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Fourth officer charged in US Navy bribery scandal

A fourth US Navy officer has been charged with leaking information to a foreign defense contractor in exchange for cash and other gifts in a widening bribery scandal, officials said. Petty Officer First Class Dan Layug, 27, was arrested Wednesday in San Diego and appeared in court Thursday, when a…

U.S. Navy admiral pushes officers to curtail ‘jargon and gibberish’

The US Navy’s information chief says there’s a battle to be fought, but not the usual kind. It’s time, Rear Admiral John Kirby says, to torpedo “jargon and gibberish.” In an email sent to Navy public affairs officers, Kirby urged them to stop “butchering” their own language and “say it…

No bodies found after U.S. Navy jet crash

All civilians initially listed as missing after a US Navy fighter jet crashed into a Virginia apartment complex have been accounted for, officials said Saturday, though no all-clear has been given. Virginia Beach Fire Department Captain Tim Riley told CNN that no bodies were found in the destroyed low-rise buildings and rescuers had…

Military combines green and mean to fly drones on biofuels

By Damian Carrington– The US navy’s aggressive plan to replace a third of its huge fuel use with biofuels has now seen the unmanned aircraft, as well as ships and supersonic aircraft, trial the fuels The unmanned drones used by the US Navy to bomb its enemies without risking its…

U.S. navy rescues Iranian fishermen from sinking boat

WASHINGTON — The US Navy announced it led a rescue operation to assist the crew of an Iranian fishing vessel in distress in the Gulf of Oman, the third in 10 days in an area marked by tension between Washington and Tehran. A Seahawk helicopter from the guided missile destroyer…

U.S. Navy in big biofuel purchase

The US Navy unveiled plans Monday for its biggest-ever biofuel purchase as part of an effort to reduce dependence on imported oil. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the 450,000 gallons (1.7 million liters) were part of the “largest single purchase of advanced drop-in biofuel in government history.” The biofuel…

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