STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Armed Forces Day
Do you know what Armed Forces Day is? I wasn't quite sure so I looked it up at www.defense.gov/
Here is what I found.....President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish... Posted on 5/9/10 at 11:00 PM
America’s newest commissioned submarine, the USS Minnesota, will submerge as a matter of routine. But as mentioned in Monday’s editorial, the Twin Cities chapter of the Navy League will work to keep awareness of the ship in plain view.
Every Minnesotan and North Dakotan knows about the U.S. Navy. But in the wake of Saturdays’ christening of the USS North Dakota and the commissioning in September of the USS Minnesota, there’s another ocean-related group that residents should get to know: the Navy League.
The man who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday visited two hospitals in the weeks before the rampage but denied that he was depressed or having thoughts of harming himself or others, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday.
A Navy contractor, a commander and a Navy criminal investigator were arrested and charged with conspiracy in a bribery scheme to reap millions of dollars in port contracts worldwide, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Aaron Alexis seems a study in contradictions: a former Navy reservist, a Defense Department contractor, a convert to Buddhism who was taking an online course in aeronautics. But he also had flashes of temper that led to run-ins with police over shootings in Fort Worth, Texas, and Seattle.
A former Navy reservist went on a shooting rampage Monday inside a building at the heavily secured Washington Navy Yard, firing from a balcony onto office workers in the cafeteria below, authorities and witnesses said. Thirteen people were killed, including the gunman.
Brett Zongker, Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor
, September 16, 2013
Two years after he made history by becoming the Navy's first black pilot, Ensign Jesse Brown lay trapped in his downed fighter plane in subfreezing North Korea, his leg broken and bleeding. His wingman crash-landed to try to save him, and even burned his hands trying to put out the flames.
The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military's capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks a pilot is asked to do.
The USNS Bismarck will be a high-speed transport vessel, the military said. Such ships serve a variety of roles, from providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to supporting special operations forces.
The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.
The commanding officer of the USS North Dakota took to the House podium for a rare address to the state legislature Friday afternoon.
Cmdr. Douglas V. Gordon, spoke to a room full of legislators about the submarine and it’s impact it will have on the U.S. Navy fleet after it is christened this fall and commissioned in 2014... and more.
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