| Apr 24, 2014
| 11:47 AM
— The Navy will award its highest non-combat decoration for heroism Friday to a Hagerstown sailor killed last month in a shooting in Norfolk, Va., officials said.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo, who was assigned to Naval Security Forces at...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Postponing the combat deployment of a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier will not compromise the safety of troops in the Middle East, a top U.S. general told Congress Tuesday.
Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander of U.S. Central Command, said defense...
| Mar 7, 2013
A bill that shelters a string of shipbuilding programs from budget cuts breezed through the House Wednesday as a Republican majority was joined by more than 50 Democrats.
The $982 billion bill would keep the government going through the end of the year,...
| 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,...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:19 PM
The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday.
Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
| 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...