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  1. Honor, tradition and torpedo tubes: The unique way the Navy performs burials under the seaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Perhaps the most unique services in the fleet occur aboard submarines that spend the majority of their time under water. Submarine Force Atlantic says it is preparing for burials at sea on several Norfolk-based subs in the next few months.

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  2. To address Virginia's teacher shortage, lawmaker proposes fast-track for some military spousesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 25 | Stars and Stripes

    Teachers and students work to build gliders at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 9, 2017. Del. Richard Bell, R-Va., is pushing to allow military spouses with out-of-state teaching licenses to receive a reciprocal license in Virginia that can be renewed after one year without having to meet any additional state requirements.

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  3. Submariner stranded on Puerto Rico delivered critical aid in mom's sedan for ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 24 | Stars and Stripes

    Joel Rivera rumbled down dirt roads in his mother's Kia Forte weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico - on a mission for the U.S. military that he never imagined when he joined the Navy 14 years ago as a submariner. Dressed in civilian clothing, Rivera and his cousin drove through mountains searching for islanders needing food and water who were out of reach because large trucks couldn't use debris-filled and washed-out roads.

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  4. Army borrows from Navy playbook to treat wounded patients in combat zonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Army has reduced the need for medical evacuations from combat zones by adapting a Navy program that soldiers say has saved money and improved care. The 7227th Medical Service Unit at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center - where many wounded servicemembers from Afghanistan first arrive for treatment - earlier this year adopted the Health Experts onLine Portal, or HELP, a web-based program used by the Navy to treat sailors deployed on ships.

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  5. How trickery led to the fall of a famed Portsmouth shipyard and a longer Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The USS Merrimack, in its heyday, was considered the most important ship at Gosport - what is today known as Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Built at the Charlestown shipyard in Boston, it was a first-in-class steam frigate and state-of-the-art vessel when it was launched in 1855.

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  6. Body found in Yosemite is that of missing sailorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The remains discovered below Vernal Fall in Yosemite Valley are those of Alexander Joseph Sevier, Yosemite National Park officials announced Wednesday. Sevier, 24, was an active-duty serviceman at the Navy Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va.

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  7. Historic Navy aircraft carrier bell found, restored and now part of college's NROTCRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The silver bell was supposed to peal from the USS Shangri-La as its planes flew into battles in World War II's Pacific theater. When the aircraft carrier was decommissioned in 1971 at Mayport Naval Station, the half-ton bell should have also rung its farewell.

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  8. Hawaii-area Coast Guard divers hone skills ahead of annual inspectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Coast Guard divers jumped off the pier at Coast Guard Base Honolulu on Wednesday wearing nearly 32-pound steel "hard hats" connected to air lines in training dives to prepare for an annual inspection next week. Two of those divers were on the polar icebreaker Healy in late July making the first Arctic dives off the cutter since a fatal accident in 2006 in which two Coast Guard divers plummeted to 187 feet and at least 220 feet in 29-degree water.

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  9. Admiral: Upgrades coming for Norfolk Naval ShipyardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    The Navy is planning major upgrades at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and its three other public yards involving billions of dollars, as the service seeks to address chronic maintenance problems that have hampered its readiness to fight. Improvements will focus on aging dry docks, new equipment and rethinking yard layouts, said Vice Adm.

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  10. Navy to hold public information session Monday to discuss fuel spill in Virginia BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Expanding the Navy fleet to 355 ships will require bipartisan support in Congress, about $102 billion each year for the foreseeable future and more people like Sharon Fraser of Newport News. The 24-year-old tried college and found it too expensive.

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  11. Sailor missing in Yosemite National Park, officials sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 8, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Yosemite National Park rangers continue to search for a missing Virginia man, who was last seen in Yosemite Valley five days ago, officials said on Monday. Alexander Joseph Sevier, 24, who was last seen Wednesday, is an active member of the U.S. Navy, according to a news release.

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  12. Maritime drone development pitched to Sen. Mark Warner in VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Hampton Roads leaders told Sen. Mark Warner on Tuesday that Hampton Roads -- and Virginia -- could attract and develop more drone businesses if the region leveraged not just its aerospace expertise but also its waters. The Peninsula Technology Incubator and the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton hosted about 25 stakeholders for a roundtable discussion on how to grow the drone industry in the region.

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  13. Military demanding contractors keep up pace on cybersecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Stars and Stripes

    Starting Jan. 1, all military contractors must assure the government that they've taken steps to protect sensitive information from cyber attackers. If it turns out they didn't, the contractors can wave goodbye to lucrative contracts in the future.

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