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Australian sailors allegedly being sexually assaulted in hazings

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The Australian Defense Ministry said it is investigating reports sailors aboard a navy ship were sexually assaulted as part of a hazing ritual.

Navy plays game for ideas on maintaining service capabilities

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy is launching a novel online Internet game to generate innovative ideas on maintaining service capabilities in an era of budget restraints.

Naval Academy superintendent challenged in sex assault case

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- A Naval Academy midshipman is joining a legal plea with the woman who says he sexually assaulted her to get a superintendent tossed from the case.
No. 2 commander at Strategic Command fired over gambling allegations

No. 2 commander at Strategic Command fired over gambling allegations

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The second-in-command at the U.S. Strategic Command has been fired after he became in a suspect in the use of fake poker chips at an Iowa casino, officials say.

Japan chooses Mitsubishi Electric, IHI, MHI for F-35 parts

TOKYO, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Japanese government has confirmed that three domestic companies will manufacture parts for Lockheed Martin's F-35 Lightning II fighters destined for Japan's Air Self-defense Force.

U.S. admiral suspended amid probe of Iowa casino scam

OMAHA, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The U.S. military confirmed Saturday that a three-star admiral had been suspended due to an investigation into an apparent Iowa casino scam.

StratCom official suspended pending investigation

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy officer in command of multiple nuclear-capable vessels has been suspended pending an investigation, officials said.

Indian navy gets its first Hawk trainer jets

BANGALORE, India, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Indian aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has handed over the first home-made Hawk Mk-132 advanced trainer jet aircraft to the navy.
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International

Radar, combat management system complete testing

CANBERRA, Australia, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- An Australian-designed phased array radar and combat management system for ships has successfully completed operational acceptance trials.

Hearing begins for midshipmen in Naval Academy sexual assault case

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A preliminary hearing began Tuesday for three U.S. Naval Academy football players charged with raping a female midshipman at an off-campus party.

Navy takes F-35C Lighting II to the skies

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy said the F-35C Lighting II fighter was granted interim safe-for-flight status as the "business end" of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier force.

BP spill veteran to lead U.S. offshore safety

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Interior Department announced it appointed former Coast Guard Vice Adm. Brian Salerno to serve as the new chief of offshore oil and gas safety.

General Dynamics names Gen. Mattis to its board

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Two retired U.S. military generals and a retired senior official of the Department of Homeland Security have joined private-sector enterprises.
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Vice Adm
During full military burial honors for Adm. Thomas H. Moorer at Arlington National Cemetery, Mrs. Carrie Moorer receives the National Ensign from retired Vice Adm. Joe P. Moorer, Adm. MoorerÕs surviving brother, on February 20, 2004. Adm. Moorer is a graduate of the Naval Academy class of1933 and went on to served as the Chief of Naval Operations from 1967-1970, whereupon he was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a post he held until his retirement in 1974. A former naval aviator, Moorer earned many medals and honors during his career, including the Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. (UPI Photo/Mark J. Rebilas/US Navy).
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Vice Admiral is a senior naval rank of a 3 star flag officer, which is equivalent to Lieutenant General in the other uniformed services. A Vice Admiral is typically senior to a Rear Admiral and junior to an Admiral. In many navies, Vice Admiral is a three star rank with a NATO Code of OF-8, although in some navies like the French Navy it is an OF-7 rank, the OF-8 code corresponding to the four star rank of Squadron Vice-Admiral.

The rank insignia for a Vice Admiral usually involves three stars, but this is not always the case. In the navy of Iraq, Vice Admiral insignia involves one star. In the navies of Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Cuba, Iran, Mexico, North Korea, and Russia, Vice Admiral insignia involves two stars, and in the navy of Turkey, Vice Admiral insignia involves four stars.

Australian Vice Admiral shoulder board

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