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    Navy poised to give cigarette sales the boot from bases

    The U.S. Navy is about to ban all sales of cigarettes and other tobacco items from its bases and ships, Defense Department sources said on Tuesday.

  • Navy secretary discusses sub replacement in Ga.

    U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says the service is on track to replace its ballistic missile submarines.

  • Lt. Gen. Thomas Waldhauser disclosed that in a one-on-one meeting, Marine Commandant Gen. James F. Amos ordered him to “crush†all desecration defendants and run them out of the Corps. He said he refused.

    Semper fi? Taliban desecration case ignites battle in top ranks of Marines

    The Marine Corps' discipline proceedings in the infamous desecration of Taliban corpses has churned up deep divisions among the top brass.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday the $40 billion LCS will not go beyond 32 ships, instead of a planned 52, at least for now. (PRNewsfoto via associated Press)

    Defense Secretary Hagel reduces buy on Navy's futuristic littoral ship

    One of the Navy's prized futuristic ships has been put on probation by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

  • Depot museum to get cruiser relics

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has assured officials with the Old Depot Museum in Vicksburg that it will receive some items from the soon-to-be decommissioned USS Vicksburg.

  • Congress looks at Navy contracting practices

    The House Oversight Committee is looking into Navy contracting practices amid a widening federal probe into a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of offering prostitution services and pricey vacations to Navy officers.

  • An officer who said he was with the Department of Defense (right) and Navy personnel stand guard inside the gate of the closed Washington Navy Yard on Tuesday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Navy Yard shootings expose a flawed security clearance system

    The government system that provided Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis a "secret" security clearance has been beset by problems.

  • Swarms of police stand outside the Navy Yard as workers are evacuated from the area as police search for a gunman, in Washington, D.C.,  Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (Andrew S. Geraci/The Washington Times)

    Navy family to rally after 'horrific blow,' Mabus vows

    Saying the service had suffered a "horrific blow," Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on Monday vowed Navy personnel would rally as a family from the attack that left 13 people dead at one of the Navy's oldest and most storied bases.

  • Navy anticipates $8.6 billion budget shortfall, plans to dock several ships

    The Navy is estimating its maintenance and operations budget is on course for an $8.6 billion budget shortfall by the end of 2013, and officials are planning to close the gap by shutting down four air wings, canceling or delaying deployments of several ships, docking two destroyers and deferring a planned humanitarian mission by the service’s premier medical ship to Latin America, according to an internal memo obtained by the Washington Guardian.

  • Peralta

    Top medal denied twice to Marine

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has denied the request to give Sgt. Rafael Peralta the Medal of Honor, saying there are still too many questions to accept that he knowingly scooped a grenade beneath himself to absorb its blast and save his fellow Marines.

  • Illustration Corn Ship by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    DRIESSEN: Navy declares war on fossil fuel

    If America had a Spend Like a Drunken Sailor Award, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus would win hands-down for blowing $12 million on biofuel for Navy ships.

  • FILE - In this May 18, 2012 file photo, Brooklyn Decker, a cast member in "Battleship," poses at the American premiere of the film in Los Angeles. A former swimsuit model, Decker is posing for the cameras more than ever. But now she's exchanged bathing suits for premiere-worthy gowns while on tour promoting her two new films, "Battleship," and "What to Expect When You're Expecting." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

    Navy stars in action film 'Battleship'

    The Navy is getting the opportunity to showcase its men and women in uniform in director Peter Berg's summer action movie "Battleship," which was released Friday.

  • Navy: 3 new ships to be named after war heroes

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, criticized by Congress and veterans for some of his untraditional ship-namings, took the old-school route on Wednesday by naming three destroyers after war heroes.

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    Naming of Navy ships returns to tradition

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, under fire from Congress and veterans for naming ships after fellow Democrats and social activists, plans to announce another round of ship names in the near future that will be more traditional, a Pentagon official tells The Washington Times.

  • The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis transits the Straits of Hormuz on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Abbate)

    EDITORIAL: Obama hijacks the Navy

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is back again using a U.S. Navy warship as a vessel of political pandering. At a hurriedly convened Pentagon ceremony Friday, Mr. Mabus announced that the next littoral combat ship, LCS-10, would be named for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat.

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