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  • Fusing the Ford

    Fusing the Ford
    Daily Press photographer Rob Ostermaier spent some time chronicling a day in the life of a late-shift welder at Newport News Shipbuilding. The shipyard's welders ensure the structural integrity of the nation's aircraft carriers and submarines. The...
  • USS Enterprise Sailing Off To History's Scrap Heap

    USS Enterprise Sailing Off To History's Scrap Heap
    The USS Enterprise is the nation's oldest active duty warship, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and a history-making symbol of America's naval might for half a century. But it's now headed for the scrap heap. Virtually all the weapons and...
  • Navy air forces get new commander

    Navy air forces get new commander
    CORONADO, Calif. -- The Navy has a new leader of its air arm, following a change-of-command ceremony at the North Island Naval Air Station on Thursday. Vice Adm. David Buss relieved Vice Adm. Allen Myers, who is moving to the Pentagon to be deputy...
  • Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise

    Obama: Sequestration demands a compromise
    President Barack Obama made a late appeal for compromise to stave off across-the-board cuts Tuesday in a speech at Newport News Shipbuilding. He called sequestration – the budgetary term for the cuts – an ugly word, and an even uglier...
  • Uncertainty reigns near Newport News shipyard, site of Obama sequestration speech on Tuesday

    Uncertainty reigns near Newport News shipyard, site of Obama sequestration speech on Tuesday
    Shipbuilding and military spending permeate Newport News and Hampton Roads. In this city and region, which will play backdrop for President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday on the impact of sequestration, anxiety over the potential cuts is palpable in...
  • USS Ronald Reagan off Japan Being Repositioned to Avoid Reactor Fall-out

    USS Ronald Reagan off Japan Being Repositioned to Avoid Reactor Fall-out
    SAN DIEGO (KTLA) -- The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has repositioned itself away away from the Fukushima nuclear plant to avoid reactor fall-out. Commanding officer, Capt. Thom Burke, wrote on the ship's Facebook page that very low levels of...
  • 11 injured when jet explodes on carrier

    11 injured when jet explodes on carrier
    SAN DIEGO -- Eleven sailors were injured when a fighter jet engine exploded during a training exercise Wednesday aboard a Navy aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego, the U.S. Navy said Thursday. "It's a very dangerous area," said Commander MarK...
  • "Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks" by Dave Baranek

    "Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks" by Dave Baranek
    "Topgun Days: Dogfighting, Cheating Death, and Hollywood Glory as One of America's Best Fighter Jocks" By Dave Baranek Skyhorse, $24.95, 320 pages Debuting last week, Dave Baranek’s memoir, the heavy-on-the-subtitle “Topgun Days: Dogfighting,...
  • 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...
  • Big day for WW2 vets -- D-Day, Midway anniversaries

     
    Beneath gray skies, aging South Florida veterans gathered to mark two pivotal World War II events on Wednesday -- the 70th anniversary of the battle of Midway in the Pacific and the 68th anniversary of D-Day, the launch of the......
  • 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...