STAFF BLOG DIRTY LAUNDRY They've gone away
I met the young wife of a soldier the other day as she stood by a road trying to catch a last glimpse of her husband as he rode by in a bus. He was leaving on a year-long deployment, and she was waiti... Posted on 6/3/11 at 3:04 PM
The Navy has canceled remaining 2013 performances of the Blue Angels because of federal budget cuts, meaning the elite aerial demonstration team will not be headlining this year's Fargo AirSho as planned.
About as far from deep water as they can be, a submarine executive officer and his sub’s engineering master chief will be in Grand Forks Thursday to talk up their $2.6 billion, nuclear-powered boat, only the second in the U.S. Navy to carry its proud name:
By Chuck Haga , Forum Communications
, October 10, 2012
Some 100 nautical miles northeast of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, a fleet of U.S. Navy fighter jets slings from the deck of the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier, leaving thin trails of smoke on the tight runway.
When the USS North Dakota deploys in 2014, it will be the most advanced submarine in the world, its executive officer says.
“We own the seas. And she is certainly the most capable submarine in the world. Nobody can match her,” Lt. Cmdr. Jeremiah Minner said.
By Helmut Schmidt, Forum Communications Co.
, May 03, 2012
Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in an assassination attempt 13 months ago, returned to Washington Friday for double honors. The Navy named a ship after her and she saw President Barack Obama sign the last piece of legislation she authored into law.
SEATTLE (AP) — Conservationists and Native American tribes are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the Washington, Oregon and California coasts, saying the noise can harass and kill whales and other marine life.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press
, January 26, 2012
Obama administration officials say the Navy is on its way to rescue America’s biofuels industry.
The federal agriculture, energy and Navy departments Tuesday announced they will spend up to $510 million in the next three years to build new or rebuild existing facilities to make fuel from what now is considered plant waste, such as corn stalks, grass, wood chips and corn cobs.
By Don Davis, Forum Communications Co.
, August 17, 2011
More than 100 supporters greeted the USS Carl Vinson as it returned from a deployment that became historic last month when the aircraft carrier picked up a team of Navy SEALs carrying the body of Osama bin Laden and buried the terror leader at sea.
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