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Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Samuel J. Willhoite of Poulsbo receives the Sailor of the Day award from Capt. Greg Huffman, USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) commanding officer, and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erika Kugler/U.S. Navy)

Willhoite named Sailor of the Day

ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS — Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Samuel J. Willhoite of Poulsbo received the Sailor of the Day award Jan. 27… Continue reading

Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Samuel J. Willhoite of Poulsbo receives the Sailor of the Day award from Capt. Greg Huffman, USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) commanding officer, and Command Master Chief Benjamin Rushing. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erika Kugler/U.S. Navy)
Life aboard the city known as Nimitz | Robert Zollna

Life aboard the city known as Nimitz | Robert Zollna

KDN correspondent Robert Zollna describes the unusual life aboard Navy aircraft carrier.

Life aboard the city known as Nimitz | Robert Zollna
Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Police: Deceased man was a USS Nimitz sailor; wife fatally stabbed

BREMERTON — A 23-year-old airman stationed aboard the USS Nimitz is believed to have fatally stabbed his wife and then hanged himself in their Marion… Continue reading

Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)

Deaths may have been murder-suicide

BREMERTON — Bremerton police officers called to a home on North Marion Avenue shortly before 7 p.m. Dec. 13 found two people inside, both dead.… Continue reading

Two people were found dead in this home Dec. 13 on Marion Avenue in Bremerton. (Nick Twietmeyer/Kitsap News Group)
Families rejoice as USS Nimitz returns

Families rejoice as USS Nimitz returns

BREMERTON — Standing alongside her new in-laws and supported by her good friend, Holly Carlson has a look of contained excitement with a backdrop of… Continue reading

Families rejoice as USS Nimitz returns
U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), cut the Sailor of the Year cake, Nov. 3 in the Sea of Japan. From left, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Hugo Echeverritrujillo, Senior Sailor of the Year; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Gibbens, Sailor of the Year; Capt. Kevin Lenox, commanding officer; Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dallymae Arce, Junior Sailor of the Year; Air Traffic Controller Airman Apprentice Connor Jonas, Blue Jacket of the Year. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/U.S. Navy)

USS Nimitz returns to Naval Base Kitsap Dec. 10

The ‘Old Salt’ returns to Bremerton on Dec. 10. Here are recent moments from the ship’s voyage home

U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), cut the Sailor of the Year cake, Nov. 3 in the Sea of Japan. From left, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Hugo Echeverritrujillo, Senior Sailor of the Year; Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class James Gibbens, Sailor of the Year; Capt. Kevin Lenox, commanding officer; Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dallymae Arce, Junior Sailor of the Year; Air Traffic Controller Airman Apprentice Connor Jonas, Blue Jacket of the Year. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Emily Johnston/U.S. Navy)

Operation Homefront, Safeway distribute holiday meals to military families Dec. 5

BREMERTON — Operation Homefront and Safeway will distribute 300 holiday meals to pre-registered military families from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 5, through the national nonprofit’s annual… Continue reading

Nimitz crew does its part to fight cancer

ARABIAN SEA — U.S. Navy sailors and Marines took time out from their duties aboard the USS Nimitz on the Arabian Sea Oct. 26 to… Continue reading

QMSN Hannah Motz. (Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward/U.S. Navy)

Bremerton native serves aboard Navy warship in Japan

By ROBERT ZAHNMass Communication Specialist 1st Class, USN YOKOSUKA, Japan – A Bremerton native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer,… Continue reading

QMSN Hannah Motz. (Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward/U.S. Navy)
After 23 years, ‘Taps’ sounds for NUWC Keyport’s Pearl Harbor, POW/MIA Day commemorations

After 23 years, ‘Taps’ sounds for NUWC Keyport’s Pearl Harbor, POW/MIA Day commemorations

KEYPORT — After almost a quarter century, Naval Undersea Warfare Center-Keyport is sounding “Taps” for its POW/MIA and Pearl Harbor commemorations. Last year, only two… Continue reading

After 23 years, ‘Taps’ sounds for NUWC Keyport’s Pearl Harbor, POW/MIA Day commemorations
Capt. Willis W. Bradley (1884-1954), a Medal of Honor recipient, twice senior officer at Keyport, governor of Guam and member of Congress. (U.S. Navy/Public domain)                                 Capt. Willis W. Bradley (1884-1954), a Medal of Honor recipient, twice senior officer at Keyport, governor of Guam and member of Congress. (U.S. Navy/Public domain)

Medal of Honor recipient’s name lives on at NUWC Keyport

Willis Bradley served as base C.O., governor of Guam, member of Congress

Capt. Willis W. Bradley (1884-1954), a Medal of Honor recipient, twice senior officer at Keyport, governor of Guam and member of Congress. (U.S. Navy/Public domain)                                 Capt. Willis W. Bradley (1884-1954), a Medal of Honor recipient, twice senior officer at Keyport, governor of Guam and member of Congress. (U.S. Navy/Public domain)

Sparky’s Human: How a dog conditioned my son | Navy Wise

Before I tell you how our dog Sparky trained my son, Ford, I need to tell you that Sparky has a doorbell he rings when… Continue reading

Navy Lt. Megan Ricker of Bremerton makes a report on July 17 during an air defense exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). USS Sterett is participating in Talisman Saber 17, an exercise intended to flex the “Up-Gunned Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)” concept, using cruiser and destroyer assets to protect the ESG against air threats. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.                                (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/U.S. Navy)

Bolstering defense efforts in Coral Sea

IN THE CORAL SEA — Navy Lt. Megan Ricker of Bremerton makes a report on July 17 during an air defense exercise aboard the guided-missile… Continue reading

Navy Lt. Megan Ricker of Bremerton makes a report on July 17 during an air defense exercise aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). USS Sterett is participating in Talisman Saber 17, an exercise intended to flex the “Up-Gunned Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)” concept, using cruiser and destroyer assets to protect the ESG against air threats. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance.                                (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/U.S. Navy)