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January 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Navy wants new station at Port Angeles for submarine escorts

The Associated Press PORT ANGELES — The Navy has disclosed plans for a pier and facilities at Port Angeles to support seven vessels that escort Bangor submarines between the Hood Canal and the Pacific Ocean. The Navy says the $17 million project is needed so that crews from Naval Base Kitsap don’t exceed their hours at sea…

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January 23, 2015 at 6:14 AM

Navy decommissioning another frigate at Everett

EVERETT — The Navy is holding a decommissioning ceremony Friday at Naval Station Everett for the frigate Rodney Davis. It returned from its final deployment last month, after 28 years of service. The Navy plans to sell it to a foreign military. The Navy also recently decommissioned another Everett-based frigate, the Ingraham, which will be scrapped in…

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December 29, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Sailor pleads not guilty to assaulting Seattle taxi driver

A 26-year-old sailor who is accused of malicious harassment, a hate crime, for allegedly beating an immigrant taxi driver pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in King County Superior Court on Monday morning. Jesse Fleming, whose bail was set at $50,000 earlier this month, will return to court on Tuesday morning to receive the conditions of…

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December 19, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Last frigate at Naval Station Everett returns home

The Associated Press EVERETT — The Navy frigate Rodney Davis returned from its final deployment Friday afternoon to its home port at Naval Station Everett. The ship with a crew of more than 200 has been on a six-month deployment in the western Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. The Navy plans to decommission the 27-year-old ship in March…

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December 9, 2014 at 1:52 PM

$50,000 bail for sailor accused of hate crime attack on Seattle cabbie

A judge set bail at $50,000 on Monday for a 26-year-old sailor accused of a hate crime after police say he beat an immigrant taxi driver unconscious and told him to “go back to your own country,” according to a court document. In a document of probable cause, which lays out the case, Seattle police say the cab driver picked up …

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December 2, 2014 at 6:18 AM

Aircraft carrier Stennis testing flight operations

The Associated Press BREMERTON — The aircraft carrier John Stennis departed Bremerton Monday for San Diego. A spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Higgins, says it will conduct flight operations off Southern California but return to Puget Sound in time for Christmas. The carrier has completed a 16-month, $240 million maintenance period at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Flight operations…

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November 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Navy to decommission
2 more ships in Puget Sound

The Associated Press EVERETT — The Navy recently decommissioned the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham at Everett. It will be towed to Bremerton and scrapped. The Daily Herald reports the Navy also plans to decommission another ship in Everett and also one stationed in Bremerton. Naval Station Everett spokeswoman Kristin Ching says the frigate USS Rodney Davis will…

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November 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM

More public meetings on Navy Growler flights, noise

PORT ANGELES — The Navy has scheduled two more public meetings on plans to add as many as 36 more EA-18G Growler aircraft — electronic warfare planes — at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The hearings will provide information and take comments on the scope of an environmental impact statement. The Navy scheduled three public meetings last…

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October 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

USS Stennis finishing overhaul at Bremerton

The USS Stennis is a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier named after Sen. John C. Stennis of Mississippi. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times, 2008) BREMERTON — After a 16-month overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the aircraft carrier John Stennis is preparing to return to sea. The crew of 3,000 is getting ready with a five-day…

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October 27, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Everett-based Navy frigate Ingraham will be decommissioned

EVERETT — The guided-missile frigate USS Ingraham and a crew of about 200 sailors return to their home port at Everett Tuesday for the last time. The Daily Herald reports the Ingraham will be decommissioned Nov. 14. Its final mission was part of a multinational force fighting illegal drug trafficking in Central America waters. The 408-foot Ingraham was…

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