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Navy Chopper Crash-Lands In Kuwait

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its helicopters crash-landed during training at Camp Buehring in Kuwait and that the six-member cre...

Pearl Harbor Contractors Killed By Falling Buoy

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.14.2014 | Crime

A 10,000 pound buoy accidentally fell on top of four civilian contractors at Pearl Harbor's Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, killing two men ...

The Toughest Job in America is Being Unemployed

Kevin O'Brien | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact
Kevin O'Brien

Ask anyone who has been out of work for an extended period of time, and you will surely hear that being unemployed is far more difficult than what their last job actually demanded of them.

Medical Treatment by Brute Force

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Force-feeding started at Guantanamo in response to fear that self-starving captives would stir anti-American ire. It would be ironic were this response itself to rouse worldwide outrage, making allies less likely to collaborate with us and stiffening our enemies' resolve.

Sophia Jones

Hypernationalist Turkish Youth Attack U.S. Sailors In Istanbul

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.13.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Turkish youth belonging to a hypernationalist group attacked three American sailors in Istanbul Wednesday morning, shouting anti-American ...

David Bowie Accidentally Taught Me Yoga in Boot Camp

James Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
James Brown

A silent boot camp listening party for one probably can't be called yoga practice if the definition of yoga practice includes an intention to do yoga, because I had no idea what that meant at the time. But, what I experienced was that, intentionally or not, my mind found ways to feel better.

U.S. Navy Faces Lawsuit Over Rejection Of Humanist Chaplain

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Oxford-educated man who unsuccessfully sought to be the Navy’s first humanist chaplain is suing the Pentagon, claiming unconsti...

On The Town: New York Pretty

Danny Groner | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Leonard Bernstein's musical comes alive anew in Betty Comden and Adolph Green's version, directed by John Rando.

The Value of Energy to Our Warfighters

Michael Wu | Posted 12.20.2014 | Green
Michael Wu

The USS America is the latest evidence that our military sees the connection between energy and effectiveness.

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

ISIS, Oil, and the Economy

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

For now it looks as though increased domestic oil and gas production has saved the recovery. Were it not for this impressive rise in output, the current mess in Iraq and Syria would likely have driven global oil prices up to $130-140 a barrel.

Navy Discharges Black Sailor Who Won't Change Her Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

The natural hair nightmare for US female soldiers is far from over. Navy Times reports that Jessica Sims, ex-Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class and sailor...

ISIS Crisis: Is Obama About to Reverse One of His Worst Decisions?

William Bradley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama is at last signaling that he may be ready to reverse one of his most foolish and perplexing stances. That is his refusal to strike against ISIS in Syria because it would aid the Assad regime in continuing to exist.

Saudi Contrition Fighting Terrorism: Much Too Little, Much Too Late

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

Has Washington continued be lulled into silence by the millions of Saudi contributions to myriad Beltway think tanks and their lobbying influence, or for those fund strapped 'American Presidential Libraries' who have been the recipients of millions of Saudi largesse?

Obama's Irrelevant Air Strikes

William Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of temporizing analysis, President Barack Obama re-engaged militarily in the fading colonial construct known as "Iraq." That he has done so in limited fashion is to be commended, though the air strikes he has ordered so far are mere pinpricks.

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 09.06.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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 08.09.2014 | 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...