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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...

Navy: Drone Aircraft Crashes In Maryland

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | DC

NANTICOKE, Md. -- A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials sa...

The Quality of Mercy

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

As Americans remember the sacrifices of our military on Memorial Day, I also recall the thousands of Project HOPE volunteers dispatched across the globe over the years to bring health and healing to foreign shores.

ReThink Review: Battleship: Interplanetary War on Human Eardrums

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Battleship succeeds in being big, dumb, and extremely loud, and after The Avengers, we should all be expecting a lot more.

Defense Chief Restricts Flights Of Stealth Fighter That's Been Choking Pilots

Wired | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

For five years, America’s most expensive fighter jets have been poisoning their pilots and crew. On Tuesday, the Defense Secretary finally stepped i...

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.

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.

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...

Failed Equipment, Flawed Designs Plague Lockheed Littoral Combat Ship

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

After more than six months in port, the USS Freedom has only been out to sea twice this year, and during both trips the engines and other key equipment failed. This is a far cry from what the Navy has been telling taxpayers.

Andrea Stone

Why Rural Senators Want A Big Nuclear Arsenal | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Korea's failed rocket launch and new arms talks with Iran have thrust the issue of nuclear proliferation back into the headlines. ...

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...

The F-35 vs. Healthcare

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

The F-35 program's biggest obstacle seems to be the enormous amount of software code that needs to be written and verified.

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...

Navy Jet Slams Into Apartments

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A fighter jet that malfunctioned just after takeoff hurtled into a Virginia Beach apartment complex on Friday in a spectac...

Navy Jet Slams Into Apartments

AP/The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 04.06.2012 | World

A U.S. Navy jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon. CNN reports that the plane -- an F/A-18D assigned ...

WATCH: Soldier Dad Surprises Daughter At Talent Show

Posted 03.29.2012 | Impact

When seventh grader Kylie Murphy took a front-row seat at her Ohio school's talent show, she had no idea that she would play a leading role. Kylie'...

Which America Are the Troops Fighting to Defend? No Campaign Slogan Can Answer That

Alejandro Alves | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Alejandro Alves

Candidates laying claim to the military vote through rhetoric and photo-ops are building a fiction that demeans our individual reasons for service.

What Would General Patton Do In Iraq and Afghanistan?

Ben Patton | Posted 05.21.2012 | Books
Ben Patton

I work with veterans all the time, and one question invariably comes up: How do I think my grandfather, WWII general George S. Patton Jr., would have done in Afghanistan and Iraq?

Consistency, Consistency, Consistency

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.13.2012 | Comedy
Howard Steven Friedman

"Please urinate into this little cup here before we begin processing your tax statement. Once you've done that, we'll be happy to process your mortgage interest deduction and give you that refund I know you've been looking forward to."

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: Deaf ROTC Soldier Fights To Change Military Acceptance Rules

Posted 03.02.2012 | Impact

Growing up, Cadet Private Keith Nolan knew he wanted to be in the military. After high school he went to enlist, but instead, got three words scribble...

Fighting Pirates With Paper: How the Law of the Sea Is Important in the Fight Against Piracy

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.01.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We cannot fight piracy with our U.S. fleet alone. Fortunately, on this issue, the world is on our side, and one of the most powerful weapons available is within our reach.

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...

Man Receives Lost Wallet 35 Years Later

Posted 02.27.2012 | Good News

When Gean Brown Jr. misplaced his wallet while installing pipes in the attic of a Kansas home around 1976-77, he thought it was gone forever. But ...

Falklands Flare Up -- Could a New Oil Find Re-Ignite an Old Conflict?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
John C.K. Daly

News that the Falklands' oil industry could potentially be worth $180 billion in royalties and taxes has reignited the smoldering diplomatic dispute between London and Buenos Aires.