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  • A Fleet without a Rudder (The U.S. Navy's optimized fleet response plan is failing. It is redeploying ships on short notice for no apparent strategic purpose.)

    10/23/2020 3:44:52 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 36 replies
    The United States Naval Institute ^ | October, 2020 | LTJG Artem Sherbinin, U.S. Navy
    The Navy could soon deploy the Dwight D. Eisenhower and Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike groups—again. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) spent a record 206 consecutive days at sea during its last deployment. The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) made national headlines after a quarter of the 5,000 sailors on board were infected by COVID-19, and the ship remained tied to the pier in Guam for more than a month. If both strike groups deploy again in the coming months, thousands of sailors would spend double the normal period of time at sea, on top of normal predeployment exercises, routine at-sea...
  • Army-Navy game will be played at West Point for first time since World War II

    10/23/2020 10:35:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | October 23, 2020 | Heather Dinich
    West Point will host the 121st Army-Navy game on Dec. 12 instead of it being played in Philadelphia as planned, because attendance limits in the state of Pennsylvania during the coronavirus pandemic would prevent the Brigade of Midshipmen and Corps of Cadets to attend the game, the service academies announced on Friday. It will be the first time since World War II -- when Annapolis hosted the 1942 game and West Point the 1943 game -- that the rivalry has been played at a home site. The two schools also rotated hosting the first four games from 1890 to 1893.
  • USS Stout returns home covered in rust after a record-breaking 215 days at sea because coronavirus prevented her from docking

    10/18/2020 4:46:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 18, 2020 | Maxine Shen
    The USS Stout and its crew lived up to its name after spending a record-breaking 215 consecutive days at sea after the coronavirus pandemic made it unsafe to pull into ports around the world. The destroyer left Virginia's Naval Station Norfolk in mid-January and finally ended its grueling nine-month deployment when it returned home on October 11, the US Navy said. Along the way, the USS Stout traveled more than 60,000 nautical miles, completing multiple strait and choke point transits as it crossed the Atlantic Ocean while operating in the US 2nd, 5th and 6th fleets carrying out various missions...
  • DHS agents, U.S. Navy rescue 19 from shipwreck off San Clemente Island

    10/17/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | Oct 16, 2020
    Federal agents rescued 19 people whose boat caught fire earlier in the week, leading them to swim ashore at a Navy training facility on San Clemente Island.
  • Exclusive – ‘Mansion Maxine’: Joe Collins Launches Ad Ripping Maxine Waters for Not Living in Her District

    10/11/2020 12:30:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 10 Oct 2020 | ASHLEY OLIVER
    Republican Joe Collins, a Navy veteran challenging Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters in California’s 43rd Congressional District, launched a campaign ad Saturday blasting the congresswoman for residing outside the district she represents while her constituents “suffer the consequences” of her policies. “Maxine does not live in her district. But I do. I was born right here in South L.A., in a place Maxine refuses to live,” Collins says in the ad. “Maxine Waters does not drink our water. She does not breathe our air. And while she sits here in her mansion, our district is in ruins.” ... Do you know...
  • Trump tweets he’s overturning new Navy SEAL gender-neutral ethos; calls it ‘ridiculous’

    10/02/2020 7:21:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    AMN ^ | 10/1/20 | Ryan Morgan
    President Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted that he would reverse a Navy decision that changed the Navy SEAL ethos and Special Warface Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) creed to be gender neutral, after American Military News exclusively reported the changes Monday. Trump tweeted, “I will be overturning this ridiculous order immediately!” linking to a tweet referencing the original American Military News story. The changes to the Navy SEAL Ethos removed terms like “man,” while the SWCC creed was similarly changed, with a reference to the elite Navy boat unit as a “brotherhood” being changed to a “group of maritime warriors.” Naval Special...
  • The First Battle of Savo Island

    09/26/2020 10:40:51 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-23-2020 | Drachinifel
    An excellent video covering the First Battle of Savo Island in the Guadalcanal Campaign. Not our Navy's finest hour, but we learned some hard lessons that would serve us well in the future.
  • Photos: China Begins Final Assembly of Next Two Advanced Aircraft Carriers, Aims for 2021 Delivery

    09/15/2020 1:26:58 PM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    Photos have emerged on Chinese social media showing the assembly of two massive warships at the Jiangnan Shipyard outside Shanghai, where the PLAN’s next two aircraft carriers are being built. Anonymous, independent sources told the South China Morning Post (SCMP) they are indeed the first two Type 002 carriers, the first of which will be completed next year.
  • Fighter pilot says UFO he chased in 2004 committed 'act of war'

    09/14/2020 3:07:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    A former U.S. Navy fighter pilot spoke this month about what he says was an encounter with a “Tic Tac”-shaped UFO and believes the flying object committed an “act of war.” Retired Cmdr. David Fravor recalled the strange encounter off San Diego 16 years ago in a Sept. 8 podcast with MIT research scientist Lex Fridman. Fravor says he was dispatched to investigate radar anomalies and later described what he saw as "like nothing I've ever seen" – a Tic Tac-shaped object able to turn on a dime and make itself invisible to radar, New Zealand’s TV Channel 3 reported.
  • Navy pilot who witnessed Tic Tac 'UFO' [said it] committed an 'act of war' by jamming their radar

    09/13/2020 2:12:18 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 86 replies ^ | MARLENE LENTHANG
    A former US Navy pilot is opening up about his infamous alleged UFO sighting off the coast of California in 2004. Commander David Fravor said he witnessed a Tic Tac-shaped object in the sky in November 10, 2004 performing extraordinary aerial maneuvers that he said no modern human technology was capable of. 'This is not like we saw it and it was gone or I saw lights in the sky and it's gone – we watched this thing on a crystal clear day with four trained observers,' Fravor said in a sit-down interview with Russian-American YouTuber and MIT researcher Lex...
  • Aircraft Carriers: Bigger Is Better

    09/10/2020 2:07:16 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 72 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | September 2020 | Captain Talbot Manvel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
    A number of Proceedings articles and commentaries in the past several years have advanced the idea of saving money and fulfilling the vision of “distributed maritime operations” by building a fleet of more, smaller, lighter ships. For aircraft carriers, that argument tends to take the shape of more “Lightning carriers”—based on the hull form of amphibious assault ships such as the USS America (LHA-6) class—and fewer nuclear-powered carriers of the Nimitz (CVN-68) and Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) classes. While LHAs are cheaper to build than CVNs ($3 billion vs. $10 or more billion), the argument misses several key principles that...
  • Military Coup? Trump Overrules Top Navy Brass Who Canceled Catholic Mass: Why There is Tension Between The President and Some Top Brass In the Military

    09/10/2020 7:30:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2020 | Megan Fox
    Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Proving once again that Donald Trump is a friend to America’s religious communities, the president reversed a Navy cost-cutting decision that would result in not renewing the contracts of priests serving Catholic naval personnel. Trump tweeted, “The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be canceling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion & skill. This will no longer be even a point of conversation @CardinalDolan.” The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense,...
  • Lost World War II warship discovered on seabed 80 years after sinking

    09/08/2020 12:54:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KSBW ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Lianne Kolirin
    A German warship sunk by a torpedo during World War II has been found on the seabed off Norway, more than eight decades after it was attacked. Statnett, the Norwegian state-owned power grid operator, made the astounding discovery of the lost Karlsruhe cruiser around 1,600 feet below sea level. The vessel, which measures 571 feet long and still bears the Nazi swastika, led an assault on the southern Norwegian city of Kristiansand in the April 1940 invasion of the country. During the operation it came under fire from Norwegian artillery, was torpedoed by a British submarine and was finally submerged...
  • Navy reportedly cancels Catholic Masses at area bases...

    09/08/2020 12:35:49 AM PDT · by Choppo · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/7/2020 | Peter Aitken
    The Navy has declined to renew contracts with Catholic priests in a supposed “cost-cutting” move, leaving bases without enough chaplains to keep services going, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Navy boasts an active duty component of clergy, the Chaplain Corps, but the number of Catholic priests among them is small. The Navy had contracted priests to lead services on U.S. bases, but those contracts have now been cancelled. Services will continue on overseas bases and on Navy ships, the Union-Tribune reported.
  • Navy ends Catholic Masses at bases

    09/06/2020 11:18:54 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 88 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | September 6, 2020 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Navy ends Catholic Masses at bases We all know there’s a shortage of priestly vocations — but some places are feeling the effects more dramatically than others.From The San Diego Tribune:  Catholic Masses at San Diego-area Navy bases have ended because the Navy, in what it says is a cost-cutting move, has declined to renew its contracts with Catholic priests, and there are not enough Catholic chaplains on active duty to fill the void.Protestant services on bases, which are led by active duty chaplains, will continue, said Brian O’Rourke, a Navy Region Southwest spokesman.The changes to the Navy’s religious ministries...
  • Pentagon Report: China Now Has World’s Largest Navy as Beijing Expands Military Influence

    09/02/2020 4:28:08 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 12 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | September 1, 2020 5:31 PM | John Grady
    The Chinese Communist Party “has become increasingly confident [of] achieving its goal” of having “a world-class military by 2049.” A key component has been China’s continuing maritime build-up from its surface forces to ballistic missile submarines. He said its fleet numbers 350 warships compared to the United States’ 293. “I would also draw your attention to weapons systems and it’s important to highlight the Chinese shipbuilding advantages in terms of its size of the fleet, is both in context of the broader modernization ambitions, virtual class military. This is a long-term challenge and it’s not only demarcated by a single...
  • Sailor eyed in possible arson on Navy ship that burned for days

    08/26/2020 8:25:32 PM PDT · by John W · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 26, 2020 | Mosheh Gains and Bill Feather
    Investigators believe a massive fire that erupted on the Navy ship the USS Bonhomme Richard may have been intentionally set, and a Navy sailor has been identified as a possible suspect, two Defense officials confirmed Wednesday. The new details in the investigation of the July fire were reported earlier Wednesday by KGTV, an ABC affiliate in San Diego where the amphibious assault ship is based. Two Defense officials confirmed to NBC News that investigators now suspect arson. But the investigation is ongoing, and a determination has not been made as to whether the sailor is an actual suspect in the...
  • USS Ford Aviators Counseled After Wearing Patch Depicting a Bat as 'China's Newest Carrier'

    08/12/2020 11:41:20 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 47 replies
    Virginian-Pilot ^ | 26 June | Katherine Hafner
    Aviators in a small training detachment aboard the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford were recently counseled by leadership after wearing an unauthorized and inappropriate patch, the Navy said. Half of the patch, according to a photo on Twitter, included the aircraft carrier's logo with the words "America's Newest Carrier" and "Integrity at the Helm." The other half, however, depicted an image of a bat with the words "China's Newest Carrier," a reference to one theory about the origins of the novel coronavirus. "The patch in question was inappropriate and not consistent with uniform regulations, which state patches must be appropriate...
  • Bangladesh Navy’s BNS Bijoy corvette was damaged in Beirut Explosion

    08/06/2020 5:41:37 AM PDT · by texas booster · 11 replies
    Naval News ^ | August 4 2020 | Ryan White
    At least 19 soldiers of Bangladesh Navy were injured as two explosions rocked the Lebanese capital port Beirut on Tuesday, according to Bangladesh embassy in Beirut. One of the injured soldiers was in critical condition, five were moderately injured and 13 were released after primary treatment. During the explosion, Bangladesh Navy ship BNS Bijoy, was anchored at the Beirut port. BNS Bijoy is a Castle-class guided missile corvette of the Bangladesh Navy. She has served in the Bangladesh Navy since 2011. On 1 December 2017, BNS Bijoy departed for Lebanon to join in United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)....
  • Navy SEALs cut ties to national museum after Colin Kaepernick K-9 demonstration video

    08/04/2020 10:39:27 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 4, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The Navy SEALs will suspend their support of the National Navy SEAL Museum after videos showing dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration last year went viral last weekend, according to the Associated Press. The National Navy SEAL Museum, located near Fort Pierce, Florida, is a nonprofit organization not overseen by the military. “Each and every one of us serves to protect our fellow Americans — ALL Americans. Even the perception that our commitment to serving the men and women of this nation is applied unevenly is destructive,” Rear Admiral Collin Green, who heads the...