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  • Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist-American lives don't matter

    05/02/2016 3:41:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-2-16 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama Frees USS Cole Bombing Terrorist American lives dont matter. May 2, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. On Thursday morning, sailors on board the USS Cole were lining up for an early lunch. Seventeen of them died as an Al Qaeda bomb on board a fishing boat tore through the hull outside the galley. The dead included 15 men and 2 women, one of whom had a young child. For three weeks the crew of the USS Cole struggled to keep...
  • Russia warns U.S. over naval incident as NATO tensions laid bare

    04/20/2016 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies
    yahoo.com/news ^ | April 20, 2016 | Robin Emmott
    < An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. REUTERS/US Navy
  • Navys shipbuilding budget could see Reagan-era levels

    04/20/2016 5:37:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 4/20/16 | Erik Slavin
    An arm of the House Armed Service Committee wants Reagan-era spending for the Navy, even as the service seeks to shed ships and aircraft amid potential defense budget cuts down the road. The Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee wants to hike shipbuilding to $20.6 billion $2.3 billion more than the Obama administrations budget request, according to a subcommittee markup of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act released Tuesday in Washington. The markup calls for more of everything from ships to missiles and faster production of carriers and submarines. The subcommittees recommendations remain far from enactment. The full...
  • SOS The US Navy is Sinking

    04/15/2016 9:31:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 16, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Navy has taken three torpedoes to its bow and is going down. These are trying times for the US Navy. It seems that every two weeks or so there is some crisis engulfing the once proud, competent and steadfast organization that used to be a bedrock of the nations defense. The performance and conduct of the US Navy lately has seemed like something emanating from a Third World, Banana Republic coastal defense force; heavy on medals and light on brains, skills and tenacious fighting spirit. Two days ago the USS Donald Cook was taunted and embarrassed by Russian...
  • US Navy moves ship launching ceremony due to harsh anti-gay laws in Mississippi

    04/14/2016 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas The future USS Portland is already in the water, but it has yet to be commissioned. The ceremony to do so was scheduled to be held in Pascagoula, Mississippi at the end of May, but then the state decided to put its hatred, its bigotry, and its antiquated notions about the 1st Amendment on display. Since were a hyper-sensitive society that subsists on faux-outrage, we cant tolerate any of that religious freedom nonsense. Super-important dignitaries refused to attend, so the Navy has determined that the christening simply had to be moved.
  • Russian fighters buzz U.S. Navy - Why? Because they can

    04/14/2016 9:30:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 57 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Thumbing their noses If youve been watching the news over the course of the last 24-48 hours, youve no doubt seen the reports about Russian SU-24 attack planes buzzing the USS Donald Cook (DDG-75). This happened first on Monday, then again on Tuesday. At least one of the so-called simulated attacks saw the Russian fighters fly just 30 feet above the ship. If you havent seen the footage, here you go: The question is: Why would Putin do this? The answer is: Because he can.
  • Navy sets new climate change rules for vendors

    04/13/2016 11:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | April 13, 2016 | JOHN SICILIANO
    The Navy will become the first branch of the military to require big vendors to report their greenhouse gas emissions and to outline what they are doing to lower them in response to global warming. "We've got skin in this game," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a technology conference on government and climate change on Tuesday, noting that the Navy's fleet is the military's largest user of fossil fuels. The Navy will not immediately begin implementing the requirements, which could cut off vendors from receiving contracts unless they comply.
  • Obama admin. snubs Medal of Honor recipients, names warships after liberal politicians

    04/12/2016 4:21:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    As the Obama administration this week named another warship after a politician, a new report is circulating in Congress that shows that nearly 200 Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients have never been awarded such an honor, contrary to naval guidelines and tradition. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has named several ships after Democrats and liberal activists not connected to the military, was in Detroit on Monday to announce that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Carl M. Levin. The Michigan Democrat served 31 years in the Senate and chaired the Senate Armed Services...
  • US Navy Officer Charged With Espionage

    04/09/2016 11:26:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 8, 2016 | Luis Martinez
    A Navy officer assigned to a maritime reconnaissance unit has been charged with espionage and attempted espionage, according to charging documents. The officer was arrested approximately eight months ago, but the details of his case were first made public Friday at a preliminary court hearing that will determine whether the case will proceed to a court martial. The unidentified officer is currently assigned to Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, a maritime patrol and reconnaissance unit in Norfolk that provides airborne anti-submarine warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using P-8A Poseidon aircraft, P-3 Orion aircraft and MQ-4 unmanned aircraft. A U.S....
  • First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC

    04/06/2016 3:58:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 4/5/2016 | Susan Krawczyk
    First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC
  • Navy Bureaucracy Has No Idea How To Make Job Title Yeoman Gender-Neutral

    04/04/2016 6:13:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/4/16 | Jonah Bennett
    The Navy is hell-bent on adjusting job titles to suit gender equality, but the bureaucracy is stumped on changing the clerical position of yeoman and has mulled over alternatives like yeo-person and yeo-specialist as replacements.But up to this point, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael D. Stevens has rejected all these new alternatives to the administrative position of yeoman, The New York Times reports.As part of the effort to integrate women into all combat roles, the Navy has pushed to make job titles with the word man more gender neutral, preferring titles like technician and specialist over rifleman,...
  • Americas Super Battleships That Never Were

    04/04/2016 6:03:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 2, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer. The North Carolina, South Dakota, and Iowa-class battleships all involved design compromises. The Montanas, the last battleships designed by the U.S. Navy, would not.
  • In Obamas Navy Its Not a Job or an Adventure, Its a Fiasco

    04/02/2016 3:41:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    This week the US Navy released some new guidelines concerning the wearing of tattoos. Like everything else in the Navy, like everything else in the US military, the policies are another indicator of the social changes which are turning the US Armed Forces into a three ring circus with weapons. According to Military.com, the new guidelines, which will go in effect on April 30th, set the Navy apart from the other military services in terms of permissiveness. They are an acknowledgement of a changing culture and a youthful population, officials said. Legalized pot is the sign of a changing culture...
  • Ship Photos of the Day USS Conestoga Found!

    03/23/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 23, 2016
    NOAAs Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and the U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday the discovery of the wreck of USS Conestoga in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California, solving one of the greatest maritime mysteries ever in U.S. Navy history.
  • After 95 years, a Navy ship lost at sea with all hands is finally discovered

    03/23/2016 1:25:55 PM PDT · by NRx · 91 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-23-2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    The USS Conestoga left the Navy yard at Mare Island, Calif., on Good Friday, 1921, bound for Pearl Harbor, with a complement of 56 sailors. It cleared the Golden Gate at 3:25 p.m. and steamed into the Gulf of the Farallones in heavy seas. Conestoga was a rugged oceangoing tug that had once hauled coal barges for a Pennsylvania railroad. But 17 years after its launch in Baltimore, it had undergone hard use and had a reputation as a wet boat, one that shipped water easily. At 4 p.m. that day, as the San Francisco light ship recorded big waves...
  • Video: USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016

    03/20/2016 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Mike Goad
    New video of submarine surfacing through ice. ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 10, 2016) USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the Arctic Circle near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Servicemembers and civilians assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab clear ice from the hatches to allow for surface access.ICEX is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson and Staff Sgt. LINKUSS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016
  • Sailors face more lenient body fat rules

    03/05/2016 11:56:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2016 1:20 PM EST | Julie Watson
    The Navy is giving another chance to thousands of sailors who otherwise would be kicked out for repeatedly failing their physical fitness tests because they exceeded body fat limits. The service branch loosened its body fat restrictions in January and is allowing those who failed their exams three or more times to get one more opportunity to be tested this spring under the more lenient guidelines. The Navy said it has been losing too many talented sailors. Some were resorting to liposuction, diet pills and other measures to save their careers. The Navy allowed about 2,400 sailors who passed a...
  • The newest Medal of Honor recipient has a devotion to St. Michael

    03/03/2016 4:39:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 21 replies
    cna ^ | 03.03.16 | Michelle Bauman
    President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers, U.S. Navy SEAL, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 29, 2016. Senior Chief Byers receives the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian being held hostage in Afghanistan on December 8-9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)On Monday, Navy Senior Chief Edward C. Byers Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony.The 36-year-old SEAL received the U.S. Militarys highest honor for his...
  • From Iran with Hate

    02/27/2016 8:54:37 PM PST · by pboyington · 9 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 27, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It seems that nearly every week Iran is insulting, mocking, spitting on and embarrassing the United States of America. The idiots in the Obama Administration and the Commander in Fool himself actually believe that by cowering, groveling and apologizing to the Iranians on a constant basis, the Iranians will have a Come to Allah meeting and miraculously turn into our new best friends forever. Like all thugs from time immemorial, the only thing the Iranians understand is power and force, two things the US is not exhibiting under the Obama Administration. We are literally the weakling on the beach, getting...
  • We may be reaching the end of the dominance of US aircraft carriers

    02/23/2016 3:07:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Going back to the Battle of Midway and beyond, the United States aircraft carrier task forces have been the dominant power on the seas, and for good reason. When properly deployed and flanked by smaller, versatile warships, they provide the equivalent of a massive air base and marine troop deployment station which can be parked on the doorstep of any enemy. Unfortunately, their days of supremacy may be numbered, at least according to one recent report. (Washington Post) A report published Monday by the Center for a New American Security, a D.C.-based think tank that focuses on national security, claims...
  • Capture of U.S. Sailors Reenacted in Celebrations of Iran's Revolution Day

    02/14/2016 11:17:26 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 2/11/16
    During celebrations of the anniversary of Iran's Revolution, mock reenactments of the recent capture of ten U.S. sailors by the IRGC Navy were held throughout Iran. In footage of one reenactment, from Qazvin Province, shouts of "Death to America" are heard in the background, while U.S. "sailors" lie on the ground or kneel down, the U.S. and Israeli flags placed next to them.
  • Crying Sailors, Climate Change and Draft our Daughters – Another Stellar Week for the Pentagon

    02/10/2016 8:44:22 PM PST · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | February 10, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It’s been another spectacular week for the Pentagon. From US Navy sailors crying in front of their Iranian captors to Pentagon climate change mandates and the Draft our Daughters bill proposed by Congressman Duncan Hunter, the US military is being tossed to and fro inside a White House snow globe. Our new best friend forever, Iran, released several pictures yesterday of an unidentified US Navy sailor bawling his head off like a overweight woman confessing her cookie eating disorder to Marie Osmond and Oprah. Seated next to the crying sailor was his commander, the Once and Future Chief of Naval...
  • 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,'...