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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
Navy snipers on the fantail of a destroyer cut down three Somali pirates in a lifeboat and rescued an American sea captain in a surprise nighttime assault in choppy seas Easter Sunday, ending a five-day standoff between a team of rogue gunmen and the world’s most powerful military.
By Todd Pitman and Lara Jakes, The Associated Press
, April 13, 2009
Not for the first time, a powerful U.S. naval fleet designed for all-out war must find a way to swat belligerent mosquitoes — in this case, pirates holding hostage the captain of a container ship in a lifeboat off the African coast.
Lori Laraway has achieved the rank of captain as a U.S. Navy nurse.
Laraway graduated from James-town College with a degree in nursing. She joined the Navy in 1986 and has served in Guam, Cuba and the Iraq-Kuwait borders.
Navy Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Todd J. Simonson, a 1981 graduate of Valley City (N.D.) High School, recently deployed as an operating room nurse aboard Naval Hospital Ship USNS Mercy, Naval Base San Diego, Calif.
The deployment is in support of the humanitarian assistance mission Pacific Partnership 2008 in the Republic of the Philippines and Simonson’s duties will include removing cataracts and improving the vision of patients.
The U.S Navy is planning to name a new nuclear submarine after North Dakota for the first time in 85 years, the state’s congressional delegation and Gov. John Hoeven announced Monday.
State officials have been pushing the Navy to name a new ship after the state for more than a decade, with little success.
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