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Destroyer, USS Donald Cook, ready for 6th Fleet deployment

ROTA, Spain, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy said Tuesday the Arleigh Burke-class missile destroyer USS Donald Cook arrived at a Spanish base to begin deployment with the U.S. 6th Fleet.

U.S. Navy christening fourth joint high speed vessel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Saturday plans to christen its fourth joint high speed vessel, the USNS Fall River, in a ceremony in Mobile, Ala.

New Navy carrier set for christening

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The first ship of a new class of aircraft carrier is being christened Saturday by the U.S. Navy at the Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News shipyard.
FBI: Aaron Alexis lone Navy Yard shooter, no other suspects

FBI: Aaron Alexis lone Navy Yard shooter, no other suspects

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The FBI Tuesday said subcontractor Aaron Alexis was the only gunman in the Navy Yard shootings that killed 12 people and there are no other suspects.
Gunman, 12 others dead in D.C. Navy Yard shooting rampage

Gunman, 12 others dead in D.C. Navy Yard shooting rampage

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The FBI said a Texas man who was among at least 13 people killed in Monday's rampage at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington was the shooter.

Drone lands on U.S. Navy aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) -- An unmanned drone carried out the first drone arrested landing on a modern aircraft carrier when it landed on the USS George H.W. Bush, the U.S. Navy said.

Navy orders new destroyers

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will build nine DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for the U.S. Navy.

U.S. Navy awards $6.2B in contracts to build 9 new destroyers

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy will acquire at least nine new destroyers between this year and 2017 after General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls won contracts worth more than $6 billion for the multiyear shipbuilding project.

Policy change has yet to affect HIV-positive sailors

WASHINGTON, May 22 (UPI) -- Not a single sailor diagnosed as HIV-positive has been assigned overseas since the U.S. Navy changed its policy toward such medical conditions, officials say.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
By United Press International

Navy commissioning transport dock ship

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says it is commissioning an amphibious transport dock ship from Huntington Ingalls Industries in Virginia on Saturday.

Budget cuts could cause broken contracts

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Looming across-the-board budget cuts could break contracts and cause higher prices for ships and planes, the U.S. Navy's top civilian leader said Wednesday.

Green fleet upsets senator

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- A Republican lawmaker said he was "deeply disturbed" by U.S. military programs that advance the use of biofuels in their fleets.

U.S. Navy showcases green fleet

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan, July 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy aims to move ahead with its green fleet initiative despite opposition from some U.S. lawmakers, the Navy secretary said Monday.

U.S. sinks cash into biofuels

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government announced it was backing a multimillion-dollar effort to increase production of biofuels in an effort to enhance energy security.
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Raymond Edwin "Ray" Mabus, Jr. (born October 11, 1948) is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy. Mabus served as the 60th Governor of the U.S. state of Mississippi from 1988 to 1992 and as United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996.

Mabus was born in Starkville and is a fourth-generation Mississippian; he grew up in Ackerman, the only child of the owner of the local hardware store. After attending public schools, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, with a B.A. in English and political science and holds an M.A. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. He also served in the U.S. Navy aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock, and worked as a law clerk in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mabus began his professional career working in Washington as legal counsel to the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. Following the election of Governor William Winter, he returned to Mississippi to work in the governor's office, where the youthful staff– which included Mabus, Dick Molpus, John Henegan and Andy Mullins– earned the nickname "Boys of Spring" from a rival state legislator.

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