| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:34 PM
A sailor aboard the Norfolk-based destroyer USS James E. Williams has died, the Navy announced Monday.
Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a "non-hostile incident" that occurred June 19 while the ship was under way in...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 12:57 PM
Norfolk's namesake submarine was inactivated last week during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
The Los Angeles-class attack sub was commissioned in 1983 and built at Newport News Shipbuilding. It will remain in Norfolk until January to begin the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:31 PM
The U.S. Navy is investigating a locally-based squadron's helicopter crash at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
All six crewmembers aboard the helicopter survived the crash and have been transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation, according to a press...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:01 AM
The proposed third highway crossing over Hampton Roads is either going to be a boon or bottleneck nightmare, and the amount of money being associated with the administrative make-up of the region's newest transportation commission needs to be reexamined....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 3:00 PM
An Navy sailor who was stationed on a ship at Naval Station Norfolk pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to receiving child pornography.
Douglas Lawrence True, 23, of Clarksville, Ind., faces 20 years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced in...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The Navy's Military Sealift Command is consolidating its headquarters in Norfolk, and bringing with it about 500 jobs from Washington, D.C.
The command, which falls under the Navy's U.S. Fleet Forces Command and joint services U.S. Transportation...
| 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...