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Anxiety & uncertainty for Az's transgender troops after Supreme Court ruling

A recent Supreme Court ruling is considered a major setback for transgender servicemembers, as well as a hindrance to the future of transgender individuals in the military.... Read more»

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Navy F/A-18 fighter jets training with D-M A-10s

Training with attack aircraft in Tucson for the next two weeks are 14 Navy F/A-18s, giving Air Force pilots experience in defending themselves against fighter jets.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

Court: Widow waited too long to sue VA for delays in husband’s care

A Navy widow whose husband died from kidney disease cannot sue the Veterans Affairs medical center that delayed his treatment, only to send a letter two weeks after his death urging him to seek immediate care.... Read more»

Raytheon to build Naval Strike Missile in Tucson

Working with a Norwegian company, defense contractor Raytheon will assemble anti-ship missiles for the Navy's littoral combat vessels, such as the USS Gabrielle Giffords, in what could be an $850 million deal. ... Read more»

Tucson sailor marks Memorial Day with wreath-laying in Japan

U.S. Navy personnel in Japan held an early Memorial Day ceremony Wednesday, including the laying of a wreath by a sailor from Tucson. AWF 1st Class Alexander Coccio paid respects to a symbolic casket, commemorating the lives of U.S. servicemembers killed in the armed forces.... Read more»

Emotional McCain urges midshipmen to fight for ideals ‘under attack’

An emotional Sen. John McCain returned Monday to the Naval Academy where he entered public service more than 60 years ago, and called on midshipmen there to always to “do the right thing” and fight for American ideals.... Read more»

Raytheon gets $66 million for SM-3 missile development

Tucson's Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $66 million contract to continue development of the SM-3 Block IIA Aegis Ashore ballistic missile, Pentagon officials said.... Read more»

USS Gabrielle Giffords commissioned by Navy on Saturday

One of the newest ships in the U.S. Navy fleet, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, was commissioned Saturday in Galveston in a ceremony that included the former congresswoman, her husband Mark Kelly, Navy officials, Jill Biden, Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. (with video)... Read more»

Photo: Tucson sailor swabs jet

Seaman Rene Romero, a Tucson native, cleans the canopy of Navy fighter jet on the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan. The tempered glass canopy of the F/A-18E Super Hornet, belonging to the “Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115, is cleaned daily.... Read more»

Photo: Sub named for Tucson returns to Hawaii home port

The USS Tucson, a 360-foot fast-attack submarine, steamed back into Pearl Harbor on Tuesday after a six-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean. The 20-year-old sub called on ports in Guam, Japan, Korea, the Philippines and Singapore during the deployment.... Read more»

Navy Seal from Az killed by ISIS in Iraq

A 31-year-old Navy Seal who grew up in the Phoenix area is dead following an ISIS attack in Iraq, where he was assisting Kurdish forces. Charlie Keating IV was the grandson of financier Charles Keating.... Read more»

Tucson corpsman named Southwest Reserve sailor of the year

Navy corpsman, diving medical technician and University of Arizona student Joseph Murphy has another line to add to his resumé: 2015 Navy Region Southwest Reserve sailor of the year.... Read more»

USS Tucson steams into Singapore

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine visited the Southeast Asian city-state last week during a deployment in the Pacific and Indian oceans. The 360-foot USS Tucson has a crew of 150.... Read more»

Lights in sky were Navy missile test

The strange lights in the western sky, seen Saturday night from Southern California all the way to Tucson and Phoenix, were a U.S. Navy missile test, officials said. An unarmed Trident II was fired from a submarine off the coast. ... Read more»

From desert to sea: Arizonans embark on plebe summer at Naval Academy

A number of Arizona residents raised their right hands Wednesday and took the oath to began their careers at the U.S. Naval Academy. They are among about 1,200 incoming midshipmen who began the six brutal weeks of plebe summer, a sort of academy boot camp before they start their studies in the fall.... Read more»

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