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January 18, 2003 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
It's lunchtime aboard the nuclear attack submarine Jefferson City and the tired crew -- some bearing fresh grease stains on their work overalls -- fills the tiny dining room, clearly ready to chow down. On cue, mess specialist Richard Youhan begins slicing a 25-pound prime rib roast into half-inch-thick pieces, before gingerly transferring the second entree, baked lobster tails with spicy Old Bay Seasoning, onto a serving tray.
August 7, 1985 | Associated Press
The Navy's Atlantic Fleet will launch its third major readiness exercise of the year on Aug. 13 with a 21-ship deployment in the western Atlantic and Caribbean, the Pentagon said.
August 18, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Three aviators on a twin- engine radar plane that crashed off North Carolina's coast were declared dead, the Navy said in Norfolk. Search crews found debris from the E-2C Hawkeye turbo prop plane but no bodies, said Mike Maus, a spokesman with the Norfolk-based Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force.
January 4, 1986 | Associated Press
A former head of the Navy's Atlantic submarine fleet on Friday was named to run the nuclear power program of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
May 30, 1986 | Associated Press
President Reagan asked the Senate on Thursday to confirm his choice of Gen. Larry D. Welch to head the Air Force. Welch now commands the Strategic Air Command. In addition, Reagan asked the Senate to confirm Adm. Carlisle Trost as head of the Navy. The nomination of Trost, who directs the Atlantic Fleet, had been disclosed by Pentagon sources Wednesday.
May 29, 1986 | United Press International
President Reagan will nominate Adm. Carlisle Trost, a former submariner who has commanded the Atlantic Fleet for six months, to be the new chief of naval operations, Pentagon sources said Wednesday. Trost, 56, would replace Adm. James Watkins, who is retiring after four years as the top naval officer. The Senate must confirm Trost's nomination as the 23rd chief of naval operations.
June 12, 1989 | From Times wire services
President Bush has named Kenneth Carr to succeed Lando Zech as Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman effective July 1, the White House announced today. Carr, 64, became an NRC commissioner after retiring as a Navy vice admiral in 1985. During his military career, he commanded the Atlantic Fleet's submarine force and was deputy and chief of staff to the fleet's commander in chief.
November 30, 1992
John C. Daniel, 93, a retired Navy vice admiral who helped negotiate the armistice that ended the Korean War. Daniel was assigned to the United Nations command and became a top peace negotiator for Gen. Mark Clark, putting together the agreement that ended the war in 1953. He later served as commander of the Atlantic Fleet, retiring from the Navy in 1960 after 36 years. In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday of complications from pneumonia.
June 8, 2012 | By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
When the big guns of the battleship Iowa pounded Japanese troops during World War II, John Wolfinbarger could feel it in the boiler room deep below decks. It was 1944, and Wolfinbarger was 19. He was a Colorado boy who suddenly was in the sweltering Pacific, his ship shuddering with each blast. Every couple of days, he'd have to crawl into a hot boiler and scrape burnt fuel oil from its pipes. It was grimy, cramped, tedious work - and he treasures the memory of it, just like a legion of other former Iowa sailors who will salute the ship Saturday as it's towed two miles to its permanent home as a waterfront museum in San Pedro.
March 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The Bush administration suspended Navy bombing on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques while negotiators pursue a permanent solution to the bitter dispute over U.S. military use of the island. The decision, revealed by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, is a concession to the new Puerto Rican government, which wants the Navy to withdraw from the training range it has used on Vieques for decades. The Navy has resisted, saying Vieques is vital for its Atlantic fleet.
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