| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:10 PM
After months of investigation, military authorities charged four sailors Wednesday in the deaths of two Navy divers at the "Super Pond" at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class Jason M. Bennett, Senior Chief Navy Diver James C. Burger,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Four sailors are to be court-martialed on charges stemming from the deaths of two Navy divers in the Super Pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a Navy spokesman said Monday.
Lt. Nathan Potter, a spokesman for the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2,...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 2:15 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski on Wednesday likened the loss of the USNS Comfort to the departure of the Baltimore Colts – and asked Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to reconsider.
The U.S. Fleet Forces Command announced last month that it was moving the white-...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A Norfolk-based destroyer will conduct training exercises in the Black Sea, a move the Navy says is unrelated to the growing crisis in Ukraine.
The USS Truxtun will train with Romanian and Bulgarian navies in exercises that were scheduled "well in...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:07 AM
A decision to inactivate an aircraft carrier in 2016 instead of refueling it would mean less business for Newport News Shipbuilding, but it would not erode the skilled labor force needed for future jobs, the company head said Thursday.
Mike Petters, the...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 4:11 PM
HAMPTON — A U.S. Navy sailor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby — striking or shaking him so severely that it caused skull and rib fractures, breathing difficulties and "significant brain trauma" that...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:23 PM
So the U.S. Army is shrinking – again. What does that mean for Fort Eustis in Newport News?
Answer: Too early to tell, but the past might inform the present.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel addressed some 200 Eustis soldiers Tuesday, one day after...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:51 AM
UPDATE: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with soldiers at Fort Eustis Tuesday, facing questions on how the U.S. will retain a quality fighting force as it pushes for deep defense cuts.
One day after vowing to shrink the Army to its lowest level in...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 5:01 PM
President Obama's upcoming defense budget raises the possibility of losing an aircraft carrier in the coming years while requiring Hampton Roads to face another military base-closing commission.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel discussed the spending...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:28 PM
The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is the East Coast winner of an annual efficiency award known as the Battle E.
It is given to ships for maintaining top readiness and for being able to perform wartime duties.
"Being commissioned for only 15...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:37 AM
House and Senate leaders rolled out their proposed state budgets Sunday. They approach expanding Medicaid differently, but both include several million for dredging in Hampton Roads to prepare for larger boats with the Panama Canal expansion.