September 12, 2001 |
In the worst terrorist attack ever against the United States, hijackers struck at the preeminent symbols of the nation's wealth and might Tuesday, flying airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and killing or injuring thousands of people. As a horrified nation watched on television, the twin towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan collapsed into flaming rubble after two Boeing 767s rammed their upper stories. A third airliner, a Boeing 757, flattened one of the Pentagon's five sides.
August 7, 1985 |
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.
March 14, 2014 |
As the Pentagon moves beyond the relatively low-tech wars in the Middle East and turns its attention to future national security challenges, it has doubled down on sophisticated new radar-jamming devices that aim to render adversaries' air defenses useless. Although the U.S. faced limited resistance in the skies above Iraq and Afghanistan, that would not be the case in Asia, where the Obama administration plans to shift its diplomatic focus and strengthen its defense strategy in the coming decade.
August 18, 2007 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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 |
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.
March 2, 2001 |
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.