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Lt. Madeline Swegle made history when she completed the Tactical Air Strike aviator syllabus: She's the first Black woman to do so.
U.S. Navy photo by Lt.j.g. Luke Redito

Last week, Lt. Madeline Swegle made history. After training and completing the Tactical Air Strike aviator syllabus, Swegle became the first Black woman to become a tactical Navy pilot.

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The Pentagon is preparing for potential missions in newly navigable Arctic seas, raising hopes the military will reinhabit a long-abandoned Navy base on an Alaskan island.

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Two San Antonio natives returned to Texas last spring as the U.S. Navy Band made an appearance at Jackson Auditorium on the Texas Lutheran University campus. Texas Public Radio was there on March 1 with our microphones to capture the concert, which included patriotic melodies, classic American composers such as Leonard Bernstein, and virtuosic repertoire from Dmitri Shostakovich and Antonio Bazzini.

The Navy is rolling out its latest plan to manage wildlife in its ocean training grounds from Southern California to Hawaii. But environmentalists worry the Navy is backsliding in its efforts to protect marine life.

Some veterans groups say they’re uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.

During a San Diego training exercise, the Marine Corps tried out some new tools to enhance its amphibious landings.

Human error is likely to be among the causes of two separate collisions involving Navy destroyers. The accidents killed 17 sailors.

Source: U.S. Naval Historical Center / via Wikipedia (In the public domain because its U.S. copyright has expired)

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy is preparing to send one if its premier diving teams to Georgia to help salvage a Confederate warship from the depths of the Savannah River.

Before it ever fired a shot, the 1,200 ton ironclad CSS Georgia was scuttled by its own crew to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union army took Savannah in December 1864. Today, it’s considered a captured enemy vessel and is property of the U.S. Navy.

Iran Seizes Cargo Ship After Firing Warning Shots

Apr 28, 2015
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DUBAI — Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.

The incident, which prompted the U.S. Navy to dispatch a destroyer and a plane in response, comes as Iran and the U.S. along with other world powers try to hammer out a final deal over Tehran’s nuclear program.

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