Navy Life

How Navy culture may have caused the Fitzgerald disaster

Standing orders

It is a big ocean. Until you’ve been far into it, it’s really hard to appreciate how big it is. Bringing a ship back from Japan to Hawaii, I once went ten days without seeing ...

Navy Life

Convair's Tomahawk missiles, Richard Meltzer on the Constellation, the importance of F14s

Richard Meltzer’s Navy So they’ve still got companies, which have still got commanders, not to be confused with literal Commanders, commissioned officer folk figuring rankwise between Lieutenants, actually Lieutenant Commanders and Captains, themselves not to ...

Mexico is off limits

Not your Zumwalt’s Navy

It’s almost summer, time for “Career Orientation and Training for Midshipmen West, 2016,” hosted by the Navy in San Diego for the latest crop of Annapolis midshipmen, who are being advised to avoid trouble during ...

Navy admiral guilty of lying about Fat Leonard relationship

Highest-ranked officer caught in Singapore scandal

United States Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau pleaded guilty in federal court today (June 9) to felony charges that he lied to federal investigators about his lengthy relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis (aka "Fat Leonard"), ...

Navy commander gets 78 months in prison

Misiewicz gets longest term in ongoing scam

U.S. Navy commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz of San Diego was sentenced to six and a half years in prison today (April 29) for giving classified ship schedules to a foreign contractor in exchange for ...

Navy veteran Marian Jones laid to rest

Connection made with sailor they'd never met

On a recent breezy morning, another funeral took place at Miramar National Cemetery. As the flag was being folded by soldiers from the U.S. Army Honor Guard and “Taps” was being played by a Marine ...

Kiss that Navy brass goodbye, Capt. Dusek

"Golden asset" gets 46 months in prison

United States Navy captain Daniel Dusek, the highest-ranking official charged in the big Navy bribery scandal, was sentenced to 46 months in prison in federal court yesterday (March 25). He was ordered to pay a ...

Gotta watch those Navy “internal control weaknesses”


There’s big trouble brewing with the Navy’s bill-paying setup in San Diego, and taxpayers face the unpleasant prospect of being robbed blind. So says a February 25 audit of the military’s Invoice, Receipt, Acceptance, and ...

Fortress with a view

Navy's Special Warfare Command to take place of WW2-era bunker

The only high point on the coast between Monument Mesa at the border and Point Loma is about to come down. But it won't be easy, says Jim Nible, the U.S. Navy contractor in charge ...

Invasive child exam just part of the lawsuit

Navy parent sues county for taking her two-year-old while she was at sea

A female Navy officer is suing San Diego County Health and Human Services for removing her two-year-old son from her care while she was on duty and placing him in a youth home where he ...

North Island repair shop busts Navy's budget

Audit targets $1 billion backlog of costly fixes for aging aircraft

A big backlog of unrepaired fighter jets has been growing at the Navy's Fleet Readiness Center Southwest on North Island, and the cost of fixing the issue is likely to be steep. So shows a ...

If Navy guys can do it, why can't the gals?

Court-martialed for adultery, officer to fight involuntary discharge

A career Navy officer will get a new chance to fight her involuntary discharge over sexual escapades "unbecoming an officer" that left her ousted just five months before she became eligible for retirement benefits. In ...

Manchester wins a Navy Broadway battle

Judge swats down bid to halt massive bayfront development

U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester's long battle to build a giant commercial and office complex on Navy property at the foot of Broadway downtown appears to be a legal step closer to reality with ...

Become a Navy SEAL — An Adventurous Career

Do you kick butt at video games that involve guns and knives and other weapons of destruction? Are you still having paintball birthday parties a few years out of college? Do you wear the same ...

Confessions of a Phony Navy Wife

The military has never officially defined marriage.

Being in the Navy seems like the perfect time to be single. Sailors are young, many just out of high school. They’re always traveling the world. Reaching a foreign port is one of the craziest ...

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