Aug 19, 2015

Women to get to try out for Navy SEALs: report

The U.S. Navy plans to open its famed SEAL fighting units to women, provided they can pass the notoriously difficult training course, Defense News reported Tuesday. The move comes as the military announced that two American women will on Friday become the first female ...

U.S. Navy secretary: Cyberthreats getting 'whole lot of attention'

May 21, 2015

U.S. Navy secretary: Cyberthreats getting 'whole lot of attention'

The U.S. Navy is working hard to improve the cybersecurity of its computer networks and weapon and communications systems, while bracing for potential attacks on power grids and fuel supplies, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Wednesday. Mabus said cyberwarfare was a clear threat, given ...

U.S. carrier George Washington leaves Yokosuka after seven years

May 18, 2015

U.S. carrier George Washington leaves Yokosuka after seven years

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington left the U.S. Navy’s Yokosuka base in Kanagawa Prefecture on Monday, ending a seven-year deployment. The carrier, which was sent to Yokosuka Naval Base as the U.S. Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be stationed overseas, is expected ...

Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

May 13, 2015

Crew rescued after carrier fighter crashes in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed in the Arabian Gulf after taking off from an aircraft carrier on Tuesday but both crew members survived without major injuries, military officers said Tuesday. The Super Hornet aircraft had launched from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in ...

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Apr 29, 2015

Iran fires warning shots, boards, seizes freighter in Strait of Hormuz

Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. The incident, which ...

Mar 18, 2015

U.S. Navy urges joint Southeast Asia patrols of South China Sea

The commander of the U.S. Navy Seventh Fleet called on Southeast Asian nations to form a combined maritime force to patrol areas of the South China Sea where territorial tensions flare with China. Countries could streamline cooperation on maritime security while respecting sovereignty and ...