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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

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

U.S. Navy defends new warship, warns against slowing production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Navy officials on Thursday staunchly defended the newest class of U.S. warships despite a spate of technical glitches, and they warned lawmakers that halting funding for the ships or their equipment could drive up costs. Full story

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U.S. navy to recover bombs from Great Barrier Reef

Raytheon ordered to stop work on U.S. Navy jammer contract

U.S. warship returns to sea after generator issues

U.S. Navy offers to help recover bombs from Great Barrier Reef

US considers salvaging bombs from Barrier Reef

Northrop Delivers First New Robot Drone to the U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy deployments, readiness eroded by budget cuts: Navy chief

US admiral cites rise in piracy in Gulf of Oman

Rocket blasts off from Florida with military communications satellite

BAE Systems protests U.S. Navy contract award to Raytheon

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  U.S. Navy to drop all-caps messaging

The Navy is ditching its Defense Message System and adapting a new system that will handle messages with both upper and lowercase letters. NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

  Navy to stop shouting official communications

Rachel Maddow reports on a new policy by the U.S. Navy to stop writing official communications in all capital letters now that the practice is recognized to signify shouting in online communication.

  Vietnam War MIAs buried at Arlington

Four U.S. Navy sailors reported missing during the Vietnam War have been buried together in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors

  NBC News: US Navy Shifts Destroyer

U.S. defense officials tell NBC News that the U.S. Navy is shifting the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald in the Pacific Ocean in the wake of the ongoing rhetoric from North Korea, reports CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  Stuck ship gets un-stuck

Rachel Maddow reports that the U.S. Navy minesweeper that got stuck on a coral reef of the coast of the Philippines has been cut up and removed.

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