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  • Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of ‘mini Satan’ newborns

    09/19/2017 9:14:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 59 replies
    ny post ^ | September 19, 2017 | By Lia Eustachewich
    Nurses at a naval hospital in Florida have been booted from their posts after sick photos went viral of them rudely posing with newborn babies and referring to the tots as “mini Satans.” One of the pics posted to Snapchat shows Allyson Thompson, a corpsman at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, flipping the bird to a baby who’s wrapped in a blanket, along with the caption, “How I currently feel about these mini Satans,” according to Action News Jacksonville. In another photo, Thompson grins as she holds a baby up by its arms. The pic was shared by a woman who identified...
  • Why did one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?

    09/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 121 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/13/17 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    [snip] An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger.The 450-foot-long vessel is one of three in its class and is specially modified to conduct some of America’s most covert underwater operations. That fact alone — as Keddie points out — makes the appearance of the black and white flag significant. The Carter, according to photos posted in April, also...
  • Cyber Probes to be Part of All Future Navy Mishap Investigations After USS John S. McCain Collision

    09/14/2017 6:53:41 PM PDT · by oxcart · 33 replies
    USNI NEWS ^ | September 14, 2017 | By: Sam LaGrone
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Probing potential cyber tampering and cyber intrusion will now be a standard part of U.S. Navy accident investigation following the Aug. 21 collision of guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) with a chemical tanker, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran told Congress last week. As part of the investigation into McCain’s collision, a team from the Navy’s U.S. 10th Fleet cyber arm traveled to Singapore to see if a reported steering failure of the destroyer was a result of cyber tampering, USNI News reported last month. Vice Adm. Jan Tighe elaborated on the...
  • US nuclear sub returns flying pirate flag, sparking speculation

    09/14/2017 7:09:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 14 Sep 2017
    <p>One of the United States' most advanced nuclear submarines returned to port in Washington state this week flying a Jolly Roger, a move steeped in maritime lore and mystery.</p> <p>The images of the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine passing through the Hood Canal, were posted to a Pentagon media site and Twitter page. They show the skull and bones flying beside the American flag, the Washington Post reported.</p>
  • The Navy – It’s Not a Job, It’s a Total Cluster

    09/07/2017 7:38:15 PM PDT · by pboyington · 55 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 7, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The US Navy, the mighty and heroic service that beat the tar out of America’s enemies for 240 years; the force that won brilliant victories at Midway, Manila Bay, Leyte Gulf, Lake Erie and a thousand other places is no more. The US Navy that refused to surrender and ‘had not begun to fight’ under the leadership of John Paul Jones, is now too incompetent to fight anyone; and every American should be seriously concerned. To paraphrase Oliver Perry, “We have met the enemy and it is cultural Marxism and social engineering.” The latest debacle to engulf the Navy was...
  • US Navy says most 7th Fleet warships lacked proper certification

    09/07/2017 4:44:55 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 61 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | September 07, 2017 | Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON – The majority of ships operating in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers have been involved in fatal collisions since June, weren’t certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting, according to U.S. Navy records. As of late June, eight of the 11 cruisers and destroyers in the Seventh Fleet, and their crew members, weren’t certified by the U.S. Navy to conduct “mobility seamanship,” or basic steering of the ship, according to U.S. Navy records provided to two House Armed Services subcommittees. The Navy also said that seven of those ships had expired training certification...
  • Exclusive: Concerns raised over safety of US Navy's Pacific fleet

    09/06/2017 8:04:23 PM PDT · by jonno · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 8:26 PM ET, Wed September 6, 2017 | Jeremy Herb, Barbara Starr, CNN
    A government watchdog is raising new concerns about the safety and readiness of US ships in the Pacific region following a series of collisions that led to the deaths of US sailors. More than a third of warfare training certifications for the Navy's Japan-based destroyers and cruisers had expired in June -- a five-fold increase from two years prior, the Government Accountability Office has found. In testimony to be delivered Thursday, the GAO found that 37% of the Navy's destroyers and cruisers in Japan had expired -- up from 7% in January 2015 -- and over two-thirds had been expired...
  • Navy Finds No Sign of Hacking in Recent Collisions

    09/02/2017 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 77 replies
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy's top officer said that post-accident investigations have turned up no evidence of a cyberattack in the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald. The two collisions each involved an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a merchant vessel, and the similarity of the circumstances led many to speculate that the casualties might have been caused by hacking. In an address to Navy staff, chief of naval operations Adm. John S. Richardson moved to dispel these rumors. He said that the accident investigators have given cyber factors "an amazing amount of attention," but so far...
  • Collisions: Part III—Maintenance (Fitzgerald/McCain)

    08/30/2017 11:15:04 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 18 replies
    Proceedings Magazine USNI ^ | August 29 2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer
    The discussion regarding the recent collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56) has moved beyond “how could this have happened” asked at a micro-level to the same question at a macro-level. Concerned perhaps with public perception, the Navy has leaped forward in drawing conclusions in a way that would, under other circumstances, be considered unseemly. Already a fleet commander has been relieved. Two investigations and two operational pauses have been ordered. This furious activity is taking place while the investigation into what happened in the John S. McCain is barely started and before the Fitzgerald...
  • Collisions: Part II—Operational Pause (Fitzgerald/McCain)

    08/29/2017 6:10:30 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 20 replies
    Proceedings Magazine USNI ^ | August 29, 2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer
    Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral John Richardson has ordered an “operational pause.” Fleet commanders will meet with their respective commands to ensure “we’re taking all appropriate actions to ensure safe and effective operations around the world.” An “operational pause” is understood by all in the fleet to be a “stand-down,” which is viewed, with cynicism by the Fleet. Stand-downs are Band-Aids, at best, regardless of their intent. More interestingly, the CNO has also directed Admiral Phil Davidson, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, to take charge of an investigation intended to examine the process by which the Navy trains and...
  • Naval Institute Magazine Blames "Every Surface Warfare Officer" for Deady Collisions

    08/28/2017 10:21:40 PM PDT · by Ace's Dad · 67 replies
    Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine ^ | 08/29/2017 | Captain Kevin Eyer, USN (Retired)
    Proceedings Magazine August 2017 Vol. 143/8/1,374The discussion regarding the recent collisions of the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S. McCain (DDG-56) has moved beyond “how could this have happened” asked at a micro-level to the same question at a macro-level. Concerned perhaps with public perception, the Navy has leaped forward in drawing conclusions in a way that would, under other circumstances, be considered unseemly. Already a fleet commander has been relieved. Two investigations and two operational pauses have been ordered. This furious activity is taking place while the investigation into what happened in the John S. McCain is barely...
  • More on the USS McCain and other Navy ship “accidents”

    08/28/2017 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 73 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/28/17 | NavyPatriot
    A few days ago, Aug 23, I sent a post explaining the workings on the navigation bridge of a typical Naval Vessel. A few of my fellow Naval Veterans corrected me on something. We never referred to our Officer on the bridge as the OIC (Officer in Charge). His title was OOD! (Officer of the Day) Sorry, I knew that, but must have had a brain freeze! I also was incorrect on the number of personnel involved on a vessel the size of a CRUISER or DESTROYER. I should have known better! My navigation experience was mostly aboard the USS...
  • Memo Formally Starts Navy Investigation Into U.S. Pacific Fleet Incidents

    08/25/2017 8:16:18 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 42 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute Proceesings ^ | August 24, 2017 | Sam LaGrone
    Following the collisions of guided-missile destroyers USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) and USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) with merchant ships, the grounding of guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG-54) and collision between USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and South Korean fishing vessel, the Navy has begun a 60-day review, according to a Thursday memo outlining the scope of the review.
  • Trump meets Malaysian delegation to express thanks (USS John McCain rescue & recovery)

    08/24/2017 9:26:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Malaysia Star ^ | August 25, 2017
    President Donald J. Trump poses for a photo with General Zulkifeli bin Muhammad Zin, left, Director General of the Malaysian National Security Council, and Malaysian Ambassador Zulhasnan Rafique, right, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, D.C. PETALING JAYA: United States President Donald Trump met up with officials from Malaysia to thank them for their search and rescue efforts for its missing sailors after its warship the USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel. "Trump expressed the United States' gratitude for Malaysia’s efforts to recover the fallen US sailors of the...
  • Trouble in the Seventh Fleet: what may be behind Navy collisions

    08/23/2017 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Jagermonster · 92 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 23, 2017 | Jason Thomson
    The unusual spate of collisions, two of them fatal, has called into question the US Navy’s level of preparedness, analysts say, and point to potential problems with training, maintenance, or sailors’ workload. WASHINGTON—A recent spate of collisions involving US Navy ships from the Seventh Fleet, two of them fatal, has led the Navy to relieve that fleet’s commander, Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, reportedly after his superiors lost confidence in his leadership. The latest collision, Monday off the coast of Singapore, was between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and a Liberian-flagged tanker. Ten sailors were reported missing, and the...
  • Head of Navy's 7th Fleet to be relieved of duty after second deadly mishap in Pacific

    08/22/2017 11:38:08 PM PDT · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 177 replies ^ | 22 August 2017 | None Listed
    he U.S. Navy will relieve the commander of its 7th Fleet from duty after the fleet suffered its second deadly mishap in less than three months, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. An official statement from the Navy regarding the relief of Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin was expected late Tuesday night. The decision was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. The 7th Fleet has been involved in three collisions since January, the last two of which have resulted in the deaths of 17 sailors.
  • Cyber Experts Believe Hacking May Have Caused Collision of USS John S. McCain

    08/22/2017 3:42:41 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 August 2017 | Warren Mass
    Following the collision between the USS John S. McCain with an oil tanker on August 21, several experts in cyber security and satellite navigation systems have raised the possibility that there might have been cyber interference with the ship’s satellite navigation system. The experts’ suspicions were increased by the fact that the John S. McCain was the fourth collision involving a ship of the Seventh Fleet this year. The others occurred on January 31, when the guided missile cruiser USS Antietam ran aground off the coast of Japan; on May 9, when another cruiser, the USS Lake Champlain, was struck by...
  • The U.S. Navy's Greatest Enemy Might Be Exhaustion

    08/22/2017 11:24:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 126 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 21, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    ith the USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) knocked out of commission after a collision on Aug. 21 in the Straits of Malacca, the United States Navy is down two ballistic missile defense-capable Aegis destroyers in the Pacific. With USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) being also being knocked out of action after a June 17 collision off the Japanese coast, the loss of the two vessels from operational service could not come at a worse time for the Navy, which needs of all the ballistic missile defense assets it can get to deal with the North Korean threat. Nor does the Navy have...
  • Is someone hacking our 7th Fleet? Navy to investigate after USS John S McCain collision

    08/22/2017 7:33:05 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Aug 2017 | Edmund DeMarche
    A top U.S. Navy admiral on Monday called for a swift and thorough investigation into Monday's collision of the USS John S. McCain into an oil tanker near Singapore -- marking the second deadly mishap that occurred in the Pacific in the past three months. "Some remains" of the sailors who were declared missing after the collision were found in a sealed compartment aboard the destroyer on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Malaysian officials said they found one body, but were still in the process of identifying it. Adm. John Richardson ordered an operational pause in all the fleets around the world while...
  • After U.S. Destroyer Collision, Chinese Paper Says U.S. Navy A Hazard

    08/22/2017 7:08:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 08/22/17
    BEIJING (Reuters) - The U.S. navy's latest collision at sea, the fourth in its Pacific fleet this year, shows it is becoming an increasing risk to shipping in Asia despite its claims of helping to protect freedom of navigation, an official Chinese newspaper said. The USS John S. McCain and the tanker Alnic MC collided while the guided-missile vessel was nearing Singapore on Monday. The collision tore a hole in the warship's port side at the waterline, flooding compartments that included a crew sleeping area. Ten sailors are missing. The collision - the fourth major accident in the U.S. Pacific...