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  • Navy looks to more interactive training for sailors to combat sexual assaults

    September 20, 2014 2:52 PM

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy is opting for more interactive, hands-on training as it seeks to combat the problem of sexual assault. A heightened focus of the training will be on bystander intervention, which Navy leaders believe is a major component to stemming the tide of sexual assaults that... more »
  • Metairie company gets Navy contract

    January 1, 2014 7:50 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Navy has awarded a $22.1 million contract to Metairie-based information technology company Geocent to support its Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, known as SPAWAR. The Times-Picayune reports the company will help develop command-and-control technologies and capabilities for the center's Pacific office, including systems engineering... more »
  • Navy Christens Last of 3 Ships Honoring 9/11 Sites

    July 28, 2012 2:29 PM

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The USS Somerset - the last of three Navy ships named for 9/11 attack sites - was christened Saturday in honor of the passengers and crew of the plane that crashed short of terrorists' intended target after passengers stormed the cockpit. Instead of hitting a target... more »
  • US military raid in Somalia frees American

    January 25, 2012 9:49 AM

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The same U.S. Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage. Soon, nine kidnappers were dead and both hostages... more »
  • New Year Brings New Memorial

    December 30, 2011 10:09 PM

    The new year will bring with it a new memorial in St. Landry Parish, honoring members of all branches of the military. The site at Harry Guilbeau Road and LA-182 in Opelousas may loook like any other construction site ready for development, but this is a special one that... more »
  • Navy CPO Arrested in Wife's Fatal Stabbing in La.

    May 30, 2011 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a Navy chief petty officer stationed in Virginia has been arrested and faces charges in the fatal stabbing of his wife - possibly with a pen. Officer Williams of the New Orleans police says a first-degree murder warrant accuses 43-year-old David Hugh... more »
  • UNO wins Navy contracts worth more than $800K

    October 14, 2010 11:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The University of New Orleans Department of Computer Science has been awarded three new research and development contracts worth more than $800,000 from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center New Orleans. The three contracts are for one year. The SPAWAR Systems Center is... more »
  • US Navy Says 4 Ships Robbed Off Iraqi Coast

    August 15, 2010 3:30 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Navy says four commercial ships anchored near the southern oil hub of Basra have been robbed in a rare attack off the Iraqi coast. Lt. John Fage, a spokesman for the Navy's Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, said Sunday that two men armed with AK-47 rifles... more »
  • Navy Blimp Arrives in New Orleans for Gulf Duty

    July 9, 2010 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A blimp that will fly over the Gulf of Mexico so observers can spot oil slicks and ailing wildlife has arrived in the region. After being delayed by bad weather, the 178-foot long airship landed Thursday in New Orleans, where it will be based for the... more »
  • Navy to Help with Oil Spill Clean-up

    April 29, 2010 1:47 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy is sending equipment to help clean up the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Navy bases are being used as staging areas for the operation. And that's just probably the beginning of a larger Pentagon effort to deal... more »
  • US Navy Brings Jobs To Morgan City

    April 10, 2010 4:20 PM

    US. Navy Brings Jobs to Morgan City Dozens of Iraqi naval sailors will arrive in St.Mary Parish this month to learn to operate Louisiana built boats intended to defend oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. Swiftships Shipbuilders of Morgan City has been awarded a $180 million contract to build... more »
  • Navy Plane Crash

    January 24, 2010 12:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a small Navy plane has crash-landed in Lake Pontchartrain near New Orleans and that one pilot was rescued and the other is missing. The T-34 plane crash landed Saturday evening. Air traffic controllers at Lake Front Airport notified the Coast Guard at... more »
  • Senator Landrieu secures $29 million

    October 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States Senate late yesterday, by a vote of 93-7, approved its annual Department of Defense appropriations bill, which included key provisions sponsored by United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La. These Landrieu requests strengthen the country's national defense, while providing funding for important military projects and... more »

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