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  • Midway: Second World War II-era Japanese carrier apparently found in Pacific (Akagi or Soryu)

    10/20/2019 9:39:51 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/19/2019 | Bradford Betz
    Deep-sea explorers and historians on Sunday announced they apparently found a second World War II-era Japanese aircraft carrier that sank during the Battle of Midway. A review of sonar data captured Sunday showed either the Japanese carrier Akagi or the Soryu resting in nearly 18,000 feet of water in the Pacific Ocean more than 1,300 miles northwest of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Vulcan Inc. director of undersea operations Rob Kraft said. The researchers used an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, equipped with sonar to find the ship. The vehicle had been out overnight collecting data, and the image of a warship...
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw on Syria cease-fire: Trump's rapid pullout decision created 'chaos'

    10/18/2019 12:06:32 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 58 replies
    faux ^ | 20/18/2019 | Julia Mus
    The Trump administration should have handled the conflict between Turkey and Syria with more careful consideration, Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, said Friday. Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, the former Navy SEAL said, "When America leaves, we create a vacuum. And, when we create a vacuum, we create chaos. And, that's what we're seeing right now."
  • Presidential Message on the 244th Birthday of the United States Navy

    10/13/2019 12:10:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10/13/19 | Whitehouse
    Issued on: October 13, 2019   On the 244th birthday of the United States Navy, I send greetings to the sailors currently serving and those who have served our Nation with honor, courage, and commitment in times of war and peace, at home and around the world.The Continental Congress created America’s first national navy in October 1775, just months after the onset of the Revolutionary War.  John Adams led a visionary group of delegates who championed the idea of a national navy before the Continental Congress.  Our young Nation needed maritime protection and a means of taking the fight to...
  • San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks

    10/09/2019 5:21:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 10/8/19 | NAVY
    San Francisco Fleet Week Kicks off with Ship Arrivals, Remarks Story Number: NNS191008-02Release Date: 10/8/2019 12:43:00 PM   By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Haist, Commander, Navy Region Southwest Public Affairs SAN FRANCISCO (NNS) -- The 39th annual San Francisco Fleet Week kicked off Oct. 6 as ships arrived bringing U.S. Navy, Marines, and Coastguardsmen together with the city to celebrate the military sea services. This year is expected to be one of the largest San Francisco Fleet Weeks with eight ships and more than 2,300 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsman participating.“I would like to thank the San Francisco...
  • Navy Pilot Says Dark Mass Made Torpedo Disappear

    10/08/2019 11:29:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 8, 2019 | Andrew Daniels
    You might not know the name David Fravor, but you probably know what he saw even if hes still not sure what that was. Fravor is the retired U.S. Navy Commander who in 2017 told the New York Times that he spotted a Tic Tac-shaped UFO from the cockpit of his F/A-18F Super Hornetaround 40 feet long and oval in shape100 miles off the coast of San Diego in 2004. Theres video, of course, of Fravors now-legendary encounter, originally released for public viewing by The New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a UFO...
  • China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's...

    10/05/2019 2:40:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 5, 2019 | REUTERS/Xihao Jiang
    FULL TITLE: China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's bad news for Taiwan Taiwan, which China considers to be a renegade territory, lost two of its few remaining allies in late September. China has sought to win over Taiwan's allies, but those countries have their own reasons to embrace Beijing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On December 1, 2016, 22 countries had full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, an island nation seen as a breakaway province by its larger neighbor, China. On December 2 that year, President-elect Donald...
  • BLAME IT ON MY UFO Team of alien hunters led by Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge claims its found ...

    09/30/2019 5:03:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    thesun ^ | 9/30/2019 | harry pettit
    A BAND of alien hunters led by an ex-punk rocker claim they've found evidence of UFOs. The US organisation, bankrolled by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge, says it's acquired "exotic material" from what could be an alien spacecraft. DeLonge, from California, co-founded the group To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2017 with the goal of researching extraterrestrials. The team most famously turfed up classified footage of UFOs recorded by American pilots that were confirmed as real by the US Navy earlier this month. Speaking to the New York Times, a spokesperson for the group gave a tantalising...
  • China Launches First Type 075 Big Deck Amphibious Warship

    09/30/2019 10:27:07 AM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    USNI News ^ | September 27, 2019 11:21 AM | Xavier Vavasseur
    China Launches First Type 075 Big Deck Amphibious Warship By: Xavier Vavasseur September 27, 2019 10:45 AM Updated: September 27, 2019 11:21 AM Chinas first amphibious assault ship, a Landing Helicopter Dock known as Type 075, was launched in Shanghai on Thursday. The Peoples Liberation Army Navy (PLAN or Chinese Navy), the customer of the vessel, said in a statement that after a brief ceremony starting at 9:20 am at a CSSCs Hudong-Zhonghua shipyard, waters began to be pumped into a dry dock in which the ships hull was built. Participants at the ceremony officials from the central...
  • Just how bad was Hunter Biden's 'booty from the coup' appointment to Ukrainian gas company?

    09/30/2019 9:14:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 30, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Hunter Biden was appointed to the Ukrainian board in April 2014, he was also serving as a naval reserve officer on a mysteriously granted commission. ... By October 2014, Hunter Biden got drummed out of the Navy - for cocaine use after all those waivers - apparently Joe's pull wasn't enough to stop that. He flunked his drug test in 2013, meaning, he was likely a coked up son of a vice president looking for money when he took the $50 grand a month from the Ukrainians, before he got drummed out of the Navy. ... In 2017 divorce papers,...
  • HUNTER BIDENS Ex Claims He Spent His Money on Prostitutes and Drugs Two Months After Navy...

    09/28/2019 7:29:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: HUNTER BIDENS Ex Claims He Spent His Money on Prostitutes and Drugs Two Months After Navy Dumped Him for Drugs He Was Put on Board of Burisma Holdings The Wall Street Journal reported in October of 2014 that the Vice Presidents son, Hunter Biden, was released from the Navy for cocaine use. There was no stopping the Bidens however. A couple months later, young Biden was on the Board of the largest gas and oil company in the Ukraine making $50,000 a year, an exorbitant amount for a Board member at any company. According to Business Insider...
  • 3 Navy sailors assigned to USS George H.W. Bush kill themselves in a week

    09/24/2019 11:17:00 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 41 replies
    nypost.com ^ | September 23, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    Three Navy sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier killed themselves last week in separate incidents, officials said Monday. The commanding officer of the carrier, which is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, announced the deaths in a post on the ships Facebook page Monday. It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from apparent suicide. My heart is broken, Capt. Sean Bailey wrote in the announcement. None of the deaths occurred on the carrier, which is docked at the shipyard for...
  • How Japan 'Pearl Harbored' Russia First (Decades Before World War II)

    09/23/2019 5:08:19 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 32 replies
    National Interest ^ | September 21, 2019 | Michael Peck
    A deadly surprise. Key point: Japan had a track record of surprise attacks. At midnight the Russian fleet slept. A few minutes after the clock struck 12 a.m. on February 9, 1904, Tsarist Russia's Pacific squadron peacefully bobbed at anchor at the Russian naval base nestled in the Manchurian town of Port Arthur. Ashore, the mood that night was festive as the garrison's army and naval officers availed themselves of refreshments at a birthday party for the admiral's wife. Soon their revelry was disturbed by flashes in the night and the dull thud of torpedoes slamming into metal hulls. Some...
  • Greek police arrest man accused of brutal killing of US Navy diver whose body was dumped on...

    09/21/2019 12:53:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | SEPT. 21, 2019 | Darren Boyle
    FULL TITLE: Greek police arrest man accused of brutal killing of US Navy diver whose body was dumped on Beirut airport tarmac during 17-day hijacking of TWA flight 847 in 1985 A Lebanese man accused of involvement in the hijacking of a TWA plane and the murder of a US navy diver has been arrested in Greece, police said on Saturday. The 65-year-old was spotted by policemen in the island of Mykonos and detained on Thursday, a statement said. Greek authorities said there was a European arrest warrant issued by Germany for the hijacking as well as a kidnapping committed...
  • Navy confirms, but can't explain strange 'aerial' objects in 3 videos

    09/19/2019 2:48:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 / 1:08 PM | By Nicholas Sakelaris
    Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has acknowledged what appear to be unusual flying objects in footage from three separate military videos, saying they show "unidentified aerial phenomena" moving at high speeds. All three videos were recorded by F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets -- two in 2015 and one in 2004. The Navy refers to the sightings as UAP, not UFOs. "The three videos show incursions into our military training ranges by unidentified aerial phenomena," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher said in an emailed statement. "The Navy has characterized the observed phenomena as 'unidentified.'" The 2004 footage, taken from an...
  • Royal Mail launches fleet of stamps featuring famous seafaring vessels to celebrate [tr]

    09/19/2019 7:27:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2019 | Andrew Levy
    For centuries the Royal Navy defended Britain from invasion and turned this island nation into a global superpower. Now the Senior Services role in our history is being celebrated by the Royal Mail even if the navy and our place in the world are rather less grand than they used to be. A set of eight stamps, covering 500 years, will commemorate some the navys key ships, starting with Henry VIIIs Mary Rose of 1511, and concluding with the giant aircraft carrier, the Queen Elizabeth.
  • UFO videos are footage of real 'unidentified' objects, US Navy acknowledges

    09/17/2019 10:18:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17 | Chris Ciaccia
    For the first time, the U.S. Navy has acknowledged that the three UFO videos that were released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and published by The New York Times are of real "unidentified" objects. The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassified government documents.
  • U.S. Sinks or Damages 6 Iran Ships in Persian Gulf Clashes (1988)

    09/16/2019 6:20:38 AM PDT · by central_va · 68 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 19th, 1988 | By JAMES GERSTENZANG
    WASHINGTON U.S. warships and aircraft sank or heavily damaged six Iranian navy ships Monday as a major confrontation erupted in the Persian Gulf in the wake of the United States early morning strike against two Iranian oil platforms, the Reagan Administration said. U.S. and Iranian forces fired on each other in the broadest and most direct conflict yet, suddenly escalating what for months had been a war of nerves in the volatile waterway.
  • USS Franklin (CV-13) - What to do when everything is on fire

    09/12/2019 2:14:03 PM PDT · by NRx · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-11-2019 | Drachinifel
    A history of the attack on the USS Franklin and the heroic damage control efforts that saved the ship on 19 March, 1945. (Appx 1hr.)
  • Anchor from worlds first nuclear aircraft carrier, former USS Enterprise, finds new life

    09/11/2019 2:56:19 PM PDT · by csvset · 40 replies
    WTKR ^ | 11 September 2019 | Todd Corillo
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. A piece of the worlds first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will serve another 25 years in the Navy. The former Enterprise carrier (CVN 65) was decommissioned in 2017 after several years of inactivation work was completed at Newport News Shipbuilding. Now one of the anchors from the Enterprise has been installed on another aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington. That ship just reached the midway point of its midlife Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding. During the overhaul process, shipbuilders inspecting the Washington found that one anchor on the carrier needed to be replaced....
  • First on CNN: Navy SEAL leaders fired after allegations of sexual assault and drinking among team

    09/06/2019 2:58:56 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies
    cnn.com ^ | September 6, 2019 | Ryan Browne and Barbara Starr
    Washington (CNN)The three senior leaders of a US Navy SEAL Team have been fired from their positions by the admiral overseeing the Navy's elite special operations forces "due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures," after members of their team were accused of serious discipline breaches, including an alleged sexual assault and drinking while deployed to Iraq. "Commander, Navy Special Warfare Command Read Adm. Collin Green relieved the three senior leaders of SEAL Team Seven from their positions Sept. 6.," US Navy Capt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokesperson for Naval Special Warfare Command, told CNN in a statement...