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Female Naval Academy Grad Named To Blue Angels Squadron

By Joe Burris and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun When your father, two uncles, and both grandfathers served as pilots, your career seems destined to take flight. Marine Capt. Katie Higgins not only followed in the footsteps of her family members, but this week she was named to the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also […]

July 25, 2014

U.S. Admiral Greenert In China For Top-Level Navy Talks

Beijing (AFP) — The chief of the U.S. Navy met his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday for talks aimed at improving cooperation between their fleets amid concerns over regional territorial disputes and potential armed conflict. Admiral Wu Shengli, commander in chief of China’s navy, welcomed Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the U.S. chief of naval operations, with a […]

July 15, 2014

Ex-Blue Angels Commander Found Guilty Of Allowing Sexual Harassment

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — The former commanding officer of the Navy’s famed Blue Angels flight demonstration squad was found guilty Monday of “failing to stop obvious and repeated instances of sexual harassment,” the Navy said. Captain Gregory McWherter was given a non-judicial punitive letter of reprimand, a move that is […]

June 3, 2014

Ex-Blue Angels Leader Under Investigation Quits As Tailhook President

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — The former commander of the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, under investigation for alleged sexual harassment, has resigned as president of the San Diego-based Tailhook Association. Capt. Gregory McWherter resigned from the position he has held with the private, non-profit group since September. McWherter wants to distance […]

April 28, 2014

New Signal Detected In Hunt For Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

By Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — An Australian military plane participating in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday detected an underwater acoustic signal that may be from the Boeing 777’s black boxes, Australian authorities said. The P-3 Orion has been dropping buoys equipped with hydrophones that can pick up such […]

April 10, 2014

U.S. Navy Sends Underwater Drone To Help In Malaysia Plane Search

By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy is sending an advanced underwater drone outfitted with sonar equipment to the southern Indian Ocean as part of search efforts to find missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The 16-foot, 1,650-pound unmanned submarine is currently aboard the Seahorse Standard, a Royal Australian Navy ship […]

March 26, 2014

Australia Says Debris May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

By Barbara Demick and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times BEIJING — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday that two objects that could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had been seen by satellite off the western coast of Australia. “New and credible information has come to light in relation to the search … in […]

March 20, 2014