| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:10 PM
The Navy in recent weeks has awarded contracts to Hampton Roads defense firms that range from work on nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to operating and maintaining oceanographic survey ships.
Huntington Ingalls Industries received $7.3 million to...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:12 PM
The Hampton Roads Planning District estimates the region could lose about 5,500 jobs and $266 million in earnings in 2015, according to its most recent economic report focused on the defense industry.
The Department of Defense's budget appears to have...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:36 AM
Last weekend, Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. celebrated a milestone, launching the first DDG 51-class destroyer in four years.
The guided-missile destroyer John Finn was launched at dawn on Saturday.
To date, Ingalls has delivered 28...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 4:51 AM
LEESBURG — Retired Air Force Capt. Raymond H. Schmidt suddenly felt like he was in a time warp.
Hundreds of feet above a runway, the 94-year-old World War II veteran spotted a Boeing Stearman biplane descending from the bright blue sky. The mere...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:05 AM
One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 10:06 AM
A lot can happen sitting on the runway of an Air Force base, waiting for Boeing B-52 bombers to land.
You can learn how to play chess, find out your house is in foreclosure, lose your business and car . . . or a plane could crash, exploding into a...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 10:52 AM
For a moment, the mammal and the machine are side by side on a Navy dock here.
The dolphin and the drone — and their respective handlers — will spend the morning training for a possible order to deploy to the Persian Gulf or some other...
| Mar 29, 2015
Harry Epstein has never commanded a Navy strike group, and Lisa Papini doesn't have a cushy Pentagon office. But without small businesses such as theirs, America's mighty aircraft carrier fleet would be dead in the water.
Last week, they and dozens of...
| Mar 27, 2015
| 7:47 AM
Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 6:50 PM
The battle for dominance in the Middle East draws on ancient enmity between the Shiite and Sunni branches of Islam, but what drives it is a thoroughly modern struggle for power between Iran and the Arab monarchies led by Saudi Arabia.
Now the United...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Asha Byrd, a 2013 Rich South High School graduate, is getting a chance to see the world while helping feed the crew of the USS Fitzgerald based near Tokyo, according to the Navy Office of Community Outreach.
Seaman Recruit Byrd is serving as a...