LEMOORE, Calif. — Two U.S. Navy jets crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Friday and only one pilot was immediately rescued, military officials said. A night search for the missing pilot was underway.
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press. Continue reading
Vice Adm. Michelle Howard has become the first female four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history.
Howard was also promoted to vice chief of naval operations, the service’s No. 2 officer. The promotion ceremony took place Tuesday morning at Arlington National Cemetery. Continue reading
Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives. Continue reading
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a rare tour Monday of China’s first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship, according to Chinese leaders. Continue reading
The SEALs boarded the tanker Morning Glory late Sunday in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea near Cyprus. Rear Adm. John Kirby said no one was injured in the operation, which was approved by President Barack Obama. Continue reading
The number of U.S. soldiers forced to leave the army for crimes and misconduct has risen sharply in recent years, according to an Associated Press report released on Saturday. Continue reading
Three of the military’s five branches are ramping up investigations into some of the most serious scandals for the armed forces in a generation. The latest involves charges that Navy trainers cheated on certification exams to teach at a nuclear reactor school. Gwen Ifill talks to Craig Whitlock who covers the Defense Department for The Washington Post. Continue reading
A Malaysian businessman, known as "Fat Leonard," was arrested this fall for recruiting moles in the U.S Navy in order to inflate lucrative naval contracts. Allegations claim top commanders received bribes in exchange for contracts worth up to $200 million. Jeffrey Brown talks to Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock for the latest. Continue reading
Ray Suarez talks with journalist Phil Bronstein who wrote an Esquire profile of the Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama bin Laden. Since the SEAL — known as "the shooter" — retired from service, but he’s been met with significant challenges, or as Bronstein writes, "no landing pad in civilian life." Continue reading