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  • Could small nukes be the energy answer?

    Scrambling to shrink their carbon footprints, federal agencies in Hampton Roads and beyond are eyeing a proven yet controversial source of energy: nuclear power. But they’re not pursuing large-scale power plants that tend to evoke the accidents at...
  • Japan struggles in quake's aftermath

    Japan struggled on Saturday to recover from its worst earthquake, which unleashed enough energy to generate a tsunami that threatened several countries along the Pacific Rim, including the United States where parts of California and the rest of the West...
  • USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50

    USS Enterprise: The aircraft carrier that changed everything turns 50
    NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
  • Panetta explains Pentagon's 'pivot' toward Asia

     
    As the U.S. seeks to reassert its role as a Pacific power after a decade of distant ground wars, the Obama administration has run into a problem: It’s hard to convince allies and rivals that the enhanced military commitment to Asia is sufficiently...
  • Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers

    Newport News Shipbuilding is nation's only manufacturer of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers
    Newport News Shipbuilding, the nation's largest shipyard, is one of the local economy's driving forces. The yard — Hampton Roads' largest private employer, with about 20,000 workers — is the nation's sole maker of nuclear-powered aircraft...
  • Navy launches new catapult for aircraft carriers

     
    Navy launches new catapult for aircraft carriers...
  • Orlando Magic and NBA News: Saturday, Dec. 25

     
    It's Christmas Day, but perhaps more importantly, the Orlando Magic and Boston Celtics will face off early this afternoon. As a gift from the Sentinel to you, here are all the links you need to open before watching today's game. 1. Remade Orlando Magic...
  • 2011 Chrysler 300: First Drive

     
    At a San Diego pier opposite the USS Midway Wednesday morning, Chrysler interior design chief Klaus Busse strutted in front of a 300C sedan. He motioned toward a warship steaming past the massive aircraft carrier, which is now a floating......
  • Northrop's X-47B robotic jet makes first flight from Edwards Air Force Base

     
    Northrop's X-47B has first test flight....
  • EGYPT: Pentagon moving warships, preparing for possible evacuations

     
    The Pentagon is moving U.S. warships and other military assets to make sure it is prepared in case evacuation of U.S. citizens from Egypt becomes necessary, officials said Friday. The Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship carrying 700 to 800 troops......
  • Nuclear power: The end, or a new beginning?

     
    You can stick a fork in it. The future of nuclear power in America, that is. There's nothing quite like seeing the words "Japan battles to avert nuclear meltdown" on your TV screen or "Risk of meltdown increases at Japan......
  • Abortion coverage for rape victims in the military [Most commented]

     
    Lawrence J. Korb, an assistant secretary of Defense from 1981 to 1985 and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, hit an uncomfortable nerve in his Op-Ed Thursday, discussing the lack of medical coverage for abortions in the......