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The Navy adapts to rising sea levels

Dec 22, 2016
The military has to act when climate change threatens its bases
A beach within Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu has eroded 400 feet since the 1940's, placing critical infrastructure closer to the ocean.
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Struggling California city hopes Tesla rival can help

Jul 18, 2016
Formerly bankrupt Vallejo is a possible home for electric car maker Faraday Future.
A man plays his guitar in front of a cafe on Georgia Street in the historic section of Downtown Vallejo in Vallejo, California. 
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Casino workers now training to build submarines

May 24, 2016
When Connecticut shipyards declined, many moved to casinos. Now they're back.
Trainees have done a mixture of note-taking and hands-on work so far.
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How the U.S. pays for its involvement in Iraq

Jun 17, 2014
What does the defense budget already have covered?

Navy sailors get an e-reader called 'NeRD'

May 15, 2014
The Navy is giving submarine crews very expensive tablets that let sailors read pre-loaded books.

Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Sep 25, 2013
Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.

U.S. NAVY STOPS YELLING AT YOU by dropping all-capitals communications

Jun 12, 2013
For 150 years, the official Navy communications system only allowed FOR ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

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Battleship: For presidents, a game of making an impression

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Feb 22, 2013
President Obama goes to a shipyard next week where the USS Abraham Lincoln is awaiting refitting. An aircraft carrier is a great background for everything from presidents to Cher.

Facing sailor shortage, Navy ups bonuses

Aug 27, 2012
The Navy is offering sailors hundreds of extra dollars a month if they agree to go back out to sea sooner than expected.

Congress may block Pentagon's biofuels quest

Jul 5, 2012
The Department of Defense, a huge consumer of petroleum, is trying to develop biofuels on a large scale as an alternative. Republicans in Congress have voted the program out of an authorization bill, saying oil and even coal can meet the military's needs.