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  1. USS Norfolk decommissionedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Stars and Stripes

    The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Norfolk returns to homeport Aug. 26, 2014 at Naval Station Norfolk after completing its final deployment. Norfolk will begin the inactivation process in 2015.

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  2. Courtney: Ohio-class submarine replacement program going as plannedRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Day

    A separate fund - outside of the Navy's shipbuilding budget - that would support the Navy's new nuclear missile submarines is expected to receive the green light when the president signs the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act into law, which is expected to occur in the coming days. Despite some confusion in media reports about the failure to fund the National Sea Based Deterrence Fund within this year's federal defense spending bill, the separate account will be created as a result of the passage of the NDAA with the goal of establishing the account in law, not to fund it immediately.

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  3. 270M Contract Awarded To Upgrade Royal Navy TorpedoesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | RF Globalnet

    The UK's Ministry of Defence has awarded BAE Systems a 270M contract to upgrade the Spearfish Heavyweight Torpedo for the Royal Navy's submarines. Following the completion of the design phase, existing torpedoes will be upgraded by BAE Systems at its Broad Oak facility in Portsmouth to the new design with initial deliveries in 2020 continuing until 2024.

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  4. Reporting: The Giffords ShootingFROM Nobody to SomebodyRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2011 | American Reporter

    When the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot two weeks ago published on its internet page three videos made four years ago by the executive officer of the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise, it unleashed a firestorm that would sink the career of a decorated officer. The Navy's actions to relieve Capt.

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  5. Key West played role in 'Cuban 5' caseRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | KeysNews.com

    Sixteen years ago, Cindy Adkins was driving down I-95 to start a new job as the human resources officer at Boca Chica Field and Naval Air Station Key West when startling news blared across the radio. She and a friend were cruising along when a report aired stating the FBI was investigating five alleged Cuban spies, including one who had been working at the airfield.

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  6. Choose the right toys to help kids meet developmental milestonesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    While many of you may have completed your Christmas shopping and already have all the presents wrapped and placed snugly under your Christmas tree, there are many who are somewhere between have not yet started and still trying to finish. It is not too late to keep in mind that what your children play with can have a large impact on both their interests and the development of their brains.

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  7. China Building Trio of Large Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | International Business Times

    ... he said the latter two looked similar to the Nimitz-class or Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers of the US Navy. In short, "both vessels are American-style ships with Chinese characteristics." CV 17 has a length of 315 m, width of 75 m, ...

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  8. New destroyer heading to Mayport in 2016 could protect littoral combat ships in dangerous watersRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen, currently based in Japan, will be coming to Mayport Naval Station - essentially to replace the USS Carney, which shifts its home port this summer to Spain. In a high-profile move to add more American Navy muscle to the Western Pacific, the Navy announced it is sending two more destroyers capable of defending against possible Chinese ballistic missile attacks to its 7th Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan.

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  9. Guantanamo not a part of the U.S.-Cuban bargainRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Virginian-Pilot

    In this June 27, 2006 file photo, reviewed by a U.S. Department of Defense official, U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Obama administration has no intention of withdrawing from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite the sudden shift in U.S.-Cuban relations.

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  10. PAF fighter pilots to undergo training in S. KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    Expecting initial delivery of FA-50 lead-in fighter jets late next year, the Philippine Air Force is sending its fighter pilots to South Korea for a six-month training in handling the brand-new supersonic aircraft. PAF's Air Defense Wing chief Col.

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  11. Baltimore official who oversaw Circulator pleads guilty to accepting bribesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    A former city transportation official who ran the Charm City Circulator and water taxi programs pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges he took $90,000 in bribes. Barry Stephen Robinson, 65, of Accokeek, pleaded guilty to two counts of bribery, and one count of money laundering as part of a scheme he engaged in earlier this year while he was Chief of the Division of Transit and Marine Services of the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, according to prosecutors.

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  12. Philippines to get frigates, gunboats and helicopters as tension simmersRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Peninsula

    Filipino Marines stand guard outside the Navy ship BRP Gregorio del Pilar during the Philippine Navy showcase of new and upcoming assets at the port in Manila yesterday. MANILA: The Philippines aims to buy two frigates, two helicopters and three gunboats for deployment in the South China Sea where a territorial dispute with China has lent urgency to the need to bolster forces, a Philippine navy officer said yesterday.

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  13. Next Generation U.K. Boomers Benefit from U.S. RelationshipRead the original story

    11 hrs ago | U.S. Naval Institute

    An artist's conception of the U.K.'s Successor-class future planned ballistic missile submarine released Tuesday. UK Ministry of Defense Photo When the inhabitants of Scotland voted three months ago to remain part of the United Kingdom, their decision preserved not only a 307-year-old union with England and Wales but also two sites of crucial strategic importance.

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  14. 72 Years Later, Snubbed Captain Credited With Downing German U-BoatRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | National Geographic

    This summer, a National Geographic/NOVA expedition explored the wreck of a German U-boat in about 5,000 feet of water, in the Gulf of Mexico south of the Mississippi River. WASHINGTON-When Herbert G. Claudius 's family would ask him if he'd ever sunk an enemy submarine during his decades in the U.S. Navy, Claudius would say that he thought he did once.

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  15. USS Norfolk decommissionedRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Hampton Roads Daily Press

    U.S. Navy photo of the USS Norfolk, which was retired last week. The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding.

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  16. USS Kitty Hawk Model on Display County Building to host model of ship deployed around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has welcomed the arrival of a model of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk to the H. Lee Dennison Building where it will serve as a historical reminder of the sacrifices made by members of the U.S. military. "The USS Kitty Hawk, itself named for an important development in aviation, has a long and illustrious history of service to our country," County Executive Bellone said.

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  17. Nuclear-Armed Subs May Cost U.S. 17% More, Budget Office FindsRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Bloomberg

    The U.S. Navy's plan to build as many as 12 new submarines armed with nuclear missiles may cost $92 billion, 17 percent more than the $79 billion the service has estimated, according to the Congressional Budget Office . The estimate in the budget office's annual review of Navy shipbuilding raises new questions about the service's acquisition strategy to replace its aging Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarines.

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  18. missy_ryanRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    A U.S. Navy fighter jet launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson on Dec. 5. The ship has had a central role to U.S. airstrikes being conducted against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. U.S. and allied warplanes have launched a barrage of airstrikes over northern Iraq in a demonstration of American willingness to intensify air power against the Islamic State when local forces mount an organized attack.

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  19. International Students Graduate SWOS CoursesRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    A graduation ceremony for the International Surface Warfare Officers School Division Officer and Joint Maritime Tactical Development Courses was held Dec. 4 at Surface Warfare Officers School's Mullen Auditorium in Newport. Retired Adm.

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  20. Naval Air Technical Training Center Recognizes Top Sailors, InstructorsRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    Naval Air Technical Training Center recognized its 2014 top instructors and Sailors from its schools during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Pensacola Dec. 12. Selected as Junior and Senior Sailor of the Year were Naval Aircrewman 2nd Class Michael Whitlock II and Air Traffic Controller 1st Class Kelly Nelson. The Junior Instructor of the Year was Aviation Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Alec Weeks, the Mid-Grade IOY was Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Angel Rodriguez-Martinez and the Senior IOY was Chief Air Traffic Controller Marcanthony Gutierrez.

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