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Here's What Happens At The World's Largest Nautical Wargames

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 07.25.2014 | World

When most people think of Hawaii, they think of a relaxing tropical vacation digging their toes in the sand and snorkeling in crystal blue waters. But...

The Fight To Protect Whales Against The Navy's Noise Pollution

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green

The author of a new book that criticizes the U.S Navy’s excessive use of active sonar in the ocean spoke with HuffPost Live about how the noise poll...

Japan And U.S. Navies Are Getting Along At RIMPAC

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S-Japan naval cooperation is deepening, top U.S. and Japanese admirals said Monday as they met on the sidelines of the...

Even With California's Legislature on Summer Vacation, Things Keep Perking in Jerry Brown World

William Bradley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.

Service, Sacrifice and Education: Paying Tribute to Military Families

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 07.02.2014 | Good News
Pamme Boutselis

These are just four stories -- and I hear stories every day; stories that magnify the sacrifices that military families regularly face, of the courage and commitment shown, and of the hopes for the future.

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 07.01.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Never Giving Up and Graduating From High School

Global Kids | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

John Connors, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids I went to a large, overcrowded high school in Queens. My freshma...

RIMPAC 2014 and the Future of Sino-U.S. Military-to-Military Relations

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

In June 2014, the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) will for the first time join the biennial Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) -- the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise.

High School Janitor Will Visit Granddaughter Overseas For First Time, Thanks To Sweet Surprise

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.10.2014 | Good News

Students and staff at Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, had a secret motive for a pep rally last Wednesday. They had spent man...

Chinese Ships Leave Port To Take Part In Global Naval Drill For First Time Ever

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 06.10.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ships steamed Tuesday toward waters near Hawaii to participate for the first time in the world's largest naval exercises host...

Thousands Of Migrants Rescued From Overcrowded, Sinking Boats

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.07.2014 | World

Italian and U.S. ships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea have rescued thousands of migrants making the treacherous journey from Africa to Europe since ...

Missing Jet Searchers Rule Out Area Where 'Pings' Heard

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Investigators searching for the missing Malaysian jet have concluded an area where acoustic signals were detected is not ...

Admiring Our Current Heroes

Rob Taub | Posted 07.26.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

My family and I had the privilege of touring the USS Cole, a guided missile Destroyer that was docked in Staten Island for Fleet Week. I was born in Staten Island, and my father lived there when he joined the Navy, so it was a good homecoming for us.

What's Really Wrong With Pentagon's Proposed Pay Cuts

Sarah Smiley | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

Having my sons courted by a recruiter who will tell them about the "great deal" of the military is, in my mind, exposing them to a promise that is quickly becoming an illusion.

Fossil Fuels as Clear and Present Danger

Elie Jacobs | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Elie Jacobs

For far too long the narrative about renewables and clean energy has tilted towards the doom and gloom of climate change and that's the wrong way to do it.

Obama Finally Gets Back to the Asia-Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

This is a critical time for the the Asia-Pacific Pivot. Which is, of course, America's shift from its fateful post-9/11 fixations with the Islamic world of the Middle East and Central Asia to the rising Asia-Pacific.

Saber Rattling, Mostly Foolhardy, From the Potomac to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

A bitter extended exchange between two very old friends from Capitol Hill's contingent of Vietnam vets -- Secretary of State John Kerry and Senator John McCain -- captured the spirit of anger and disarray that presently characterizes America's geopolitical posture.

U.S. Navy Has Found A Way To Turn Seawater Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green

Scientists with the United States Navy say they have successfully developed a way to convert seawater into jet fuel, calling it a potentially revoluti...

A Veteran Falls Again at Iwo Jima -- But This Time in the Hands of U.S. Marines and Japanese Allies

P.J. Dermer | Posted 06.02.2014 | Good News
P.J. Dermer

As fellow veterans and medically trained tour staff moved quickly to assist John, a strong and forceful call was heard, one heard countless times decades before.

Sailor, Civilian Dead In Navy Base Shooting

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

At least two people were killed on Monday night in a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. According to the station's official Facebook fa...

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Are Flying High Again

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels elite aviation team famed for its crowd-pleasing daredevil stunts at public air shows, returns to t...

Navy Warship Stops To Let Whales Pass, Gives Us Another Reason To Love Sailors

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.14.2014 | Good News

A 419-foot Navy warship in Dana Point, Calif., stopped just in time to let a pod of friendly marine mammals pass by unscathed this past weekend, KABC-...

What the 2014 Military Spouse Survey Didn't Ask

Sarah Smiley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Sarah Smiley

It's always startling to receive a letter from the Department of the Navy addressed to "The Spouse of." It's even more startling when you realize the Navy is asking for your opinion.

Navy Bars 151 Sailors From Jobs After Sexual Assault Review

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By David Alexander WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy said on Wednesday that 151 sailors had been disqualified from workin...