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  • Why Does One of the World’s Smallest Navies Want One of the World’s Biggest Warships?

    12/04/2013 9:52:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 12/04/2013 | David Axe
    Angola’s bizarre, rumored aircraft carrier ambition David Axe in War is Boring Angola is in the process of acquiring the recently-decommissioned Spanish aircraft carrier Principe de Asturias, according to one news report. The entire Angolan navy has just 1,000 sailors. The 643-foot-long Principe de Asturias needs 830 sailors to fully function. No, this does not make a lot of sense. After all, Angola has no overseas military alliances and no major naval rivals. But if true, it is consistent with the country’s ongoing re-armament, which also includes a squadron of Russian-made heavy jet fighters formerly used by India. Necessary or...
  • Navy sailor invokes the Hillary Clinton defense in bid for clemency over classified photos

    01/11/2017 2:22:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/11/2017 | By Rowan Scarborough
    A former Navy submariner sent to prison for photographing his ship’s classified engine compartments has filed a presidential clemency request, arguing that President-elect Donald Trump should realize the sailor was a “scapegoat” amid the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material. The paperwork was filed Monday with the Justice Department’s office of the pardon attorney, which now will conduct an investigation. The case of former Machinist Mate 1st Class Kristian Saucier has become a cause celebre for conservatives. They watched the young sailor go to prison for carelessness with classified information while Mrs. Clinton avoided any punishment from...
  • China Sends Aircraft Carrier Into Taiwan Strait

    01/11/2017 6:22:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 10, 2017 | Michael Forsythe and Chris Buckley
    China sent its sole aircraft carrier into the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday morning, Taiwan officials said, a defiant move that signals China’s growing naval strength and may foreshadow an early foreign policy challenge for President-elect Donald J. Trump when he takes office in nine days.
  • Electric Boat to hire 2,000 to build nuclear subs

    01/10/2017 12:18:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Connecticut Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Bill Cummings
    With a Navy commitment in hand to build 18 new Columbia-class nuclear submarines, Electric Boat in Groton is planning a hiring and spending spree that will be felt across the state. The company is gearing up to hire 2,000 new employees this year at its Connecticut and Rhode Island plants, with 1,350 jobs slated for Groton. Electric Boat employs about 14,500 people in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and that employment is projected to grow to 18,000 by 2030. Company President Jeffrey Geiger on Monday told business and legislative leaders during an annual update that the company will meet the Navy's...
  • U.S. Navy destroyer fires warning shots at Iranian Revolutionary Guard boats

    01/09/2017 2:23:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2017 | John Sexton
    A U.S. Navy destroyer fired warning shots Sunday after a group of Revolutionary Guard boats approached it in the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian boats refused to change course despite radio calls, flares and smoke bombs. Reuters reports: The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Mahan established radio communication with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps boats but they did not respond to requests to slow down and continued asking the Mahan questions.The Navy destroyer fired warning flares and a U.S. Navy helicopter also dropped a smoke float before the warning shots were fired. The Iranian...
  • Yahoo Finance in typo tweet: 'Trump wants a much n----r navy'

    01/07/2017 10:29:08 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 71 replies
    Daily News ^ | 1/6/17 | CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
    A social media administrator at Yahoo Finance needs a copy editor — badly. The news site's Twitter account shared an inconspicuous news story Thursday evening about President-elect Donald Trump wanting to expand the U.S. navy — but a misplaced "n" in the tweet's caption turned the whole thing on its head in a disastrous manner.
  • Pentagon approves potential $126 billion submarine project

    01/07/2017 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    United Press International ^ | January 5, 2017 | Ryan Maass
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Defense intends to move forward with its $126 billion plan to procure 12 new nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Under the plan, the Navy's existing Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines will be replaced by the developing Columbia-class submarines at an estimated cost of roughly $8 billion per ship. Pentagon acquisition undersecretary Frank Kendall voiced his approval during a recent interview with Bloomberg. "I'm hoping to have it done before I leave," Kendall said, noting his job ends when President Barack Obama leaves office on Jan. 20. President Obama has supported the...
  • Nazi Germany Had Plans to Build a Massive Super Battleship Fleet

    01/06/2017 6:50:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 6, 2017 | Robert Farley
    In the mid-1930s, the Nazi government began to plan in detail for the reconstruction of German naval power. The destruction of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow remained central to the mythology of German betrayal and defeat in World War I. Rebuilding the fleet would be a grand achievement worthy of the Nazis, but also in accord with long-term German foreign policy goals.
  • No U.S. carriers were at sea for past week

    01/06/2017 12:18:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Propaganda Guard ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific. But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of...
  • The Royal Navy at Sea: A sailor's view (WW2 documentary series)

    01/05/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | unknown | George Blundell
    The Royal Navy at Sea
  • In 2015, a 30 Year Old French Nuclear Submarine 'Sank' a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

    01/01/2017 6:12:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 31, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March 2015, one of the largest nuclear-powered warships in the world was “sunk” by one of the smallest. The Saphir, a French nuclear attack submarine, reportedly penetrated the defenses of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and scored simulated torpedo hits on her. The incident, originally reported by the French Navy, was later suppressed.
  • Obama Setting-Us-Up for Attack Upon U.S. - ALL AIRCRAFT CARRIERS NOW IN PORT - NONE AT SEA, ANYWHERE

    01/01/2017 6:01:08 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 78 replies
    Superstation95 ^ | 12-30-2016 | Staff
    For the next week, not only will there be no U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Middle East, but there will be no American aircraft carriers deployed at sea anywhere else in the world, despite a host of worldwide threats facing the United States. It is believed to be the first time since World War II that at least one U.S. aircraft carrier has not been deployed.
  • Navy Secretary: If Trump Rolls Back Female Integration, There Will Be Consequences

    12/31/2016 9:48:21 AM PST · by ColdOne · 99 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/31/16 | Jonah Bennett
    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said recently in a December interview that while GOP President-elect Donald Trump can roll back social change in the military, doing so will make the force weaker. Mabus, who has served in the position longer than anyone since World War I, has overseen significant social changes in the military and caused a lot of consternation in the process. Now, in a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, he’s warning that if Trump rolls back social change in the military, he should admit that it will damage the force. “You make the decisions you think...
  • China's carrier replenishment ship begins sea trials

    12/30/2016 4:22:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    IHS Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | December 30, 2016 | Andrew Tate in London
    The People's Liberation Army Navy's (PLAN's) new Type 901 replenishment ship commenced sea trials on 18 December, according to Chinese media. The 45,000-tonne vessel, which was built at Guangzhou Shipyard International's Longxue shipyard on the Pearl River, is expected to provide logistics support to the PLAN's nascent carrier force. Photographic evidence of the ship's construction emerged in late 2015, not long before it was launched on 15 December 2015. It is equipped with three gantries and a fourth high-point structure port side aft, configured with five hose rigs for liquid refuelling on the port side and four on the starboard...
  • Obama’s only Navy secretary pushed an agenda of social change. Now, he leaves with a warning

    12/30/2016 2:13:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 30, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    “You make the decisions you think are right, right now, regardless what you think is going to happen in the future,” Mabus said. “But we are stronger because of this integration. That is undeniably true. So, if it gets rolled back, you’re weakening the United States military. You’re weakening the Navy. You’re weakening the Marine Corps. If that’s what you want to do, okay. But you have to be honest about it.”
  • Navy repeatedly dismissed evidence that ‘Fat Leonard’ was cheating the 7th Fleet

    12/29/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For Fat Leonard, conning the U.S. Navy was a big piece of cake. The Navy allowed the worst corruption scandal in its history to fester for several years by dismissing a flood of evidence that the rotund Asian defense contractor was cheating the service out of millions of dollars and bribing officers with booze, sex and lavish dinners, newly released ­documents show. The Singapore-based contractor, Leonard Glenn Francis, found it especially easy to outwit the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the renowned law enforcement agency that has inspired one of the longest-running cop shows on television. Starting in 2006, in...
  • The Gabby: Navy to Commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

    12/27/2016 11:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2016 | Staff
    A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor. Constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, the USS Gabrielle Giffords has completed testing in the Gulf of Mexico and is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2017. The company handed over the $475 million ship to the Navy on Friday.
  • China's 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific

    12/24/2016 11:36:05 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 25, 2016 | By Louise Watt
    BEIJING (AP) -- China's first aircraft carrier has set off for the Western Pacific for an open-sea training exercise, the Defense Ministry said. State media said Sunday that it is the first time that the Liaoning, which was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012, has headed to "distant sea waters." The Western Pacific region stretches from China to New Zealand and encompasses countries in the Pacific, Oceania and parts of Asia. The statement said a navy formation including the Liaoning set off Saturday for training in the Western Pacific, without elaborating on the location, as part of an annual...
  • (NJ) Historic submarine might be stuck in the mud, USS Ling

    12/23/2016 6:26:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rodrigo Torrejon
    The USS Ling has been berthed in the Hackensack River for more than 40 years – and it might be stuck there. The 312-foot, 2,500-ton World War II-era submarine is the featured exhibit of the New Jersey Naval Museum, which occupies a trailer on land that was once the headquarters of the North Jersey Media Group, which was sold to Gannett in July and publishes The Record. The Ling has been anchored off the riverbank behind the newspaper’s former headquarters for decades. Now, however, museum officials are grappling with the logistical and financially daunting challenge of moving the submarine, which...
  • Navy to Restore Enlisted Rating Titles After Months of Criticism

    12/21/2016 8:51:03 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 32 replies
    U.S. Navy Institute ^ | December 20, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    The Navy is performing a brisk about-face on a controversial plan that shelved ratings titles for enlisted sailors, according to a message Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson that was set for release on Wednesday morning but was leaked on social media on Tuesday night.
  • Ratings restored: Effective immediately, sailors will get their job titles back

    12/20/2016 8:01:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
    Navy Times ^ | December 20, 2016 | By: David B Larter and Mark Faram,
    Navy leaders are reversing their controversial decision to eliminate sailors’ ratings and will restore job titles across the fleet, according to a Navy message set for release Wednesday. Effective immediately, enlisted sailors will officially regain their ratings, the traditional job titles that have inspired a deep cultural loyalty and that have defined enlisted career tracks for generations, Navy officials said. The move comes three months after the Navy stunned sailors around the world in September by eliminated ratings titles, including those such as boatswain’s mate that dated back to the founding of the service. The extraordinarily rare move comes after...
  • How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete

    12/20/2016 1:55:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 23 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 16, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)—an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyer—conducted the test shortly after midnight on Dec. 14 to demonstrate a Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability. "This test demonstrated the capabilities MDA and the Navy are delivering to our fleet commanders," Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the MDA said in a statement. "The SM-6 missile and the Aegis Weapon System continue to prove that they are critical components of...
  • Sign the White House petition to name new U.S. Navy ship "The Deplorables"!

    12/16/2016 8:59:53 AM PST · by TASP · 8 replies
    DailyHeadlines.net ^ | 12/16/2016 | Self
    One of the newest petitions on the White House website is one that calls for naming the next major Navy ship the “USS The Deplorables” in honor of the voters who crushed Hillary Clinton’s hopes in the recent election. An online petition (pictured) is asking that a navy ship be named 'USS The Deplorables' The petition says that it’s ‘To honor those citizens who rose up to defend America and The Constitution from the globalists.’ It was created by a user known as ‘D.S.’ on December 4. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton infamously made a comment concerning the supporters of...
  • The U.S. Navy’s Redesigned Future Ship Still Won’t Fight

    12/16/2016 3:48:40 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Project On Government Oversight ^ | December 16, 2016 | MANDY SMITHBERGER & PIERRE SPREY
    The ‘Independence’-class Littoral Combat Ship USS ‘Coronado’ in October 2016. U.S. Navy photo The Navy’s $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program provides a step-by-step case study in acquisition failures and the costs and risks of unacceptable levels of concurrency. Its design requirements were poorly conceived, the manpower planning was wildly unrealistic, Navy leadership and program managers repeatedly circumvented acquisition rules — increasing concurrency and cost risk — and production was approved despite poor and rushed analysis. Production milestones were approved despite glaring program failures. Moreover, the program is an example of how unwilling Congress is to step in and hold defense acquisition programs accountable....
  • In Deep Water: Israel Defense Ministry’s Sea Of Troubles

    12/16/2016 4:06:54 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | Dec 16th, 2016 | Alex Fishman
    When the Defense Ministry’s director-general received the list of the 10 police investigators appointed to handle the submarine and Sa’ar 6-class corvette affair, ministry officials raised an eyebrow at the size of the police team that is planning on leaving no stone unturned in their offices. Defense Ministry workers and IDF officers are already being called for questioning. Department heads are required to open files and hand information over to the police investigators. The investigation tricks are underway too, creating even more embarrassment and confusion. One of the first people to be questioned was the Defense Ministry’s legal adviser, attorney...
  • Australia’s 12 new Shortfin Barracuda Submarines described as ‘most lethal weapon’ the nation has

    12/14/2016 2:35:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2016
    AUSTRALIA’S 12 new submarines will be the most “potent weapon” the nation has ever known featuring lethal technology designed to assert the nation’s space in the world. That’s according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne who said the addition of 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines to Australia’s arsenal will reassure President-elect Donald Trump the country is not shirking its military duties by being “strategic bludgers”. ..... The 4500 tonne vessel will be 97 metres long and fit 60 crew. It will be conventionally powered unlike its nuclear-powered French equivalent, and has been chosen for its stealth capability, size and jet-propulsion technology....
  • Navy’s Top Officer “Underestimated” Negative Feedback Before Scraping Historic Navy Ratings

    12/13/2016 7:52:55 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Gannett's Navy Times; American Military News.com ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016 | By: David B. Larter, Gannett's Navy Times; "STAFF WRITER 4"
    In late September, Richardson announced that the Navy would be getting rid of all of their enlisted ratings and that the service would be headed in a new direction. Military officials said that the purpose for the change is so that service members can more easily adjust to civilian life and no longer be defined by their job titles by broadening their career fields. The decision received a great deal of backlash from sailors since Navy ratings have been around for centuries. The ratings system was also scrapped because of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus’s order to make ratings “gender neutral”...
  • White House petition suggests naming next Navy ship 'USS The Deplorables'

    12/13/2016 4:34:33 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-13-2016 | Andrew O'Reilly
    U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has a penchant for doling out interesting and unconventional names for new warships, but a petition currently on the White House website wants the next major warship to be named something that may be too outlandish even for him. The petition suggests that the next major vessel be christened “USS The Deplorables,” as the petition notes, “to honor those citizens who rose up to defend America and the Constitution from the globalists.” The name is taken from a remark Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made on the campaign trail to refer to supporters...
  • Naval pilot who crippled the Bismarck dies aged 97

    12/13/2016 2:47:51 PM PST · by Vanders9 · 56 replies
    Royal Navy ^ | 12/12/2016
    Swordfish pilot Jock Moffat – credited with launching the torpedo which crippled the Bismarck in 1941 – has died at the age of 97. The Scotsman, who always played down his role in the attack, was a lifelong champion of naval aviation and friend of the Fleet Air Arm. 2016 ends for Naval aviation as it began – with the loss of one of its greatest heroes. After the passing of legendary test pilot Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown early in the year, the Fleet Air Arm community now mourns for Lt Cdr John ‘Jock’ Moffat – the man credited with crippling...
  • Petition at White House website to name next major U.S. Navy ship ‘USS Deplorables’

    12/13/2016 1:52:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Libert Unyielding ^ | 12/11/60 | Howard Portnoy
    **SNIP** That purpose was never fully realized. Yes, the announcement of the web page’s existence was followed a storm of petitions, but many of them called for Obama’s impeachment or demanded that states be permitted to secede from the union. Over the years, the aritifice, created by a man who promised falsely to oversee the most transparent administration ever, has become a monument to his naïveté and shortsightedness. So what was the new petition? It was a two-fer. It is a demand that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named “USS The Deplorables.” It is meant to be in-your-face...
  • Exclusive — President-Elect Highlights Sacrifice of America’s Armed Forces at Army-Navy Game

    12/11/2016 4:55:21 PM PST · by usafa92 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/10/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    President-elect of the United States of America Donald J. Trump emerged on Saturday as a Commander-in-Chief-in-waiting at the annual Army-Navy football game, unifying the country—and her armed forces—behind his incoming administration. “Yesterday was the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency. It was Reagan-esque in that it grasped the importance of symbolism,” David Urban, a West Point graduate and senior adviser to the president-elect’s campaign whose box Trump sat in for the first half, told Breitbart News. “Donald Trump not only understood the significance of the Army-Navy game and all it stands for in America, but he understands those visual images...
  • Donald Trump Full Interview - Army vs. Navy Game 12-10-2016

    12/11/2016 7:39:42 AM PST · by usafa92 · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12-11-2016 | CBS Sports
    Great interview with PE Trump. Gary was being a bit condescending, but Verne seemed to have a good rapport with Trump. Crowd starts chanting MAGA near the end of the interview.
  • TRUMP CHEERED BY FANS AT ANNUAL ARMY-NAVY GAME

    12/10/2016 8:38:52 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 36 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DECEMBER 10, 2016 | KEN THOMAS, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BALTIMORE (AP) -- Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House. The future commander in chief, protected by panes of bulletproof glass, waved to the crowd and pumped his fist as he arrived during the first quarter of the 117th game between the military academies at West Point and Annapolis. The game, on a sunny but chilly day, was being held on relatively neutral ground, at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.Trump, in an interview...
  • Aboard Charles de Gaulle, French and US sailors toast ‘l’interopérabilité’

    12/09/2016 8:50:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 9, 2016 | Chris Church
    ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE — U.S. Navy Lt. Osbaldo walked through the catapult spaces beneath the flight deck, shaking hands with every present member of his French crew, a morning routine he’s grown accustomed to since attaching to the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Today, he’s ensuring his catapult and arresting gear systems are in perfect operational condition for the launch and landing of aircraft supporting the U.S-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Elsewhere on the ship, four other Americans are also adapting to the customs and courtesies of serving on a French...
  • Navy Won’t Remove ‘Midshipman’ Title Because It’s Enshrined In The Law As A Rank

    12/09/2016 6:28:54 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The goal of the job title review Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiated back in January is to make women feel more included now that they have access to all combat roles, but the reason midshipman will remain in its current state is because the name is a rank stipulated by the law, Capital Gazette reports. . . . In late September, the Navy announced that it was ditching historic job titles and revamping the entire system, in effect removing an element that made the Navy unique from other services in the military. . . . Sailors have reacted...
  • Two Big Reasons Why Russia’s Aircraft Carrier Is Having So Many Problems

    12/09/2016 10:32:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 9, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The Russian Navy has lost two carrier-based fighters onboard its sole remaining carrier Admiral Kuznetsov in the span of only a few weeks. On both occasions, technical problems with Kuznetsov’s arresting gear played a central role in the accidents — which have cost the Kremlin a Mikoyan MiG-29KUBR Fulcrum-D and a Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D. While Kuznetsov’s hardware is old, the bigger issue is Russia’s relative lack of experience in naval aviation and insufficient proficiency with launching and recovering combat aircraft onboard a carrier at sea.
  • The admiral who torpedoed Colin Kaepernick? A true badass

    12/08/2016 4:29:06 PM PST · by 198ml · 43 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/8/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Speaking at the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day ceremony, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on Wednesday, the admiral made pointed remarks at the San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose claim to fame is his decision to kneel through the national anthem in a show of solidarity with Black Lives Matter. "You can bet that the men and women we honor today, and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago, never took a knee and never failed to stand whenever they heard our national anthem being played," Harris said. That line brought the crowd roaring to its...
  • Navy admiral’s Pearl Harbor speech trolls Colin Kaepernick

    12/08/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 December 2016 | Chris Perez
    A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday — saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to...
  • 3 Carrier Groups plus:USS New York

    Those of you who were in the service or like boats, ships and planes will appreciate this. 3 carriers and the new fighter jet. The specs are awesome. Talk about whip lash.
  • Britain’s Last Cold War Carrier Sails Into the Sunset

    12/07/2016 6:33:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 7, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    HMS Illustrious, the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class carriers, has set sail from Portsmouth to meet her doom at a Turkish scrapyard. The British government chose to sell her for scrap in 2014, but Illustrious’ final journey nonetheless signals the end of an era during a low point for the shrinking Royal Navy. Illustrious was the second Invincible class between HMS Invincible and Ark Royal, scrapped in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
  • Brothers finally reunited at Pearl Harbor -- for eternity

    12/07/2016 4:14:25 AM PST · by Enchante · 31 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action. "He needs help," John told his turret commander, and asked if could join his brother. Both men were 24. The sons of a judge, they were born in Verona, N.D., in 1917. Both had joined the Navy in 1936. John was a boatswain's mate second...
  • Sign a whitehouse.gov petition for the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables"

    Please sign a whitehouse.gov petition asking that the next major U.S. Navy Ship be named "USS The Deplorables". Let us have pushing to recognize those citizens who rose up to defend America and The Constitution from the globalists (and to tweak Obama's nose).
  • U.S. Navy, shipbuilders ready for Trump's expansion plan

    12/04/2016 1:26:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 4, 2016 | Andrea Shalal and Mike Stone
    The U.S. arms industry is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. Shifting the current target of 308 ships upwards would be "remarkably easy" as long as there is funding to pay the bill, the top uniformed Navy official said in an interview at the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California. "If it's resourced, it's a matter of working closely with the industrial base, and they definitely are ready to do...
  • Russia has just given up on trying to launch strikes from its rickety aircraft carrier

    12/03/2016 11:44:21 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies
    businessinsider.de ^ | December 2, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    Russia's sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, began its first combat deployment to Syria with plenty of fanfare, but a recent report from IHS Jane's indicates Russia has given up entirely on launching strikes from the carrier. Satellite imagery obtained by Jane's shows Su-33 jets and one MiG-29KR previously aboard the carrier now stationed at the Hmeymim air base in Syria alongside land-based planes from Russia's air force. The Kuznetsov, never an entirely reliable system, had one of its MiG-29KRs crash in November, and another pilot had to eject after the Kuznetsov's landing gear failed and couldn't receive the aircraft,...
  • Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans arrive in Honolulu

    12/03/2016 7:46:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 39 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Jobeth Devera, Reporter
    It was an emotional homecoming for dozens of Pearl Harbor survivors and WWII veterans at Honolulu International Airport Saturday afternoon. Live bands, hula dancers and other military servicemen and women gathered around Gate 18 to help welcome our nation's bravest. "I just want thank them for their time and what they've done to sacrifice for this nation," said Joshua Carmack, USN Chief Petty Officer. Each hero was escorted from the plane down an isle of hugs, handshakes and aloha. American Airlines sponsored the round-trip 75th Pearl Harbor Commemoration Flight, from Los Angeles to Honolulu, which hosted approximately 120 Pearl Harbor...
  • GAO: 'The miracle of the LCS didn't happen' [POS "warship"]

    12/02/2016 8:45:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jamie McIntyre
    The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program is behind schedule, hundreds of millions over budget, and incapable of conducting most of the basic missions it was intended to carry out. Senators on Thursday said they wanted to know why. "Like so many major programs that preceded it, LCS's failure followed predictably from an inability to define and stabilize requirements, unrealistic initial cost estimates, and unreliable assessments of technical and integration risk, made worse by repeatedly buying ships and mission packages before proving they are effective and can be operated together," said Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., told Pentagon witnesses...
  • Troubled $29 Billion U.S. Warship Sows Fresh Doubt on Worth [Bloomberg Link Only]

    12/02/2016 7:47:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Bloomberg View [Link in Body] ^ | December 1, 2016 | Anthony Capaccio
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  • Expeditionary or Carrier Strike Groups? America Needs Both!

    12/01/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Ray McFall
    As we contemplate what the next 5, 10, and 25 years will look like for our U.S. Naval Forces, we need to keep in mind why we have a naval force and what we ask of it. The true power of our naval capability is derived from a synergistic combination of Carrier and Expeditionary Groups. We should not rob Peter to pay Paul here. We need them both. While we certainly need to protect our homeland from foreign enemies, our more likely engagement is away from our homeland. We have to be able to project force when required. We want...
  • Navy Warship Named for 1st Black Marine Corps Aviator

    11/28/2016 6:45:47 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 33 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | November 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. — A U.S. Navy destroyer warship has been named in honor of a Topeka three-star general who became the first black aviator, first black general and first black base commander in the Marine Corps. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the destroyer, which is under construction, would bear the name of Lt. Gen. Frank E. Petersen Jr., according to the Topeka Capital-Journal. Petersen enlisted in the Navy in 1950, and left in 1952 to accept a commission as a second lieutenant and become the first black pilot in the Marine Corps. He flew over 350 combat...
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...