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  • Memorial marks somber anniversary for USS Cole in Norfolk

    Memorial marks somber anniversary for USS Cole in Norfolk
    The Navy held a memorial ceremony Sunday to honor the 17 sailors who were killed aboard the USS Cole 14 years ago in a terrorist attack. On Oct. 12, 2000, the guided-missile destroyer was refueling in Aden Harbor, Yemen, when it was bombed by a small...
  • Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts

    Report: High-tide floods threaten Hampton Roads, U.S. coasts
    It's not quite a sign to start building an ark, but climate scientists are sounding the alarm for Hampton Roads and other coastal communities caught on the front lines of worsening high-tide flooding. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists...
  • Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour

    Vice President Joe Biden touts ports during Norfolk tour
    Vice President Joe Biden had stern words for stalwarts, including those in the House and Senate, questioning the legitimacy of improved infrastructure and the means to fund it: you're wasting time. “What most people don't realize is that our...
  • Commander, 2 others removed from Norfolk-based ship pending investigation

    Commander, 2 others removed from Norfolk-based ship pending investigation
    The commander, executive officer and a command master chief of a Norfolk-based destroyer were removed from command amid an investigation of the "command climate" aboard the ship, according to a statement from U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Capt. Anthony L....
  • Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford taking shape

    Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford taking shape
    NEWPORT NEWS — As of last week, America's newest aircraft carrier was 81 percent complete, its sleek tower rising above Pier 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding. To motorists driving along Huntington Avenue, the Gerald R. Ford might seem no different...
  • Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast

    Navy report: Mechanical failure caused Sea Dragon crash off Virginia coast
    NORFOLK — It was a mechanical malfunction that caused a fire in the cabin of a MH-53 Sea Dragon helicopter that crashed off the coast of Virginia on Jan. 8, killing three of the five crew members, according to a Navy report released Thursday....
  • Submarine John Warner will stay close to home

    Submarine John Warner will stay close to home
    The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that paid homage to the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish. It will be the first Virginia-class...
  • Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas

    Fleet Weather Center in Norfolk monitors the skies, seas
    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...
  • USS Cole leaves Norfolk for six-month deployment

    USS Cole leaves Norfolk for six-month deployment
    The USS Cole left Naval Station Norfolk Friday for a six-month deployment in the Mediterranean Sea and other waters in the area, officials said. The guided-missile destroyer will “conduct maritime operations and strengthen partner nations’...
  • Norfolk-based ships now call Florida home

    About 1,500 sailors and their families moved from Hampton Roads to Florida over the weekend as the Navy seeks to better position its East Coast forces and preserve jobs at coastal shipyards. The USS Iwo Jima and the USS Fort McHenry arrived Sunday at...
  • Hampton Roads aircraft, ships part of Navy presence near Iraq

    Hampton Roads aircraft, ships part of Navy presence near Iraq
    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...