Retired Navy chief charged over ‘fraudulent’ scheme targeting sailors, vets

Retired Navy chief charged over 'fraudulent' scheme targeting sailors, vets

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a retired Navy chief with fraud over allegations that he took nearly $355,000 in investment funds from dozens of sailors, reservists and veterans who were part of a chief Facebook group and spent nearly half the money on gambling and personal expenses, the agency announced Thursday. Robert … Read more

Navy and Marine Corps replacing faulty aircraft ejection seat components

Ukrainian servicemen shoot a SPG-9 recoilless gun during training in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

The Navy and Marine Corps are replacing ejection seat parts in some fixed wing aircraft—including the F/A-18 Super Hornet—after the manufacturer discovered a defect. The issue involves cartridge actuated devices, or CADs, which deploy a parachute when aviators pull their ejection handle. All told, the issue was found in the F/A-18B/C/D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet … Read more

Man accused of targeting Navy Sailors on Tinder to get money

Man accused of targeting Navy Sailors on Tinder to get money

Hampton Roads, Va. – Three men are accused of posing as women on Tinder and targeting Navy Sailors through Tinder and taking tens of thousands of dollars from them, according to court records. 35-year-old Mark Aspili of Hampton, 20-year-old Samari Smith of Williamsburg, and 21-year-old Shawn Stacy of Norfolk are all accused of conspiracy to … Read more