November 10, 1996 |
Others of their generation are back home flipping burgers or taking classes or engaging in other low-risk pursuits. But several hundred young sailors--some of them mere teenagers who have never before been away from home--are doing a job that is arduous, exacting, dangerous and crucial to the ship's military mission.
January 7, 1994 |
The Navy refused a request Thursday that it overturn on racial grounds the 1944 courts-martial of 258 black sailors who had refused to load live shells at the Port Chicago, Calif., ammunition depot two weeks after a huge explosion that killed 320 other men. After a full-fledged review, Secretary of the Navy John H.
March 17, 1996 |
The Navy searched waters off Puerto Rico for two pilots whose plane crashed during a routine exercise. Both men were presumed dead. The S-3 Viking plane piloted by Lts. Thomas P. Wilcox III and Donald R. Cioffi crashed shortly after takeoff from the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis on Friday night, naval officials said. The Stennis, the Navy's newest aircraft carrier, is on a seven-week training exercise in the Caribbean with a crew of 4,500. The S-3 Viking was on an in-flight refueling mission.
October 20, 1995 |
Bert Grimm's Tattoo Studio used to need 10 full-time artists to keep up with the legions of sailors waiting to go under the needle. There was the kid, fresh from boot camp, who wanted classic Navy emblems etched into his chest. The superstitious sea dog who thought tattoos of a chicken and a pig would keep him afloat. The love struck sailor who asked to have his sweetheart's name inked on his arm forever, only to gasp in horror when the relationship fizzled weeks later.
March 21, 1989 |
The Supreme Court Monday dismissed a libel suit against The Times growing out of the 1984 court-martial of a Navy commander. The commander, Willard G. Chrisman, was court-martialed after his ship ran aground off Hawaii. At the military proceeding, he was acquitted of charges of drunkenness but was found to have been negligent in the operation of his ship. Chrisman filed a suit against the Times Mirror Co.
May 10, 1988 |
A woman testifying against a petty officer in the first Navy court-martial of its kind said Monday that she was "just shocked" to find out he had sex with her without telling her he knew he carried the AIDS virus. Petty Officer 2nd Class John Crawford, 27, of Magnolia, Ark., went on trial for assault in a military court on Treasure Island just two days before the Army planned to resume court-martial proceedings against a private on similar charges at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
August 15, 1992 |
In a rare move, the Pacific Fleet's top admiral reversed himself Friday and reinstated two Navy officers who were stripped of command for their roles in the Tomcat Follies, which featured a skit that included sexual references to a congresswoman. Pacific Fleet commander Adm. R. J. Kelly, who had initially rejected two other admirals' recommendations of leniency for the officers, announced that he was reinstating Capt. Richard F. Braden and Lt. Cmdr. Dale A. Bruetting.
July 28, 1992 |
The tone for the Tailhook sex scandal that erupted in the hallway of a Las Vegas hotel was set a few hours earlier in a workshop where about 2,000 male aviators raucously hooted at the idea of women as combat pilots, said three Navy officers who attended. The audience of mostly men roundly cheered speakers who opposed deploying women as combat aviators, according to a videotape of the Sept. 7, 1991, workshop, and jeered women officers who asked about their futures in naval aviation.
December 13, 1998 |
The American military has encountered an unexpected enemy in its war on drugs: U.S. servicemen smuggling marijuana and cocaine into California for Mexican drug rings. At least 50 Marines and sailors have been investigated "in recent years" for drug running, according to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Eight military probes involving 20 Marine and Navy suspects were launched in the past year alone, officials said in response to a Times inquiry.
August 24, 1992 |
In two weeks, it will be the first anniversary of the infamous Tailhook Convention in Las Vegas, where a large group of male pilots sexually molested and harassed women in a hotel hallway and inside party rooms, initiating a year of turmoil and tarnishing the Navy. And while the Defense Department investigation to identify the pilots involved continues, leaders of the Tailhook Assn.