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  • Navy Announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan (HISTORIC NAVY RATINGS SYSTEM SCUTTLED!!!)

    09/29/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Chief of Navy Personnel Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. "In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not only giving our Sailors increased opportunities within the Navy, such as a higher level of flexibility in training and detailing, but also increasing their opportunities when they transition out of the service. In aligning the descriptions of the work our Sailors do...
  • Navy Sailor Refuses to Stand During National Anthem

    09/26/2016 10:00:17 AM PDT · by detective · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 26, 2016
    U.S. Navy sailor is under investigation for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin, a reservist stationed at Pearl Harbor, posted on Facebook about why she's following in the footsteps of Colin Kaepernick and others who have demonstrated against police brutality during the anthem. "I feel like a hypocrite singing about the 'land of the free' when I know that only applies to some Americans," she wrote. "I will gladly stand again, when ALL AMERICANS are afforded the same freedom." Ervin says she lost her security clearance and was threatened with jail by the...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, Military.com reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • American Excellence (Rear Admiral Grace M. Hopper) 1906-1992

    09/24/2016 5:12:28 PM PDT · by ak267 · 21 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 9-12-2016 | wikipedia
    Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992), née Grace Brewster Murray, was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral.[1] She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944,[2] invented the first compiler for a computer programming language,[3][4][5][6][7] and was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first high-level programming languages. Owing to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she is sometimes referred to as "Amazing Grace".[8][9] The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile...
  • Sailor says Navy punished her for not standing for 'Star Spangled Banner'

    09/22/2016 7:25:38 PM PDT · by kevcol · 120 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2016 | WITW Staff
    Ervin explained in her Facebook post that on September 19, "while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about 'land of the free' when, I know that only applies to some Americans." Ervin said in the post that she was punished by Navy officials and that the "equipment I need to do my Naval job" was taken away.
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • The US Navy is heading to the bottom of the sea

    09/18/2016 8:14:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the world’s greatest navy, but now is nothing more than a continual Carnival Cruise with weapons, all courtesy of Barack Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and the pusillanimous doormen who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over a week ago, it was reported that a female sailor, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivered a 7-pound baby girl. According to the Navy, the woman had no idea she was pregnant. Uh huh… If the concept of delivering babies aboard US ships of war isn’t...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Sir John Franklin's long-lost HMS Terror believed found

    09/12/2016 10:10:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbc ^ | 09/12/2016 | Garrett Hinchey, CBC News
    n Monday morning, British newspaper the Guardian reported that the ship, which was abandoned in sea ice in 1848 during a failed attempt to sail through the Northwest Passage, was found "in pristine condition" in Nunavut's Terror Bay, north of where the wreck of HMS Erebus — the expedition's flagship — was found in 2014. The crew of the Arctic Research Foundation's Martin Bergmann research vessel found the shipwreck, with all three masts standing and almost all hatches closed, on Sept. 3. "Resting proud on 24 metres of water, we found HMS Terror — 203 years old, it is perfectly...
  • Navy: Sailor gives birth to baby on aircraft carrier at sea

    09/12/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 12, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a sailor who never reported being pregnant has given birth to a baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told the Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/2cRnBmO ) the 7-pound infant was recently born on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf. Both mother and daughter are doing well and were airlifted to a shore-based hospital.
  • Chief Naval Officer: Russia and China can't stop US aircraft carriers

    09/04/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The National Interest ^ | September 3rd, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    In a recent interview with National Interest, Dave Majumdar asked Adm. John Richardson point blank if US aircraft carriers could operate inside China or Russia's supposed anti-access area denial (A2/AD) zones. The answer was clear — "Yes." "This A2/AD, well, it’s certainly a goal for some of our competitors, but achieving that goal is much different and much more complicated,” said Richardson in the interview. Asked how the Navy would protect carriers, Richardson declined to say exactly for security reasons, but answered generally: “It’s really a suite of capabilities, but I actually think we’re talking too much in the open...
  • Trump warns Iran: Ships 'will be shot out of the water'

    09/10/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    ktvz.com/CNN ^ | Daniella Diaz and Jeremy Diamond CNN
    <p>Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached U.S. ships, they would be "shot out of the water."</p> <p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.</p>
  • Navy may discipline sailor for pulling a Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A sailor who refused to stand for morning colors may now face administrative action, Military.com reported late Wednesday. Naval Education and Training Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows did not detail the specific actions the Navy is taking against the young, African-American sailor. The young woman is training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to continue training with her class. She sailor posted an eight-minute video to Facebook late last month explaining why she was following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not standing during the national anthem....
  • The U.S. Navy’s Largest, Most Expensive, and Most Advanced Destroyer Ever Leaves Shipyard

    09/08/2016 3:26:17 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 60 replies
    gcaptain ^ | September 8, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy, has departed Bath Iron Works shipyard where it has been under construction for more than half a decade. At a total of cost of nearly $4 billion, the DDG 1000 is also the most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy.
  • Official: 7 Iranian boats came after U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf

    09/07/2016 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Navy Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    A U.S. coastal patrol ship faced seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft before swerving to avoid crashing into one on Sunday, according to a 5th Fleet spokesman. The incident is the latest in a series of interactions the Navy has called "dangerous and unprofessional" in a year that has seen more run-ins between U.S. and Iranian ships than in recent memory. Iranian vessels harassed destroyers and PCs in four incidents in late August, resulting in warning shots in one case.
  • Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials [4th time]

    09/06/2016 11:53:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes.
  • Hawkish lawmakers call for nuclear submarines to counter N. Korea's missile threats (South Korea)

    09/05/2016 1:56:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Yonhap
    A group of lawmakers from South Korea's ruling Saenuri Party said Monday the country should consider building a nuclear-powered submarine, amid escalating provocations by Pyongyang. The remark came as North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) in waters off its east coast. The South Korean military said the missile flew about 500 kilometers toward Japan, making the longest flight by such a missile launched by the communist country. "South Korea's military should move to deal effectively with North Korea's SLBM threat by deploying a submarine with nuclear propulsion that can better detect and attack North Korean vessels,"...
  • Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’

    09/02/2016 8:15:32 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01 September 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    Last fall, the Navy Department had a controversial disciplinary case before it: Maj. Jason C. Brezler had been asked by Marine colleagues to submit all the information he had about an influential Afghan police chief suspected of abusing children. Brezler sent a classified document in response over an unclassified Yahoo email server, and he self-reported the mistake soon after. But the Marine Corps recommended that he be discharged for mishandling classified material. The Navy Department, which oversees the Marine Corps, had the ability to uphold or overturn the decision. However, rather than just looking at the merits of the case,...
  • Navy Can’t Prove That Green Energy Projects Save Money

    08/30/2016 6:08:30 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 30, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Service awarded $334 million contract for solar power without proper controls The U.S. Navy handed out a $334 million contract for solar power without having a good way to determine whether the project would be cost effective. The Pentagon’s inspector general recently audited three of the Navy’s large-scale renewable energy projects at installations supervised by the U.S. Pacific Command, finding that federal employees tasked with carrying out cost-effectiveness assessments of these projects did not have the documentation to back up their calculations or conclusions. The Navy has not provided “comprehensive guidance” for evaluating the cost effectiveness of the six large-scale...
  • Couple rescued from remote tropical island after writing 'S.O.S.' in the sand

    08/28/2016 12:48:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 28, 2016 | Ariel Bogle
    In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche. A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat send to pick them up....
  • US Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian ship in 2nd Mideast close call this week

    08/25/2016 11:14:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/25/16 | Fox News
    DEVELOPING: A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday in the second close call this week involving U.S. and Iranian vessels, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday. The USS Squall fired the shots, according to the official. In the earlier incident, four Iranian small boats "harassed" the USS Nitze Tuesday, sailing near the guided missile destroyer in the Persian Gulf, a U.S. Navy official told Fox News. The U.S. Navy described the incident as "unsafe and unprofessional" and said it occurred...
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz https://t.co/V6oXq33T1a — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • The U.S. Navy Is Short on Submarine Hunters

    08/24/2016 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Lower Deck · 45 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 8/24/16 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy will need to develop an organic carrier-based fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare capability to counter the resurgent threat from enemy submarines. The Navy simply does not have enough attack submarines, cruisers, destroyers or helicopters to adequately protect the its deployed forces from subsurface threats because its ASW capability has atrophied since the end of the Cold War. “It’s a growing threat that will almost certainly influence the relevance of the carrier,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. “The Navy will need a...
  • Scorpene submarines: Huge setback for India as 22,000 pages of secret data leaked

    08/23/2016 10:20:18 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | August 24, 2016
    Indian Navy seems to have suffered a huge setback after more than 22,000 pages of secret data related to the six Scorpene-class submarines being made by the French company DCNS in India was leaked, “The Australian” newspaper reported. The leaked data gives away the entire secret combat and performance capabilities of these submarines, and will completely negate their operational usefulness if China and Pakistan get access to the same. India is currently building six Scorpene-class submarines, named Project 75, in partnership with the French company DCNS under a $3.5-billion deal signed in 2005. These submarines are being built at Mazagon...
  • Bangor submarine collides in Strait of Juan de Fuca

    08/22/2016 7:24:29 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 28 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Ed Friedrich
    BANGOR — The ballistic-missile submarine USS Louisiana and a Navy offshore support vessel collided while conducting routine operations in the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Thursday, according to Submarine Force Pacific. The collision occurred at 6 p.m. There were no injuries. Damages to both vessels is being assessed. Both ships returned to port under their own power, the support vessel to Port Angeles and the Louisiana to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. The nuclear-powered Louisiana can be armed with up to 24 nuclear-tipped missiles.
  • Need Help From Navy Vets [Vanity]

    08/20/2016 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 14 replies
    self | 8/20/16 | self
    Attn: Navy Vets Need help locating crew list information for USS Kidd [DDG-993]. My friend's brother recently died and he is in the process of having his brother inured at Arlington National Cemetery. I am helping him, as I have buried several members of my family there. My friend is trying to gather the pertinent documents required to proceed [DD-214, death certificate, etc.], but has little info on his brother's service at this time. One thing he does have is a "Plank Owner" plaque from the ship's commissioning. I am trying to find an official site on the Internet that...
  • Zumwalt Will Return the Honor for Late Marine Who Escorted Remains

    08/19/2016 9:36:19 AM PDT · by Freeport · 23 replies
    Military.com ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | James Zumwalt
    James Zumwalt is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel who served in the Vietnam war, the 1989 intervention into Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The son of the late Navy Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., he's also a best-selling author, speaker and business executive. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. On Jan. 2, 2000, less than 48 hours into a new millennium, the U.S. Navy lost a 20th century hero and revered, visionary leader. Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., 79, had succumbed to mesothelioma -- a lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, incurred during his naval career. He...
  • The Toilet that Sank the U-1206

    08/08/2016 9:14:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Neatorama ^ | April 28, 2014
    The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader. The submarine may never be as famous as the Titanic, but the uncanny story of how -and why- it sank has earned it a place in the Uncle John’s Stall of Fame.
  • These Little Russian Corvettes Will Turn the Black Sea Into a Fortress

    08/07/2016 11:11:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 25 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 07.08.2016
    © Photo: Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau The Black Sea Fleet is expected to receive a batch of five new Project 22800 'Karakut' ('Black Widow') warships, classified as both 'small missile ships' and 'small corvettes'. Commenting on the prospects for the new vessels, military journalist Boris Stepnov suggested that the new ships will allow the Navy to turn the Black Sea into a fortress. The Zelenodolsk Plant shipyard has received another order, this time for five small multipurpose Project 22800 missile ships. The next-generation vessel has a displacement of 800 tons, is 65 meters long, 10 meters wide, and has...
  • Aircraft Carriers Could Be Obsolete in the 2030s Even With F-35s

    08/06/2016 6:32:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    If the United States Navy is either unwilling or unable to conceptualize a carrier air wing that can fight on the first day of a high-end conflict, then the question becomes — why should the American taxpayer shell out $13 billion for a Ford-class carrier? That’s the potent question being raised by naval analysts in Washington, noting that there are many options that the Navy could pursue including a stealthy long-range unmanned combat aircraft or a much heavier investment in submarines.
  • Russia’s Cold War Battlecruisers Are Still Intimidating

    08/05/2016 5:31:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 5, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the 1970s, the Soviet Union embarked on a project to do what no navy had done for decades — build a surface warfare vessel comparable in size to the battleships of World War I and World War II. The U.S. Navy — and every other navy in the world — had given up on ships of this size due to expense and vulnerability. Why concentrate capabilities in a single ship which could quickly fall victim to missiles and torpedoes?
  • First Female Enlisted Sailor Gets Submarine-Qualified

    08/04/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 75 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A chief petty officer has become the first woman to earn the Navy's "silver dolphins," signaling an enlisted sailor qualified to serve aboard a submarine. Chief culinary specialist Dominique Saavedra will deploy aboard the nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine Michigan in coming months, the first sub to deploy with a crew including enlisted female sailors. According to an announcement from Submarine Group 9, out of Puget Sound, Washington, Saavedra received her pin at a ceremony Tuesday, marking a major milestone for female sailors.
  • PROOF OBAMA LIED=> US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until Ransom...

    08/04/2016 5:18:30 PM PDT · by amorphous · 32 replies
    TheGatewayPundit ^ | 4 August 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On January 17, 2016, a cargo plane with $400 million in foreign currencies was secretly sent to Iran. This was the same day the Iranian regime released four American hostages held in Tehran. They waited on the tarmac for hours. “ Saeed Abidini: I just remember the night at the airport sitting for hours and hours there and I asked police— why you not letting us go — And he told me we are waiting for another plane and if that plane take off we gonna let you go. Trish Regan: You slept there at the airport? Abidini: Yes, for...
  • U.S. military communications satellite fails to reach intended orbit

    08/03/2016 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2 Aug 2016 | Irene Klotz
    A propulsion system problem has left a U.S. military communications satellite short of its intended orbit, leaving a key communications network over the Middle East, Africa and Asia without a spare, officials said on Tuesday.
  • Japan defence review expresses 'deep concern' at Chinese coercion

    08/02/2016 7:55:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/02/2016 | Tim Kelly
    In the defence review approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, Japan warned that "unintended consequences" could result from Beijing's assertive disregard of international rules. "China is poised to fulfil its unilateral demands without compromise," the government said in the review. China's official Xinhua news agency condemned the review for hyping up the "China threat" theory, which aimed to tarnish the country's image. In a statement, China's defence ministry said Japan sought excuses to step up military spending, accusing it of "evil intentions" towards China's legitimate defence needs. "China's military is extremely dissatisfied with this and resolutely opposed to it,"...
  • Navy to name ship after 'gay' child molester

    07/30/2016 9:30:19 AM PDT · by Woodland · 39 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    Attention on the poop deck. It seems our “first gay president” intends to “milk,” with pride, his fetish for all things “LGBT” in the closing months (mercifully) of his catastrophic presidency. USNI News (U.S. Naval Institute) reports that the Obama Navy presumes to ram, without consent, the most reprehensible aspects of the extremist homosexual political agenda down the throats of a divided American public. “The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a congressional notification obtained by USNI News. “The July 14, 2016 notification, signed by Secretary...
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk: Report

    07/28/2016 9:04:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 135 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/28 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    The United States Navy will be naming one of their ships after gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a report by the U.S. Naval Institute, which cites a Congressional notice obtained by USNI News. The July 14 notice, which was signed by Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, indicates that he plans to name a planned Military Sealift Command fleet oiler, USNS Harvey Milk, according to USNI. The ship is reportedly being built by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego, California. A Department of the Navy spokesman did not have a comment on the report....
  • Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets (another you can't make this stuff up alert) [2013]

    07/28/2016 9:33:55 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Military Times | mar 20, 2013
    The Military Times is a Gannett rag, therefore we cannot excerpt them ... link only. Gist of article: The Rats had a tribute to vets last night ... they showed four ships on the big screen ... from the Russian Navy ... their military genius minds couldn't tell the difference.
  • Navy to Name Ship After Gay Rights Activist Harvey Milk

    07/28/2016 12:39:41 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 161 replies
    USNI ^ | 7/27/16
    The Navy is set to name a ship after the gay rights icon and San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, according to a Congressional notification obtained by USNI News.
  • US Navy's newest $12.9bn supercarrier doesn't work

    07/22/2016 12:29:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 111 replies
    DAILYMAIL.COM ^ | July 21, 2016 | LIAM QUINN
    The most expensive warship ever built has been delayed from hitting the front line because it is reportedly not ready for battle. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford Navy supercarrier - the first of three in its class with a total cost of $43 billion - could potentially struggle with planes landing and taking off, moving military weapons and being able to successfully defend itself, a memo obtained by Bloomberg News reads. The memo allegedly states 'poor or unknown reliability issues' were identified in a letter dated June 28. 'These four systems affect major areas of flight operations,' Defense...
  • The six decade journey of INS Viraat ends this week (Falklands veteran)

    07/21/2016 10:27:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    PTI ^ | July 22, 2016
    After nearly six decades in service, India’s majestic aircraft carrier INS Viraat will set sail for the last time from Mumbai to Kochi this week, powered by its own boilers before it is decommissioned. Once the ship berths itself with the Southern Naval Command on July 27 after sailing out from Mumbai on July 23, all valuable equipment on board like engines, radars, guns will be dismantled to prepare it for the decommissioning. The ship will then be towed back to Mumbai where it will be decommissioned. However, it is still not clear what will happen to the ship, which...
  • US Navy sailor sentenced to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping Japanese tourist

    07/16/2016 2:01:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half years hard labor for raping a Japanese tourist in Okinawa. Justin Castellanos, 24, who was based in the district's Camp Schwab, pleaded guilty in May to raping the 40-year-old victim in his hotel room in Naha, south Japan on March 13. The serviceman had found the woman, who was drunk and asleep in the hotel lobby, and taken her up to his room where he assaulted her. 'I am sorry for what I have done,' he told the court. 'My heart is filled with regret,' Stars and Stripes reports.
  • Former Navy Seal Tej Gill: "Hillary Clinton Killed My Friends"

    07/12/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 12, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Former Navy SEAL Tej Gill dropped in briefly to speak to Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon to remind people of his effort regarding Hillary Clinton.
  • Putin sacks EVERY commander in his Baltic fleet in Stalin-style purge 'after top brass [tr]

    07/12/2016 6:25:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 12, 2016 | Jennifer Newton
    Vladimir Putin has sacked every single commander in Russia's Baltic fleet in what has been described as a 'Stalin-style' purge. Up to 50 officers of the fleet were fired alongside Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk and his chief of staff Rear Admiral Sergei Popov after they reportedly refused to follow orders to confront Western ships. Reports in Russia also suggested the purges followed an alleged cover-up of a submarine accident, flaws in recruitment and military construction projects.
  • Russia Offers India Nuclear-Powered Supercarrier

    07/11/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | July 12, 2016 | Franz-Stefan Gady
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