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Chile Sailor Publicly Discloses His Homosexuality

Thursday Aug 28, 2014
A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.

Sailor Alert! ::Fleet Week Returns to NYC

By Deepti Hajela | Wednesday May 21, 2014
Well, hello, sailor! Fleet Week is returning to New York City after a year’s absence, officials announced Tuesday. Three Navy ships and two Coast Guard cutters are scheduled to arrive in New York Harbor on Wednesday morning, the start of the week.

Navy Seeks More Sexual Assault Survey Responses

By Brock Vergakis | Saturday Dec 21, 2013
Participation in an anonymous survey aimed at determining how big a problem sexual assault is in the Navy and Marines is lagging this year compared to past years, the Navy says.

Calls For Accountability Surround Navy Sex Case

By Brian Witte | Tuesday Sep 24, 2013
The case of three former U.S. Naval Academy football players accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus toga party has renewed calls for academy leaders to face tough accountability.

Sailor Proposes to His Boyfriend as Sub Returns

Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
A sailor on the USS New Mexico proposed to his boyfriend in front of about 200 people who gathered at the Navy’s submarine base to welcome the boat home from its first deployment.

Report: Submarine Hazing Centered on Homosexuality

By Brock Vergakis | Tuesday Jun 26, 2012
A Navy hazing case that led to the firing of the top enlisted officer aboard a nuclear submarine was sparked by gay jokes about a sailor who said another man tried to rape him while in a foreign port according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

Reactions Mixed on Milk Ship Proposal

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday May 5, 2012
The proposal to name a U.S. Navy vessel after Harvey Milk is drawing mixed reactions in San Francisco, where the slain gay rights leader served as a city supervisor.

In & Out of the Closet: A Sailor Recounts DADT’s Waning Days

By Shaun Knittel | Friday Mar 18, 2011
Columnist & EDGE reporter Shaun Knittel served until recently in the U.S. Navy, where, not only did everyone know everyone’s sexual orientation, they enjoyed each other’s favors. And yes, everything you’ve heard about the Navy is true!

Official: Navy officer to be relieved of command

By Dena Potter and Pauline Jelinek | Tuesday Jan 4, 2011
A high-ranking Navy officer who produced and showed raunchy videos to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago is expected to be relieved of his command of the ship, defense officials said Tuesday.

Navy faults leadership in incomplete hazing probe

By Brian Witte | Thursday Jan 14, 2010
Leaders should have done more to investigate numerous hazing allegations against a gay sailor and others in a unit stationed in Bahrain several years ago, the Navy said Wednesday.
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