| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 1:31 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 12:50 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 12:35 PM
"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,...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 6:58 AM
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...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:26 PM
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......
| Mar 20, 2012
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...