| Nov 20, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Jeremy Crandall, an Illinois native, grew up with a particular fondness for Abraham Lincoln. He became a Civil War aficionado, researching tactics of the four-year conflict and the personalities of the men who fought in it.
He joined the Navy and became...
| Oct 30, 2013
Naval Station Norfolk was under assault — the sea had risen by 6 feet, storm surge was pounding the piers and a Category 3 hurricane was barreling down with blistering 129 mph winds.
And before it was over, the sea would rise by 27 feet —...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:28 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 6:23 AM
Huntington Ingalls Industries finished 2012 ahead of Wall Street analysts’ expectations, as it nears completion of several of its less profitable Gulf Coast shipbuilding contracts.
The company on Wednesday reported sales revenues of $1.82 billion,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:10 PM
After months of investigation, military authorities charged four sailors Wednesday in the deaths of two Navy divers at the "Super Pond" at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Class Jason M. Bennett, Senior Chief Navy Diver James C. Burger,...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Four sailors are to be court-martialed on charges stemming from the deaths of two Navy divers in the Super Pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground, a Navy spokesman said Monday.
Lt. Nathan Potter, a spokesman for the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2,...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 12:27 PM
Christmas arrived five days early for 7,000 sailors and their families. This is the day they came home from war. The USS Harry S. Truman and four support ships dropped anchor at Naval Station Norfolk, ending a seven month deployment in the Persian Group...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Just before 5 a.m. on Monday, April 18, Capt. Billy Simmons' work cell phone started humming.
That's never good news.
Simmons, who oversees the marine hazard and navigation program for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Norfolk District, holds the Corps'...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 5:49 PM
NORFOLK — Capt. Eddie Bellamy looks like a man who's lived his life on the water. Talks that way, too.
Sunburned and stout, his once-red life preserver is various hues of brown, caked with layers of oil and grease. Bellamy, 61, is not one for small...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Water levels in Hampton Roads are expected to rise three feet Saturday night if Hurricane Irene continues on its projected path.
“There’s probably no doubt that we’ll get a lot of flooding,” said Larry Atkinson, an oceanography...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:47 AM
Already sparring over an aircraft carrier, Florida and Virginia have locked horns on another issue: human spaceflight.
NASA announced in July that it would order an environmental review of Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's...