Category Archives: Widow

Navy’s ‘Black Widow’ exercise tests capabilities in a North Atlantic submarine battle


As U.S. Navy brass continues to sound the alarm about Russian submarine activity in the North Atlantic, the sea service kicked off an exercise this week to hone the sort of anti-sub warfare skills that fell by the wayside in the post-9/11 world. Dubbed “Exercise Black Widow 2020” for a reason several admirals could not […]

Widow of Navy SEAL tells story of grief, acceptance


Matt Soergel, The Florida Times-Union via the AP 20 hours ago Char Fontan Westfall poses with a memorial of her late husband Jacques Fontan, at her home on June 25, 2020, in St. Johns, Fla. (Will Dickey/The Florida Times-Union via AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Char Fontan Westfall of northern St. Johns County, whose Navy SEAL […]