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  • Navy admirals Pearl Harbor speech trolls Colin Kaepernick

    12/08/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 December 2016 | Chris Perez
    A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday saying those who died on that fateful day never took a knee and never failed to stand during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. You can bet that the men and women we honor today and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to Americas national symbols, Military.com reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about land of the free when, I know that only applies to some Americans, Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But theyre not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Female Sailor Commended For 'Extraordinary Courage' in Iran Boat Seizure

    08/12/2016 9:23:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A female U.S. sailor was recognized last week for her efforts during the January incident that resulted in Iran detaining 10 Americans. Military.com reports the only female among the two crews of the Navy riverine boats that entered Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf managed to activate an emergency beacon while she was kneeling, bound, and being held at gunpoint with her colleagues.
  • First Female Enlisted Sailor Gets Submarine-Qualified

    08/04/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 75 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A chief petty officer has become the first woman to earn the Navy's "silver dolphins," signaling an enlisted sailor qualified to serve aboard a submarine. Chief culinary specialist Dominique Saavedra will deploy aboard the nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine Michigan in coming months, the first sub to deploy with a crew including enlisted female sailors. According to an announcement from Submarine Group 9, out of Puget Sound, Washington, Saavedra received her pin at a ceremony Tuesday, marking a major milestone for female sailors.
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages because recruits dont want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defencess internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Irans Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    Ive had a full classified briefing from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released. Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administrations handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it, Forbes disclosed. I think thats going...
  • Navy Fires Commander Eric Rasch Over Iran's Detention of Sailors

    05/13/2016 7:07:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    AP via NBC ^ | May 13, 2016
    The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who entered Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit. A Navy official said Rasch failed to provide effective leadership, leading to a lack of oversight, complacency...
  • Navy fires commander of U.S. sailors detained in Iran waters

    05/13/2016 1:40:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | 5/12/16
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit... Secretary of State John Kerry, in a series of phone calls, used the...
  • Hmmm: Navy fires commander of sailors captured by Iran (Video in the link)

    05/13/2016 10:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Accountability matters, especially in the military — and the US Navy just delivered some internal accountability for the capture of sailors by Iran. NBC, ABC, and other news agencies report that the Navy has “fired” Commander Eric Rasch, the executive officer of the sailors in the embarrassing January incident. This reverses the promotion Rasch got while the investigation took place, and will end any hopes he has for promotion: The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who entered Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours.In...
  • Navy Commander Fired in Connection with Iran Detention Incident

    05/12/2016 5:56:12 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 51 replies
    Military.com ^ | May 12, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    The commanding officer of a West Coast-based Navy riverine squadron has been fired in the fallout from an investigation into an incident in which ten sailors were briefly captured by Iranian forces earlier this year. Cmdr. Eric Rasch, commanding officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, was relieved today by Capt. Gary Leigh the commander of Coastal Riverine Group 1 due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, according to a Navy release. Leigh made the decision to remove Rasch after reviewing a preliminary investigation into the incident that unfolded over Jan. 12-13. Two riverine boats carrying ten...
  • Navy officer fired over Iran's detention of 10 sailors.

    05/12/2016 7:35:54 PM PDT · by Kush · 34 replies
    Associated Press/Yahoo News ^ | 05/12/2016 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit. A Navy official said Rasch failed to provide effective leadership, leading to a...
  • First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC

    04/06/2016 3:58:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 4/5/2016 | Susan Krawczyk
    First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC
  • Navys Famous 'Dixie Cup' Hats to Be Worn by Women

    04/06/2016 1:59:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Junior female sailors are not the only women to get new uniforms. Female officers and senior enlisted sailors will wear updated styles, such as new combination covers. By the fall of 2016, both enlisted men and women will receive new service dress blues, what the Navy calls crackerjacks. ... The Dixie cup style dates back to 1886 when it was first incorporated into Navy uniform regulations, according to the Navys historical site. It can be squared, rolled, crushed, fitted with gull wings or simply worn as it comes from small stores. It can be used as a flotation device or...
  • After 95 years, a Navy ship lost at sea with all hands is finally discovered

    03/23/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 91 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    The USS Conestoga left the Navy yard at Mare Island, Calif., on Good Friday, 1921, bound for Pearl Harbor, with a complement of 56 sailors. It cleared the Golden Gate at 3:25 p.m. and steamed into the Gulf of the Farallones in heavy seas. Conestoga was a rugged oceangoing tug that had once hauled coal barges for a Pennsylvania railroad. But 17 years after its launch in Baltimore, it had undergone hard use and had a reputation as a wet boat, one that shipped water easily. At 4 p.m. that day, as the San Francisco light ship recorded big waves...
  • Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

    03/14/2016 12:54:56 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 59 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Posted March 14, 2016, | Michael Cochrane
    Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared shed be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navys body composition assessment (BCA), which measures body fat percentage. But in January, the Navy loosened its body fat restrictions for both men and women, giving White and thousands of other sailors another chance to stay in the Navy. I am very grateful for a second chance with this new policy, said White, a single mother with a 5-year-old daughter. White has gone from 212 pounds to 188 and is optimistic shell pass this spring under the new standards. Under the Navys previous...
  • Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran

    01/25/2016 2:07:21 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Published on Jan 25, 2016 Obama Laughs As He Recalls Being Told Of US Sailors Held By Iran (January 22, 2016)
  • ‘Act of God’: Ayatollah Claims Divine Intervention Led to US Sailors Detention at Gunpoint

    01/24/2016 8:58:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    "An act of God" was responsible for U.S. Navy sailors entering Iranian waters, leading to their arrest at gunpoint, Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday told Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) members who detained the Americans. "Your job was excellent, interesting and timely and, in fact, we must consider this incident as an act of God, who brought Americans into our waters so they would be arrested through your timely action and in that manner with their hands held above their heads," Khamenei told the group in a face-to-face meeting, according to a report on the supreme leader's...
  • Document U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:56:43 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors January 18, 2016 1:57 PM The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.On Jan. 12, two NAVCENT Riverine Command Boat (RCB) crews were tasked with the mission of relocating two RCBs from Kuwait to Bahrain, with...