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25th Annual Fleet Week Port Everglades

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Apr 25
For the past 25 years, springtime in South Florida has meant Fleet Week, and it's almost that time again for the locals to welcome the men in uniform once more.

Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality

A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

Sailor Alert! ::Fleet Week Returns to NYC

LOCAL | By Deepti Hajela | May 21
Well, hello, sailor! Fleet Week is returning to New York City after a year’s absence, officials announced Tuesday. Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor on Wednesday morning, the start of the week.

Navy Seeks More Sexual Assault Survey Responses

NATIONAL | By Brock Vergakis | Dec 21
Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging this year compared to past years, the Navy says.

Calls For Accountability Surround Navy Sex Case

CRIME | By Brian Witte | Sep 24
The case of three former U.S. Naval Academy football players accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus toga party has renewed calls for academy leaders to face tough accountability.

Sailor Proposes to His Boyfriend as Sub Returns

A sailor on the USS New Mexico proposed to his boyfriend in front of about 200 people who gathered at the Navy’s submarine base to welcome the boat home from its first deployment.

Report: Submarine Hazing Centered on Homosexuality

NATIONAL | By Brock Vergakis | Jun 26
A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sailor who said another man tried to rape him while in a foreign port according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

Official: Navy officer to be relieved of command

NATIONAL | By Dena Potter and Pauline Jelinek | Jan 4
A high-ranking Navy officer who produced and showed raunchy videos to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago is expected to be relieved of his command of the ship, defense officials said Tuesday.

Navy faults leadership in incomplete hazing probe

NATIONAL | By Brian Witte | Jan 14
Leaders should have done more to investigate numerous hazing allegations against a gay sailor and others in a unit stationed in Bahrain several years ago, the Navy said Wednesday.

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