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July 29, 1992 | H.G. REZA and SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Department of Defense investigators have been given several rolls of film that contain graphic pictures of an intoxicated 17-year-old girl being manhandled and undressed by dozens of rowdy aviators in a hotel corridor at the 1991 Tailhook convention.
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August 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jim and Kathy Donovan agreed it wouldn't be proper Navy protocol to kiss, even for a husband and wife. So when he handed his command to her Friday, they crisply saluted and then slapped hands in a high five. Cmdr. Katherine M. Donovan, 40, relieved Cmdr. James M. Donovan Jr., 47, at the helm of Naval Ocean Processing Facility, Dam Neck. The change of command involving husband and wife may be a first for the Navy, a spokesman said.
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March 22, 1991 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the worst naval air crash in decades, 27 crew members are believed to have died in the midair collision of two Navy P-3 Orion anti-submarine planes during a training mission Thursday off the San Diego coast. The crash occurred 60 miles southwest of San Diego at 2:30 a.m. as a storm pounded the area, Navy officials said. Search-and-rescue workers discovered wreckage from the downed planes but as of late Thursday they had not found any bodies in the heavy seas.
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August 7, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Navy recruit was arrested in connection with three sexual assaults over the weekend in Coronado, a scenic waterfront enclave of tidy, tree-shaded streets and very little violent crime, police said. Airman recruit Cedric L. Tate, 20, of New York was taken into custody late Sunday night after an attack on a 17-year-old girl near her home, authorities said. Tate also was charged in two other attacks, including the rape of a 44-year-old woman Saturday.
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April 24, 1993 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It started about 9 p.m. when 200 or so Navy and Marine aviators began to mill about a third-floor corridor of the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel waiting for their prey. By that time, Navy investigators said, most of them were so drunk that the hallway reeked of the smell of stale beer, urine and vomit but things were destined to get far uglier as the night wore on. If a woman approached--and over the three nights of the 1991 Tailhook Assn.
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May 26, 1988 | CAROL McGRAW, Times Staff Writer
Lt. Kathleen Mazure, a Navy dentist who was threatened with court-martial for fraternizing with an enlisted Marine who later became her husband, has been cleared of all charges, officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Gene A. Deegan, commander of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms, made the decision a day after an administrative hearing.
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May 13, 1988 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Their courtship began in a Jacksonville, Fla., bar a little over a year ago, one of those nights, they recall, when two people caught each other's eye and wound up "dancing the night away." It was a night when Kathleen Mazure was wearing her dancing dress, not her Navy lieutenant's bars, and the last thing on her mind was what Scott Price did for a living. It wasn't until after she had taken Price home with her, in fact, that she found out he was a Marine Corps lance corporal.
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May 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
An American officer is charged with spying for Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, while he was stationed there, the Navy said Wednesday. Lt. Cmdr. Michael Schwartz is accused of passing on secret documents and computer disks, including daily intelligence summaries, while assigned to the U.S. military training mission in Saudi Arabia, where he was posted from November, 1992, to September, 1994. Investigators said they don't believe Schwartz traded information for money but declined to elaborate.
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January 27, 1990 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pentagon officials assessing last month's Panama invasion believe that an 11th-hour change of orders could have contributed to the high casualty toll suffered by a group of Navy SEALs in an attack on Punta Paitilla airport, The Times has learned. Only hours before the Panama invasion's "H-hour" on Dec. 20, three commando platoons--about 48 men--were moving secretly toward the airport to destroy Panamanian leader Manuel A.
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October 27, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Navy Lt. Kara Hultgreen, who had dreamed as a teen-ager of being an astronaut and then became the first woman qualified as an F-14 combat pilot, was killed when her plane crashed during a training mission, the Navy announced Wednesday. Hultgreen, 29, was attempting to land on the carrier Abraham Lincoln off Southern California when her F-14 Tomcat crashed into the ocean Tuesday afternoon.
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June 24, 2001 | ANTHONY KUHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
American technicians have made progress in dismantling a crippled Navy surveillance plane and have removed its tail cone in preparation for flying the aircraft home from China's Hainan island, according to U.S. contractors. The aircraft has been stranded on Hainan since it made an emergency landing there April 1 after colliding with a Chinese fighter jet over the South China Sea. Photographs released by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
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April 30, 2001 | HENRY CHU and BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
China will permit U.S. technicians to inspect the damaged Navy spy plane it has held for nearly a month and assess how to return it to the United States, officials in both countries said Sunday. The official New China News Agency said China had completed its "investigation and evidence collection" of the EP-3 aircraft, which collided in midair with a Chinese fighter jet April 1 and was forced to make an emergency landing on Hainan island in the South China Sea. U.S.
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April 24, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The skipper of the U.S. submarine that sank a Japanese fishing vessel was forced into retirement Monday by the Pacific Fleet's top admiral, who accused him of dereliction of duty in the collision that killed nine crew members and students on the trawler. Adm. Thomas Fargo told Cmdr. Scott D. Waddle that he could either retire--with full pension benefits--or face a "show-cause" hearing in which he would have to explain why he should not be booted out of the Navy because of the Feb.
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April 23, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The commander of the U.S. attack submarine that collided with a Japanese trawler, killing nine people, will be formally asked to quit the Navy, an official said. Cmdr. Scott Waddle has been ordered to report to an "admiral's mast" administrative hearing today, the official said. Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will discuss the findings of a court of inquiry--which urged Fargo to choose an administrative punishment--and Waddle's exit from the Navy.
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April 21, 2001 | MARK MAGNIER and TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Residents of Uwajima, a town in western Japan that saw nine of its own killed when a U.S. submarine surfaced under a fishing school vessel in February, reacted with anger Friday as it became increasingly clear that the warship's commander will not face criminal charges under U.S. military law. "People here feel that without a court-martial we're never going to know who was really responsible," said Kayoko Yoneda, head of the Uwajima Victims Support Group. "That's why there's such frustration."
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April 19, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A top Navy admiral has decided against courts-martial in the Greeneville submarine disaster but will order the sub's captain to an administrative hearing that will force his departure from the service, Navy sources said Wednesday. In a decision that may be announced as soon as Friday, Adm. Thomas Fargo, commander of the Pacific Fleet, will conclude that the deadly collision between the submarine and a Japanese trawler was the result of unprofessional conduct by Cmdr.
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February 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
A midshipman from Orange County will be discharged from the Naval Academy for sexual misconduct involving a high school girl staying at the dormitory for a summer recruiting program and for assaulting a female midshipman who refused his sexual advances, an academy spokesman said. Stephen J. Ciccarelli III, a sophomore from Westminster, was convicted in a general court martial Thursday of assault and conduct unbecoming an officer, but acquitted of charges he raped a high school girl, said Capt.
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January 9, 1993 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with charges of a cover-up, Navy officials have confirmed that a sailor about to be discharged because he was homosexual was beaten to death more than two months ago by a shipmate. Navy officials in Japan said that Seaman Allen R. Schindler, 22, may have been a victim of gay-bashing, allegedly killed by a fellow sailor assigned to the Belleau Wood, an amphibious assault ship with a home port in Japan. Lt.
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April 17, 2001 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An eight-member U.S. delegation will open talks in Beijing this week on the collision involving a Navy spy plane amid signs that the American side intends to give little ground. A group headed by Pete Verga, deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy support, is to begin talks with Chinese officials Wednesday covering the causes of the April 1 collision between the Navy EP-3 and a Chinese F-8 fighter, measures to prevent similar accidents and arrangements for return of the U.S. plane.
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April 16, 2001 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Day 1 of their captivity, the crew of the crippled Navy surveillance plane stepped onto Chinese soil to find startled soldiers wielding weapons. By Day 11, the crew's anxiety had given way to tedium. In between stretched long hours of interrogations and uncertainty relieved by card games and skits to keep up morale.
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