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  • Gay man reacts to Military Spouse of the Year nomination

    01/30/2016 4:55:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | January 30, 2016 | Hannah Mullins
    For the first time, the military spouse of the year nominee at Naval Base Coronado is gay. "I was the kid who didn't want to be gay," Brian Alvarado said. "I was scared." But, there was no denying it. He met his husband, Matthew Alvarado, online two years ago. Matthew has been an active duty sailor for the past 17 years. "I'm proud that he put his head down and he did his work," Brian said. "He got his job done and he served his country, and he made it about the Navy and not about himself for 15 years...
  • U.S. Boat Crew Navigation Error, Not Technology Tampering Led to Seizure of 10 Sailors by Iran

    01/29/2016 9:24:15 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 28 replies
    USNI News ^ | January 28, 2016 11:42 AM | Sam LaGrone
    Several sources confirmed to USNI News that the crews of the two boats, assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron 3, had misjudged their location when they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters off of Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf on Jan. 12 while trying to meet a ship for refueling. The sources said the mistake was a result of human error, not a failure in navigation systems.
  • US navy launches first biofuel-powered aircraft carriers

    01/21/2016 12:30:20 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 21, 2016
    The US navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel a mix made from beef fat, calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil. The maritime branch touted the warships as the centrepiece of its "Great Green Fleet" part of a navy-wide initiative that aims to draw 50% of its power from alternative energy in four years.
  • Former Naval Officer Just Revealed Massive Detail About What Iran Took From Captured U.S. Sailors

    01/19/2016 5:27:46 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 87 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | January 19, 2016 | Jack Davis
    ... The first report on the incident, released Monday, noted the loss. “A post-recovery inventory of the boats found that all weapons, ammunition, and communication gear are accounted for minus two SIM cards that appear to have been removed from two handheld satellite phones,” said the report from the U.S. Central Command. ... “Those SIM cards don’t just contain the satellite links,” he said. “They also include encryption codes, and otherwise unpublished data relating to specific orders and personnel,” he added. The former naval officer said those SIM cards should not have been allowed to fall into Iranian hands. .......
  • Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 19 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    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.
  • The US Navy is Combat Ineffective

    01/18/2016 8:10:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 49 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    USDW has been inferring all along that the feminization of the military, the social engineering of the military, the cultural Marxism being injected into the military is going to pay dividends… Dividends for the enemy that is… USDW has been consistently reiterating that the Obama White House’s policies were going to create a military that will be thoroughly destroyed on the field of battle. Feminization, lowering standards, gender neutral operations, lactation and breastfeeding support memos, pregnancy simulators, transgenders in the ranks, openly gay military leaders, command hostility towards Christianity; it’s all creating a perfect storm of disaster heading directly in...
  • Truth About US Boat Capture by Iran!

    01/18/2016 2:30:24 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Matt Bracken
    Here is what REALLY happened! The comment by Matt Bracken on the linked article at the bottom: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and butter. Today, these boats both not only had radar, but multiple GPS devices, including chart plotters that place your boat's icon right on the chart. The claim by Iran that the USN boats "strayed into Iranian waters" is complete bull$#it. For an open-water transit between...
  • Why did Iran take captive & release U.S. sailors so quickly?

    01/18/2016 12:36:37 PM PST · by Keyvan Salami · 19 replies
    keyvan Salami
    Why Did Iran Take Captive and Release U.S. Sailors So Quickly? The capture of American sailors in Persian Gulf waters by Iran should have provided the regime in Tehran a desperately needed opportunity to flex its muscles. However, the entire incident ended in the utmost humiliation for the regime. The times have changed, and Iran can no longer take on such adventures, such as the capture of over a dozen British sailors and hold them for long periods. Iran has suffered strategic defeats in many different aspects, from the nuclear dossier, to Syria , Yemen , Iraq .While Iran...
  • John Kerry: Sailors footage made me 'angry'

    01/18/2016 9:55:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—When Iranian officials released footage of 10 U.S. sailors being taken captive, it made John Kerry "very, very frustrated," the secretary of state told CNN on Monday. Kerry has been negotiating with Iran on a number of fronts for well over a year, including on the President's nuclear deal and a prisoner swap completed over the weekend.But after U.S. Navy vessels "regrettably, inadvertently" drifted into Iranian waters, per Kerry, and the 10 sailors were taken by Iranians on Tuesday, Iran's military released footage of the troops with their hands behind their heads at gunpoint. 
  • Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels

    01/17/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by Taxman · 260 replies
    Central View ^ | January 17, 2016 | William Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D.
    CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, January 18, 2016 Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels Last week, the U.S. Navy dispatched two of its fearsomely armed Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) to patrol between Kuwait and Bahrain. Somehow, the RCBs were seized by the Iranian Navy; the crewmembers arrested, and -- even though the U.S. and Iran are not technically at war -- treated as Prisoners of War (POWs). How could this happen? The Swedish-designed, U.S.- manufactured RCBs cost $2.8 million per copy. Each RCB carries six machine guns, to include a .50 caliber Gatling gun, plus grenade launchers. Covered...
  • ‘American Sailors Started Crying After Arrest’

    01/17/2016 8:47:12 AM PST · by NYAmerican · 77 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/16/16 | Pamella Geller
    A senior Iranian military commander in charge of the countrys Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed that the 10 U.S. sailors who were recently captured and subsequently released by the Islamic Republic 'started crying after [their] arrest,' according to Persian language comments made during military celebrations this weekend. Hossein Salami, deputy commander of the IRGC, which is responsible for boarding the U.S. ships and arresting the sailors, claimed in recent remarks, the 'American sailors started crying after arrest, but the kindness of our Guard made them feel calm.' Hossein went on to brag that the incident provides definitive evidence of the Iranian...
  • American Thinker writes an article about me,but doesn't contact me before publishing it. WTF, over?

    01/16/2016 7:19:08 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 102 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    A fascinating comment on Rick Moran's blog about the Iranian capture of our sailors is making waves in the blogosphere and on Facebook. It makes a lot more sense than any of the official explanations we have received for the capture and subsequent release of the sailors. Thomas Lipscomb explains: Flash! A former Navy SEAL, Matt Bracken, just blew up what I have been calling "a pack of lies from the US and Iran" on what the hell happened that got our boats captured and taken to the Farsi Islands. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/01/calling_bs_on_the_official_story_of_the_iranian_capture_of_two_us_riverine_boats.html#ixzz3xQA8nIM0 Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker...
  • Two U.S. Navy patrol Boats Captured by Iran, Obama Friends Playing Around

    01/16/2016 8:29:44 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | January 16, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    On Jan 12th, Iran captured 2 American Patrol boats claiming that the vessels were in Iranian territorial waters. U.S. officials said that the incident happened near Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf. They suggested that some type of mechanical trouble with one of the boats caused them to run aground where they were picked up by Iran. The current spin is that straying into Iranian waters was a “mistake” on the part of U.S. sailors. Defense Secretary Ash Carter noted that a “navigation error” was ultimately to blame. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials...
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • Don't give up the ship! - Unless you're in Obama's Navy

    01/15/2016 6:26:00 PM PST · by pboyington · 69 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Don’t give up the ship! Fight her until she sinks!” Last Words of Captain James Lawrence, USS Chesapeake, June 1813 I think I can speak for most Americans, that the sight of US Navy sailors on their knees, hands on their heads, surrendering to the Iranians is absolutely sickening. What happened last week in the Persian Gulf is an absolute disgrace to the US Navy and the United States of America and is an insult to the brave sailors of the US Navy who gave their lives in previous conflicts. Frankly, I don’t care what the excuses are. The fact...
  • Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii (12 Marines missing)

    01/15/2016 1:10:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 69 replies
    Aviationist ^ | Jan 15 2016 | David Cenciotti
    Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E helicopters have collided off Hawaii Jan 15 2016 - By David Cenciotti The two CH-53E Super Stallions were conducting night ops off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The U.S. Marine Corps have just confirmed that a Search and Rescue operation is underway off Hawaii’s Oahu after two CH-53E Super Stallions helicopters collided mid-air during night training. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, debris field was spotted less than 3 miles off the coast, near the town of Haleiwa, Both helicopters were from MCAS Kaneohe Bay and each had six people aboard. No further details on...
  • Pushed around and insulted by Iran...AGAIN

    01/13/2016 7:20:35 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 13, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The latest capture of two US Navy high speed craft and their crews by Iran, are just another in a long line of provocations and insults by the Iranians towards the United States. This most recent episode of Iranian sand kicked in America’s face occurred on the eve of President Barack Jimmy Carter Obama’s State of Denial speech last night. Here’s a rundown of the official story from the Navy: Ten U.S. sailors were taken prisoner by Iran when two small boats were patrolling near Iranian waters. The U.S. claims one of the small Riverine Command Boats experienced mechanical difficulties,...
  • mages of U.S. Sailors on Their Knees Before Iran Surface as Biden Denies Apology

    01/13/2016 4:08:50 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Mary Chastain
    ice President Joe Biden told CBS New the U.S. did not apologize to Iran after the country released ten Navy sailors it had abducted on Tuesday night. “When you have a problem with the boat, (do) you apologize the boat had a problem? No,” he explained. “And there was no looking for any apology. This was just standard nautical practice.” The vice president explained that the “the Iranians picked up both boats — as we have picked up Iranian boats that needed to be rescued.” Iranian officials then “realized they were there in distress and said they would release them,...
  • No US apology after Iran frees sailors [According to VP Joe Biden]

    01/13/2016 10:23:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Iran has released 10 US sailors after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it had freed the sailors on Wednesday after determining they had entered Iranian territorial waters by mistake. The sailors had been detained aboard two US Navy patrol boats in the Gulf on Tuesday. "Our technical investigations showed the two US Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters inadvertently," the IRGC said in a statement carried by state...
  • Biden: Hey, Iran was just helping out our boats “in distress,” Kerry thanks Tehran

    01/13/2016 7:39:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/13/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Did the US demand an apology from Iran for capturing two US Navy boats and ten sailors before their release this morning? Of course not, Joe Biden told Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell this morning. Iran merely saw that the two boats were “in distress” and rescued them, so we didn’t ask for an apology.Hmmmm. The US Navy wasn’t capable of providing assistance to its own sailors? And did they know the boats were “in distress”? View More: Politics News|Live News|More News Videos.cbs-link {color:#4B5054;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-link:hover {color:#A7COFF;text-decoration:none; font: normal 12px Arial;}.cbs-pipe {color:#303435;padding: 0 2px;}.cbs-resources {height:24px; background-color:#000; padding:...
  • Iran Releases U.S. Sailors Accused of ‘Trespassing’

    01/13/2016 3:07:38 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01/13/2016 | Thomas Erdbrink
    Iran has released two United States Navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were described as "trespassing" in Iranian waters near a major naval base, state news media reported on Wednesday. The Pentagon and the State Department said that one of the boats had experienced mechanical problems en route to Bahrain from Kuwait on a routine mission on Tuesday, and the Iranians appeared to have accepted that explanation.
  • US apologises for Iran naval incursion

    01/13/2016 12:55:00 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 111 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/13/2016 | Staff
    The US has apologised to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards naval forces has said. General Ali Fadavi accused those detained of "unprofessional" acts. But he suggested the group, who are being held by the guards, could be released soon.
  • Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST · by Crazieman · 154 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them. Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • U.S. Navy’s New Zumwalt Destroyer in Portland Harbor

    01/07/2016 6:05:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    gCaptain ^ | January 6, 2016
    Video from Maine Imaging Photography showing the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt (DDG-1000) entering Portland Harbor following sea trials in December. The Zumwalt is the first of three planned Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers being built for the Navy by General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine.
  • US Defense Department: Navy security clearance does not discriminate against Jews

    01/03/2016 5:02:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/3/16 | DANIELLE ZIRI
    NEW YORK – US Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that security clearance could be denied to an applicant with relatives in any foreign country. “If a security-clearance applicant has relatives or other close connections to people in any foreign country, this could potentially disqualify that person from being eligible for a security clearance,” he said. But, he added, “The Federal Adjudicative Guidelines do not call for any special scrutiny for applicants with relatives in Israel.” Wright spoke on Thursday in response to the recent protest by Jewish organizations against the US Navy’s denial of...
  • Secretary Of Defense Carter Smacks Down The Littoral Combat Ship Program

    12/18/2015 9:36:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 17 December 2015 | Tyler Rogoway
    In an unusually scathing memo to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has demanded severe changes to the troubled Littoral Combat Ship program. It includes instructions to cut the number of Littoral Combat Ships to be built, and as well as focusing on building one variant, from one shipyard and general contractor. arter has specifically directed Maybus to cut the number of hulls for the LCS program from 52 to 40, and to select a single LCS design-shipbuilder team, instead of the current plan for two completely separate designs and shipbuilders, according to the letter...
  • San Bernardino Attackers’ Friend Spoke of ‘Sleeper Cells’

    12/11/2015 12:47:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11 Dec 2013 | IAN LOVETT, JACK HEALY, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and JULIE TURKEWITZDEC
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan's Tavern, a dank dive bar where the bespectacled 24-year-old hauled ice, cleaned bathrooms and checked ID's at the door. After a few drinks, he would just start talking - about his money woes, trying to lose weight, wanting to join the Navy. News reports about terror were just fodder for more bar talk. "He would say stuff like: 'There's so much going on. There's so many sleeper cells, so many people just waiting. When it happens, it's going to be big. Watch,'...
  • USS Jackson: Choice of name for Navy ship sparks criticism

    12/10/2015 9:44:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)—The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has angered activists who don't want to see President Andrew Jackson honored. The new ship, also designated LCS 6, was commissioned in Mississippi on Saturday and honors Jackson, Mississippi, which the Navy noted in a news release is named for former President Andrew Jackson. The ship is the Navy's third to bear the seventh president's name. The designation comes amid a nationwide review of Jackson's legacy; activists who have fought having his name celebrated were dismayed to learn of the name the Navy had chosen.
  • Weekend at BUD/S

    12/08/2015 8:23:01 PM PST · by pboyington · 15 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 8, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been a week since Ash Carter made his earth-shattering announcement authorizing women to serve in the combat arms and special operations units of the armed forces. Obviously, it was Obama’s plan to roll out Carter in the wake of the San Bernardino attacks, in order to avoid any scrutiny from conservative media outlets. Congress has thirty days to review the catastrophic decision before it becomes full blown policy. It would be interesting to be a fly on the wall and listen to the conversations that must be going on behind closed doors at the various special operations units in...
  • Admiral reprimanded for drunken, naked escapade at Florida hotel

    12/07/2015 6:26:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12/7/15 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy announced Monday that it has reprimanded a two-star admiral for getting drunk and wandering naked around a Florida beachfront hotel while attending a conference with defense contractors. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront resort in April that he struck his head on a barstool, wet his pants and needed an escort back to his room, according to an investigative report by the Naval Inspector General. A few hours later, still in a haze, Baucom re-emerged from his room without any clothes...
  • "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies

    12/05/2015 4:51:26 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    "Combat Effectiveness" Being Degraded by Obama's Military Policies By evaluating an overwhelming amount of evidence that has been building for 6 ½ years, the obvious conclusion personnel with extensive military experience will come to, is that Obama’s military policies have been degrading the finest US military fighting force in history. Over the last 6 ½ years, the US Armed Forces has been hollowed out by Obama, his Social Experiment On Diversity has severely fractured unit cohesiveness, his “Politically Correct Policies” have negatively affected unit morale, and the “Combat Effectiveness” of the US military is being degraded. Tip of the spear...
  • Seaworthiness of New Destroyer Under Scrutiny

    11/29/2015 11:24:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Sharp
    Bath, Maine — The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the “tumblehome” hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...
  • The world is playing rope a dope with Obama

    10/29/2015 10:31:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | October 29, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    Obama is on the ropes, trying to bob and weave, but failing miserably as a litany of enemies and even friends, pummel him with jabs, uppercuts and sucker punches. Our enemies and friends know that Obama is a weak sister. His idea of power projection is sending John Kerry to a Paris meeting on his $5,000 Tour de France road bike. Kerry arrives, not looking like the US Secretary of State, but like a Manhattan office messenger. Our friends are bewildered and our enemies enjoy every moment of the fiasco called US foreign policy. Our enemies know that the US...
  • U.S., Chinese navy chiefs to discuss South China Sea on Thursday

    10/29/2015 5:30:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:34am EDT | Megha Rajagopalan and Andrea Shalal
    The Chinese and U.S. navies are set to hold high-level talks over tension in the South China Sea after a U.S. warship challenged China's territorial assertions in the disputed waters this week.
  • US Navy is worried Russia planning to cut the undersea cables that carry 95% of internet traffic

    10/26/2015 8:11:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider via Reuters ^ | 10/26/2015 | Peter Cooney
    The presence of Russian submarines and spy ships near undersea cables carrying most global Internet communications has U.S. officials concerned that Russia could be planning to sever the lines in periods of conflict, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The Times said there was no evidence of cable cutting but that the concerns reflected increased wariness among U.S. and allied officials over growing Russian military activity around the world. The newspaper quoted naval commanders and intelligence officials as saying they were monitoring significantly greater Russian activity along the cables' known routes from the North Sea to Northeast Asia and...
  • Nelson Bard Remembers: The Caine Mutiny - The Real Story

    10/14/2015 11:21:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 16, 2013 | Solon History
    [VIDEO DOCUMENTARY] From The Solon Historical Society Achieves - March 24th, 1998 Nelson Bard discusses his personal involvement in the real life "Caine Munity"
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show S.F. Blue Angels

    10/11/2015 3:10:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-11-15 | abc7news.com
    The Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels takes to the sky beginning at 3 p.m.
  • US Navy Now Teaching Members about "Male Privilege;" Says Buying Truck is Example of Privilege

    10/08/2015 8:49:54 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/8/15 | Aurelius
    The US Navy's Bureau of Medicine & Surgery is now teaching its members about the dangers of "male privilege," giving examples of ways that men use such privilege to get what they want. The document outlining "male privilege" can be found on the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine & Surgery's official page. It details, "common phrases victims use when describing their abuse," which includes "male privilege." Here is one of the statements that "victims" of male privilege included by the Navy: When he came home yesterday, he was driving a brand new truck. I told him we needed something the...
  • China navy calls for United States to reduce risk of misunderstandings

    10/01/2015 2:16:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 1, 2015 3:48am EDT | Reuters
    China hopes the United States can scale back activities that run the risk of misunderstandings, and respect China's core interests, the Defense Ministry on Thursday cited a senior Chinese naval commander as saying. Each country has blamed the other for dangerous moves over several recent incidents of aircraft and ships from China and the United States facing off in the air and waters around the Asian giant.
  • 'Beyond Belief': Obama Moves to Close Last US Uranium Plant

    09/28/2015 10:11:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Newsmax. ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | David A. Patten
    The Obama administration plans to close the last remaining American-owned uranium enrichment facility in the United States, even as it moves forward on a controversial nuclear deal with Iran that permits the Islamic Republic to conduct ongoing and significant uranium enrichment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has informed Centrus Energy it will end the American Centrifuge project in Piketon, Ohio, on Sept. 30. Notices have been issued to some 235 workers that their jobs are in jeopardy. ... This is beyond belief," Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, responded in a statement. "While this administration is greenlighting uranium enrichment in Iran...
  • U.S. Nuclear Missile Submarine Surfaces in Scotland

    09/22/2015 5:13:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 09/17/15 | Bill Gertz
    Pentagon deploys USS Wyoming amid tensions with Moscow nuclear-armed U.S. ballistic missile submarine arrived in Scotland this week amid growing tensions with Moscow over Ukraine and Russias strategic arms buildup. The submarine, the USS Wyoming, arrived at the British naval base at Faslane, Scotland, Wednesday morning for what the U.S. Strategic Command said is a routine visit. However, ballistic missile submarine movements and port visits normally are not announced by the Navy or the Strategic Command, an indication the Wyomings port call is intended as strategic messaging to Moscow. The submarine visit demonstrates the closeness of the U.S./U.K. defense relationship...
  • Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

    09/16/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Defense One ^ | 9/15/15 | Bradley Peniston
    Ray Mabus has made up his mind: theres no job in the Navy or Marine Corps thats going to be off-limits to women.With more than a month to go before the deadline, the Navy Secretary made it clear on Monday: he will not be requesting any exceptions to the Pentagon edict that all U.S. military jobs be opened to women.Nobodys asking for an exemption in the Navy, Mabus told an audience at the the City Club of Cleveland. And Ive been pretty clear about this for a while Im not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines.That...
  • Mabus Throws Down: All Combat Positions In Dept Of Navy Will Open To Women

    09/16/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    /dailycalle ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Despite considerable backlash from within the service, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said again Monday that the Marine Corps infantry and Navy SEALs will open up to women, no matter what. After receiving heated comments from both male and female Marines who participated in and ran a Marine Corps integration study, Mabus clarified Monday at a forum by the City Club of Cleveland that many of the gender gaps on performance could be closed with more training and leadership. What this means is that hes sticking to his original plan that all combat jobs in the Department of the Navy will...
  • Trump Picks WWII Battleship in L.A. for Defense Speech [LIVE THREAD]

    09/15/2015 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 151 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | September 15, 2015 | Chris Jennewein
    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump picked a World War II-era battleship in San Pedro as a backdrop to share his views Tuesday about national security. Trumps appearance, organized by Veterans for a Strong America, is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees to the top deck of the USS Iowa, which has been docked in Los Angeles as a nonprofit tourist attraction, community gathering space and educational museum since 2012. The Iowa was launched in 1942 and recommissioned in 1984 during the military build up at the end of the Cold War. In April 1989, an explosion of undetermined origin...
  • Back in action: Enormous U.S. aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower makes high-speed turns at sea...

    09/06/2015 11:21:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Sep. 6, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    This is how one of the U.S. Navy's biggest war machines celebrated its first time on the seas after almost two years cooped up in a naval yard. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, an enormous, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, blasted out to sea off the coast of Virginia and put its tuned-up systems to the test. Footage of the voyage - its first since fall 2013 - was recorded in late August and shows the vessel's huge engines pushing it through high-speed turns at some 35mph.
  • Russias Got a Mysterious New Submarine

    08/21/2015 5:06:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.21.15 | DAVID AXE
    On Aug. 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, a huge and imposing black shape emerged from a dry-dock, observed by ranks of uniformed dignitaries. The Russian navys latest submarine is 574 feet long, displaces no fewer than 18,000 tons of water and packs two nuclear reactors. Named Moscow, shes actually a refurbished, 1980s-vintage ballistic-missile sub that once prowled underneath the Arctic ice, cradling nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, awaiting Armageddon. Today, as best as any outside observer can tell, the Moscow has a new mission. She appears to be part science vessel, part spy ship, part commando transport, and...
  • BUDS to be opened up to women.

    08/19/2015 4:58:59 PM PDT · by hillarys cankles · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2015 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The U.S. Navy is preparing to allow women into the ranks of its SEAL teams, the Navy's chief operations officer told Defense News on Tuesday. "Why shouldn't anybody who can meet these (standards) be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason," Adm. Jon Greenert told the publication. "So we're on a track to say, 'Hey look, anybody who can meet the gender non-specific standards, then you can become a SEAL.'" If women can pass the unit's demanding training requirements, Greenert said, they will be allowed into the elite force. Officials did not reveal to Defense News when...
  • Navy wont rule out charges against Chattanooga defender who fired back at gunman

    08/03/2015 12:37:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Honestly, this development seemed so bizarre that it screamed “hoax!” Apparently, though, the US Navy investigation into the mass shootings in Chattanooga might result in charges against one officer who returned fire in defense of his comrades. No charges have been filed as of yet, but the Navy released a statement in which they declined to proscribe the possibility of discipline for Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White: A Navy official told Fox News that punishing a lieutenant commander who used an unauthorized weapon to fire back at the Chattanooga gunman who shot and killed five service members could not be...
  • Lockheed Martin's Littoral Combat Ship Is Finally Making Headway -- but Is It Too Late?

    08/01/2015 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Mariner · 87 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 1st, 2015 | Katie Spence
    The Littoral Combat Ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal USA, has been plagued with cost overruns, design flaws, and a number of failures. In fact, the LCS performed so poorly that then-Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel cut the Navy's LCS acquisition from 52 to 32 ships, and directed the Navy to appoint a Small Surface Combatant Task Force, or SSCTF, to "submit alternative proposals to procure a capable and lethal small surface combatant, consistent with the capabilities of a frigate." The good news is Lockheed Martin addressed many of the issues plaguing the LCS, and now production...