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  • Navy admits its aircraft drew lewd images in sky

    11/17/2017 11:43:30 AM PST · by servo1969 · 68 replies ^ | 11-17-2017 | FoxNews
    WARNING: ARTICLE CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES The Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington admitted one of its aircraft was involved in drawing lewd images in the sky Thursday.
  • Argentine submarine goes missing with 44 crew members on board: navy

    11/17/2017 8:47:09 AM PST · by Lower Deck · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/17/17 | Reuters Staff
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine military submarine with 44 crew members on board was missing at sea on Friday, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which may have suffered a communication error, a navy spokesman said. The vessel was in the southern Argentine Sea when it gave its last location two days ago.
  • Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene sky drawings spotted in Okanogan Co (WA)

    11/17/2017 12:46:05 AM PST · by llevrok · 47 replies
    KREM TV2 (Spokane) ^ | 11/16/2017 | Kaitlin Riordan
    OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. – Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County. Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw. A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were. In a statement to KREM...
  • Soviet Admirals Shunned Stalin’s Favorite Battlecruiser

    11/13/2017 6:03:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 10, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    The Soviet navy was not in great shape at the onset of the German invasion on June 22, 1941. Stalin had decimated the ranks of the naval officer corps, which greatly complicated planning, and the invasion forced many warship projects to a halt. The Soviets envisioned one of these projects, the Kronshtadt-class battlecruiser, to be faster than Germany’s Bismarck-class battleship and more powerful than the Scharnhorst. Alas, the demands of the war saw that the Kronshtadt was never built. But in 1944, Soviet premier Joseph Stalin rebooted the concept for a namesake ship, the Stalingrad-class battlecruiser.
  • Navy SEAL candidate slapped during training ends up in coma, investigations launched

    11/10/2017 10:18:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 11/8 | Carl Prine
    Twin investigations are probing an incident at the Naval Special Warfare training complex in Coronado that left one Navy SEAL candidate in a coma. Authorities this week said that Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents and members of the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado are reviewing an Oct. 12 mishap that occurred during a study session for the land navigation course of the Basic Under Water Demolition/SEAL training program, or BUD/S. As an incentive to correctly answer questions, two sailors allegedly agreed to slap whichever one got a response wrong. BUD/S candidates typically challenge each other to perform acts of...
  • Scathing report blames crew errors for deadly Navy collisions [USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald]

    11/02/2017 7:14:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 43 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | November 1, 2017 | Luis Martinez
    Poor decisions and lax standards made by the crews of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain contributed to the deadly collisions last summer that killed 17 sailors, according to a new Navy investigation. "The collisions were avoidable," said Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, in the executive summary to the report. "Both of these accidents were preventable and the respective investigations found multiple failures by watchstanders that contributed to the incidents," he added in a statement accompanying the report's release. "We must do better." On June 17, the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a...
  • Report on Fitzgerald and McCain incidents: incompetence lack of emergency response

    11/02/2017 6:01:56 AM PDT · by beebuster2000 · 18 replies
    USN report ^ | november 2 2017 | USN
    this report plus other sources show incredible lack of training. in the case of the McCain collision, the crew on deck, with the Captain present became confused on how to helm the ship and veered into a commercial vessel. in the case of the Fitzgerald, the Officers on the bridge became confused with identified oncoming commercial vessels and had multiple near collisions before colliding with the container ship. it appears the Navy is unprepared to fight a war, and has trouble merely driving the ships. then there is this one liner: Navy will now limit work week to less than...
  • Women rescued by Navy insist they’re telling the truth

    11/01/2017 4:22:06 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 65 replies
    AP ^ | October 31, 2017 | By Associated Press
    Coast Guard officials told the Associated Press on Monday that the two women had an emergency beacon but never turned it on because they did not fear for their lives. If they had, rescue would have been headed their way in a matter of minutes. The women said Tuesday they did not use the beacon because they never felt they were in immediate danger, yet they have been quoted as saying they did not think they would survive another day, and that they were fearful during a dramatic tiger shark attack that lasted six hours. Furthermore, the pair said they...
  • Department of the Navy Final Report on the USS FITZGERALD and USS JOHN S MCCAIN collisions.

    11/01/2017 9:46:20 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 55 replies
    Department of the Navy ^ | November 1, 2017 | Chief of Naval Operations
    The collisions were avoidable between USS FITZGERALD (DDG 62) and Motor Vessel ACX CRYSTAL, and between USS JOHN S MCCAIN (DDG 56) and Motor Vessel AALNIC MC. Three U.S. Navy investigations concerning each of these incidents are complete.
  • 15 Subs Kept Out of Service: 177 Months Of Drydock Backups

    11/01/2017 3:36:57 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 16 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 10-31-2017 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    WASHINGTON: A massive maintenance backlog has idled 15 nuclear-powered attack submarines for a total of 177 months, and the Navy’s plan to mitigate the problem is jeopardized by budget gridlock, two House Armed Services Committee staffers told Breaking Defense. That is almost 15 submarine-years, the equivalent of taking a boat from the 2018 budget and not adding it back until 2033. While only Congress can pass a budget and lift caps on spending, the staffers said, part of the solution is in the Navy’s hands: outsource more work to private-sector shipyards, something the Navy does not like to do. As...
  • HMS Sex and Cocaine: Navy kicks nine sailors off nuclear submarine (TR)

    10/28/2017 5:29:14 AM PDT · by DFG · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/27/2017 | Larisa Brown
    Nine British servicemen have been thrown off a nuclear submarine at the centre of a sex probe, after testing positive for cocaine while on duty. In one of the worst scandals to hit the Navy, the crew from HMS Vigilant – which carries the Trident nuclear deterrent – were sent home and kicked out of the service after the class A drug was found in their blood. They are alleged to have had drug-fuelled parties while the submarine was docked in the US to pick up nuclear warheads. One man is said to have had sex with a prostitute in...
  • Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress

    10/19/2017 8:47:47 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 7 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | October 13, 2017 | Ronald O'Rourke
    The Aegis ballistic missile defense (BMD) program, which is carried out by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy, gives Navy Aegis cruisers and destroyers a capability for conducting BMD operations. Under the FY2018 budget submission, the number of BMD-capable Aegis ships is scheduled to be 36 at the end of FY2018 and 51 at the end of FY2022. Two Japan-homeported Navy BMD-capable Aegis destroyers included in the above figures—the Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the John S McCain (DDG-56)—were seriously damaged in collisions with merchant ships in waters off the coasts of Japan and Singapore in June 2017 and August...
  • S. Korea, U.S. start maritime drills against N. Korea

    10/16/2017 1:11:09 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 19 replies
    You Hap News Agency ^ | 10-16-2017 | Staff
    A unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out "decapitation" operations is aboard a nuclear-powered submarine in the group, according to a defense source....... Among other assets mobilized are F-15K, FA-18 and A-10 fighter jets, as well as AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and AW-159 Wild Cat naval choppers. The U.S. has also deployed a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) plane to closely monitor the North's ground and naval forces.
  • USS South Dakota submarine to be christened Saturday

    10/14/2017 4:10:09 PM PDT · by oxcart · 42 replies
    (KSFY) - For the first time in decades, a U.S. Navy ship will bear the name South Dakota. Navy officials will christen a new fast attack submarine the "U.S.S South Dakota" in a ceremony Saturday morning in Groton, Conn. at 9:00 a.m. C.T. You can watch the ceremony live here. According to Capt. Deb Bodenstedt, the ceremony will include the traditional smashing of champagne across the bow by the boat’s sponsor. “South Dakota’s” sponsor is Mrs. Deanie Dempsey, wife of the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey. Governor Dennis Daugaard will also speak at the...
  • An Assessment of U.S. Military Power - U.S. Navy

    10/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/5/17 | The Heritage Foundation
    (Very long article, so I excerpted only the conclusions graphic)
  • Happy United States Navy Birthday!

    10/13/2017 11:41:59 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    13 Oct 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Happy Birthday!
  • The Navy Is Set to Retire Half of Its Biggest Surface Combatants—With No Replacement in Sight

    10/10/2017 11:28:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 77 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    A full half of the U.S. Navy's largest surface warships are set to retire in three years, with nothing available to take their place. Eleven Ticonderoga-class cruisers, each with more than a hundred vertical missile silos, are scheduled to retire starting in 2020. The retirement of these ships will leave a bog hole in the Navy arsenal. The U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers were introduced in the 1980s. Weighing nearly 10,000 tons and measuring 567 feet long, the ships were designed primarily for the air defense roles. Equipped with the Aegis Combat System, the Ticonderogas were designed to protect...
  • The Hammer Falls On The USS John S. McCain Command Team

    10/11/2017 7:18:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | 11 Oct 2017
    On August 21, the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was rammed by a Liberian-flagged supertanker, the Alnic MC. Ten sailor were killed in the collision. (See my posts on the collision here.) Yesterday, the US Navy announced that is had relieved the commander and the executive officer of the USS John S. McCain and called the collision preventable: The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Oct. 11....
  • 'USS Bread and Water': Old and rare punishment loomed over a demoralized crew

    10/10/2017 1:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies ^ | 10/10/2017 | By: Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Sailors aboard the cruiser Shiloh during the 26-month command of Capt. Adam M. Aycock often worried about the CO’s use of one of the Navy’s most arcane punishments: confinement for three days in the brig while being fed only bread and water. Over time, Aycock’s proclivity for using bread and water to punish junior sailors became well-known on the Yokosuka, Japan, waterfront, where the Shiloh is based, according to sailor comments in three of the ship’s command climate surveys. “I do not wear my ballcap at the (Navy Exchange store),” one sailor wrote. “Even the taxi drivers on base know...
  • Boeing, Lockheed Win Contract to Develop Navy's Extra-Large Unmanned Sub

    10/06/2017 4:04:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | Kyle Mizokami
    Defense giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin have won contracts to develop a new, large submersible capable of tackling a wide number of underwater missions. The goal is to develop a technical data package that will result in one company producing the Orca Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater vehicle (XLUUV). The XLUUV program is designed to create a long haul, long distance unmanned submarine with the capability to take on a variety of payloads, from sensors to weapons. In January 2017, DefenseNews reported that XLUUV would have a payload bay of at least 325 cubic feet. Unlike most current UUVs, which have to...