Navy

An independence-class littoral combat ship similar to the USS Oakland. (Austral USA)

USS Oakland: Navy’s Newest Warship Named After East Bay City

The United States Navy is honoring Oakland with its latest warship.

08/19/2015

View from Treasure Island (Roberta Gonzales)

Roberta Discovers Treasure Island’s Hidden Gems

In this week’s “Gem Of The Bay” blog, Roberta Gonzales highlights the food, the beauty and the history of Treasure Island.

08/12/2015

A Coast Guard Cutter Stratton boarding team opens the bridge of a self-propelled semi-submersible interdicted in international waters off the coast of Central America, July 19, 2015. The Stratton’s crew recovered more than 6 tons of cocaine from the 40-foot vessel. (Coast Guard photo courtesy of Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone)

Alameda Coast Guard Crew Seizes Narco-Submarine Carrying 8 Tons Of Cocaine

A U.S. Coast Guard crew from Alameda stopped a submersible vessel carrying more than 16,000 pounds of cocaine in the Eastern Pacific Ocean last month — the largest bust of its kind in Coast Guard history.

08/05/2015

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Pentagon Announces Plan Aimed At Lifting Transgender Ban

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he is creating a working group that will review the policies and determine if lifting the ban would have any impact on the military’s ability to be ready for battle.

07/13/2015

`Designs for a development at Alameda Point. (CBS)

Developers Aim For Affordable Housing, New Community At Alameda Point

A new development plan is taking shape at Alameda Point that will bring affordable housing to the area.

05/11/2015

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Tuesday’s Roaring Navy Fighter Jet Over Berkeley Was Just A Pilot Saying ‘Hello’ To His Brother At Cal

The supersonic, low-flying navy fighter jet seen buzzing over Berkeley Tuesday afternoon was reportedly flown by the brother of a Cal grad student.

01/28/2015

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from VFA-31 fly's a combat patrol over in Afghanistan on Dec. 15 2008. (cleared for release)(Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

F-18 Supersonic Jet Fighter Buzzes Berkeley

An F-18 Hornet Navy fighter jet buzzed Berkeley Tuesday, and created quite the buzz on Twitter.

01/27/2015

Navy Sonobuoy

Navy Wants To Place More Sonar-Pinging Buoys Off Coasts Of California, Oregon, Washington

The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates.

01/25/2015

WALLY//118 photo from WallyPower

Mysterious Black Stealth Ship Prowls San Francisco Bay, A Harbinger Of Yachting’s Future

Yachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven’t changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.  

01/07/2015

The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact

Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.

12/16/2014

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