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New Jersey reservist, with Navy base clearance, charged in connection to deadly Capitol riot

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An Army reservist, who has “secret” clearance to a cache of military supplies, was criminally charged for his role in this month’s deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, officials said.

The charges filed against Timothy Louis Hale-Cusanelli, of Colts Neck, New Jersey, come as the FBI, fearing insider threats, seeks to vet service members who will be working at Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Hale-Cusanelli, 30, is facing five federal charges: Entering a restricted government building, engaging in disorderly conduct to interrupt government business, violent entry and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building, illegal demonstration in a

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Navy COVID-19 Teams Assisting Navajo Nation as Army North Expands Support Mission

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U.S. Public Health Service Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Manning, right, deputy incident commander, Northern Navajo Medical Center, speaks with U.S. Navy medical providers during their hospital orientation at the Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, N.M., on Dec. 18, 2020. US Army Photo

As states across the U.S. braced for a winter resurgence in COVID-19 cases, some Navy medical personnel got mid-December deployment orders to an unusual destination: Navajo Nation.

Twenty Navy nurses and four respiratory therapists deployed to assist two hospitals in the small, rural towns of Chinle, Ariz., and Shiprock, N.M., where the coronavirus pandemic threatens to overwhelm local health

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U.S. Navy strategic plan calls for more activity in Arctic region

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Jan. 6 (UPI) — The United States must be more assertive in the Arctic region due to threats from China and Russia, the U.S. Navy said in a strategic plan revealed this week.

The 28-page “Blue Arctic: a Strategic Plan for the Arctic,” released on Tuesday, is a blueprint of strategic guidance stressing integration with allies.

It notes that global warming is turning the Arctic region from ice-covered, or “white,” to navigable, or “blue,” and acknowledges the increasing maritime activity of China and Russia in the region.

“Russia is investing heavily to enhance its Arctic defense and economic sectors, with

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U.S. Navy honors Thomas Conway, Waterbury’s hero priest of World War II

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The Rev. Thomas Conway, Waterbury native and heroic chaplain of the ill-fated USS Indianapolis, was awarded the Navy Cross posthumously on Friday for his selfless courage.



Memorial statue of Rev. Thomas Conway, hero of the USS Indianapolis, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.


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Memorial statue of Rev. Thomas Conway, hero of the USS Indianapolis, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury.

Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite presented the medal, the Navy’s second highest award, in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Local veterans and government leaders had been trying for years to obtain the honor for Conway, and Braithwaite apologized for the long delay in recognizing the

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How the Navy SEALs are Preparing to Fight Iranian Naval Mines

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Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Tanker War demonstrated how Iran could retaliate against foreign pressure through calibrated, and semi-deniable attacks on the valuable shipping passing through the narrow waters of the Gulf—even though the campaign failed to inflict substantial economic damage, or indeed sink many large ships. 

On July 21, 1987, a gigantic 414,000-ton supertanker entered the Persian Gulf with an unusually prominent escort—a U.S. Navy missile cruiser and three frigates.

The narrow straits of the Persian Gulf had become a shooting gallery due to the Iran-Iraq War, still raging seven years after Iraq’s surprise invasion of Iran

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Father Thomas Conway posthumously receives second-highest Navy honor

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A Buffalo military hero is getting a long-overdue honor after being the last chaplain to die in World War II. 

Father Thomas Conway posthumously receives second-highest Navy honor

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Seventy-five years ago, Father Thomas Conway, a young priest from Buffalo, died on the USS Indianapolis. He had been a chaplain on the ship, when it was torpedoed, killing over 900 men many of whom either drowned or were eaten by sharks.

Conway spent the last minutes of his life doing what he had felt called to: serving others. 

“As any father who does as he

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Navy Talent Acquisition Group Southwest Established in San Diego Ceremony > United States Navy > News-Stories

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Change is the only constant in the universe. When COVID-19 began sweeping across the United States in March, change became the new normal as most people and businesses went into quarantine mode. This drastic change affected everyone’s lives, especially those with jobs that seemed to require face-to-face interactions, such as recruiting or the Navy.

Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) took the opportunity to make its own changes, and the transition from Navy Recruiting Districts (NRD) to Navy Talent Acquisition Groups (NTAG) became more urgent.

NRC’s urgency led to the organization being on a single operating model by the end of 2020

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Navy should use our data on Growler noise, not dismiss it

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We are the scientists who published a recent study documenting significant noise from military aircraft on the Olympic Peninsula, leading to the recent Op-Ed by the commanding officer of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island [“Navy captain: Growlers do not pose significant noise threat to southern resident orcas,” Jan. 4, Opinion]. We understand that the Navy might be concerned with the implications of these data, but object to the apparent attempts in the Op-Ed to avoid the simple factual conclusions of the research and discredit the science.

Before our study, there was no empirical data tracking the sources of aircraft

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Navy officer found dead in Yellow Sea after going missing while on duty

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SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) — A Navy officer was found dead Saturday after going missing while on duty aboard a patrol boat off the western border island of Baengnyeong, military authorities said.

The chief petty officer disappeared at around 10 p.m. on Friday in waters south of the island in the Yellow Sea, as the 450-ton patrol killer he was aboard was sailing for night guard operations, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

After hours of search operations, the authorities found the man at around 10

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