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  • Navy officer to step down after summer of deadly ship crashes

    01/16/2018 12:33:11 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 January 2018 | Max Jaeger
    The officer in charge of the Navy’s Pacific fleet is expected to step down this week following several high-profile incidents under his watch, including the separate crashes of two US destroyers that ultimately left 17 sailors dead, according to a report. Vice Adm. Thomas Rowden, who heads Naval Surface Force Pacific, will submit his resignation ahead of a formal recommendation that he be relieved of command, according to
  • US Navy bolting LASER WEAPON onto lead warship for futuristic warfare

    01/12/2018 9:30:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies ^ | 12th January 2018 | By Anders Anglesey
    THE US Navy will mount a laser weapon onto a top-class warship, defence officials confirmed. Top Navy officials said the device is slated to be installed on the USS Portland by this autumn. Crucially, the prototype will not be used in combat, but may pave the way for high-tech lasers that will be used during warfare. Captain Brian Metcalfe said: “They’ve got what I call ‘power modules’ that control the laser that will just fit in those open and reserve weight spaces and then the laser itself gets bolted onto the deck. “It’s not going to be integrated into the...
  • The German Navy Decided To Return Their Bloated New Frigate To The Ship Store This Christmas

    01/08/2018 9:40:25 AM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 16 replies
    The Drive ^ | 12/23/2017 | Tyler Rogoway
    Just weeks ago we told the story of Germany's puzzling Baden-Wurttemberg class Type 125 (F125) frigate program. Not only did we discuss the ship's odd mission and design features, but we also highlighted some of the troubling post-delivery issues with the lead ship in the class. These problems include a persistent list to starboard and the fact that the ship is dramatically overweight, which would limit its performance, increase its cost of operation, and most importantly, negatively impact the Deutsche Marine's ability to add future upgrades to the somewhat sparsely outfitted vessel. Now the German Navy has officially declined to...
  • Korean War: Still Praying For These Dead Souls Now And Forever: Chosin... Amen.

    01/06/2018 3:31:51 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 19 replies
    Ap ^ | 0118 | Ap
    American bravery, why we fight and God Bless these souls forever especially in this cold.
  • US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

    01/06/2018 2:03:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | AP via Washington Examiner
    he U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board. The C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft, which was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed the day before Thanksgiving in the Philippine Sea, rests at a depth of about 18,500 feet (5,640 meters), the Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement Saturday. Salvaging it will be the deepest recovery attempt of an aircraft to date, the Navy said. The plane was located last week by a contracted salvage vessel that deployed a pinger locator...
  • Pentagon Wants to Spend $500 Million on Guantanamo Construction

    01/04/2018 12:51:49 PM PST · by ransomnote · 31 replies ^ | 8/21/2017 | Carol Rosenberg
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Behind the scenes, the U.S. military is planning for nearly a half-billion dollars in new construction during the Trump administration, including a Navy request to build a $250 million, five-bed hospital here that has been singled out for study by a Senate committee. Despite President Donald J. Trump's campaign promise to reduce costs at the remote U.S. Navy base -- at one point he mused that his new Cuba policy might import cheap, local labor from across the minefield -- the Pentagon's appetite to spend at this outpost of about 5,500 residents and 41...
  • Something is very wrong with the US Navy

    01/04/2018 4:41:46 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 1/3/2018 | Ed Straker
    Recently, a sailor on the cruiser Shiloh started to behave erratically. He claimed he had the ability to shoot fireballs from his hands and that he had traveled into outer space. Despite his obvious insanity, no action was taken. The sailor, named Peter Mims, then hid aboard his ship, and no one was able to find him for a week. Peter Mims was a troubled sailor who wanted out of the Navy. He had financial problems, his marriage had fallen apart[,] and his chain of command was riding him about qualifications. He'd sought mental health counseling, but was not treated...
  • Russian submarines are prowling around vital undersea cables.It’s making NATO nervous.....

    12/23/2017 12:50:45 AM PST · by caww · 142 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22 at 6:56 PM | Michael Birnbaum
    BRUSSELS — Russian submarines have dramatically stepped up activity around undersea data cables in the North Atlantic, part of a more aggressive naval posture that has driven NATO to revive a Cold War-era command, according to senior military officials. We are now seeing Russian underwater activity in the vicinity of undersea cables that I don’t believe we have ever seen,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Andrew Lennon, the commander of NATO’s submarine forces. “Russia is clearly taking an interest in NATO and NATO nations’ undersea infrastructure.”
  • No new ships in the Russian Pacific fleet for the last 20 years: Moscow should buy the Chinese.

    12/22/2017 1:02:02 PM PST · by NorseViking · 11 replies
    Sina ^ | Yu Huo
    The Russian Navy still takes the second place in the world because it has an omnipotent nuclear submarine fleet. Actually China as on scales the Chinese Navies don't concede Russian has to take this place, and the quality is higher. The Russian Pacific fleet concedes in the sizes only to the Northern Fleet. During Soviet prosperity Era the number reached 13 thousand personnel, and the number of various warships was about 700. At the moment, besides submarines, large and average warships remained not so much, one of them are the guided missile cruiser Varyag "Varangian", Sovremenny "Modern" the destroyer and...
  • Missing WW1 submarine AE1 found with underwater camera

    12/20/2017 5:17:13 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 19 replies
    The Australian ^ | 21st December 2017 | Stephen Fitzpatrick
    A bold bid to locate the wreck of Australia’s first submarine has been successful, with the final resting place of 35 World War One servicemen off Papua New Guinea captured on underwater camera. The fate of AE1 has long been a mystery, with a three-day search after it disappeared on patrol in waters between New Ireland and New Britain on September 14, 1914, just seven months into service, proving fruitless. It can now be revealed the boat suffered a catastrophic failure, probably during a practice dive, and struck a hard rocky bottom southeast of the Duke of York islands group....
  • Korean Battle Flags with Links to Kim Jong Un Found at Naval Academy

    12/15/2017 8:52:15 AM PST · by Saint X · 22 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 12/15/17 | U.S. Naval institute
    Long forgotten flags captured by U.S. forces during an obscure 19th-century military action in Korea were uncovered during restoration work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis last week. The well-preserved flags were rediscovered in the academy’s Mahan Hall when British ensigns seized as trophies during the War of 1812 were removed from their display cases.
  • Vladimir Putin Has Big Plans for Russia's Naval Base in Syria—Including Staying Until 2092

    12/15/2017 12:57:01 AM PST · by NorseViking · 8 replies
    Russian President Vladimir Putin may have declared victory in Syria’s civil war and called on troops to return home, the Kremlin suggests a full military withdrawal could be a long way off. Putin has called on lawmakers to ratify a deal to expand a military port in Syria and keep forces there for another 50 years, a document on the official parliament database has revealed. It is not detailed on exact upgrades Russia wants at its port at the Syrian coastal city of Tartus, but support from the Russian parliament will likely be forthcoming.
  • Did You Catch Navy's Swipe At Army's Commie-Loving Graduate?

    12/11/2017 6:31:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | december 11, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Over the weekend, West Point and Annapolis met in Philadelphia for the annual Army-Navy game. Army clinched sweet victory when Navy kicker Bennett Moehring missed a 48-year field goal attempt. While Navy lost the football game, they can be given credit for some of the trash talking that occurred in the stands. The Naval Academy cadets made sure to let their Army counterparts know about their recent public relations embarrassment over 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone, who tweeted support for former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, trashed Secretary of Defense James Mattis by calling him an “evil, vile f**k” and said that...
  • Watch: The Incredible National Anthem at Yesterday's Snowy Army/Navy Football Game

    12/10/2017 4:19:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | December 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Tim flagged this in his Saturday post about the annual Army-Navy football game, but I thought it merited its own post, just for maximum exposure.  The game itself resulted in Army's second consecutive dramatic victory, after 14 straight years of Navy triumphs.  Regardless, the performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game, featuring the glee club from each military branch, was really beautiful -- especially amid the lightly falling December snow.  A stirring, patriotic tribute. "Goosebumps" is right:2017 National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game (Video) And here's how the game ended, with apologies to the Midshipmen: NO GOOD....
  • 'Communism WON'T Win': Navy Roasts Army Over 'Commie Cadet' During Army/Navy Football Game

    12/09/2017 8:26:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 9, 2019 | Debra Heine
    Navy midshipmen stand behind "Not Communist" banner. Image via Twitter. The Army-Navy football game has historically been one of the best rivalries in all of sports with fans from both sides displaying creative and insulting signs. Saturday's game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was no different. On the Navy side, midshipmen held signs poking fun at their West Point counterparts for allowing admitted communist and Antifa supporter 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone to graduate. As PJ Media reported back in September, photos posted on social media by Rapone showed the then-cadet posing with a Che Guevara t-shirt under...
  • Army-Navy Game’s Stunning National Anthem Rendition Puts Every Kneeling NFL Player To Shame

    12/09/2017 9:29:46 PM PST · by EliRoom8 · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12.09/2017 | Benny Johnson
    Army and Navy met again Saturday afternoon on a snowy field in Philadelphia to play a football game that has been played for over 100 years. The Army-Navy football game is one of the most storied sports traditions in the country. This year marks the 118th time the two teams have met. The teams meet in a neutral city between their respective academies. They often play in NFL stadiums due to the enormous number of active duty and veteran fans who wish to attend. Before the game, the choirs of the Annapolis and West Point academies joined together to sing...
  • VIDEO: CBS' Army-Navy Introduction is Beautiful

    12/09/2017 2:28:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 12/09/17
    The Army-Navy game is special, unlike any other. As such, it requires a different introduction than say, Arkansas-Missouri. And I am thrilled to report that CBS Sports was up to the task. Here’s the introduction they’ll show before kickoff this afternoon. It’s powerful without overstepping the line of self-importance. Most impressively, it puts the actual game in proper context.
  • Live Thread: 118th Army-Navy Football Game, Philadelphia, PA

    12/09/2017 11:08:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 107 replies
    Army Fan | Dec. 9, 2017 | Army Fan
    Let's get ready to RUMBLE!118th Army-Navy Football Game from Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA. CBS, 3:00EST/12:00PST
  • Navy Claims Sailor Staged Racial Hoax

    12/09/2017 11:02:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 9, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    The United States Navy claims that a sailor purposefully staged a racial hoax against himself, after claiming that his aircraft carrier bunk had been vandalized with racial slurs, reports Navy Times.Marquie Little, an African-American man, posted various photos to Facebook under a pseudonym, showing what appeared to be his personal space trashed with garbage and scrawling of the n-word. “I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I’m receiving in return,” he wrote in the post.“It’s not my first time being called a word such as that,” the aviation boatswain’s mate airman said in a phone interview later that month....
  • Navy sailor staged racist vandalism, investigation finds

    12/09/2017 8:14:34 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/9/17 | Bradford Betz
    A U.S. Navy sailor who claimed someone had written a racial slur on his bed has been disciplined after he reportedly staged the incident. Marquie Little, 27, an African-American crew member aboard the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, used a pseudonym to post photos of the slur Nov. 15, the Navy Times reported. As of Friday, the Facebook post had garnered 20,500 shares. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service conducted an investigation and found inconsistencies in Little’s account, a naval spokesman said Friday. Little denied staging the incident. The sailor was reportedly not charged with a crime but faced disciplinary...