CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2007 |
CORONADO, Calif. -- The U.S. Navy has decided to spend as much as $600,000 for landscaping and architectural modifications to obscure the fact that one its building complexes looks like a swastika from the air. The four L-shaped buildings, constructed in the late 1960s, are part of the amphibious base at Coronado and serve as barracks for Seabees. From the ground and from inside nearby buildings, the controversial shape cannot be seen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2001 |
The head of the Navy's electronics research and development center has been relieved of his command after being found guilty of dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming of an officer. Capt. Ernest Valdes, commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, was found guilty Saturday during an administrative hearing by Rear Adm. Ken Slaght, said Lt. Cmdr. Greg Geisen.
February 11, 2001 |
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.
June 17, 1999 |
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.
December 15, 1991 |
One night last spring I lay sleepless and sweltering in the dying city of Haiphong, North Viet Nam, asking myself the question that has taunted so many young Americans caught in faraway places: "What in the hell am I doing here?" . . . Out there, in the makeshift refugee camp I had set up with U.S. Army tents, were more than 12,000 wretched, sick and horribly maimed Vietnamese, most of them either very young or very old.
June 5, 1998 |
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.