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Decorated pilot named to head U.S. Naval Academy

Decorated pilot named to head U.S. Naval Academy

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) --A decorated fighter pilot who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 has been named to head the school, the Defense Department said Friday.
Frances Burns

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 2, 2013.
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U.S. Navy chaplain to face sex charges

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy chaplain accused of raping a female sailor and engaging in extramarital affairs with subordinates will face a court-martial, prosecutors said.

NG names new shipbuilding sector veeps

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 9 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman has picked two new vice presidents to run its Navy shipbuilding programs.

Vinson carrier group moving to San Diego

SAN DIEGO, March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is expected to move its base to North Island Naval Air Station in San Diego, Navy officials said.

Networkcentric process helps win wars

WASHINGTON, May 19 (UPI) -- Networkcentric warfare is streamlining the United States' ability to fight wars, a top U.S. strategic commander has said.

Remains of second pilot found in Iraq

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Military search teams Wednesday found the body of the second pilot from two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 aircraft that apparently collided in Iraq.

One of two Marine pilot's bodies retrieved

BAGHDAD, May 3 (UPI) -- The body of one of two U.S. Marine fighter pilots killed in an in-flight collision was recovered early Tuesday in Iraq by U.S. soldiers.

Two U.S. fighters missing over Iraq

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Two U.S. Marine Corps fighter jets flying off the USS Carl Vinson were listed as missing late Monday, the U.S. Central Command announced.

Northrop Grumman gets Navy contract

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman of Newport News, Va., said Tuesday it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy valued at approximately $215.3 million.

Report: Carrier's WestPac mission extended

SEATTLE, May 14 (UPI) -- The Navy has reportedly extended the deployment of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson by four months, keeping the ship from its West Coast home until November. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer said Wednesday the Vinson, which sailed in January, would cover fo

Counties join states in plea for help

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The nation's county government leaders Wednesday joined state officials in asking Congress for some federal help in the face of widespread budget shortfalls.

The Peter Principles: Sand blasts of time

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The United States government still honors political leaders who were an integral part of the American segregationist movement. Since Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., was forced to surrender his leadership post over statements taken by some as supporting this odi
PETER ROFF, United Press International

USS Stennis home from Afghan deployment

SAN DIEGO, May 28 (UPI) -- The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis arrived home Tuesday, seven months after hurriedly being deployed to the Arabian Sea where its crew launched nearly 2,000 a

Carl Vinson welcomed home

BREMERTON, Wash., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of well-wishers and a timely rainbow in the sky over Puget Sound greeted the crew of the USS Carl Vinson as the aircraft carrier returned home Wednesd
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Carl Vinson
NAV2001101903 - 18 OCTOBER 2001 - USS CARL VINSON: A radar antennae is a blur of motion as it rotates on the signal bridge of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) October 18, 2001. Carl Vinson and its carrier airwing are conducting missions in Afghanistan in support of operation Enduring Freedom. rlw/U.S. Navy Photo/Martin S. Fuentes UPI.
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Carl Vinson (November 18, 1883 – June 1, 1981) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat, and the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives.

Vinson was born in Baldwin County, Georgia, attended Georgia Military College, and graduated with a law degree from Mercer University in 1902. He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1908. After losing a third term following redistricting, he was appointed judge of the Baldwin County court, but following the sudden death of Senator Augustus Bacon, Representative Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia's 10th Congressional District was nominated to fill Bacon's Senate seat and Vinson announced his candidacy for Hardwick's seat in Congress. Vinson won over three opponents. He was the youngest member of Congress when he was sworn in on November 3, 1914.

Vinson served as a Representative from November 3, 1914, to January 3, 1965. During his tenure in the U.S. House, Vinson was a champion for national defense and especially the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the House Naval Affairs Committee shortly after World War I and became the ranking Democratic member in the early 1920s. He was the only Democrat appointed to the Morrow Board, which reviewed the status of aviation in America in the mid-1920s. In 1931, Vinson became chairman of the House Naval Affairs Committee. In 1934, he helped push the Vinson-Trammell Act, along with Senator Park Trammell of Florida. The bill authorized new warships as they were required by the age limits of the naval limitation treaties (Washington, 1922 and London, 1930) and appropriations to build the USN to its Treaty limits. This was necessary as during the previous Administration, not a single major warship was laid down and the US Navy was both aging and losing ground to the Japanese Navy, which would repudiate the Treaties in late 1934. He later was primarily responsible for additional naval expansion legislation, the Second Vinson Act of 1938 and the Third Vinson Act of 1940, as well as the Two-Ocean Navy Act of 1940. The ambitious program called for by this series of laws helped the U.S. Navy as the country entered World War II, as new ships were able to immediately match the latest ships from Japan.

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