U.S. Navy Ship At Scene Of Overturned South Korean Ferry (Video)

The USS Bonhomme Richard is at the scene of an overturned South Korean ferry, standing by to help with rescue efforts.

U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs reports the passenger ship Sewol sank off South Korea’s southwestern coast on Wednesday with more than 450 people aboard.

As many as 340 of the passengers were high school students on a field trip, according to Reuters.

Capt. Heidi C. Agle ...

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Army Veteran Sgt. Kyle White To Receive Medal Of Honor (Video)

Army veteran Sgt. Kyle White will become the only the seventh living service member from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the Medal of Honor, when President Barack Obama awards White the nation's highest military award May 13 at a White House ceremony.

The president is awarding White the Medal of Honor, a White House statement reads, for courageous actions in combat at Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on ...

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'Mighty Moo,' Spruance Returning To Naval Base San Diego On Thursday

Two Navy ships will return to Naval Base San Diego on Thursday following separate deployments to the Western Pacific Ocean, the Navy announced Tuesday.

The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens and the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance are each scheduled to return Thursday morning, according to Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office.

The 567-foot Cowpens and its crew of 400 deployed in September. In November, it provided humanitarian help in ...

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Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year From NAS North Island

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class Paul Marticorena of NAS North Island's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 has been named the 2013 Navy Reserve Sailor of the Year (RSOY), according to Navy Reserve Forces Command Public Affairs.

Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, the Chief of the Navy Reserve, chose Marticorena out of five finalists at a Washington D.C. ceremony held last week. Braun told Marticorena and his fellow reservists ...

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Russian Jet Buzzing Of USS Donald Cook 'Provacative,' Says Pentagon (Video)

A day after news broke that a Russian fighter jet repeatedly buzzed the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea on April 12, the Pentagon called the move was "provocative" and said they didn't believe the Russian pilot decided to make close-range passes at a U.S. Navy ship without the backing of his government, as U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren explained to reporters:

"I would have difficulty ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran, Held Captive In Iran, Sentenced To 10 Years

An Iranian revolutionary court secretly tried U.S. Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati and found him guilty of “practical collaboration with the American government,” his attorney told the New York Times.

The court sentenced Hekmati to 10 years in prison. This is the second time Hekmati has been tried in Iran since he was detained there in August 2011 while visiting family. Hekmati was previously sentenced to death, but the ...

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San Francisco Pride Names Pvt. Bradley Manning Of Wikileaks Infamy As Parade Grand Marshal

Military LGBT activists are "astounded" that San Francisco Pride parade organizers chose Chelsea Manning - a.k.a. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning - as honorary grand marshal.

A military judge in 2013 found Manning guilty of espionage for handing over top secret government documents to Wikileaks, an anti-secrecy group, according to the Washington Post.

On Monday, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan, the commanding general of the military district of Washington, upheld that conviction ...

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USS Zumwalt Christening Ceremony On Saturday (Video)

On Saturday morning in Bath, Maine, the daughters of the late Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr. will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the ship that bears their father's name.

The USS Zumwalt is being hailed as the the largest Navy destroyer ever built.

Its new home will be San Diego. The Maine Sun Journal reports during a November 2013 tour of the Zumwalt ...

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Malaysia Airlines Search Has Cost Pentagon $7 Million...So Far (Video)

The U.S. Department of Defense has spent more than $7 million on the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 since the plane went missing on March 8.

According to Army Col. Steven Warren:

“This includes the cost of our ships, helicopters and planes involved in the search. Within that $7.3 million is also the contract for the underwater surveillance equipment -- that’s $3.6 million.”

The biggest chunk ...

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Marine Shooting At Camp Lejeune May Have Been Accidental

It was an accident. That's what Defense Department officials are saying about the fatal shooting of a Marine guard by his colleague at Camp Lejeune on Monday.

Marine Corps officials have identified the victim as Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf, 21, of Tupelo, Miss. The shooter hasn't been named, and he remains in custody, although no charges have yet been filed.

According to Stars and Stripes, Pentagon spokesman ...

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Marine Guard Shoots Fellow Marine To Death At Camp Lejeune (Video)

In the second fatal shooting at a military base in less than a week, a Camp Lejeune Marine guard killed a fellow Marine with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Camp Lejeune spokesman Nat Fahy said the shooting took place around 5:30 p.m Tuesday near the North Carolina base's main gate, according to The Associated Press.

The suspect and the victim were both standing guard inside ...

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No Plans To Charge San Diego Family For Sea Rescue Of Baby

It took three federal agencies, a fixed-wing aircraft, a Navy warship and scores of personnel to rescue an ill baby girl and her family from their broken down sailboat 900 miles off the Mexican coast. But the San Diego couple will not have to repay the federal government for the dramatic evacuation at sea, the agencies said Tuesday.

The Navy, Coast Guard and California Air National Guard don't charge ...

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Death Of West Point Graduate In Afghanistan Under Investigation (Video)

The military is investigating the death of Army Capt. James E. Chaffin III, 27, who lost his life April 1 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says Chaffin died in a "non-combat related incident."

Chaffin was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

Chaffin, who was known as "Ed," grew up in Midlands, S.C., and ...

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One Veteran's Treatment For PTSD? Going Nude (Video)

Max Sanchez is an Army veteran who saw combat in the Vietnam War. As a result, he suffered from PTSD for decades, with traditional therapies doing little to quell his symptoms. But now Sanchez is enjoying life again, thanks to an unconventional, out-of-the-boxers stress reliever.

Sanchez told Tampa television station WTSP-TV that ever since he moved to The Fountains at Paradise Lakes Nudist Resort in the small Florida community of ...

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Navy Releases FY14 Aviation Career Continuation Pay Rates

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs:

Qualified Navy aviators can receive up to $125,000 in bonuses, the Navy announced in a message released April 8.

According to NAVADMIN 078/14, the following Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) bonuses are offered to pilots and naval flight officers (NFO) to retain skilled personnel for critical naval aviation billets:

HM pilot: $75,000

HSC pilot: $75,000

HSL/HSM pilot: $75,000 ...

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USS Reagan Sailors File $1 Billion Suit Over Radiation Exposure (Video)

Scores of USS Ronald Reagan crew members have filed a $1 billion lawsuit against the Japanese utility that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

The class-action suit, filed in federal court in San Diego, claims the utility lied about unsafe levels of radiation emanating from the plant after Japan's epic 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

A portion of the lawsuit, published by the Orange County Register, reads:

"TEPCO likewise ...

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US Navy Black Box Detector Picks Up 'Pings' In Malaysia Airlines Search (Video)

Amidst the desperate search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the U.S. Navy's Towed Pinger Locator 25 may have picked up pings from the black box of the missing airplane.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Australian navy ship Ocean Shield, which is towing the U.S. Navy's black box detector, picked up the pings Sunday in a remote region of the southern ...

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San Diego Family With Sick Baby On Sailboat Requires Military Rescue (Video)

A San Diego family thanked the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, and California National Guard after requiring a military rescue when their 1-year-old daughter became seriously ill aboard their sailboat.

CBS News reports the Kaufmans had planned to sail around the world with their two small daughters. Two weeks into the trip, little Lyra became seriously ill with a fever and rash:

Then, their 36-foot sailboat, the Rebel Heart, lost ...

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Camp Pendleton Marine Finds Strength In Furry Companion

From I Marine Expeditionary Force:

While deployed to Afghanistan, Cpl. Joey Nunez experienced one the most dangerous events of his life. However, he is forever grateful that his companion, Vicky, was with him.

Nunez, a military working dog handler with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, was wounded during a patrol. He said that having his dog by his side helped him calm down and keep the situation under control.

Over the ...

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