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  • 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 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...
  • Sunday's 7/14 local schedule (updated Sat. AM)

    BASEBALL Coastal Plain League: Peninsula Pilots at Edenton, 7 International League: Charlotte at Norfolk, 6:05 Eastern League: Richmond at Bowie, 6:05 Southern Virginia Adult Baseball League: Deltaville Deltas vs. Hampton Braves (at Trimble Field), 4 York...
  • Fest Notebook: Tribeca Comes Into Its Own With Diverse Slate

    Ever since the Tribeca Film Festival physically departed Tribeca and more or less abandoned its uniquely over-specific 9/11 and “made in NYC” slants, it has become more reflective of national and/or global developments, tackled via a smorgasbord of...
  • Living Here: Military installations

    Living Here: Military installations
    Newcomers will see it right away: Hampton Roads and theU.S. military go hand in hand. Every branch of the service is represented in this corner of southeastern Virginia: Start with the world's largest naval base and the only East Coast home for the...
  • Nationwide Series leader Elliott Sadler spends day with Navy pilots, crew

    Nationwide Series leader Elliott Sadler spends day with Navy pilots, crew
    VIRGINIA BEACH — There are some similarities between the Chevy Impala Elliott Sadler drives in the Nationwide Series and the F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter aircraft the pilots of squadron VFA-81 fly out of Naval Air Station Oceana and on the super...
  • 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...
  • Navy to build new kennel for military working dogs

    It's nice to see man's best friend isn't getting shortshrifted because of budget cuts. The Navy announced Monday it has begun construction on a new kennel for military working dogs at the Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach....
  • Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services

    Sequestration would reach far into the Virginia Peninsula community - and affect health services
    Like a victim tied to buzz saw table in an old movie melodrama, federal, state and local agencies and departments, and a host of businesses and nonprofit organizations are watching with alarm as budget blades churn toward them. On Friday automatic...
  • Former Oceana fighter pilot tapped for International Space Station

    A former Navy fighter pilot who spent several years at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach in the 1990s has been selected for a year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. Scott Kelly, 48, a New Jersey native, will launch into space...
  • Navy, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard and Marines all call Hampton Roads "home."

    Newcomers will see it right away: Hampton Roads and the U.S. military go hand in hand. Every branch of the service is represented in this corner of southeastern Virginia: Start with the world's largest naval base and the only East Coast home for the...