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United States Navy: Naval warfare branch of US Armed Forces
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is the largest and most capable navy in the world and it has been estimated that in terms of tonnage of its active battle fleet alone, it is larger than the next 13 navies combined, which includes 11 U.S. allies or partner nations. It has the highest combined battle fleet tonnage and the world's largest aircraft carrier fleet, with eleven in service, and two new carriers under construction. With 336,978 personnel on active duty and 101,583 in the Ready Reserve, the U.S. Navy is the third largest of the U.S. military service branches in terms of personnel. It has 290 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft as of June 2019, making it the third-largest air force in the world, after the United States Air Force and the United States Army.


U.S. Navy discloses existence of "unidentified aerial phenomena"

For the first time, the Navy is acknowledging the existence of what it calls "unidentified aerial phenomena." In 2017 and 2018, the New York Times and an organization called To the Stars Academy of..
CBS News - Published

Patriots player Joe Cardona on balancing his love of football -- and his country

Football is a sport filled with high profile and skill positions like quarterback and receiver. Long snapper doesn't make the list but snapping a football through your legs as far as 15 feet directly..
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Videos for United States Navy

Aircraft carrier to deploy to US to test British jets on flight deck [Video]Aircraft carrier to deploy to US to test British jets on flight deck

The Royal Navy's £3 billion aircraft carrier is to set sail for the US where British fighter jets will take off from its flight deck for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth will depart from its home..

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U.S. sails disputed waters amid China tensions [Video]U.S. sails disputed waters amid China tensions

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world's..

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U.S. destroyer sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world's two..
Reuters - Published

Three SEAL Team Leaders Fired for Breakdowns in Discipline

The unusual move comes amid a flurry of high-profile incidents involving the SEAL teams, prompting attempts by Navy leadership to bring the elite commandos under control.
NYTimes.com - Published

Navy family shocks high school graduate

Before her son graduated high school, mom picked up not one, but two special guests at the airport.  
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Surveying the devastation of Hurricane Dorian from the sky

A seaplane company based in Florida is organizing a mission to bring much-needed relief to parts of the Bahamas that were pummeled by Hurricane Dorian. As soon as weather conditions are deemed safe..
CBS News - Published

Mom worried U.S. Navy vet will die in Iran after prison cancer surgery

"If they don't release him on appeal, he will die over there," Michael White's mother tells CBS News after learning her son "continues to have medical issues"
CBS News - Published

UK, Germany, France warn on South China Sea tensions

Britain, Germany and France said on Thursday they were concerned by tensions in the South China Sea, in a statement issued the day after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China.
Reuters - Published

U.S. warship sails near South China Sea islands claimed by China

A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of rising tensions between the world's..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: China denies Qingdao port visit for U.S. warship amid tensions

China has denied a request for a U.S. Navy warship to visit the Chinese port city of Qingdao in recent days, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Tuesday, at a time of tense ties between the world's..
Reuters - Published

Navy pilot killed in Death Valley crash identified

Lt. Charles Z Walker was on a routine training flight when the crash occurred
CBS News - Published

U.S. Navy pilot killed in California crash was 33-year-old lieutenant

The fighter pilot who perished in the crash of his fighter jet in Death Valley National Park in California was identified by the U.S. Navy on Friday as Lieutenant Charles Walker, who had served in the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy pilot's remains found after crash in California's Death Valley

The pilot of a fighter jet that crashed in California's Death Valley National Park, injuring seven tourists on the ground, perished in the accident during training exercises through a canyon area, the..
Reuters - Published

Navy revokes awards given to prosecutors in Navy SEAL court-martial

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Wednesday revoked awards given to several military prosecutors in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL who was acquitted of murdering an Iraqi prisoner but convicted..
Reuters - Published

US Navy officials investigating cause of jet crash in California; status of pilot unknown

U.S. Navy officials are investigating the cause of a F/A-18E Super Hornet jet crash in California. The status of the pilot is unknown.
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump slams prosecutors in court-martial of Navy SEAL

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has directed top U.S. Navy officials to rescind a military award he says was given to Navy prosecutors who tried a Navy SEAL platoon leader acquitted of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy fighter jet crashes in California's desert near base

A U.S. military fighter jet crashed on Wednesday in the California desert near a Navy air station, military officials said, leaving the fate of the pilot unknown.
Reuters - Published

Australia says U.S. plans to build military infrastructure

The United States is planning to build additional military infrastructure in Australia once Congress gives approval to the U.S. Navy for $211.5 million, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on..
Reuters - Published

U.S. warship sails through Taiwan Strait, stirs tensions with China

China expressed "deep concerns" on Thursday over a U.S. Navy warship sailing through the Taiwan Strait, a day after Beijing warned that it was ready for war if Taiwan moved toward independence.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy warship sails through strategic Taiwan Strait

The U.S. military said on Wednesday it sent a Navy warship through the Taiwan Strait, a move likely to anger China during a period of tense relations between Washington and Beijing.
Reuters - Published

U.S. military took defensive action against second Iranian drone last week

A U.S. Navy ship took defensive action against a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, but did not see the drone go into the water, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. may have brought down second Iranian drone last week: U.S. general

A U.S. Navy ship may have brought down a second Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz last week, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Behind the scenes of the Air Force's drone piloting

Remotely piloted aircraft are getting new attention amid reports Iran shot down a U.S. Navy drone last month and the U.S. downed an Iranian drone last week. Many of the drones the U.S. Air Force flies..
CBS News - Published

US says Venezuelan fighter jet 'aggressively shadowed' Navy reconnaissance plane, endangered crew

"The Maduro regime continues to undermine internationally-recognized laws and demonstrate its contempt for international agreements," the U.S. said.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. says Venezuelan plane aggressively shadowed a U.S. military aircraft

The U.S. military on Sunday accused a Venezuelan fighter aircraft of "aggressively" shadowing a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II plane over international airspace, in yet another sign of the increasing..
Reuters - Published

Iran says it seized British tanker, denies U.S. brought down drone

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they have captured a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz while Tehran and Washington disagreed about a U.S. assertion that its Navy had downed an..
Reuters - Published

'No doubt about it,' Trump says as Iran challenges his report of drone downing

President Donald Trump said there was "no doubt" the U.S. Navy had brought down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz this week while Tehran showed video footage that it said disproved the incident..
Reuters - Published

Iran dismisses Trump report that U.S. Navy downed 'provocative' drone

Iran on Friday denied President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed one of its drones, saying all of its unmanned planes were accounted for, amid growing international concern..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Guards say they will release images to disprove U.S. claim that drone shot down

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they would release images to disprove U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. Navy has destroyed an Iranian drone in the Gulf, Iranian news..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy Ship Sunk in World War II by German Sub Is Found Off Maine Coast

The U.S.S. Eagle PE-56, which lost 49 of 62 crew members, was located by a civilian dive team.
NYTimes.com - Published

Iran military says all its drones have returned safely to base: report

Iran's top military spokesman said all the country's drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had..
Reuters - Published

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy destroys Iranian drone in "defensive action"

Tensions with Iran are escalating further after the U.S. Navy shot down an Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf. This comes after Iran said its National Guard seized a foreign tanker and its crew. Ian Lee..
CBS News - Published

U.S. says Navy ship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

The United States said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about..
Reuters - Published

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: no information about losing drone

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was not aware of any downing of an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea: statement

The U.S. navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing U.S. sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based U.S. Fifth Fleet said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Navy says working with partners to defend free flow of commerce and navigation

The U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Thursday it is working closely with the British Royal Navy as well as regional and global partners to preserve and defend the freedom of navigation, a day after..
Reuters - Published

Shakeup in U.S. Navy leadership adds to Pentagon churn

A surprise shakeup in the U.S. Navy's leadership this week added to some of the biggest churn in memory at top levels of the Pentagon, where positions ranging from the secretary of defense to the heads..
Reuters - Published

Navy Admiral Slotted for Top Role Abruptly Announces Retirement

Vice Admiral William Moran cited an ongoing ethics investigation into his relationship with a subordinate as the reason for stepping down.
NYTimes.com - Published

Four-star admiral picked to be Navy's top officer abruptly retires amid scrutiny

A four-star admiral who was set to become the U.S. Navy's top officer will retire instead. The move comes as Adm. William Moran faces scrutiny over his association with a former officer accused of..
CBS News - Published

Navy's choice to head Naval Operations to step down amid call for inspector general's investigation

Adm. Bill Moran had been selected to be Chief of Naval Operations and his nomination was to have been taken up by the Senate
USATODAY.com - Published

Convicted killer: "I did not kill Samira Watkins"

A former Navy police officer speaks out for the first time and admits he didn't tell investigators everything -- but vows he didn't kill
CBS News - Published

Sestak explains why he's joining 2020 race now

Former Rep. Joe Sestak is joining the 2020 presidential race as the 25th candidate in the Democratic field. He served two terms in the House and was a Navy admiral for 31 years. Sestak addresses..
CBS News - Published

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone over Strait of Hormuz

Iran has shot down a U.S. Navy drone in what the Pentagon is calling an "unprovoked attack" in international airspace. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata reports from United Arab Emirates..
CBS News - Published

Boom, underwater WWII bombs detonated

German, Norwegian, Danish, and U.S. Navy sailors from the Baltic Operations cleared three WWII-era underwater mines.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. Navy says evidence links tanker attacks to Iran

The U.S. Navy gave reporters a look at evidence that seems to link Iran to attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Charlie D'Agata was there.
CBS News - Published

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