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  • Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott

    Portsmouth defense contractor welcomes Rep. Scott
    Having escaped Washington for a few weeks, Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott decided to catch up on some homework Tuesday — of the defense-related variety. The Newport News Democrat spent part of the afternoon touring W&O Premier, a defense...
  • 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...
  • Former Lillian Vernon headquarters available for lease or sale

    The 870,000-square-foot Virginia Beach property that once housed the headquarters of the low-cost home goods retailer is on the market, Inside Business reports. The Hampton Roads office of real estate firm JLL announced earlier this month that it was...
  • Cockeysville native launching to International Space Station this month

    Cockeysville native launching to International Space Station this month
    Navy Cmdr. Reid Wiseman spent 21/2 years preparing to travel 220 miles above Earth's surface, live six months in cramped quarters and walk in space. That doesn't mean he isn't a little scared. "There are moments when the adrenaline just crushes you,"...
  • Living Here: Military installations

    Living Here: Military installations
    War headlines from Iraq and Afghanistan have given way to a steady drumbeat of news about military drawdowns and budget cuts, but that won't change one fact: the U.S. military has deep roots in Hampton Roads. Every branch of the service is represented...
  • Hampton Roads Military Links

    Fort Eustis Army Base - 6th Transportation Battalion - 7th Special Troops Battalion - 7th Transportation Group - 10th Transportation Battalion - 11th Transportation Battalion - 24th Transportation Battalion - 53rd Transportation Battalion -...
  • U.S. Navy jet crashes into ocean off the Virginia coast

    A pilot was rescued after his U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, Navy officials confirmed. The F/A-18E Super Hornet jet went down 45 miles from Oceana, Va., home to a base that hosts the Navy's East Coast attack-...
  • The Rev. John T. Carter

    The Rev. John T. Carter
    The Rev. John T. Carter, a retired Roman Catholic Navy chaplain who later pastored several churches in Western Maryland, died Tuesday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of respiratory failure. He was 71. "Our Uncle Martin Hyland was...
  • Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts

    Navy must look 'very hard' at aircraft carrier cuts
    NORFOLK — Even as the U.S. prepares to christen its newest aircraft carrier, oncoming budget cuts will compel the Navy to seriously consider reducing the overall size of its carrier fleet, the Navy's top officer said Wednesday. Any move in that...
  • Capt. Thomas L. MacKenzie, naval officer

    Capt. Thomas L. MacKenzie, naval officer
    Capt. Thomas L. MacKenzie, a retired career Navy officer who was a staff member of the House Armed Services Committee, died Sept. 27 at Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, Va., of complications from a fall. The Alexandria resident was 65. The son of a...
  • Navy describes more cuts now that sequestration is here

    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...