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  1. New Navy aviation commander wants sailors to 'focus on warfighting'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Stars and Stripes

    Incoming Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker shakes hands with outgoing "Air Boss" Vice Adm.


  2. Military children eligible for free summer campRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 18 | Stars and Stripes

    A North Carolina nonprofit group that provides free summer camps for military children has opened its registration for this year's camps. Camp Corral has served thousands of children across 16 states since 2010, when it was established by Golden Corral restaurant chain founder James Maynard.


  3. Feds want Navy pilot's lawyer off child porn caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | Stars and Stripes

    But prosecutors say Anderson is a figment of Harris' imagination brought to life with the help of his friends and associates. A motions hearing is set for Friday in U.S. District Court in Norfolk to determine whether Andrew Sacks can continue as Harris' defense attorney.


  4. Woman guilty of stealing from Navy SEAL Foundation awaits Feb. sentencingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 10 | Stars and Stripes

    Macie Pridgen, a spokeswoman for the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office, said Circuit Judge W. Revell Lewis III sealed a stipulation of facts filed with the case at the request of a defense attorney. She said that the defense attorney did not say why he wanted the document sealed and that the prosecutor who handled the case took no position on the motion.


  5. USNS Spearhead, Navy's 1st high-speed catamaran, deployed to AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 31 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Navy's high-speed catamaran USNS Spearhead arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, for a scheduled port visit Feb. 5, 2014. The send-off took place Sunday at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., for the USNS Spearhead, a troop and cargo transporter.


  6. Military airships getting a Baltimore-area testRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. military is testing a new cruise-missile defense system by launching a blimp-like airship near Baltimore. Wednesday's event at Aberdeen Proving Ground gives the region its first look at JLENS, short for Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System.


  7. USS Tortuga's top 2 officers relieved for $2.5M in damage to shipRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The first- and second-in-command of the dock landing ship USS Tortuga were relieved of their duties Tuesday after causing more than $2.5 million in damages to their vessel, the Navy said. Cmdr.


  8. Sealed with a salute: Ohio man sends thousands of cards to servicemembersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Tom Stiles' heart ached when his son and best buddy, Joshua, left for the U.S. Navy just before Christmas last year. While he was a proud papa, he knew he would miss him terribly.


  9. WWII vet's ship sunk on first voyageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    He was aboard the USS Thomas McKean, a Liberty ship on its maiden voyage, when a torpedo fired from a German U-boat struck its hull, splitting the ship in half. Altman and surviving crew members climbed into four lifeboats as the enemy submarine surfaced.


  10. Air Force officers' nonprofit helps Afghans sell scarvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Air Force fighter pilot Jonathan Hudgins opened his sister's Christmas card to find a photo of 63 sorority girls -- and all but three were wearing scarves. It struck him as he looked at that picture three years ago that scarves were the answer to helping widowed Afghan women of the Parwan province make a living.


  11. Sailor home from deployment surprises daughter at schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Second-grader Aleeya Sampson stood and leaned back ever so slightly, with eyes wide. Shock and disbelief were written all over her face as, after sharing a long hug, she checked out her dad, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Peterson.


  12. Exemption for military widows on ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    In addition to deciding races for Congress and various local offices, Virginia voters will be asked to weigh in on a proposed amendment to the state constitution Tuesday. The measure would authorize a real estate tax exemption for the homes of surviving spouses of military servicemembers killed in action.


  13. Mississippi sailors among those returning from nine-month deploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Sailors from Gulfport are among some 4,000 sailors and Marines serving in the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group who are beginning to return home from a nine-month deployment. Some arrived at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Tuesday.


  14. Navy falls behind on maintenance of its ships, deploymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower passes over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel as the ship returns from deployment to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in July 2013. The Navy announced in October, 2014, that after more than a year in the shipyard, the Eisenhower wouldn't be ready to return to the fleet and wouldn't deploy next fall, as planned.


  15. Navy football comes together to support son of fallen teammateRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Frank Schenk remembers a selfless teammate who gladly lent his officer's shoulder boards so a friend could get married with the proper rank on his Navy uniform. Scott Carson recalled a fun-loving football player who piled a half-dozen teammates into his massive Oldsmobile Delta 88 for Friday night trips to Georgetown.


  16. Greenert wants Sea Dragon copters retired 'sooner than later'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter, assigned to the "Blackhawks" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 15, lifts off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Persian Gulf in December, 2013. Chief of Naval Operations Adm.


  17. Navy hasn't released records of ex-SEAL running for officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Navy has not yet responded to a formal request sent Sept. 1 by House Republican candidate Ryan Zinke for copies of his military personnel records covering his 23-year-career as a Navy SEAL, his campaign said Wednesday.


  18. Hunter Biden, VP's son, booted from Navy after testing positive for cocaineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday. The Navy said that Biden, a former lobbyist who works at a private equity firm, was discharged in February - barely a year after he was selected for the part-time position as a public affairs officer in the Navy Reserve.


  19. 2 ballistic missile defense-equipped ships moving to YokosukaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Two additional ships with ballistic missile defense capabilities will relocate to Yokosuka during the next three years, a move aimed at placing the Navy's best ships in the Asia-Pacific region. The destroyers USS Benfold and USS Milius will leave San Diego and report to Yokosuka in the summers of 2015 and 2017, respectively.


  20. USS Carl Vinson set to take over air strikes in Syria, IraqRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group reported for duty on Wednesday in the Middle East, where it will take over from the George H.W. Bush, which has been heavily engaged in the bombing campaign against Islamic militants. Warplanes from the Bush have been conducting airstrikes on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria since Aug. 8 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.


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