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US navy delivers entertainment and aid to Samoans

The vessel had a multinational force of sailors, engineers, medical specialists and musicians. It was part of an annual operation known as the Pacific Partnership - annual humanitarian and outreach program in its eighteenth year running.

"Our relationship with these countries that we visit is most important," US Embassy in Samoa's charge d'Affaires Noriko Horiuchi said.

"Relationships with countries should not just be government-to-government, it should also be people-to-people.

US Navy detected implosion-like sounds days ago

Five people were aboard the vessel when it went missing during a dive to the Titanic wreck on Sunday.

The loss of the vessel was confirmed on Thursday after a huge search mission.

The official told CBS News their information about the "acoustic anomaly" had been used by the US Coast Guard to narrow the search area.


US Navy moves second aircraft carrier near North Korea

The move comes just days after North Korea demonstrated a significant leap forward in their missile program after launching a projectile that achieved "successful" controlled reentry into the Earth's lower atmosphere rather than falling back to the surface, according to a preliminary US intelligence analysis, two US officials tell CNN.

Navy SEAL killed in action in Somalia

The US service member killed in action was a Navy SEAL, a US defense official told CNN.

US Navy destroyer loses helicopter in mid-flight crash

A medical team aboard the USS Dewey examined the helicopter crew and reported no apparent injuries.

The Navy wants to know who flew a Trump flag on a military convoy

A Trump flag was spotted on a military convoy driving outside Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. The US Navy confirmed to CNN that the Humvees were being driven by an East Coast Naval Special Warfare unit -- also known as a Navy SEALs unit.

Flying certain flags from military vehicles is allowed, but a blue Trump flag waving in the wind is not one of them.

US Navy sailors' data breached

The breach came after the laptop of an employee at Hewlett Packard Enterprise working on a naval contract was "compromised", the Navy said.

It added that "unknown individuals" accessed the sensitive information on current and former sailors.

The data included names and social security numbers, but the Navy does not currently believe it was misused.

American Samoans appeal for US military clean-up

Authority Chief Engineer Jason Jaskoviak is urging residents to reach out to politicians and military leaders to not let the US Navy walk away from the contamination that it left behind

In the era of naval administration, a fuel tank farm was located in Aua with underground pipes from the tank depot to the canneries.

Mr Jaskoviak said there had been efforts over the years to clean up and mitigate against contamination but the situation had driven up costs of infrastructure projects in Aua and villages in the eastern district.

US official: Navy aircraft threatened with shoot down by Iran

The aircraft were flying in international airspace but "near Iranian airspace."

The Iranians made a radio call to both planes warning them not to enter Iranian airspace and risk being shot down, the official said. The US aircraft never entered Iranian airspace and proceeded without incident.

The Iranians threatened to launch missiles to shoot down the aircraft as part of the threat.

US Navy ship fires warning shots towards Iranian vessel

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said three warning shots were fired from a .50 calibre gun on Wednesday (local time) after warning flares did not work.

The incident started with three Iranian vessels, but there was only one Iranian vessel around by the time the warning shots were fired, the official said.

The official added that at one point an Iranian vessel came within 200 metres of a US ship.