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  • DHS agents, U.S. Navy rescue 19 from shipwreck off San Clemente Island

    10/17/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    KTLA ^ | Oct 16, 2020
    Federal agents rescued 19 people whose boat caught fire earlier in the week, leading them to swim ashore at a Navy training facility on San Clemente Island.
  • South China Sea Tensions: US Navy Destroyer Transits Strategic Taiwan Strait, Risking Beijing's Anger

    10/16/2020 8:16:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10/17/2020 | Sanjana Santhosh
    Defying danger, U.S. guided-missile destroyer, USS Barry (DDG 52), conducted a routine transit through the waterway separating China from Taiwan on Wednesday, a move which has aggrieved Beijing. The incident occurred at a time when Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked the naval soldiers to get ready for war. While inspecting the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Marine Corps in Chaozhou, Xi Jinping told the soldiers to get ready for fighting under multidimensional conditions. "The Arleigh-Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit Oct. 14 (local time) in accordance with international law. The ship's...
  • China fires ‘carrier-killer missiles’ into South China Sea

    08/27/2020 11:34:05 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 52 replies
    Star Advertizer ^ | 8/27/2020 | Star Advertizer
    China’s latest volley of missile launches into the world’s most hotly contested body of water served as a warning to two key U.S. targets: aircraft carriers and regional bases. The missiles launched into the South China Sea on Wednesday included the DF-21D and DF-26B, the South China Morning Post reported, citing a person close to the People’s Liberation Army. Those weapons are central to China’s strategy of deterring any military action off its eastern coast by threatening to destroy the major sources of U.S. power projection in the region.
  • "AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN" -Origins of U.S. Navy, Marines, & Coast Guard "We'll carry on 'til Kingdom Come, Ideals for which we've died"

    08/05/2020 3:15:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | August 4, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover's statue in Boston states: "John Glover of Marblehead - A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...
  • Navy SEALs launch investigation after dog demonstration used Colin Kaepernick jersey to slam protests

    08/02/2020 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | August 2, 2020 | Ryan Young
    The U.S. Navy SEALs are investigating after video surfaced from a fundraiser last year in Florida that showed a K-9 demonstration using a “Colin Kaepernick stand-in.” The video — which was posted last January, but went viral this weekend — shows what appear to be Navy SEAL dogs attacking a man wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey during a demonstration. A second video shows the dogs taking the man in the Kaepernick jersey down. Finally, after the dogs are pulled off, the man in the jerseys said, “Oh man, I will stand.” Laughter ensued from the crowd, clearly taking his statement...
  • US Navy mocks Iran in meme by claiming they are 'experts' at building ships to be 'targets' after they carried out a missile attack on dummy American aircraft carrier (Meme warfare)

    07/31/2020 11:47:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 31 2020 | RALPH R. ORTEGA
    The US Navy mocked Iran for being 'experts' at building a target ship in an Instagram post that showed a bogus American aircraft carrier with a bullseye on it. The Navy proclaimed in a meme, 'IRAN BUILDS TARGET SHIP', revealing an overhead view of the fake vessel sitting at a port, unprotected and vulnerable with a bullseye, and adds across the bottom of the image, 'THEY'RE EXPERTS AT THAT'. The post comes after Iran built the replica of a Nimitz-class carrier and had its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard fire a missile at it in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday...
  • Navy Chief Says USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Damaged Most Decks, Gutted Island, Warped Flight Deck

    07/27/2020 6:36:06 AM PDT · by texas booster · 65 replies
    The Drive ^ | July 22 2020 | Joseph Trevithick
    The Navy's top officer says that the fires that burned for four days on the Wasp class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard last week left 11 of its 14 decks damaged and its island effectively gutted. Meanwhile, there has been a rash of other fire incidents aboard other U.S. Navy ships undergoing work in recent days. A shipyard in Virginia where Navy ships are repaired has resumed normal operations after halting work following a thankfully much less severe fire on Bonhomme Richard's sister ship, USS Kearsarge. Another fire broke out on the future USS John F. Kennedy, a Ford...
  • China: US 'inciting confrontation' with stance on South China Sea

    07/14/2020 7:49:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies
    https://thehill.com ^ | 07/14/20 09:52 AM EDT | BY JOHN BOWDEN -
    Chinese officials slammed the U.S. on Tuesday over continued territorial disputes in the South China Sea after the U.S. issued a formal statement declaring most of China's claims in the region to be illegitimate. A statement posted on the website of China's embassy in Washington, D.C., accused the U.S. of "flexing muscles" over a situation in which it was not directly involved. “The United States is not a country directly involved in the disputes. However, it has kept interfering in the issue,” read the statement. “Under the pretext of preserving stability, it is flexing muscles, stirring up tension and inciting...
  • Former Gov. Greitens helps victims of deadly shooting near St. Louis University

    07/14/2020 7:22:08 AM PDT · by old-ager · 19 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | 2020/7/14 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Two men are dead after a double shooting near Saint Louis University Monday night. Officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to North Grand Boulevard and Lindell Boulevard around 8:15 p.m. Saint Louis University Public Safety was also on the scene. Former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his friend, a former St. Louis fire captain, rendered aid to the two victims, ages 20 and 21, police sources first told KSDK's Christine Byers. Police said the 20-year-old died at the scene and the 21-year-old died later in the night. Greitens, who is a former Navy Seal, and former fire...
  • U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese military drills

    07/04/2020 1:23:48 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 19 replies
    https://www.nbcnews.com/ ^ | July 4, 2020, | By Reuters
    Two American aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as China also carried out military drills. Both countries have accused each other of stoking tensions in the strategic waterway, at a time of strained relations between the two nations over a number of issues including, coronavirus and Hong Kong. The USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan were carrying out operations and exercises in the South China Sea "to support a free and open Indo-Pacific," the navy said in a statement. It did not say exactly where the exercises were being...
  • Football Cheers, Operatic Arias, And Magazine Contests: The History Of America’s Military Anthems

    07/03/2020 8:08:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 3, 2020 | Elle Reynolds
    This Independence Day, read the unexpected history of the songs that have led our nation's soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen into battle. Armies have used music to rally troops in battle since biblical days. During the American War for Independence, boys too young and men too old to fight often played the fife and drum for the Continental Army, using music to signal commands as well as to boost soldiers’ morale.A particular tune might direct troops to cease fire, or to reload their rifles. While music rarely has such a practical use on the battlefield today, each branch of the...
  • No Religious Services for Navy Personnel

    07/01/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/1/20 | David Nussman
    Making access to sacraments more difficultThe U.S. Navy is prohibiting service members from leaving base to go to church. In an information dispatch last week, "indoor religious services" are on a list of off-base places and gatherings that Navy members are prohibited from attending — alongside "parades," "night clubs" and "casinos." But the dispatch goes even further, and says service members, their families, military contractors and others should avoid using "drive-in spiritual services." For Catholics, this would include things like a parking lot Mass or a drive-thru confession line — measures seen around the country in response to the coronavirus...
  • Navy will not reinstate fired Captain (USS Roosevelt)

    06/19/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by ripnbang · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2020 | Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell
    The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.
  • US Begins Surrounding China with Aircraft Carriers

    06/24/2020 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    BIN ^ | 6/23/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    In a bold move, the US moved three aircraft carriers and their accompanying strike groups to the Western Pacific, positioning them to control the South China Sea. On Sunday, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea. While at sea, the strike groups will support air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, long-range strikes, coordinated maneuvers, and other exercises. “This is a great opportunity for us to train together in a complex scenario,” said Rear Adm. Doug Verissimo, commander of Carrier...
  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies
    https://www.newsweek.com/ ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 5/25/2020

    05/25/2020 7:20:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A police raid on a business operating in spite of a Repbublican governor's emergency orders but first.... "Analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes. If the 21st century turns out to be an Asian century, as the 20th was an Amercian one, the pandemic may well be remembered as the turning point of this process" The words of the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell...... In Idaho last Thursday state police raiding the Hardware Brewing Company in Kendrick. The...
  • The Deeply American Reason The Oldest Saloon West Of The Mississippi Won’t Have To Shut Down Forever

    05/24/2020 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Starting life before there was a town as four walls and some dry goods for fur trappers, it served its first beer just 19 years after the town was founded and near-half a century before it was incorporated.The story below is the third in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.HUNTSVILLE, UTAH — Across the Wasatch mountains from the county seat of Ogden, in a tony country neighborhood by the Pineview Reservoir, and around...
  • Not Aliens, but Maybe Drones? New Reports Detail U.S. Navy’s UFO Encounters

    05/19/2020 1:34:46 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 34 replies
    nationalinterest.org ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    In one particular report from March 2014, which refers to the UFOs as “unidentified aerial devices,” a pilot described seeing a “metallic object” that was “small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color.” The pilot apparently came within only 1,000 feet of the object, but “was unable to positively determine the identity of the aircraft.” The pilot then “attempted to regain visual contact with the aircraft, but was unable.”
  • Republican 'Superstar' Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

    05/16/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 14, 2020 | John Gizzi
    With all the attention focused Tuesday on Republican Mike Garcia’s smashing win in the special U.S. House election in California’s 25th District (Los Angeles), it was not surprising that the national press pretty much overlooked the big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside). With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero. The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier...
  • Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time

    05/15/2020 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15th, 2020 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships. All five sailors had previously tested positive and had gone through at least two weeks of isolation. As part of the...