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Navy Times
Navy Times Cover July 19, 2010
Navy Times Cover July 19, 2010
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Gannett Company, Inc.
Publisher Elaine Howard
Editor Tobias Naegele
Founded 1951
Headquarters 6883 Commercial Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22159, US
Circulation 55,482 (June 2013)[1]
ISSN 0028-1697
OCLC number 03511129

Navy Times (ISSN 0028–1697) is a weekly newspaper serving active, reserve and retired United States Navy personnel and their families, providing news, information and analysis as well as community lifestyle features, educational supplements and resource guides. Navy Times also reports limited coverage on the United States Coast Guard.

Navy Times is published by the Gannett Government Media Corporation, which is a part of Gannett Company (NYSE:GCI). Gannett Government Media Corporation, formerly known as Army Times Publishing Company, was purchased by Gannett in 1997 from the Times Journal Company.[2]

Military Times newspapers are the most purchased publications in AAFES shops and defense commissaries, beating such national bestsellers as People and Time.[citation needed]


Navy Times was founded by Mel Ryder, owner of Army Times Publishing Company in 1951. Ryder began his newspaper career on the staff of Stars and Stripes selling and delivering papers to the troops on the front lines during WWI. In 1921 he joined Willard Kiplinger in forming the newsletter service, the Kiplinger Agency. He sold his interest in the agency in 1933 and began publishing Happy Days, a paper written for members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. His first order was for 400 copies and the first advertiser was GEICO. Next, Ryder started the publication of Army Times. The first issue was published in 1940 and the company was incorporated the same year.

In June 2009, Navy Times started its "Scoop Deck" blog.[3]


In 2002, then-Senior Staff Writer John Burlage, received the United States Navy's Superior Public Service Award for a journalism career that spanned 25 years as an enlisted Navy journalist and 18 more years working for Navy Times.

John Burlage, 2002


  • Tony Lombardo, Managing Editor
  • Kevin Lilley, News Editor
  • Gidget Fuentes, San Diego Bureau Chief
  • Mark Faram, Senior Writer
  • Sam Fellman, Senior writer
  • Joshua Stewart, staff writer
  • Jacqueline Klimas, Staff Writer

Military Times Service Member of the Year

Each year Military Times honors an "Everyday Hero": "Someone with whom you are proud to serve. Someone whose dedication, professionalism and concern for fellow service members and community set a standard for all of us. There is a Marine of the year, Soldier of the year, Sailor of the year, Airman of the year and Coast Guardsman of the year. Each service member is nominated by their peers for Military Times selection." The winners are honored at a formal ceremony on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C.[4]

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