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  • Seaworthiness of New Destroyer Under Scrutiny

    11/29/2015 11:24:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 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...
  • Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 10:45:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Navy Lt. Commander will reportedly be charged for shooting at Chattanooga terrorist white chattanooga Lt Commander Timothy White and Islamist killer Muhammad Abdulazeez A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received...
  • Petition to Honor Chattanooga Marine and Commander who used personal Arms started

    08/02/2015 2:58:40 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Here is what I predicted a week ago: I can see the calls for commendations rising. They are already in the comments section. It will not be long before a political candidate will recognize that the desire to recognize the bravery of these men will resonate with the electorate. It will not be President Obama who firsts suggests it. My bet is that it will be Donald Trump.From the gatewaypundit.com: A petiton was posted at the We the People site at the White House this week asking President Barack Obama to honor Navy officer Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White and...
  • REPORT: Navy to Charge Officer Who Fired on Islamist During Chattanooga Terror Attack

    08/01/2015 12:03:27 PM PDT · by abb · 84 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 1, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A report at The Navy Times in July confirmed that one of the Marines shot during the Chattanooga terrorist attack exchanged fire with the terrorist. Navy Lt. Cmdr Timothy White also shot back at the terrorist. But rather than being celebrated as a hero, Lt. Commander White may be charged for discharging a firearm on federal property. Allen West reported this week that Lt. Commander Timothy White Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on...
  • Trumps da Man!

    07/29/2015 8:49:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/29/15 | Ed Wood
    I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is piling on Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump! Do I like him? No. Never have. I dont like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly dont care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he Donald Trump Donald Trump certainly wins that contest, both...
  • US Navy says sailor injured in Tennessee shooting has died

    07/18/2015 5:37:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2015 8:33 AM EDT | Michael Kunzelman, Jay Reeves and Kathleen Foody
    The U.S. Navy says that the sailor who was shot earlier this week at a military support center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has died. The death occurred two days after a deadly shooting killed four Marines and injured three others, including the sailor, in Chattanooga.
  • Accidental shooting at [Georgia] Navy recruiting center

    07/17/2015 9:13:24 PM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 38 replies
    WSB ^ | July 17, 2015
    GAINESVILLE, Ga. A Navy recruiter is recovering after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center in Gainesville. ... "We're not certain why this member of armed forces brought this gun to the office. We are currently looking into that with the armed forces," Holbrook said. "That's part of the investigation."
  • First Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War

    07/04/2015 2:05:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Maritmetv.com ^ | July 4, 2015
    Before July 4th, 1776, lets remember Captain Jeremiah OBrien (17441818) commanded the sloop Unity when on June 12, 1775 she captured the British armed schooner HMS Margaretta in the Battle of Machias, the first naval battle of the American Revolutionary War. Under the command of Jeremiah OBrien, thirty-one townsmen sailed aboard Unity armed with guns, swords, axes, and pitch forks and captured Margaretta in an hour-long battle. This battle is often considered the first time British colors were struck to those of the United States, even though the Continental Navy did not exist at the time. The United States Merchant...
  • Navy weighs having Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships

    06/29/2015 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Jennifer Griffin, Lucas Tomlinson
    The Navy is weighing whether to have Marines hitch a ride on foreign warships, citing a shortage of U.S. vessels due to recent budget cuts -- raising bipartisan security concerns about the leverage this could give other countries. A key concern is whether a warship host nation could deny Marines permission to come ashore. "Ceding our amphibious ships to other countries -- it's almost silly and I can't believe it is even an option for the Navy," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served as a Marine in Iraq. "Now we are going to have to ask other countries, much...
  • Ice Cream And Individualism: Leadership Lessons From A U.S. Navy Submarine (Submariners are Awesome)

    06/12/2015 7:26:26 AM PDT · by submarinerswife · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 8, 2015 | Rodd Wagner
    The crew of the California (and their families, the commander would hasten to add) make these sacrifices because they believe in the submarines role in protecting the United States. We will be called upon to execute the full spectrum of both peacetime and wartime missions, ranging from intelligence collection to kinetic warfare, states the leadership principles Commander Sager distributed to his officers.
  • Combat Ship Christened for Former Congresswoman, Gun-Control Advocate Giffords

    06/11/2015 9:56:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    pjmedia ^ | June 11, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The Defense Department is naming a combat ship after former congresswoman and gun-control advocate Gabrille Giffords this weekend. Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meet and greet during her third term. She resigned from Congress in 2012 to focus on her recovery, and started a gun-control PAC called Americans for Responsible Solutions in 2013. She and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, have also advocated for gun-control measures in congressional testimony. The Navys tenth littoral combat ship will be christened USS Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday in Mobile, Ala. The christening of the future USS Gabrielle Giffords marks the...
  • First USS Oklahoma Remains Exhumed

    06/11/2015 9:43:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 10, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    The Defense Department announced in April that the remains of up to nearly 400 unaccounted for service members tied to the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor will be exhumed. That process began on Monday. This was the first set of remains from the USS Oklahoma to be disinterred, said Jim Horton, the director of the Punchbowl cemetery. Disinterment ceremonies were held when the bones of Korean War veterans were exhumed for identification. Now, hundreds who served on USS Oklahoma during World War II may also be identified. The attacked happened at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. But many bodies...
  • USS Carl Vinson Crew Rescues Sailor Alone at Sea

    06/02/2015 7:16:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6/2 | R. Stickney
    A 70-year-old man sailing alone across the Pacific Ocean was rescued by a U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier returning home to San Diego. USS Carl Vinson rescued the man Sunday from his 35-foot sailboat, 400 nautical miles from Hawaii. Using a satellite phone, the man sent a text to his wife asking for help. That message was relayed through the U.S. Coast Guard, Pacific Fleet Command and the U.S. 3rd fleet. The sailor, who had spent a month on his boat, was airlifted by the crew of a MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter including two search and rescue swimmers. Once the...
  • The U.S. Navy is risking everything on a fatally flawed technology

    05/30/2015 7:52:30 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 76 replies
    medium.com/war-is-boring/ ^ | May 29, 2015 | David W. Wise
    <p>"History," it has been written, "does not repeat itself, but it rhymes." Today it's rhyming with Gen. Billy Mitchell. In the 1920s, Mitchell challenged conventional thinking by advocating air power at sea in the face of a naval establishment dominated by battleship proponents.</p>
  • A Memorial Day Tribute in Honor of 1st Lt. Nathan Krissoff, USMC - KIA 12/09/06 Anbar province, Iraq

    05/24/2015 2:14:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Concert for Valor ^ | November 19, 1014 | Steven Spielberg & CDR Bill Krissoff, USN
    This video is a moving tribute to honor an outstanding young Marine Officer by his father, Dr. Bill Kristoff. At the age of 61, Dr. Bill Kristoff of Truckee, CA joined the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in order to honor the memory of his oldest son by serving as a surgeon in Afghanistan to treat wounded Marines. While doing some further research on this amazing family, I found this: The outdoor activities were a joy shared by Nathan, his father, and his younger brother, Austin, 24, who joined the Marines shortly before Nathan died.The family kept word of Nathan's death...
  • Navy Tests Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

    05/20/2015 9:33:27 AM PDT · by Rio · 46 replies
    Product Design and Development ^ | 5/19/2015 | PEO Carriers Public Affairs
    The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) transits the James River during the ship's launch and transit to Newport News Shipyard pier three for the final stages of construction and testing. Ford was christened Nov. 9, 2013, and is under construction at Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipyard. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell/Released)The aircraft carrier...
  • South China Sea tensions have Filipino leaders hoping the US Navy returns to Subic Bay

    05/19/2015 10:15:43 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | May 18, 2015 | Will Englund
    At the height of the Vietnam War, the vast U.S. Navy base here at Subic Bay, across the South China Sea from the fighting, was humming with activity, and for the 30,000 civilian Filipinos who worked on maintenance, repair and hundreds of other high-paid jobs, it was a golden era. "There was so much money to be made," said Jong Cortez, a member of the city council whose parents both worked on the base. Plus, there were good benefits and, everyone thought, job security. Even after the war ended, the Navy stayed active here to counter the naval base the...
  • Son of Star Wars takes out toxic satellite in $30m space hit

    02/22/2008 2:35:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 184+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/22/08 | Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Jane Macartney in Beijing
    February 22, 2008 Son of Star Wars takes out toxic satellite in $30m space hit Michael Evans, Defence Editor and Jane Macartney in Beijing Video need to know: expert opinion on the satellite operation The United States provided dramatic proof of its capability to destroy an object in space when a US navy missile scored a direct hit on an American satellite falling out of control. Missile experts said that the Standard SM-3 weapon, fired from the USS Lake Erie, a Ticonderoga-class cruiser, took about three minutes to reach the satellite 150 miles (240km) up in the sky, flew above...
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea: Summary

    05/06/2015 4:28:24 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Delsjourney.com ^ | N.D. | Delsjourney.com
    The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought between the Japanese and Allied navies from May 4 through May 8, 1942 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles northeast of Australia. Occurring only six months after the surprise Japanese attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and a month before the decisive battle at Midway, it was one of the first naval battles fought in the Pacific during World War II. The battle, roughly a draw, was an important turning point in the Pacific campaign. My uncle, Bill Leu, fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea on the...
  • Report: Iranian Navy Chases After U.S. Warships

    05/06/2015 12:12:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 79 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2015 5:00 am | BY: Adam Kredo
    An Iranian naval fleet chased a U.S. warship and military planes through the waters off the southern coast of Yemen late Monday in yet another provocative encounter between the two nations, according to Iranian state media reports. A U.S. warship and several planes reportedly changed their direction on Monday after encountering an Iranian naval fleet during a patrol in the Gulf of Aden near Yemen, Iranian state media revealed. The U.S. military assets fled after they came close to an Iranian naval fleet and were warned to move away, Irans state-controlled Fars News Agency reported. Iran also released video of...
  • Female SEALs get open door to combat - Full integration likely starts in 2016 Read more at

    05/04/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 82 replies
    WND ^ | May 04, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Women who pass SEAL training will likely be able to participate in the same military missions as their male counterparts, beginning in 2016. The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command put out a report saying the physical standards currently demanded of SEAL trainees should not be lowered, but that women who meet these standards ought to be given the chance to head into combat, Fox News reported. The study will likely press Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to advance the cause for women in combat, with the effective date of January 2016, Fox said. Carter has opened up 20,000 new positions to...
  • First on CNN: Navy to escort U.S. commercial ships near Iran

    04/30/2015 12:05:24 PM PDT · by McGruff · 24 replies
    Commie News Network ^ | April 30, 2015 | Barbara Starr
    CNN has learned that U.S. Navy warships will now accompany every U.S.-flagged commercial vessel that passes through the Strait of Hormuz due to concerns that ships from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps navy could try to seize a U.S. cargo ship. The classified plan was approved by the Pentagon Thursday, according to a senior defense official.
  • Fleet of Iranian ships heading to Yemen turns around after being tracked by US warships

    04/23/2015 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 61 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 4/23/15
    A nine-ship Iranian convoy believed to be laden with weapons bound for rebels in Yemen turned around Thursday after being followed by U.S. warships stationed in the area to prevent arms shipments, multiple sources in the Pentagon told Fox News. The sources said the nine-ship convoy is south of Salalah, Oman, and now headed northeast in the Arabian Sea in the direction of home. The ships, which include seven freighters and two frigates, had sailed southwest along the coast of Yemen heading in the direction of Aden and the entrance to the Red Sea. They appeared to drop anchor in...
  • Sources: US aircraft carrier, fighter jets shadowing Iranian convoy near Yemen

    04/21/2015 9:57:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/21/2015 | By Lucas Tomlinson
    A U.S. aircraft carrier and its warplanes are shadowing an Iranian convoy approaching Yemen, Pentagon sources told Fox News, amid suspicions that the ships may be carrying weapons for rebel fighters. Sources told Fox News that the USS Theodore Roosevelt is not only tracking the convoy, but also launching F/A-18 Hornets to conduct "manned reconnaissance" of the estimated nine ships in the Iranian convoy. The movements escalate a standoff in the waters off Yemen, even as the U.S. and other world powers are trying to hammer out a diplomatic deal with Iran on its nuclear program. Already, the U.S. and...
  • Pentagon: US Warship Repositioning, Not Intercepting Iranian Ships Off Yemen

    04/20/2015 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Voice of America ^ | April 20, 2015
    The Pentagon says the American warship USS Theodore Roosevelt is "repositioning" as part of a security operation at sea, and not to intercept Iranian vessels off the coast of Yemen. Citing unnamed officials, the Associated Press reported earlier in the day that the aircraft carrier would join other U.S. ships in the area to confront Iranian vessels, which are said to be carrying weapons to resupply Houthi rebels that have overrun parts of the country. But Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren dismissed the report, saying the Roosevelt is repositioning to conduct maritime security operations."
  • US Navy Confirms Aircraft Carrier, Warships To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments In Yemeni Waters

    04/20/2015 11:41:14 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 146 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | April 20, 20015 | Tyler Durden
    The 'proxy' war is escalating very rapidly. As AP reports, Navy officials confirm that the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed to Yemeni waters to intercept an Iranian weapons shipments. Just as we warned 10 days ago, the probability of a major escalation over the latest proxy Middle Eastern civil war escalated substantially when Iran parked two warships off the Yemeni coast.
  • Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.

    04/20/2015 11:18:33 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 105 replies
    A.P. ^ | April 20 | No Attribution
    Navy officials: US warship heads to Yemeni waters to intercept Iranian weapons shipments.
  • Lawmakers question Navy chaplain's removal over intolerance accusations

    04/06/2015 9:35:08 PM PDT · by Rabin · 23 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 6, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Modder... removed from his counseling duties at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command because he "failed to show tolerance and respect" and discriminated against students who were different
  • U.S. Rescues Two Saudi Fighter Pilots After Splashdown Near Yemen

    03/27/2015 4:58:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. Air Force and Navy rescued two Saudi pilots Friday after they ejected from their F-15 fighter over the Gulf of Aden during combat operations against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The Saudi jet apparently suffered some mechanical problem forcing the pilots to eject. A U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk special operations helicopter and crew were dispatched from Djibouti to rescue the Saudi pilots.
  • Coach is Right Friday Short Stories

    03/20/2015 4:55:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/20/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) LETS ALL COVER FOR HILLARYAGAIN Upon leaving their positions at the State Department, all former employees must sign an OF-109 form, certifying that they have surrendered to responsible officials all classified, unclassified and other work-related documents in their possession. When State Dept spokeswoman Jen Psaki told AP reporter Matt Lee last week that the Department was unable to find the form Hillary Clinton was supposed to have signed, Lee responded that a human resources department presumably has a file on every employee. It cant be that difficult to I dont think former secretaries are standard employees, interrupted Psaki, joining...
  • X-47B UCAS Stealth and F/A-18 Super Hornet "Operations" "USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)" HD

    03/14/2015 2:23:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies
    liveleak.com ^ | 3/14/15
    X-47B UCAS Stealth and F/A-18 Super Hornet "Operations" "USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)" HD
  • US billionaire Paul Allen discovers wreck of Japan's biggest warship Musashi

    03/04/2015 3:37:21 PM PST · by mojito · 36 replies
    Guardian/AFP ^ | 3/4/2015 | Unattributed
    Sunk without trace in what some historians consider the greatest naval battle ever fought, the mightiest battleship ever built has been found off the Philippines by one of the worlds wealthiest men. Paul Allen, the multibillionaire Microsoft co-founder, on Tuesday posted photographs of the wreck of the Musashi, a second world war Japanese battleship that, with its sister-ship the Yamato, was the largest and most heavily-armed warship ever launched. WW2 Battleship Musashi sank 1944 is FOUND, Allen announced on Twitter, beneath a ghostly underwater photograph of the mammoth vessels rusting, coral-encrusted bow clearly bearing the chrysanthemum crest of the Japanese...
  • WATCH: Iranian cruise missiles blow up life-size replica of American aircraft carrier

    02/25/2015 6:17:30 AM PST · by Freeport · 54 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/25/2015 | YASSER OKBI / MAARIV HASHAVUA
    Commander of Iran's Navy had previously said that Iran could destroy all of America's warships within 50 seconds. Iran fired hundreds of missiles in a military drill on Wednesday, including two ballistic missiles which blew up an Iranian-built, life-size replica of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, Iranian and Arab media outlets reported. The model of the aircraft carrier was completely destroyed by the missiles, according to the reports. Senior Iranian officials attended the exercise, including Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Revolutionary Guards commander, Gen. Ali Jafari. An Iranian military helicopter fired two cruise missiles at the...