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  1. Navy deploys salvage ship to NATO migrant missionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 16 | Stars and Stripes

    The USNS Grapple recently departed the U.S. naval base at Souda Bay, Crete, to join the 4-month-old mission, U.S. European Command said Thursday. The NATO mission provides intelligence and surveillance to the European Union border agency and Greek and Turkish coast guards trying to stop migrants from crossing into the EU.

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  2. Senior House member loses in GOP primary contest to ex-SEALRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The chairman of a House subcommittee overseeing the U.S. Navy lost a primary contest Tuesday to a former Navy SEAL who painted the veteran lawmaker as a Washington insider and "cowardly" political opportunist. U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, a 15-year House veteran and a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, has been a leading voice in Congress on defense and national security issues.

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  3. Gortney, former commander of Fleet Forces, retires aboard USS George WashingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 14 | Stars and Stripes

    As a narrator introduced Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson to a microphone set before a crowd on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, Gortney stepped up.

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  4. Truman finds a familiar mission in a new, Mediterranean settingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 3 | Stars and Stripes

    The enemy is the same, as are the bombs being dropped against them. Only the setting has changed.

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  5. PTSD may affect benefits for sailors, Marines kicked out of militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Stars and Stripes

    Sailors and Marines who are kicked out of the military for misconduct now may be eligible for disability benefits if they've been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or any other mental health condition that contributed to their behavior, under an order signed Wednesday by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus. The order is the first of its type in the military and serves as another acknowledgment that many servicemembers return home from combat with invisible psychological wounds that affect their daily lives.

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  6. Hillary Clinton rolls out plans to assist military familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Stars and Stripes

    Arguing that the Pentagon has to be more sensitive to military families, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton rolled out plans Tuesday to give servicemembers more career flexibility and demand closer scrutiny of public schools teaching their children. "It is little wonder that servicemembers' concern for their family's well-being is a top consideration in whether troops stay in or leave the force," states Clinton's "military families agenda" provided to The Virginian-Pilot by her campaign.

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  7. Navy IDS aircraft that crashed off NC coast as fighter jetsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The Navy has identified the two aircraft that collided off the North Carolina coast as F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters. Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Canup says Coast Guard crews were notified about 10:30 a.m. Thursday of the collision about 25 miles east of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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  8. Rep. Forbes to lead congressional hearing on Norfolk-based carrierRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, who is seeking election to the 2nd Congressional District seat with the argument that his clout is vital to protecting the region's military assets, is organizing a rare legislative hearing on board a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier just three weeks before the June 14 Republican primary. The May 23 hearing will be a joint session of two subcommittees of the House Armed Services Committee: the Seapower and Projection Forces panel that Forbes leads and the Readiness Subcommittee, which is led by Rep. Rob Wittman, a Westmoreland County Republican who is running for governor next year.

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  9. 4,000 sailors and Marines return from 7-month deployment on USS KearsargeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Matthew Dugger, 11, spotted his stepdad aboard the returning amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge and wanted to be the first. Before the hugs and tears, there was anticipation.

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  10. Pilot surprises son on flight home from deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Mario Lopes knew that his son was expected to return from an overseas deployment in mid-April. He also knew that there was a military charter bound for Norfolk, Va., on the same day of his son's scheduled trip, ABC News reported.

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  11. 2 Navy civilians die in separate incidents in BahrainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Two Navy civilians who supported Operation Inherent Resolve died last week due to non-combat-related incidents, the Department of Defense announced Monday. Marcus D. Prince, 22, of Norfolk, Virginia, died April 26 in Juffair, Bahrain.

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  12. Headstone fixes error for MOH recipient more than 140 years after rescueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    District of Columbia Executive Director of the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs Tammi Lambert, left, and Director of the Department of Behavioral Health Tanya A. Royster, right, unveil the headstone of Medal of Honor recipient Joseph B. Noil during a ceremony Friday, April 29, 2016, at St. Elizabeths Hospital Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Noil received the Medal of Honor while serving on USS Powhatan, but his headstone did not recognize his award because of a misprint on his death certificate.

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  13. Busy as always, command ship USS Mount Whitney turns 45Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    After a 14-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean from Norfolk, Va., the USS Mount Whitney sails toward Gaeta, Italy, just as the sun dawns Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2005. GAETA, Italy - From a bridge wing of the USS Mount Whitney, executive officer Lt.

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  14. Encroachment near Navy airfield causing closure concerns in NorfolkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Security personnel wait to inspect vehicles entering Norfolk Naval Station in Norfolk, Va., on May 3, 2004. A sailor was fatally shot at the world's largest naval base late Monday, March 24, 2014, and security forces killed a male civilian suspect, base spokeswoman Terri Davis said.

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  15. The fall of Edward Lin, the Navy officer accused of espionage and hiring a prostituteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Lt. Edward Lin, a native of Taiwan, shares his personal stories about his journey to American citizenship to 80 newly nationalized citizens at a naturalization ceremony in 2008. A Taiwan-born Navy officer who became a naturalized U.S. citizen faces charges of espionage, attempted espionage and prostitution in a highly secretive case in which he is accused of providing classified information to China, U.S. officials said.

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  16. USS Kearsarge group readies for move from Persian Gulf to MedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Five months into operations in the Persian Gulf, the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group is prepping for a move to the Mediterranean. The ready group, which comprises the amphibious assault ship Kearsarge, the amphibious transport dock Arlington and the dock landing ship Oak Hill, arrived in the Middle East in November to assist with operations in Iraq against the Islamic State as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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  17. Navy tugboat lost for a century found off California coastRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921.

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  18. Navy College Office closures could leave local schools to fill counseling gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 21, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    When Juan Torres wanted his associate's degree in the late 1990s, he sought help through a Navy College Office at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. He credits the personal mentoring he received for inspiring him to eventually pursue a bachelor's and three master's degrees.

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  19. Norfolk vote threatens future of key Navy airfieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    When City Council members voted to approve a new banquet hall that lies under a Navy flight path, they thought they were helping a small-business owner who'd gotten the runaround. But in the process, a top state official warned recently, they might have threatened the future of a key military installation.

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  20. Government report says Navy pays shipbuilders at profit to fix defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2011 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Navy is paying shipbuilders a profit for correcting defects from the builders, according to a new government report that cites multiple examples including a littoral combat ship built in Marinette, Wis. That's despite guarantees that come with vessels costing hundreds of millions of dollars, the Government Accountability Office said in the report titled "Navy and Coast Guard Shipbuilding."

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