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U.S. Navy Blue Angels Fighter Jet Crashes, One Pilot Reportedly Dead (Updated)

A United States Navy F/A-18 jet belonging to the Blue Angels demonstration team reportedly went down in Smyrna, Tennessee this afternoon. The incident does not initially appear to be tied to an earlier crash of a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team jet. The pilot reportedly died in the incident.

The White House Screening of The Hunt For Red October Had Celebrities, Spies and (Maybe) a Sex Scandal

President George H. W. Bush hosted a star-studded screening of The Hunt for Red October at the White House on February 19, 1990. The guests included everyone from Tom Clancy and James Earl Jones to the CEO of Paramount and Colin Powell. Robert Gates was there, as was the director of the CIA, and men from the highest…

Here's The First Video Of The Navy's New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Cruising Through Open Sea

Look at how she slices, look at how she dices! Look at how she seems to take millimeter-high waves without falling over at all! This is the United States Navy’s new Zumwalt-class destroyer, and after we saw it in still photos putting out to open sea for the first of its builders’ trials before delivery, here’s the…

This Is The Navy's New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer Out At Sea For The Very First Time

Pre-Commissioning Unit Zumwalt, soon to be known as the USS Zumwalt, is the United States Navy’s newest and most advanced surface warfare ship. It’s almost an experiment in its own right, with only three ships planned, only 60 percent of the crew of a regular destroyer, and enough power to feed railguns and lasers…

U.S. Navy To Pass Within 12 Miles Of China's Man-Made Islands Within 24 Hours

Within the next 24 hours, the U.S. Navy will execute a freedom of navigation mission in the South China Sea that will put the Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Lassen within 12 miles of China’s man-made islands. Air cover and reconnaissance aircraft will be monitoring the mission nearby in international airspace and…

Navy Responds To Claim Ship Was Scared Off By Russian Jets With Video

Media outlets in Russia began crowing last week about an incident in the Black Sea, off the coast of the contested Crimean Peninsula. Russian fighters buzzed an American destroyer, sending it running scared after it entered Russian waters, they said. But the US Navy just verbally struck back, with video of the…

Watch VP-5 "Mad Foxes" Put Their New P-8A Poseidons To Work

The Navy is settling into its new maritime patrol aircraft and increased deployments abroad are part of getting the P-8A Poseidon up to snuff. Last July, VP-5 'Mad Foxes' took on their seven-month mission to Japan with gusto, with the P-8's fresh capabilities continuing to be a big hit in the region. Here's an awesome…

How The U.S. Navy Turned An Oil Tanker Into A Helicopter Sea Base

The Navy and Marines' sea basing dreams are quickly becoming a tangible reality, with two of their giant Mobile Landing Platforms already in the water. Now, the next variation of the sea basing concept has been floated, the Afloat Forward Staging Base USNS Lewis B. Puller, which has more in common with the world's…

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Two Sailors From America's First Iron-clad Warship To Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

It's been 151 years since the USS Monitor — the U.S. Navy's first iron-clad warship — sank in the Atlantic Ocean near the Outer Banks of North Carolina. But the remains of two sailors found in the wreck's turret in 2002 will finally be laid to rest with full military honors this week at Arlington National Cemetery.