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U.S. Navy defends presidential copter bid format as firms bail out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Wednesday defended the way it structured a competition for development of a new presidential helicopter, even as all but one of the companies interested in the multibillion-dollar program pulled out of the running.Full story

San Diego mayor accused of more sexual advances

  Four additional women have come forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances, including a retired Navy rear-admiral and a university dean.

Navy worker sentenced for travel voucher fraud

A U.S. Navy member has been sentenced to prison and ordered to help repay thousands of dollars he and others received illegally in a travel-voucher scheme. Full story

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  Seabees Reflect on Rescue

The Seabees, a team of young naval construction engineers, played a key role in the rescue of Kelli Groves and her family. The team credits good timing, good training -- and the fact that they had children too.

  Sexual assault in the military has become an endemic problem

As the Pentagon prepares to integrate women into front-line combat by 2016 the need to address the epidemic of sexual assault in the military has never been more important. Last year 26,000 members of the military were victims of sexual assault. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., joins the NOW panel to d

  As sexual assaults increase, the military enters the spotlight

NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., explain how the Pentagon plans to crack down on sexual assaults in the armed forces.

  Navy football players accused of sexual assault

In the latest of a string of sexual assault allegations in the Military, Defense officials confirm three Naval Avademy football players are being investigated for allegedly assaulting an unconscious female midshipman at a party last year. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

  Obama implores Navy grads to end sexual assault

President Obama spoke to more than 1000 U.S. Naval Academy graduates in Annapolis, Md., Friday, calling for higher standards of conduct in the military. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports

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