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February 3, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Recording of USS Stennis women in bathroom investigated

The Associated Press BREMERTON — The Navy is investigating an incident aboard the aircraft carrier Stennis in which a sailor allegedly filmed female officers inside their bathroom. The commanding officer, Capt. Mike Wettlaufer, says he’s disappointed but pleased the incident was reported. The Kitsap Sun reports the incident reportedly occurred Thursday night while the Bremerton-based Stennis was conducting flight qualifications…

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September 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Everett Navy commander reassigned pending sex assault probe

The commanding officer of Naval Station Everett has been reassigned pending an investigation into a sexual assault allegation, the Navy said on Monday. Capt. James Duke will face an Article 32 hearing, which similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding, according to a news release. Duke, a Lake Stevens resident, has been reassigned as commander of…

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March 25, 2014 at 1:14 PM

NAS Whidbey Island personnel aid in rescue

Search-and-rescue personnel from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island combing through the debris on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island) Search-and-rescue personnel from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island was called in to assist in the rescue of survivors from the Oso mudslide on Saturday, according to the base’s public affairs office. “I was awestruck by the destruction…

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December 16, 2013 at 11:08 AM

USS Nimitz returns to Everett after 9-month deployment

The Associated Press EVERETT — The aircraft carrier Nimitz has returned to its home port in Everett, completing a nine-month deployment in which it saw action in the Afghanistan war. The big ship was slowly docking just before 11 a.m. Monday. The Nimitz traveled 80,000 nautical miles, mostly in the Pacific and Indian oceans, since leaving Puget Sound…

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October 21, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Blue Angels may be back at Seattle’s Seafair next summer

The Blue Angels perform at Seafair in 2010. (Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times) The U.S. Navy announced Monday it plans to fund the return of the Blue Angels and Fleet Week to Seattle’s Seafair next year. Seafair officials have been planning since December for the flight team to come back in 2014, said spokeswoman Melissa Jurcan. But…

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June 26, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Public comment period extended on Magnuson Park cleanup

Officials have extended the public comment period for a proposed cleanup of minor radiological contamination at Magnuson Park, state Rep. Gerry Pollet announced Wednesday afternoon. The U.S. Navy and state Department of Ecology will now take comments until July 26 and will hold a question-and-session session next month, Pollet wrote in a news release. Pollet, D-Seattle, has been…

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April 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

U.S. Navy names new submarine after Washington state

The U.S. Navy on Friday named one of its next five nuclear-powered fast-attack submarines the USS Washington, the first naval ship to be named after the state in more than 70 years. The Virginia-class submarine will undergo construction for several years. The Puget Sound region is home to the Navy’s third-largest fleet. Twelve submarines, two aircraft…

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February 7, 2012 at 11:56 AM

UPDATE: Navy says sailor killed in Seattle shooting

  Gregory Wayne Anderson Jr. The Navy says a man shot and killed in Seattle last weekend was a sailor. Petty Officer Third Class Gregory Wayne Anderson Jr., 25, of Fresno, Texas, was shot Sunday, according to a news release from the Navy. Anderson, an aviation ordnanceman, was assigned to the USS Nimitz, an aircraft…

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