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  • NATO fuel tanker explodes in Pakistan, 15 dead

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Militants in northwest Pakistan blew up a tanker carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Saturday, and a secondary explosion killed 15 people as a group gathered to try to siphon off some of its fuel. Another bombing dama...
  • Bomber kills 6 at Afghan military hospital

    KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban suicide bomber targeting NATO medical trainers infiltrated Kabul’s main military hospital on Saturday and blew himself up in a tent full of Afghan medical students eating lunch, killing six and wounding 23. ...
  • NATO strikes Gadhafi forces' command centers

    TRIPOLI, Libya — NATO warplanes bombed command centers near Tripoli and in Libya’s southwest as part of a continuing effort to cut communications links between Moammar Gadhafi and his units on the battlefields, the military alliance said Saturday. re...
  • Search for missing Navy swimmer called off

    OCEANSIDE, Calif. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a petty officer swept out to sea while swimming near Camp Pendleton. read full article ...
  • Submarine Helena departs Portsmouth shipyard

    KITTERY, Maine — After a nearly two-year stay for maintenance at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the submarine Helena and its crew has headed out to sea. read full article ...
  • Rumsfeld: Bush would have authorized OBL raid

    FORT WORTH, Texas — The Bush administration would have used the same strategy to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden had those circumstances arisen years ago, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told The Associated Press in an interview Friday. ...
  • Pirates plead guilty in fatal hijacking

    NORFOLK, Va. — Three Somali men pleaded guilty Friday to piracy for their roles in the hijacking of a yacht, providing the most detailed description yet about what happened in the days leading up to the shootings that killed four Americans. r...
  • New petty officer list expected early next week

    If you took the March petty officer exams, the wait for results is almost over. Sources tell Navy Times the names of the new petty officers third, second and first class could be released early next week, pending final approval. read full article ...
  • 2 more midshipmen expelled for spice

    Two midshipmen were expelled from the Naval Academy on Tuesday for use or possession of synthetic marijuana, the academy confirmed Thursday. That brings the total number of mids expelled this year for spice to 15. read full article ...
  • Navy: Helo fires on pirate skiff, killing 4

    The crew of a Navy helicopter launched from the destroyer Bulkeley fired upon and is believed to have killed four pirates who were in the process of attacking a crude oil carrier while it was transiting the Gulf of Oman on Monday, according to Combined Ma...
  • Sources: Raiders knew mission a one-shot deal

    WASHINGTON — Those who planned the secret mission to get Osama bin Laden in Pakistan knew it was a one-shot deal, and it nearly went terribly wrong. read full article ...
  • Contractor pleads guilty to offering bribes

    SAN DIEGO — A San Diego-based defense contractor pleaded guilty Monday to offering bribes to a Navy official who, in return, placed $300,000 worth of orders from the company for military aircraft. read full article ...
  • Navy considers naming ship after Cesar Chavez

    SAN DIEGO — The Navy is considering naming a cargo ship that’s being built after farmworker activist Cesar Chavez. read full article ...
  • Kearsarge back from extended deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. — Nine months is a long time. So is four months aboard ship without a port call. read full article ...
  • 4 soldiers killed in Afghanistan IED blast

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Four American soldiers serving with NATO forces in Afghanistan died Monday in an explosion in the country's south, NATO and a defense department official said, bringing home the human cost of the U.S.-led push into Taliban ...
  • Veteran brothers to get diplomas 50 years later

    DANVILLE, Ill. — A couple of years after the United States officially entered the Vietnam War, brothers Albert “John” and Everett Pate answered the call of duty, even though that meant leaving Danville High School a few months shy of gra...
  • Rating conversion rules eased for some jobs

    Personnel officials are relaxing rating conversion rules to get some of the 16,000 sailors in 31 chronically overmanned ratings to convert into one of 15 undermanned skills. read full article ...
  • Carl Vinson crew mum on role in bin Laden op

    ABOARD THE U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIER CARL VINSON — American service members aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, which buried Osama bin Laden’s body at sea, basked in their history-making mission Sunday but refused to discuss the attack that k...
  • Senator: Treat pirates as military targets

    As the piracy scourge spreads across the Indian Ocean, one senator is urging the Navy to take a page from President Jefferson and give ship captains greater authority to bring the fight to the pirates. read full article ...
  • Haiti relief workers eligible for medals

    First responders after the Haiti earthquake last year may be eligible for a medal honoring their relief work. read full article ...

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