A former U.S. 7th Fleet operations officer was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison – two years after pleading guilty – for taking bribes in exchange for steering lucrative contracts to a foreign defense contractor. Read More
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New Details Revealed in ‘Fat Leonard’ Escape, Detention as Manhunt Continues
An international manhunt continued Tuesday for Leonard Glenn Francis, a former defense contractor and convicted mastermind of a multimillion-dollar U.S. Navy corruption case who fled custody from home detention Sunday morning, just weeks before he was to be sentenced to federal prison. Read More
Former Carrier Kitty Hawk Arrives in Brownsville for Scrapping
The Navy’s last conventional super carriers arrived in Brownsville, Texas this week after taking one last towed sail before getting scrapped. Read More
Former Navy Captain Pleads Guilty to Bribery in ‘Fat Leonard’ Investigation
A former U.S. 7th Fleet operations officer pleaded guilty to bribery, admitting in a federal court Wednesday that he took nearly $68,000 in gifts that included extravagant meals, prostitutes and luxury hotel stays from defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia, U.S. prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Sale of Last Conventional Supercarriers Deals Final Blow To Museum Hopes
When James Melka first approached USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), he had no idea the size of the aircraft carrier.
As the 17-year-old walked toward the pier in 1965, he could see the big gray ship, growing larger as he approached. It was “amazing” to walk onto the ship, then just four years into its service life, via its gangplank, Melka recalled. Read More
USS Stethem Heads to San Diego After 14 Years in Japan
USS Stethem (DDG-63) returned to U.S. 3rd Fleet over the weekend, as the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer steamed to its new homeport in San Diego, Calif. Read More
USS Nimitz to Visit Sri Lanka Saturday; First U.S. Carrier to Visit Colombo in More than 30 Years
Aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is set to make a port call in Sri Lanka, according to a statement from the U.S. Embassy. Read More