Tag: Military

Sec. of Navy addresses Fort Story fatal crash in statement on week of Naval tragedies

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly addressed a local tragedy in a statement Friday. The statement came after the fatal Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story crash on Saturday night, a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard and at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Sec. Modly said […]

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Dozens attend Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – From inside the chapel to outside in the brisk fall air, dozens showed up to a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story on Friday. “He was here every year, and he was planning to be here this year,” said Patricia Moore Henkins. Although his name is etched firmly […]

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These are some of the deadliest military base shootings in the last three decades

Just two days after a US sailor shot two civilians and injured another at a Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard in Hawaii, another gunman opened fire inside Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing at least four people and injuring several others. Since 1993, US military installments have had more than 20 shootings. Here are some of the […]

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Man accused of killing Sailor in Fort Story crash appears in court

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Nearly a week after a Navy Sailor was killed at JEB Little Creek Fort Story, his accused killer appeared on video in court. Nathaniel Lee Campbell Nathaniel Campbell has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Oscar Temores. The 23-year-old was a Master at Arms and was working security […]

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Two dead, several injured in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola

A gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola on Friday, killing at least two people and injuring several others, according to authorities. Naval Air Station Pensacola The shooting is over, the Escambia County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office said, and the shooter is dead. Baptist Health Care received at least five patients from the shooting, according […]

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Future USS John F. Kennedy to be christened in Newport News

191029-N-BD319-038NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (October 29, 2019) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) reaches another milestone in its construction as their dry dock area is flooded three months ahead of its slated production schedule leading up to the christening of the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, scheduled for Dec. 7. The flooding of the dry […]

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day commemoration will continue as planned Saturday

The annual commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will continue as planned Saturday, three days after a US sailor killed two civilian workers and injured another before killing himself at the US naval base. “There are no plans to cancel any December 7th events due to Wednesday’s tragic event,” said Emily […]

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3 crewmembers killed after Minnesota National Guard helicopter crash

MINNEAPOLIS – Three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were killed after their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Stearns County Thursday afternoon, according to WCCO.  (CBS Newspath) Three soldiers from the Minnesota National Guard were killed today when a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from the Minnesota National Guard’s Army Aviation Safety Facility in St. Cloud went […]

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U.S. Postal Service releases stamp to raise money for veterans with PTSD

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service has issued a new semipostal stamp that is now available at Post Offices nationwide. The First-Class stamps will sell for 65 cents, a price which includes a ten cent premium to be donated to veterans causes. The “Healing PTSD” semipostal stamps, now released nationwide, are First-Class Mail postage […]

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Florida military wife edits family Christmas photo to include husband serving overseas

A Florida military wife found a way to include her husband in their Christmas photo during his deployment. Danielle Cobo will spend Christmas away from her husband, who deployed in early 2019 and is serving overseas as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot. He closed his own medical marketing company to join the military six years […]

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Navy ships spent 33,700 extra days in maintenance than expected over 5 year period, watchdog says

NORFOLK, Va. – Persistent delays and problems with ship and submarine maintenance are hurting Navy readiness efforts, and funding in limbo this year could erase any progress that’s been made. That was the key message Wednesday as ship maintenance took center stage of a Senate Armed Services joint subcommittee hearing. It coincided with the release […]

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Navy SEAL at center of war crimes case retires from Navy as planned

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher has retired from the Navy, capping off a career that gained national attention when President Donald Trump controversially intervened in a war crimes case on his behalf. Chief Special Warfare Operator Eddie Gallagher Gallagher retired on November 30 as planned, according to several Navy officials. His retirement followed standard practice for enlisted sailors […]

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Navy issues memo stressing ethical behavior in wake of SEAL controversy

US Navy leadership is emphasizing “responsibility for ethical and professional behavior” in the wake of a controversy over President Donald Trump’s intervention in a war crimes case involving a Navy SEAL and the subsequent ousting of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 30, 2018) Aircraft from the Freedom Fighters of Carrier Air Wing 7 fly in […]

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Watchdog says Navy could end up underestimating cost and timeline of public shipyard improvements

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – A plan to enhance four public Navy shipyards is at risk of underestimating the cost and timeline of the endeavor according to a new report from a government watchdog. At issue is the Navy’s Shipyard Optimization Plan which the Navy projects will take at least $21 billion over 20 years to implement. […]

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Local economic victory secured with $22 billion submarine building contract

Please enable Javascript to watch this video NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A huge victory has been secured for our local economy. Newport News Shipbuilding delivered Washington (SSN 787) to the U.S. Navy with the highest-ever Figure of Merit score for a new construction Virginia-class submarine. Photo by Matt Hildreth/HII The Navy has announced that several […]

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Navy Sailor facing child pornography charges; court documents detail incidents leading to arrest

NORFOLK, Va. – Court documents are giving new details about what led to the arrest of a Navy Sailor. Cody Iverson 23-year-old Cody Iverson is accused of trying to engage sexually with two girls he believed to be 13 and 14 years old. Documents say he sent hundreds of messages, pictures and graphic videos, but […]

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Family of Sailor killed on base says he was new father, devoted service member

Please enable Javascript to watch this video VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The family of Oscar Temores is trying to make sense of the Sailor’s death on base at JBE Little Creek – Fort Story, but right now answers aren’t easy to find. “It’s mind-boggling. We just can’t understand. God works in mysterious ways, but we […]

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Following electrical issue repairs, USS Harry S. Truman now deployed overseas

NORFOLK, Va. – After an electrical issue sidelined the carrier for months, the USS Harry S. Truman is now overseas operating in the European theater. Back in August the Navy said the electrical issue was forcing the Truman to stay in port for emergent repairs. Those repairs were completed on November 12th and the Navy […]

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Suspect hospitalized, Sailor dead following crash at Fort Story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A suspect is in the hospital and a Master-at-Arms is dead after a civilian crashed into a base security vehicle at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Saturday night. According to a release by the Navy, at approximately 7:35 p.m., a civilian male entered the outbound lane at Gate 8 driving […]

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Ousted Navy secretary calls Trump’s war crimes intervention ‘shocking and unprecedented’

Recently ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer detailed President Donald Trump’s intervention in a war crimes case in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday, calling the President’s actions “shocking and unprecedented.” Recently ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer detailed President Donald Trump’s intervention in a war crimes case in a Washington Post op-ed November 27, 2019, calling the President’s actions “shocking […]

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