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3 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government Accountability Office report earlier this month said they each cost about $79 million to operate annually.

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3 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says littoral combat ship operating costs will come down over time

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, left, speaks to the USS Independence's captain, Cmdr. Joseph Gagliano, on board the ship in waters off Honolulu on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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6 hrs ago | The News Tribune

In 1988, the US had its own airliner shoot-down scandal

In this July 4, 1988 file photo, people looking for family members walk amid bodies of victims from Iran Air Flight 655 in a morgue in Bandar Abbas, Iran, a day after the plane was shot down over the Persian Gulf by the guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes while the plane was still in Iranian airspace.

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7 hrs ago | MilitaryCity.com

Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

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8 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

Hospital stabbing suspect charged by Navy

The suspect accused of stabbing another sailor at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in June was formally charged by the Navy on Wednesday.

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11 hrs ago | DC Military

NAVAIR Marine named top Navy logistician

U.S. Navy photo/Adam Skoczylas Rear Adm. Paul Sohl, left, presents the Adm. Stanley R. Arthur Award for Logistics Excellence to Marine Corps Lt.

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15 hrs ago | ABC News

Navy Vet Shows Children the Value of Work and Education Through Farming

U.S. Navy veteran and founder of Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project Kelly Carlisle at her quarter-acre farm at the Tassafaronga Park in East Oakland, Calif.

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19 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

5 Things to Know About Germany's U-Boats

It met its end in July 1942 in the Gulf of Mexico, about 45 miles southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, after a depth charge attack.

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21 hrs ago | Portsmouth Today

Royal Navy aircraft enter service

THE Royal Navy's next generation of submarine-hunting Merlin helicopters have entered service with the Royal Navy four months early.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

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Jury reaches no verdict in Ventura defamation case

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, center, arrives at court with his wife, Terry, and others, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in St. Paul, Minn.

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Sailor who fell from balcony after fight has died, Navy says

A sailor who fell from a sixth-floor balcony after getting into a fight at Norfolk Naval Station on Tuesday evening has died, a Navy spokesman has confirmed.

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Navy Times

Naval Academy welcomes new superintendent

Incoming Naval Academy superintendent Rear Adm. Ted Carter, left, takes the oath of office administered by Chief of Naval Operations Adm.

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Naval Academy Holds Change-Of-Command Ceremony

Carter was recently president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

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St. Cloud Times

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Becker man selected for Navy's Blue Angels Marine Corps Maj. Mark Hamilton was selected to be a C-130 demonstration pilot Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2014/07/23/becker-man-selected-navys-blue-angels/13038567/ Marine Maj.

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Jury to reconvene in Ventura defamation case

Dawn Halfaker was on patrol 10 years ago in Baqubah, Iraq, when a rocket-propelled grenade tore through her military vehicle and exploded inside.

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Wired

The Epic Fight to Protect Whales From the U.S. Navy

It was an terrible and extraordinary event: Beaked whales are the world's deepest-diving mammals, and these creatures had spent most of their lives in deep undersea canyons.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Gregg Parker Looks at Sex Trafficking and Forced Prostitution...

A Few Bad Men, a book written by former Navy submarine officer and JAG Gregg Parker, offers a searing account of sex trafficking and forced prostitution near many overseas U.S. military locations and what can be done to bring these evil businesses to an end.

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DefenceTalk News

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun only four years earlier.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Navy spouse fighting back to keep fitness program she founded

Christina Landry has earned kudos for DumBell Fitness, her boot camp-style classes tailored for military spouses in the Honolulu area.

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US Navy's troubled Littoral Combat Ship program could face the axe

Despite moving forward with the construction of 20 Littoral Combat Ships, the Navy is considering major changes to the beleaguered program - and one that may potentially involve replacing it entirely.

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