| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:29 PM
F-22s from Langley Air Force Base have flown to Nevada to participate in three weeks of combat training.
They will train among 125 other aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base as part of an exercise called Red Flag. Training started Monday and will run...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:50 PM
Adm. Philip Davidson, commander of the Navy's Fleet Forces, spoke of the Battle of Midway, a pivotal U.S. win during World War II, when trying to convey the importance of the newly formed Information Dominance Forces Command.
Against a superior and...
| 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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Although the U.S. has ended its ban on openly gay troops, Nicole Carry cannot envision a mass "coming out" of gay service members tomorrow or the next day.
The policy has changed overnight. The culture shift might take a while.
"I don't see a lot of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Ships and aircraft from Hampton Roads make up a significant chunk of the Navy's strength in the North Arabian Gulf as President Obama considers further military action in Iraq.
F/A-18 Super Hornets from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush have...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The Navy this weekend announced additional cutbacks to deal with sequestration, now that the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts are official.
The service will defer or cancel up to six ship deployments to various locations around the world...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Identical bills making their way through both chambers of Congress would amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to include women.
While thousands of women currently meet the eligibility requirement for joining the organization, the...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 8:32 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — Nine days after he turned 18, Robert "Bobby" Hawk stepped out of his father's 1951 Chevrolet on a humid, overcast Tuesday morning and began the walk from downtown Newport News to the James River waterfront.
Before Hawk entered the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:01 PM
NORFOLK — With hurricane season underway, the Fleet Weather Center at Naval Station Norfolk is busy monitoring the skies and seas from the Midwest to Europe, making sure the country's fleet steers clear of storms.
Meanwhile, Navy and Marine...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:17 PM
A couple of new book offerings as well as upcoming events will please history lovers.
Norfolk's Navy base
"Naval Station Norfolk" is the newest in the pictorial history series by Arcadia Publishing, and it has plenty to offer for the aficionado of...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Navy Lt. Mike Tremel saw plenty while flying combat missions against the Islamic State, but it didn’t compare to Friday’s scene: a 23-member welcome-home party, and watching his young son walk for the first time.
The joyous reunion of...