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.

Shipboard games to open college season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 15 (UPI) -- Florida and Georgetown will open next season's college basketball campaign by meeting on the deck of an aircraft carrier, it was announced Friday.

HII to build new Navy assault ship

WASHINGTON, June 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy says it has contracted Huntington Ingalls Industries to build the future USS Tripoli, the Navy's next large-deck amphibious assault ship.

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Ship named for Giffords

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Friday named a 3,000-ton littoral the USS Gabrielle Giffords after the Arizona congresswoman shot in the head last year.

Defense to purchase advanced biofuel

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon contracted to buy 450,000 gallons of advanced drop-in biofuel, the single largest purchase of biofuel in U.S. government history, officials said.

New U.S. Navy ship named for Medgar Evers

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- The widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers said the ship she christened in San Diego this weekend will keep her late husband's memory alive.

U.S. Defense aims for clean energy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense spending on alternative energy could top $10 billion annually by 2030, a new study says.

U.S. seeks to advance biofuels

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Getting the U.S. military involved in advancing commercial biofuels is a good strategy for energy independence, the Navy secretary said.

Navy won't ax 25,000 sailors

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan, April 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus denied rumors Wednesday that the Navy plans to discharge as many as 25,000 sailors.
Navy punishes 4 officers in video scandal

Navy punishes 4 officers in video scandal

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Navy has censured four top officers over risque videos shown aboard the USS Enterprise, effectively ending their military careers.

U.S. general cleared of sex allegation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been cleared of allegations of an improper sexual relationship, documents show.

Navy Cross awarded 45 years after battle

QUANTICO, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Ned E. Seath received the Navy Cross Friday for his heroic actions during a firefight when he served as a U.S. Marine in Vietnam nearly 45 years ago.

U.S. Navy boss: Carrier will move to Fla.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy still plans to move a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to Florida from Norfolk, Va., U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said.
Gulf report looks at funding, governance

Gulf report looks at funding, governance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Obama administration proposes an aggressive restoration effort for the Gulf of Mexico focusing on government funding and involvement, U.S. officials said.
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Ray Mabus

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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