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  • Navy preps submarines for 1st female officers

    HARTFORD, Conn. — For Ensign Peggy LeGrand, the biggest concern about serving on a submarine is not spending weeks at a time in tight quarters with an entirely male crew. What worries her is the scrutiny that comes with breaking one of the last gend...
  • Stennis to deploy to Persian Gulf, Pacific

    BREMERTON, Wash. — The John C. Stennis is scheduled to deploy Monday from its homeport of Bremerton. The aircraft carrier is on its way to the western Pacific Ocean and the Persian Gulf for a seven-month deployment. read full article ...
  • UPS clerk pleads guilty to stealing vets' drugs

    PEORIA, Ill. — A former parcel delivery service worker in central Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing drugs headed to military veterans. read full article ...
  • Navy medic's 1942 war diary returning to U.S.

    BOISE, Idaho — Kathy Grenz is hoping to have one more moment with her late husband, Delmar. read full article ...
  • Lawmakers grill Navy over maintenance funding

    As the surface fleet’s material readiness languishes for the third straight year, ship repairs “came out short a few hundred million dollars,” a Navy logistics official said in testimony before Congress on July 12. read full artic...
  • Art therapy offers outlets for military kids

    CHICAGO — In the lower level of a downtown Chicago hotel, 10-year-old Ariana looked reassuringly at her cousin, Destyni. The 12-year-old intently stared back. read full article ...
  • Former JCS chief Shalikashvili dies

    SEATTLE — Retired Army Gen. John Shalikashvili, an immigrant who rose to the top job in the Pentagon where he advised President Bill Clinton over military involvement around the world, has died at age 75, the Army said in a statement. read fu...
  • Walter Reed closing 'an emotional time'

    WASHINGTON — Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army’s flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century. read full article ...
  • Gay military vets to be honored in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Gay military veterans will be honored next week during the city of Chicago’s 9th annual salute. read full article ...
  • Mabus censures former CO in call-sign slur case

    In a slap at the fading and officially out-of-favor tradition of racy, sarcastic and irreverent aviation call signs, a just-retired Navy fighter squadron commanding officer was censured by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Wednesday for failing to halt and subsequ...
  • Korean War vet to finally get his Purple Heart

    DETROIT — He was somewhere north of the 38th Parallel in Korea, loading wounded soldiers onto a Jeep, when the Red Chinese artillery opened up. read full article ...
  • 2 suspects try to ram gate at Coast Guard base

    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Police say two men in a stolen car rammed through the gate at the Coast Guard base in downtown Charleston after officers tried to pull them over. read full article ...
  • DoD grooms new commanders for disaster response

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Defense Department is grooming a new type of commander to coordinate the military response to domestic disasters, hoping to save lives by avoiding some of the chaos that plagued the Hurricane Katrina rescue effor...
  • Afghan border strife shows wider tensions

    SIRKANAY, Afghanistan — On a mountain trail toward the border with Pakistan, the explosions became louder, more constant and finally visible as puffs of smoke on distant peaks and rising from valleys. read full article ...
  • AP: U.S. ignores vet graves in Philippines

    CLARK, Philippines — Walking along the rows of tombstones here offers a glimpse of the wars America has fought and the men and women who waged them. But most of the grave markers have been half-buried for 20 years, and there is little hope that the ...
  • Afghan drawdown unnecessary risk, says McCain

    WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said Sunday the Obama administration is taking an unnecessary risk in drawing down the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. read full article ...
  • Camps for military kids struggle as funds drop

    PRINCETON, Ind. — A lack of funding for a camp that helps children of military families has left more than 200 Indiana children on a waiting list this year. read full article ...
  • Brain study examines submariners in training

    It looks like a run-of-the-mill training session, with submariners gathering to practice navigation before screens and mock equipment, until a researcher puts on the electroencephalogram sensors on their heads. read full article ...
  • Officials: Practice safety over holiday weekend

    The Fourth of July holiday is upon us — and with it, inevitably, the likelihood of needless off-duty deaths. read full article ...
  • Navy: Mine ship Chief fails INSURV

    A San Diego-based mine ship failed its Board of Inspection and Survey assessment in June, Naval Surface Forces confirmed Thursday. read full article ...

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