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USS Nimitz returns home after six-month deployment

The USS Nimitz returned to Bremerton this weekend following a six-month deployment that brought the aircraft carrier across the globe, performing combat operations in the Arabian Gulf's scorching heat and participating in the Navy's first three-carrier exercise in a decade.
19 hours 21 min ago

Trudeau snubs Boeing, unveils plan to buy used Australian jets

The Trudeau government is escalating a trade fight with Boeing, ditching plans to buy 18 Super Hornets while launching a search for new fighter jets under parameters that could hamper future bids from the U.S. plane maker.
19 hours 41 min ago

Midshipman faces discipline after scaling Naval Academy Chapel for traditional stunt

Naval Academy lore claims a midshipman who can get his cap — called a cover — atop the chapel’s obelisk will earn relaxed restrictions, or carry-on. One midshipman is getting the opposite of that, thanks to a stunt involving his cover and a statue.
19 hours 44 min ago

Russian Olympic Committee expects 200 to compete in South Korea

Despite Russia's ban from the upcoming Olympics, officials in the country still expect more than 200 of their athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.
19 hours 49 min ago

NTSB blames captain, bad safety culture for loss of El Faro

A ship captain's unwillingness to listen to his crew's suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats, open to the elements.
20 hours 2 min ago

Navy awards Bath Iron Works $23.9 million contract for destroyer work

The U.S. Navy on Monday awarded Bath Iron Works a $23.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract as a lead yard for Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
20 hours 3 min ago