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  • Brothers finally reunited at Pearl Harbor -- for eternity

    12/07/2016 4:14:25 AM PST · by Enchante · 31 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action. "He needs help," John told his turret commander, and asked if could join his brother. Both men were 24. The sons of a judge, they were born in Verona, N.D., in 1917. Both had joined the Navy in 1936. John was a boatswain's mate second...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland ~ 06 DEC 2016

    12/05/2016 5:58:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 60 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland Surrounded by the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, Naval Support Facility Indian Head is strategically situated less than 30 miles south of the nation’s capital. In addition to its military value, the Indian Head Navy installation makes a significant economic contribution to the local community by serving as one of Charles County, Maryland’s largest employers.Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navy’s first established presence in southern Maryland. What began many years ago as a gun test facility on the Potomac...
  • Naval Commanding Officer Abruptly Resigns, Walks Off Ship

    11/25/2016 3:09:36 AM PST · by Fhios · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/2016 | JONAH BENNETT
    Navy Cmdr. Sarah DeGroot, commanding officer of the 420-person dock landing ship USS Rushmore, abruptly resigned Monday and walked off the job. ....
  • USS Gabrielle Giffords Completes Acceptance Trials

    11/25/2016 11:07:40 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies
    marinelink.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    Future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully completed its acceptance trials Nov. 18. The trials consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During the trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the LCS intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling, and auxiliary systems.~SNIP~ Following delivery and commissioning in Galveston, Texas, LCS 10 will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with sister ships USS...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine

    11/21/2016 6:13:26 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 100 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, MaineThe Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard located in Kittery on the southern boundary of Maine near the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. PNS is tasked with the overhaul, repair, and modernization of US Navy submarines.The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard was established on June 12, 1800 during the administration of President John Adams, and is the U.S. Navy's oldest continuously operating shipyard. It sits on a cluster of conjoined islands called Seavey's Island in the Piscataqua River, whose swift...
  • Trump Mandate: Save the US Navy

    11/17/2016 8:34:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Robert Charles
    There is an element of politics embedded in policy, no getting around it. That is, at least since Andrew Jackson, how democracy works. Presidents have a constitutional right to appoint their choices to top posts – subject to Senate confirmation. More often than not, those choices come from the president’s own party. However, this does not mean that top policy makers, from an Attorney General to a Secretary of the Navy, are then duly entitled to politicize their jobs. Unfortunately, the Secretary of the Navy seems to have missed that point. High level appointees are not expected or allowed...
  • Priority: Rebuilding Our US Navy

    11/13/2016 9:00:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Let’s talk national security, since that conversation is coming, with a vengeance. One issue on which all Republican candidates were united, on which room exists for swift agreement between the Trump Administration and Congress, and on which Democrats may agree – is a tightening focus on US Navy capabilities, procurement processes, strategic priorities and deployment, as well as morale – their exceptional football record versus Army notwithstanding. For starters, a top-to-bottom review of actual and planned capabilities in the context of emerging threats, from cyber to China, is long overdue. Second, a deep dive on mounting delays, re-designs and...
  • The USS Zumwalt Can't Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive

    11/07/2016 5:47:10 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 7, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Just three weeks after commissioning the USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship's high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. . The guns, tailor made for the destroyer, will be unable to fire until the Navy chooses a cheaper replacement round. The Zumwalt-class destroyers were conceived in the late 1990s as the first of a new generation of stealthy warships. The radar signature of the 610 foot long warship is that of a 50-foot fishing boat, making the Zumwalts great for getting in close to an enemy coastline and...
  • Active Shooter reported at sasebo naval base in Nagasaki, Japan

    11/02/2016 7:40:43 PM PDT · by reed13k · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02 Nov 2016 | Victor Morton
    An active shooter was reportedly on the loose Thursday morning at an American naval base in Japan, the commander of the base confirmed.
  • Details of the Military Force Reduction

    10/30/2016 1:42:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies
    FOXBusiness ^ | Doug Salvemini
    As part of an overall force reduction due to federal budget constraints, the U.S. military has been forced to cut members. The Marines, Air Force, and Army have all been affected and have begun a significant Reduction in Force (RIF). Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening with the military regarding the reduction. The What Over the summer, the Pentagon released a plan detailing cuts to the military that were to begin in fiscal year 2016. The federal government’s fiscal year began on October 1st, so those cuts are currently underway. The Army was by far the hardest...
  • Upgrading Guns with hypervelocity projectiles would shoot down most of a 100 missile barrage

    10/26/2016 8:09:36 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 12 replies
    Congressional Research Report ^ | Oct 25, 2016 | Brian Wang
    US Defense Department modeling shows that “if we can close the fire support with a controlled solution,” the hypervelocity projectile (HVP) weapons would be able to shoot down most of a 100-missile raid. The Pentagon has shifted emphasis away from the electromagnetic rail gun as a next-generation missile defense platform, sees a new hypervelocity powder gun technology as the key to demonstrating to potential adversaries like China and Russia that U.S. military units on land and sea can neutralize large missile salvos in future conflicts The guided projectile being developed for EMRG (Electromagnetic Railguns) can also be fired from 5-inch...
  • Navy Secretary: 'Norfolk Is at Risk' from 'Sea Level Rise'

    10/25/2016 7:27:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 25, 2016 | 8:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Norfolk is at risk over the next few decades if we don’t do something to slow down sea level rise,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world, is located in southeastern Virginia. “All our bases are in some way or other at risk,” Mabus said. …
  • 15 Great Photos of the USS Zumwalt in Baltimore

    10/19/2016 6:09:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 18, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    As you may have heard the U.S. Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced destroyer, USS Zumwalt, was commissioned into service in Baltimore this past weekend while in town for the city’s Fleet Week festivities.
  • . Navy's Most Advanced Warship, USS Zumwalt Commissions in Baltimore

    10/17/2016 8:54:25 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 26 replies
    Navy News Service ^ | 10/15/2016 6:25:00 PM | USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Public Affairs
    BALTIMORE (NNS) -- The Navy's newest and most technologically advanced warship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was commissioned into active service Saturday, Oct. 15, at North Locust Point in Baltimore. Zumwalt, the lead ship of a class of next-generation multi-mission destroyers, features a state-of-the-art electric propulsion system, wave-piercing tumblehome hull, stealth design, and the latest warfighting technology and weaponry available. Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. Ray Mabus, delivered the ceremony's principal address. The ship's co-sponsors, Ann Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, are daughters of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., after whom the ship is named. The...
  • LCS Freedom CO fired after engine damages

    10/17/2016 7:00:13 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 29 replies
    Navy Times ^ | October 14, 2016 | Sam Fellman
    The head of the surface Navy on Thursday fired the commanding officer of a littoral combat ship that damaged one of its main propulsion diesel engines in July. Vice Adm. Tom Rowden cashiered the CO of Crew 106 of LCS Freedom, Cmdr. Michael Wohnhaas, “due to loss of confidence in his ability to effectively lead and carry out his assigned duties,” Naval Surface Force Pacific said in a Friday release announcing the removal. “The loss of confidence followed an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding damage to the ship's number 2 main propulsion diesel engine (#2 MPDE) that occurred...
  • U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Destroyed Three Coastal Radar Sites in Yemen

    10/15/2016 7:57:11 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, October 15, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Last weekend, a Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes against the Yemeni capital Sana’a, targeting a crowded funeral ceremony. Saudi Arabia believed that by senior Houthis rebel figures were at the funeral. The airstrike killed 140 and wounded more than 500. The number of casualties is very likely to rise. The Houthis are rebelling in order to remove the internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour al-Hadi from power. Al-Hadi is being backed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition against the Iranian backed Houthis in a proxy war for the control of Middle-Eastern oil. The Houthis lashed out at the USS...
  • USS Nimitz Fifth Carrier Armed with Anti-Torpedo Weapon

    10/12/2016 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Seapower Magazine ^ | October 11, 2016 | RICHARD R. BURGESS
    ARLINGTON, Va. — When the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz emerged from an extended period in a shipyard last week, it featured a new installation of an anti-torpedo system. Nimitz is the Navy’s fifth carrier to have the Anti-Torpedo-Defense System installed. The system includes the Torpedo Warning System, an acoustic sensor that detects an incoming torpedo; a tactical control station; and the Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT). The CAT, a small torpedo designed to intercept an incoming torpedo, was developed by Pennsylvania State University’s Applied Research Lab. Compared with air- or ship-launched cruise missiles, anti-ship torpedoes are much more difficult for a...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco

    10/07/2016 3:01:57 PM PDT · by bugseye · 3 replies
    KGO 7 Bay Area ^ | 10/07/16 | ABC7 News
    http://abc7news.com/live/7704/
  • Gitmo Code Red: Hurricane Matthew to Smash into U.S. Naval Base on Cuba (Category 5)

    10/02/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by drewh · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | T2 Oct 2016Newport Beach, CA | y CHRISS W. STREE
    <p>The Category 5 Hurricane Matthew continues moving across the Caribbean, and is scheduled to smash into the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Tuesday evening.</p> <p>Hurricane Matthew reached Category 5 status in the early hours of Saturday morning, becoming the first to do so since Hurricane Felix in 2007. At its peak that day, Matthew’s 160 miles-per-hour winds were as powerful as Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which is rated as “the most destructive storm in the U.S. modern history.”</p>
  • Navy base Guantánamo to evacuate families ahead of Hurricane Matthew

    10/01/2016 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | OCTOBER 1, 2016 | Rosenberg
    The commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay on Saturday ordered the evacuation of families and other so-called “non-essential personnel” from the remote outpost in southeast Cuba ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “A mandatory evacuation has been called for all non-essential personnel,” said Guantánamo base spokeswoman Julie Ripley, in a statement issued just before 1 p.m. “The location will be announced once details are finalized. This includes dependents, school-aged children, special needs families, and their pets.”
  • Navy Removes All Historic Job Titles After Study On Gender Neutrality

    10/01/2016 1:10:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 52 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/29/16 | Jonah Bennett
    replacing them with occupational specialty codes, as opposed to direct titles, effectively removing the word “man” from job titles in a roundabout way. According to Navy Times, what this decision means in practice is that “Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor…would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.” “We’re going to immediately do away with rating titles and address each other by just our rank as the other services do,” Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke told Navy Times. “We recognize that’s going to be a large cultural change, it’s not going to happen overnight, but the direction...
  • Navy Announces Enlisted Rating Modernization Plan (HISTORIC NAVY RATINGS SYSTEM SCUTTLED!!!)

    09/29/2016 2:47:46 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 51 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Chief of Navy Personnel Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Following the completion of its review earlier this year, the Navy announced Sept. 29, it will modernize all rating titles for Sailors with the establishment of a new classification system that will move towards occupational specialty codes similar to how the other services categorize skill sets. "In modernizing our enlisted rating system we are not only giving our Sailors increased opportunities within the Navy, such as a higher level of flexibility in training and detailing, but also increasing their opportunities when they transition out of the service. In aligning the descriptions of the work our Sailors do...
  • The US Navy is heading to the bottom of the sea

    09/18/2016 8:14:45 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the world’s greatest navy, but now is nothing more than a continual Carnival Cruise with weapons, all courtesy of Barack Obama, Ash Carter, Ray Mabus and the pusillanimous doormen who call themselves the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Over a week ago, it was reported that a female sailor, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, delivered a 7-pound baby girl. According to the Navy, the woman had no idea she was pregnant. Uh huh… If the concept of delivering babies aboard US ships of war isn’t...
  • 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 they’re 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...
  • A U.S. sailor fighting ISIS said she just had stomach pains. Then she gave birth at sea.

    09/14/2016 8:17:57 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 14 Sept 2016 | Amy B Wang
    On Saturday, a sailor on board the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower visited the aircraft carrier’s medical department, complaining of stomach pains. The ship’s doctors would soon discover why: The sailor was pregnant. Hours later, she gave birth to a 7-pound baby girl.... ...Urban would not say whether there are standard repercussions for a servicewoman failing to self-report a pregnancy.... Infant diapers, baby formula and an incubator were flown out to the carrier on the day of delivery,
  • Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf

    09/12/2016 4:10:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 12, 2016 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman, according to officials. Iran’s territorial waters—like...
  • Navy: Sailor gives birth to baby on aircraft carrier at sea

    09/12/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 12, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a sailor who never reported being pregnant has given birth to a baby girl aboard an aircraft carrier at sea. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command spokesman Cmdr. Bill Urban told the Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/2cRnBmO ) the 7-pound infant was recently born on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf. Both mother and daughter are doing well and were airlifted to a shore-based hospital.
  • Woman kissed by sailor in famous V-J Day photo dies aged 92

    09/10/2016 5:45:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09-10-2016 | Reuters
    Greta Friedman, the woman in white kissed by a sailor in New York’s Times Square in a photograph symbolising the end of the second world war, has died aged 92. Her son, Joshua Friedman, said she died on Thursday in Virginia after suffering a series of ailments, including pneumonia, NBC News reported. CBS News said she would be laid to rest with her late husband, Mischa Elliot Friedman, at Arlington national cemetery in Virginia. Friedman, then a dental assistant on a break, was the woman in one of the most famous pictures of the 20th century, the moment Americans learned...
  • Woman in beloved WWII sailor's kiss photo dies at 92

    09/10/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — The woman kissed by an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman's son says his mother died Thursday at a Richmond, Virginia, hospital of what he called complications from old age. She was 92. Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant in a nurse's uniform on Aug. 14, 1945. She went to Times Square amid reports that the war had ended. That's when she was kissed by George Mendonsa celebrating Japan's surrender.
  • U.S. Navy gives look inside futuristic $4.4 billion Zumwalt destroyer

    09/10/2016 11:39:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AP via Chicago Tribune ^ | September 10th, 2016 | Contact Reporter
    The Navy gave a first look inside the stealthy and futuristic Zumwalt destroyer on Friday during the ship's first port stop at a Rhode Island naval station. The 610-foot-long warship has an angular shape to minimize its radar signature and cost more than $4.4 billion. It's the most expensive destroyer built for the Navy. It's headed from Naval Station Newport to Baltimore, where it will be commissioned in October before going to its homeport in San Diego. It was built at Bath Iron Works in Maine. During a tour, the Navy showed off the ship's bridge, weaponry and mission center....
  • Trump warns Iran: Ships 'will be shot out of the water'

    09/10/2016 7:10:37 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 98 replies
    ktvz.com/CNN ^ | Daniella Diaz and Jeremy Diamond CNN
    <p>Donald Trump vowed Friday that if Iran inappropriately approached U.S. ships, they would be "shot out of the water."</p> <p>"And by the way, with Iran, when they circle our beautiful destroyers with their little boats and they make gestures that our people -- that they shouldn't be allowed to make, they will be shot out of the water," he said at a rally here.</p>
  • Navy may discipline sailor for pulling a Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 6:10:26 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    A sailor who refused to stand for morning colors may now face administrative action, Military.com reported late Wednesday. Naval Education and Training Command spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows did not detail the specific actions the Navy is taking against the young, African-American sailor. The young woman is training at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and is expected to continue training with her class. She sailor posted an eight-minute video to Facebook late last month explaining why she was following in the footsteps of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick by not standing during the national anthem....
  • US Navy Drops LCS Plans, Concept After Latest Failures

    09/09/2016 5:32:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    PARIS --- After spending billions of dollars, the US Navy has finally abandoned the Littoral Combat Ship concept, saying it will turn the first four LCSs into training ships and that all future vessels will be equipped for a single combat mission. Although deliberately worded to minimize its import, the US Navy statement below is a clear acknowledgement that the LCS concept has been an abysmal failure. But, even as it looks to mitigate the disastrous effects of having ordered a dozen LCS at once, before checking whether they performed as claimed (they have not), the Navy makes no mention...
  • Official: 7 Iranian boats came after U.S. ship in the Persian Gulf

    09/07/2016 3:33:18 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Navy Times ^ | September 6, 2016 | Meghann Myers
    A U.S. coastal patrol ship faced seven Iranian Republican Guard Corps Navy fast in-shore attack craft before swerving to avoid crashing into one on Sunday, according to a 5th Fleet spokesman. The incident is the latest in a series of interactions the Navy has called "dangerous and unprofessional" in a year that has seen more run-ins between U.S. and Iranian ships than in recent memory. Iranian vessels harassed destroyers and PCs in four incidents in late August, resulting in warning shots in one case.
  • Russian jet flies within 10 feet of US Navy spy plane, defense official says

    09/07/2016 1:34:23 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 7, 2016 | Staff
    A Russian fighter jet zoomed within just 10 feet of a U.S. Navy spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, the latest in a string of daring maneuvers involving Russian aircraft and the U.S. military, a defense official with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. The Russian Su-27 Flanker jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft used primarily for anti-submarine warfare while on routine patrol in international airspace, defense officials said. The Russian defense ministry accused the Navy plane of flying with its transponder—which emits an identifying signal—turned off. A U.S. defense official...
  • Colossal Stealth Destroyer USS Zumwalt Ready to Set Sail and Join the Navy

    09/07/2016 8:18:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016
    <p>The largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy once headed to sea in a snowstorm during builder trials. Now, it's heading into the remnants of a tropical storm as it leaves Maine for good.</p> <p>The skipper is watching the weather as the stealthy Zumwalt destroyer prepares to depart from Bath Iron Works on Wednesday en route to its commissioning in Baltimore, and then to its homeport in San Diego.</p>
  • Iranian boats swarm US warship, force it to change course

    09/07/2016 6:24:32 AM PDT · by pabianice · 49 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/6/16 | Dickstein
    ...One of the small Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps watercraft stopped directly in the USS Firebolt’s path where it turned to face the American coastal patrol ship, said U.S. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. After several attempts at radio communication, the Firebolt was forced to maneuver to avoid a collision. The American ship came within about 100 yards of the boat...
  • Iranian vessel 'harasses', sails close to U.S. Navy ship in Gulf: U.S. officials

    09/06/2016 10:26:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 6, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of it in the central Gulf on Sunday, two U.S. Defense Department officials told Reuters on Tuesday. It was at least the fourth such incident in less than a month. U.S. officials are concerned that these actions by Iran could lead to mistakes. Years of mutual animosity eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran in January after a deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions. But serious differences still remain over Iran's ballistic missile...
  • Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack

    08/30/2016 10:36:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 1:03 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors. The 2-1 ruling said that Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri can’t challenge the commission’s authority to hear his case until after the proceeding has run its course. Al-Nashiri argued that military commissions only have authority over offenses that take place during an armed conflict. He said his actions were not war crimes because the U.S. was not officially at war with al-Qaida at the time of the attack. But...
  • Michelle Obama's ship has come in: Navy attack sub USS Illinois

    08/30/2016 7:38:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/30/2016 | Jamie Crawford
    Washington (CNN) — The US Navy has received an attack submarine sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama and named for her home state, the Navy announced Monday. The USS Illinois, a Virginia-class submarine, was christened by Obama at a ceremony last October. It was built by General Dynamics Electric Boat.Obama, a native of Chicago, has made support of service members and veterans of the military, along with their families, a central focus of her role as first lady.In Navy tradition, the sponsor a ship is mostly a ceremonial role and normally filled by a woman. Technically the sponsor is considered...
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • Iran vessels in 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official

    08/24/2016 1:48:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz ... came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an action that was "unsafe and unprofessional."
  • Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of US ship - defense official

    08/24/2016 4:30:54 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 24, 2016 | Idrees Ali
    Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." "The Iranian high rate of closure...created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have led to further escalation including additional defensive measures by Nitze," the official said.
  • The U.S. Navy Is Short on Submarine Hunters

    08/24/2016 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Lower Deck · 45 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 8/24/16 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy will need to develop an organic carrier-based fixed-wing anti-submarine warfare capability to counter the resurgent threat from enemy submarines. The Navy simply does not have enough attack submarines, cruisers, destroyers or helicopters to adequately protect the its deployed forces from subsurface threats because its ASW capability has atrophied since the end of the Cold War. “It’s a growing threat that will almost certainly influence the relevance of the carrier,” said retired U.S. Navy Capt. Jerry Hendrix, director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. “The Navy will need a...
  • BREAKING: Iranian Regime Intercepts US Destroyer in Strait of Hormuz (VIDEO)

    08/24/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 135 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    US defense officials confirmed Wednesday the Iranian regime attempted to intercept a US Destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz. Four Iranian ships harassed and carried out a “high speed intercept” in the strait of Hormuz. Four Iran Ships "Harassed" US Destroyer, Carried Out "High Speed Intercept" In Strait Of Hormuz https://t.co/V6oXq33T1a — THE SPARK of LIBERTY (@United_Ignited) August 24, 2016
  • Ex-SEAL Who Wrote Book On Bin Laden Raid Forfeits $6.8 Million To Settle Criminal Probes

    08/19/2016 3:19:14 PM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 33 replies
    http://pubx.co/bftjG4 ^ | 8/19/16 | Christopher Drew
    <p>Matt Bissonnette, a former member of Navy SEAL Team 6 who wrote an account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, agreed on Friday to forfeit $6.8 million in book royalties and speaking fees and apologized for failing to clear his disclosures with the Pentagon, according to federal court documents.</p>
  • HOW THE WORLD'S RICHEST MAN TRIED TO SAVE THE PHILIPPINES

    08/15/2016 7:31:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 25 replies
    filipiknow.net ^ | August 15, 2016 | Lui B.
    Carnegie was against the annexation of the Philippines. But he didn’t just put his opinion on paper. In 1898, while the Treaty of Paris was underway, he went to see U.S. President William McKinley to talk him out of that agreement.
  • 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.
  • Rename the United States Navy Ship USS Harvey Milk to USS Harambe

    08/04/2016 8:29:35 PM PDT · by Byron_the_Aussie · 52 replies
    petitions.whitehouse.gov ^ | 8/4/2016 | G.D.
    While there is no doubt that Harvey Milk died in the service of his country, his contribution to American history pales in comparison to the Silverback magnificence that was Harambe. Harambe who gave his life in a volley of friendly fire. Harambe. It also offers a strategic advantage: the name Harambe — even whispered — will demand respect, obeisance, and awe. A USS Harambe will strike fear in the hearts of our enemies in a way that the name "Milk” never could. USS Harambe will remind the world that America never forgets its heroes. USS Harambe, this who we are.
  • Japan defence review expresses 'deep concern' at Chinese coercion

    08/02/2016 7:55:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | 08/02/2016 | Tim Kelly
    In the defence review approved by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government, Japan warned that "unintended consequences" could result from Beijing's assertive disregard of international rules. "China is poised to fulfil its unilateral demands without compromise," the government said in the review. China's official Xinhua news agency condemned the review for hyping up the "China threat" theory, which aimed to tarnish the country's image. In a statement, China's defence ministry said Japan sought excuses to step up military spending, accusing it of "evil intentions" towards China's legitimate defence needs. "China's military is extremely dissatisfied with this and resolutely opposed to it,"...