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Photo Essay: Wall of Healing offers reconciliation, reflection Special

Nashville - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial “Wall That Heals” offered both visitors and citizens of Middle Tennessee an opportunity to learn, remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country during the Vietnam War.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Controversial France-Russia warship step closer to completion

Saint Petersburg - A controversial French-Russian warship project that has been decried by NATO came a step closer to completion on Thursday when the stern of the helicopter carrier was dispatched to France.
In the Media by AFP

New North Korea warships raise sanctions doubts

Pyongyang - Satellite images have picked out two new North Korean warships -- the largest it has constructed in 25 years and an important "wake-up call" on the effectiveness of sanctions, a US think-tank said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Royal Navy chief warns of threat posed by Scottish independence

London - Britain's Royal Navy chief on Tuesday warned that an independent Scotland would "damage the very heart" of the military service.
In the Media by AFP

Italian navy op has rescued nearly 20,000 migrants

Rome - The Italian navy said on Thursday it had rescued nearly 20,000 migrants since launching a Mediterranean operation following two deadly shipwrecks in October 2013.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. Navy man saving lives at home Special

“Before a missile is fired, I am what’s known as ‘Sanity Check’. With headphones, I can hear the orders given and verified for the target to be hit and the type of weapon to be used. This is the fourth and final check that is seen on the screen.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 1 comment

Russia seizes control of another Ukraine base in Crimea

Kiev - Russian troops on Monday seized control of a new Ukrainian military base in Crimea, throwing stun grenades and tying up the hands of marines, the defence ministry in Kiev said.The Russian troops stormed the naval base in Feodosia in western Crimea in ...
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine's navy at end of rope in Crimea

Sevastopol - As the flags go down one by one on Ukraine's fleet in Crimea, Russian forces are laying siege to the few ships left in a strongly pro-Russian community that is hostile to the new government in Kiev.The Ternopil and Slavutich, Ukraine's biggest ships in...
In the Media by Maria Antonova (AFP)

Gunmen storm Ukrainian warship in Crimea: spokesman

Sevastopol - Ukraine's defence ministry on Thursday said around 20 gunmen seized a Ukrainian warship, the Ternopil, in the port of Sevastopol in Crimea."The ship has been taken," Vladislav Seleznyov, the defence ministry's spokesman in Crimea, said on his Facebook ...
In the Media by AFP

Crimea authorities release detained Ukraine navy chief

Kiev - Crimean authorities have released the head of the Ukrainian navy whom they had seized during a raid on a base in the rebel peninsula, Ukraine's acting president said."Rear admiral Sergiy Gayduk was released tonight along with all the other civilian hos...
In the Media by AFP

Tears and threats as Ukrainians quit navy HQ

Sevastopol - Ukrainian servicemen filed out of navy headquarters in Sevastopol on Wednesday with tears in their eyes after the base was seized by pro-Moscow militants, Russian troops and Cossack forces.The assault began when some 200 unarmed militants -- some of th...
In the Media by Maria Antonova (AFP)

Sailor comrades-turned-foes face off in Sevastopol

Sevastopol - The Russian sailors of the Black Sea Fleet were their brothers, their friends, their comrades.Now they have become a threat for the Ukrainian navy men blockaded in the historic port of Sevastopol, cut off from the rest of the world.Scores of sailors ar...
In the Media by Michel Moutot (AFP)

Blocked by sunken Russian ships, Ukraine's navy stays defiant

Yevpatoriya - Russia has deliberately sunk three of its own ships to block Ukrainian navy vessels into a lake off the Black Sea, officers say, highlighting Moscow's determination to wear down the morale of Kiev's forces in Crimea.The Ochakov -- a Soviet-era warship ...
In the Media by Katherine Haddon (AFP)

Indian navy personnel injured in Mumbai ship accident

Mumbai - An Indian naval officer and an unspecified number of dock workers were injured Friday in a gas leak aboard a yet-to-be commissioned naval ship, a government statement said.The ship, called Yard 701 by the defence ministry, is being built by Mazagaon Do...
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine navy chief switches allegiance to Crimea pro-Russia authorities

Kiev - Ukraine's navy chief announced Sunday he had switched allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities of the flashpoint peninsula of Crimea, a day after he was appointed to the post by interim leader Oleksandr Turchynov."I swear to execute the orders of the ...
In the Media by AFP

Indian navy chief resigns after submarine accident: govt

New Delhi - India's navy chief resigned on Wednesday after a submarine accident off the coast of Mumbai saw two sailors missing and another seven injured, the defence ministry said."Taking moral responsibility for the accidents and incidents which have taken place...
In the Media by AFP

N. Korea patrol boat violated maritime border: South

Seoul - A North Korean patrol boat repeatedly crossed the disputed Yellow Sea border with the South in an apparent show of force at the start of South Korea-US military drills, Seoul's defence ministry said Tuesday.The incursion took place three times overnigh...
In the Media by AFP

Italy rescues 1,100 boat migrants, warns of surge

Rome - Italy's navy said Thursday it had rescued more than 1,100 immigrants on eight dinghies in 24 hours and warned that calmer seas could see the numbers rise further.
In the Media by AFP

China starts building second aircraft carrier: media

Beijing - China has started constructing the second of four planned aircraft carriers, a top government official said according to media reports on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Navy commander and NCIS agent among the arrested in Navy scandal

San Diego - Earlier this week, a Navy commander, an NCIS agent, and a defense contractor were arrested on federal charges in two bribery schemes.
In the Media by Andrew Ellis - 1 comment

With U.S. aid, Honduras building navy bases to fight smuggling

With money from the United States, the Honduran military has built one navy base and plans to build two more in an effort to curb drug trafficking.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Supporting Syria, Russia sends spy vessel into the Mediterranean

Still unconvinced on the Western narrative with regard to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons against rebels and civilians, Russia is sending a spy vessel into the Mediterranean Sea.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Iran Navy seizes two boats offshore

According to the Fars News Agency and Press TV, Iranian naval forces have seized two fishing boats in the Persian Gulf, said to have illegally crossed the Islamic Republic's maritime border.
In the Media by Saunon Malek

Navy dolphins find 19th century Howell torpedo off Calif. coast

A US Navy dolphin has discovered a 19th century torpedo in deep water off the coast of San Diego, California, during an underwater mine detection training exercise. The 11-foot brass torpedo known as the Howell was built and deployed about 130 years ago.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 5 comments

U.S. Navy applying the cloud, seeks expertise from CALNET

Reston - Even the United States military is heading into the cloud. The announcement that the U.S. Navy would be seeking commercial cloud ideas was confirmed in 2011 when it made substantial cuts in its business IT spending.
In the Media by Andrew Moran

Op-Ed: North Korea Threatens South Korea and America

North Korea continues threatening South Korea and America, while Chief of US Pacific forces surprisingly calls climate change the greatest concern as North Korea places South Korean island in its cross-hairs.
In the Media by Eliot Elwar - 2 comments

USS Freedom deployed in south-western Pacific

San Diego - With the increasing variety of conflicting island and seaway issues among South-western Pacific nations, it comes as no surprise the American Navy is deploying the first of at least four light combat vessels of the new Freedom Class to this region.
In the Media by Robert G Cope - 3 comments

Navy psychologist Dr. Heidi Kraft tends to unseen wounds Special

Savannah - Author Heidi Squier Kraft sat down with Digital Journal after her presentation at the Savannah Book Festival and shared insights about combat stress, deployment to Iraq, and more from the perspective of a psychologist and mother.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 6 comments

Bridge of £6bn aircraft carrier sets sail, rest of ship to follow

Portsmouth - Portsmouth Harbour, home of the Royal Navy, witnessed a curious site last week as the iconic bridge section of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier the HMS Queen Elizabeth set sail on a 600 mile journey to the Naval Dockyard at Rosyth in Scotland.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Israel's intentional fog of war over Syria

The world will likely never know the exact truth about what Israel bombed in or outside of Syria this week. But as alleged details of the daring mission leak out, the murky story reveals hard truths about Israel's lethal modus operandi.
In the Media by Robert Onley - 11 comments
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A Spanish-American War era 6 pound saluting gun.
A Spanish-American War era 6 pound saluting gun.
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A young Candidate Officer shows off his skills with his naval sword.
A young Candidate Officer shows off his skills with his naval sword.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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The South African Navy Band performs at UNISA in Pretoria.
The South African Navy Band performs at UNISA in Pretoria.
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U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
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U.S. Navy sailors on watch for pirates in the Gulf of Aden
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Counter-terrorism Weaponry: The pictured weapon is the Daewoo K1 assault rifle. Popularly known as K...
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Counter-terrorism Weaponry: The pictured weapon is the Daewoo K1 assault rifle. Popularly known as K1 or K1A, this firearm is a product of Daewoo Precision Industries,, a weapons manufactuer in the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The weapon is very popular with South Korea's Naval Special Warfare Brigade, a maritime-based counter-terrorism team modeled heavily after the US Navy Seals.
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Bombing is permitted in the sanctuary.
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Bombing is permitted in the sanctuary.
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We have our armed forces members volunteer in some places such as this nursing home. Could the VA us...
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We have our armed forces members volunteer in some places such as this nursing home. Could the VA use more of this treatment as well?
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Musician 2nd Class Justin Strauss  a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band  Five Star Brass Qu...
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Musician 2nd Class Justin Strauss, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, Five Star Brass Quintet, high-fives children following a performance in April this year at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, in Dakar, Senegal.
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President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
White House photo by Pete Souza
President Obama watching the Navy vs. Army football game
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The T-33 Mako Shark demonstration at the 2012 EX.
The T-33 Mako Shark demonstration at the 2012 EX.
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An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
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An aircraft carrier at Pearl Harbor
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Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle...
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Sailors aboard the Australian Navy ship Ocean Shield deploy the Bluefin 21 underwater search vehicle as part of efforts to find the Malaysian Airlines jet that disappeared March 8 with 239 passengers and crew.
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Warrant Officer Willie van Zyl on the saxophone.
Warrant Officer Willie van Zyl on the saxophone.
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Located just off of the Mobile Bay  in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
Located just off of the Mobile Bay, in Mobile Alabama is the USS Alabama Battleship Park.
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Hottest new ship in US Navy
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Hottest new ship in US Navy
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The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist s Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise dur...
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The casket bearing the body of US Navy Machinist's Mate goes over the edge of the USS Enterprise during a Burial at Sea ceremony. Burial at Sea are available free of charge to former and active armed forces members.
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