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February 11, 2001 | MARIA L. La GANGA and SUSAN ESSOYAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The nuclear-powered U.S. submarine that struck a Japanese fishing vessel filled with teenagers was apparently conducting an emergency surfacing exercise in choppy waters, Navy officials said Saturday. Details of the accident, however, remain unclear.
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June 17, 1999 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Flaws in the development of the newest version of the FA-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter could jeopardize an $8.8-billion Boeing Co. contract to continue early production of the jet, according to a congressional report. The General Accounting Office, the audit arm of Congress, said it identified 84 deficiencies in the FA-18 E/F Super Hornet, the latest version of Boeing's most important military aircraft program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 2008 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. Navy will restrict the use of low-frequency active sonar during training to prevent possible harm to whales and other creatures, under an agreement reached with environmental groups Tuesday. The accord, approved by a federal court in San Francisco, would restrict the use of a type of sonar in areas in the Pacific Ocean that are known to be whale breeding grounds and key habitat, such as the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary off Hawaii.
NEWS
June 5, 1998 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
Fifty-six years after the carrier Yorktown sank in the battle of Midway--at a turning point of World War II--researchers Thursday released the first photograph of the wreckage three miles down on the Pacific Ocean floor. A team of National Geographic researchers working with a San Diego-based U.S.
NEWS
June 27, 1988 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writers
In a corner of history far from the Pentagon fraud scandal that is now consuming his life, Melvyn R. Paisley was a hero--a World War II ace fighter pilot with a reputation for daring and a raft of medals to prove it. Like every other fighter pilot of that time, the young Paisley lived by his wits and flew by the seat of his pants. In defense of his country he suffered permanent ear damage, but when the dogfights were over, Paisley was always the victor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2005 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
In the midst of the Cold War, when Nike missile sites dotted the Southland, a bright red runaway Navy drone airplane veered off course and headed for Los Angeles, triggering a dangerous sequence of events known as the "Battle of Palmdale." It's not a battle that the military could say it won back on Aug. 16, 1956.
NEWS
March 9, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
The 18-year-old bar girl said she wanted to kill herself, so Richard Gordon, the mayor of this city outside the U.S. naval base, produced his 9-millimeter automatic, placed it in front of her and said, "OK, go ahead." The girl, one of 26 AIDS victims in Olongapo, studied the gun for a moment and then broke down. She and the mayor ended the session in a tearful embrace. But Gordon knew he had not gotten through to her. That was 30 days ago. Finally, on Tuesday morning, Gordon reached her.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2008 | Peter Pae, Times Staff Writer
With a bulbous head and plank-like wings, the aircraft resembles a lumbering whale. And its seven-word, 49-letter name -- Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aerial System -- is a whopper. But the award last month of a Navy contract to build the hulking, robotic patrol plane, nicknamed BAMS, could not have come at a better time for Northrop Grumman Corp. and, in particular, its military aircraft business headquartered in El Segundo.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The trial of a former Navy sailor on terrorism charges opened Monday with British investigators describing how they found details about the vulnerability of the sailor's naval battle group in the London home of an alleged terrorism supporter. American prosecutors allege that the sailor, Hassan Abujihaad, sent those details to London. Abujihaad, 32, of Phoenix, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he provided material support to terrorists with intent to kill U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
The California Coastal Commission argued in federal court Tuesday that President Bush violated the U.S. Constitution by trying to overturn a court order that restricted the Navy's use of a type of sonar linked to the deaths of marine mammals. The commission's attorneys said Bush's move to exempt the Navy sonar training exercises in Southern California waters from federal law violated the Constitution's separation-of-powers doctrine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday temporarily set aside some of the tough restrictions on upcoming naval exercises off Southern California that employ a type of sonar linked to the injury and death of whales and dolphins. The decision by Judge Florence-Marie Cooper defers to President Bush, who moved earlier this week to exempt the Navy's exercises from environmental laws that formed the basis for a long-running court case between the Pentagon and environmentalists.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2008 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in Los Angeles declined Monday to set aside her order forbidding the Navy from using powerful sonar in training missions in Southern California waters unless it operates farther than 12 miles off the coast and adopts other measures to lessen the effect on whales and dolphins. The Navy is expected to appeal Judge Florence Marie Cooper's decision and ask that her injunction temporarily be removed to allow training exercises to begin later this month without the restrictions.
WORLD
January 8, 2008 | Julian E. Barnes, Times Staff Writer
A group of small Iranian boats charged and threatened three American warships just outside the Persian Gulf, military officials said Monday, elevating tensions and illustrating how easily a military confrontation could develop between U.S. and Iranian forces. The five Iranian boats approached the warships Sunday as they passed through the Strait of Hormuz on their way into the Persian Gulf. U.S.
NEWS
July 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
In appearance, it hearkens back to the Civil War ironclad Monitor, but the Navy's newest class of destroyer represents a revolution in modern warship design. Named for Adm. Elmo M. Zumwalt, chief of naval operations in the Vietnam War, the new warship was announced Tuesday by President Clinton. The Navy hopes the Zumwalt-class destroyer, also known as DD-21, will cost less than today's ships, be operated by a crew one-third the size and accurately fire shells three times as far.
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June 12, 1991 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Navy has launched a formal investigation into allegations that on the second day of the Persian Gulf War, U.S. servicemen shot Iraqi soldiers as they tried to surrender to a naval combat team, Navy officials said Tuesday. It is the first major, publicly acknowledged military inquiry into charges of wrongdoing by U.S. military personnel serving in the Persian Gulf. International law governing the conduct of war forbids any attack on troops attempting to surrender.
SPORTS
December 20, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
SAN DIEGO -- On the football field, Navy is known for its triple-option offense, giving the quarterback a variety of alternatives to run, pass or give the ball to his backs. But when Navy coach Paul Johnson announced two weeks ago that he was leaving for Georgia Tech after one of the most successful tenures in academy history, Athletic Director Chet Gladchuk didn't need any options.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2007 | Tony Perry
A retired Navy rear admiral has been named interim superintendent of the San Diego school system as the board of trustees seeks a permanent replacement for Carl Cohn, who is set to retire next week. The board announced Wednesday that William Kowba, now the district's chief administrative officer and chief financial officer, will take the interim post.
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