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  • Who Shot Down U.S. Navy Pilot Scott Speicher?

    01/14/2017 4:04:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 11, 2017 | TOM COOPER
    qi pilot with the MiG-25PD that Lt. Dawoud flew on the night of Jan. 17, 1991. A.T. photo via Tom Cooper On the morning of Jan. 17, 1991 — the first night of Operation Desert Storm — the U.S. Navy suffered its first loss of the conflict, when Lt. Cmdr Scott Speicher was shot down in his McDonnell F/A-18C Hornet, bureau number 163484, around 100 miles west of Baghdad. For years, it was unclear whether Speicher was dead or a prisoner of war. Politically-motivated changes in the pilot’s official status significantly contributed to the resulting controversy. The day after the shoot-down, the military declared...
  • No U.S. carriers were at sea for past week

    01/06/2017 12:18:06 AM PST · by vannrox · 50 replies
    Propaganda Guard ^ | Jan 6th, 2017 | Staff
    (Washington Examiner) At any given time the United States has an aircraft carrier deployed somewhere around the world, usually in a hot spot such as the Persian Gulf or the Western Pacific. But for the first week of this year, for the first time since World War II, no U.S. aircraft carriers were deployed, anywhere, a Navy spokesman confirmed. The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower had been in the Persian Gulf, contributing airpower to the counter-Islamic State campaign in Iraq and Syria. But it returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., on Dec. 30, after a seven-month deployment. And none of...
  • The Gabby: Navy to Commission USS Gabrielle Giffords

    12/27/2016 11:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP ^ | December 27, 2016 | Staff
    A naval program that has become a target for critics is preparing to commission a new vessel named after a well-known shooting survivor. Constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, the USS Gabrielle Giffords has completed testing in the Gulf of Mexico and is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2017. The company handed over the $475 million ship to the Navy on Friday.
  • (NJ) Historic submarine might be stuck in the mud, USS Ling

    12/23/2016 6:26:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 36 replies
    bergen record ^ | December 20, 2016 | Rodrigo Torrejon
    The USS Ling has been berthed in the Hackensack River for more than 40 years and it might be stuck there. The 312-foot, 2,500-ton World War II-era submarine is the featured exhibit of the New Jersey Naval Museum, which occupies a trailer on land that was once the headquarters of the North Jersey Media Group, which was sold to Gannett in July and publishes The Record. The Ling has been anchored off the riverbank behind the newspapers former headquarters for decades. Now, however, museum officials are grappling with the logistical and financially daunting challenge of moving the submarine, which...
  • Fake Navy SEAL Gets What's Coming to Him

    12/22/2016 9:50:29 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    IJR.com ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jenni Fink
    William Burley, a 36-year-old man from California, has spent years ripping people off. On Monday, Burley was sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding a Christian charity group who sought his Navy SEAL skills to help them rescue kidnapped aid workers in Somalia.
  • Navy abandons plan to rename jobs with man in the title(DOH!)

    12/21/2016 8:43:01 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Of the many idiotic plans put in place for the military during this administrations tenure, few were up there on the absurdity scale with a scheme to rename a number of jobs in the Navy because their titles contained the word man or some variation thereof. This piece of political correctness was supposed to make women in the service feel more comfortable, particularly since weve begun jamming them not only into combat roles for the Army and Marines, but serving on warships and even submarines as well. The offensive titles included things such as corpsman, yeoman and boatswains mate. (Its...
  • Ratings restored: Effective immediately, sailors will get their job titles back

    12/20/2016 8:01:34 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 106 replies
    Navy Times ^ | December 20, 2016 | By: David B Larter and Mark Faram,
    Navy leaders are reversing their controversial decision to eliminate sailors ratings and will restore job titles across the fleet, according to a Navy message set for release Wednesday. Effective immediately, enlisted sailors will officially regain their ratings, the traditional job titles that have inspired a deep cultural loyalty and that have defined enlisted career tracks for generations, Navy officials said. The move comes three months after the Navy stunned sailors around the world in September by eliminated ratings titles, including those such as boatswains mate that dated back to the founding of the service. The extraordinarily rare move comes after...
  • How the U.S. Navy is Trying to Make China's 'Carrier-Killer' Missiles Obsolete

    12/20/2016 1:55:44 PM PST · by Enchante · 23 replies
    National Interest ^ | December 16, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency successfully launched a salvo of two Raytheon Standard SM-6 Dual I missiles against a medium-range ballistic missile target earlier this week. USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53)an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyerconducted the test shortly after midnight on Dec. 14 to demonstrate a Sea Based Terminal endo-atmospheric defensive capability. "This test demonstrated the capabilities MDA and the Navy are delivering to our fleet commanders," Vice Adm. Jim Syring, director of the MDA said in a statement. "The SM-6 missile and the Aegis Weapon System continue to prove that they are critical components of...
  • The USS Zumwalt May Have Found Ammo It Can Actually Afford to Fire

    12/19/2016 6:04:42 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 32 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    When last we heard from the USS Zumwalt, the Navy had admitted that the brand-new stealth destroyer couldn't fire because its custom ammo was too expensive. Now, the service may have settled on a replacement to get the vessel and its brethren back in business. The U.S. Navy says its Zumwalt-class destroyers, state-of-the-art ships designed to bombard targets on land, could be equipped with the Excalibur precision-guided artillery round originally developed for land forces. The three Zumwalt-class land attack destroyers were designed around the Advanced Gun System (AGS). The 155-millimeter AGS gun, paired with the brand-new Long Range Land Attack...
  • Trump calls Chinas seizure of US drone unpresidented

    12/17/2016 7:28:19 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 17, 2017 | By Kathianne Boniello
    The seizing of an unmanned US Navy drone by the Chinese is an unpresidented [sic] act, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday. The USNS Bowditch, which has a civilian crew, was about to retrieve the underwater device Thursday when it was snapped up by a Chinese warship in the South China Sea. China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented [sic] act, Trump wrote on Twitter. Hes since deleted the misspelled tweet. The $150,000, 10-foot drone was part of a scientific mission collecting oceanographic data....
  • Navy Wants to Grow Fleet to 355 Ships; 47 Hull Increase Adds Destroyers, Attacks Subs

    12/16/2016 7:23:57 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies
    usni.org ^ | 12/16/2016 | Sam LaGrone and Megan Eckstein
    The Navy released a new fleet plan that calls for 355 ships, outlining a massive increase in the size of its high-end large surface combatant and attack submarine fleets but a modest increase in its planned amphibious ship fleet, according to a Dec. 14 summary of the assessment. The findings of the latest Force Structure Assessment adds 47 ships to the Navys battle force over the 308-ship figure from a 2014 FSA. According to the summary, the service determined the 355 total was the minimum force structure to comply with [Pentagon] strategic guidance and was not the desired force size...
  • USS Zumwalt Arrives in San Diego

    12/15/2016 6:14:07 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 13, 2016
    The United States Navys newest and most technologically advanced destroyer USS Zumwalt arrived at her new homeport in San Diego last Thursday following a three-month journey from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
  • Navys Top Officer Underestimated Negative Feedback Before Scraping Historic Navy Ratings

    12/13/2016 7:52:55 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Gannett's Navy Times; American Military News.com ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016 | By: David B. Larter, Gannett's Navy Times; "STAFF WRITER 4"
    In late September, Richardson announced that the Navy would be getting rid of all of their enlisted ratings and that the service would be headed in a new direction. Military officials said that the purpose for the change is so that service members can more easily adjust to civilian life and no longer be defined by their job titles by broadening their career fields. The decision received a great deal of backlash from sailors since Navy ratings have been around for centuries. The ratings system was also scrapped because of Navy Secretary Ray Mabuss order to make ratings gender neutral...
  • Army beats Navy 21-17 to end 14-year losing streak in series

    12/11/2016 7:25:55 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/10/2016 | DAVID GINSBURG
    The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice. No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year. At long last, The Streak is over. Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday. With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give...
  • Navy Wont Remove Midshipman Title Because Its Enshrined In The Law As A Rank

    12/09/2016 6:28:54 PM PST · by kevcol · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The goal of the job title review Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus initiated back in January is to make women feel more included now that they have access to all combat roles, but the reason midshipman will remain in its current state is because the name is a rank stipulated by the law, Capital Gazette reports. . . . In late September, the Navy announced that it was ditching historic job titles and revamping the entire system, in effect removing an element that made the Navy unique from other services in the military. . . . Sailors have reacted...
  • Naval Academy Hosting Transgender 101 Training for Midshipmen

    12/07/2016 11:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies
    Naval Academy Hosting Transgender 101 Training for Midshipmen Academy says 'safe space' training is in demand for 'millennial' midshipmen BY: Elizabeth Harrington December 7, 2016 1:45 pm The U.S. Naval Academy is bringing in Google employees to provide voluntary Transgender 101 training to midshipmen this week as part of an ongoing safe space training series. The academys Center for Teaching and Learning is holding two events on Friday, one for faculty and staff and another for midshipmen. The hour and a half-long workshops will be hosted by Marnie Florin and Kevin Perry, who are transgender trainers for Google. Midshipmen and...
  • Navy admirals Pearl Harbor speech trolls Colin Kaepernick

    12/08/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 December 2016 | Chris Perez
    A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday saying those who died on that fateful day never took a knee and never failed to stand during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. You can bet that the men and women we honor today and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago never took a knee and never failed to...
  • 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 · 61 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 nations 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, Marylands largest employers.Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navys 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
    Lets 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). Heres what you need to know about whats 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 governments 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 dont 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. Navys newest and most technologically advanced destroyer, USS Zumwalt, was commissioned into service in Baltimore this past weekend while in town for the citys 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 Sanaa, 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 Navys 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 Universitys 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, Matthews 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 Guantnamo 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 Guantnamo 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 Guantnamo 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 Sailorwould be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor. Were 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 thats going to be a large cultural change, its 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
    Its been another stellar couple of weeks for what used to be the worlds 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 isnt...
  • 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 theyre 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 carriers medical department, complaining of stomach pains. The ships 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. Irans territorial waterslike...
  • 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 Yorks 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...