL) for the first time, successfully dismantling the engines of a test vessel. It's the first time t...

One Gun in the Wrong Hands, Six Innocent Lives Lost

Peter Rhee | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Peter Rhee

Tucson is a peaceful place, not somewhere you expect to see many gunshot wounds. Fixing simple gaps in the law could mean the difference between a warzone and another beautiful day.

The Million-Dollar Weapon

Center For Public Integrity | Sharon Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Sharon Weinberger Center for Public Integrity In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a ...

Japan May Have Another Nuclear Crisis to Worry About in North Korea

Joshua Gleis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joshua Gleis

The world is witnessing an unprecedented series of catastrophes taking place in Japan. A massive earthquake and powerful aftershocks, followed by wave...

Congress Needs an Adult Conversation About Climate

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

We should not be forgiving if Congress fails to protect us from the risk that climate change is not only real, but also a looming global catastrophe. Where is the leadership?

AP's Misleading Report on Navy Reversal: I Did Not Ask for Anti-Gay Hazing

Joseph Rocha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph Rocha

There were indeed flaws in the investigation of the anti-gay abuse I experienced while a sailor in the U.S. Navy in Bahrain. But AP's conclusion is wrong. The notion that I asked to be hazed is egregious and painful.

Chief Accused of Hazing Forced From Navy, Keeps Rank

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Charlie Foster An assistant secretary ...

WikiLeaks Reveals A Military Strike Considered By Bush Administration

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — The U.S. considered taking military action against a Ukrainian ship carrying tanks and anti-aircraft guns after it was hijacked...

Congresswoman Giffords Benefits From Civilian/Military Health Care Cooperation That Navy Attempts to Dismantle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.