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  • The US Navy appears to have fooled Russia and Syria with a warship ruse before the strike

    04/16/2018 11:29:10 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 52 replies
    BI (Business Inciter) ^ | April 16, 2018 | Alex Lockie
    When President Donald Trump threatened to send missiles at Syria — despite Russia's promises to counter-attack— all eyes turned towards the US Navy's sole destroyer in the region. But that may have been a trick. Pundits openly scoffed at Trump's announcement of the strike days in advance, especially considering his criticism of Barack Obama for similar talk, but the actual strike appeared to go down well. In April 2017, two US Navy destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean steamed into the region, let off 59 cruise missiles in response to suspected gas attacks by the Syrian government, and left unpunished and...
  • Armada of US warships steaming toward Middle East

    04/13/2018 9:34:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 91 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    An armada of 12 warships — the largest US strike force since the 2003 Iraq war – is steaming toward the Middle East as President Trump mulls an attack on Syria in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians, according to a report. The aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman set sail from Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday with five escort warships and they were expected to join four destroyers and two nuclear-powered subs believed to already be in or near the Mediterranean, the Times of London reported. Trump on Wednesday appeared to telegraph an attack on Syria by tweeting...
  • US Navy Says No to Atheist Chaplains; Members of Congress 'Relieved' by Decision

    03/23/2018 7:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The U.S. Navy turned down the application of an atheist chaplain to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. The move comes after 43 members of Congress signed a letter warning that the very definition of what it means to be a chaplain is at stake. Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) and Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) explained in a joint statement on Wednesday that the Navy made the right call in turning down the appointment of Dr. Jason Heap, the national coordinator for the United Coalition of Reason based in Washington, D.C., who first made the attempt under the Obama...
  • Navy to replace Berettas with 60,000 new Sig M18s

    04/02/2018 9:27:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Chris Eger
    The full-sized M17 vs. the more compact M18. The guns use the same interchangeable fire control unit and magazines– either flush-fit 17-round or 21-round extended mags. (Photo: Chris Eger/ report says the nation’s seagoing branch will go with the smaller version of the Army’s Modular Handgun System, the Sig M18, to replace legacy 9mm pistols.The Navy currently uses the M9, a variant of the Beretta 92F shown above, and the M11, a more compact pistol based on the Sig Sauer P228. The new M18 will replace both. (Photo: U.S. Navy) The Navy will phase out its current M9 and M11...
  • U.S. Navy Asks Huntington Ingalls for Pricing on Two New Aircraft Carriers

    03/20/2018 1:11:17 AM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 47 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | March 19, 2018 | Mike Stone
    The U.S. Navy asked shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries on Monday for detailed pricing on the cost of two aircraft carriers, showing the Trump administration is taking a serious look at doubling its order for the most expensive ship in the U.S. fleet. The Navy’s request seeks to determine the savings achievable with a two-ship buy.
  • USS Juneau, warship that sank with 600 aboard, discovered 4km down in Pacific

    03/20/2018 1:02:10 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | Eleanor Ainge Roy
    An expedition in the South Pacific ocean funded by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen has discovered the wreckage of a famous US warship that was attacked by the Japanese during the second world war, claiming more than 600 lives. The billionaire’s personal search team located the remains of the USS Juneau off the coast of the Solomon Islands on St Patrick’s Day. The Juneau was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in November 1942, claiming the lives of 687 men, including five brothers known as the Sullivans from Waterloo, Iowa. The men became navy heroes and had a destroyer named after...
  • Radical Atheist Who Trashed Billy Graham after His Death Is Set to Become a Navy “Chaplain”

    03/14/2018 7:37:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    GP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Radical atheist Jason Heap is hoping to become a Navy chaplain. The US Navy is seriously considering the approval of this anti-Christian activist for a spot in its Chaplain Corps. In February Heap retweeted a post by radical secularist group trashing Rev. Billy Graham after his death. ... Within a week of re-assigning (and possibly firing) one chaplain for expressing traditionalist Christian beliefs, the Navy is seriously considering the approval of an avowed “non-theistic humanist” for a spot in its Chaplain Corps. Conservative U.S. House and Senate members are formally urging the Navy not to approve the atheist for the...
  • Navy F18 crash (Key West)

    03/14/2018 3:02:02 PM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 23 replies
  • Singapore Safety Report on USS John S. McCain Aug. 21, 2017 Collision

    03/10/2018 10:52:29 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 18 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue Proceedings ^ | March 8, 2018 | USNI News
    From the Report: In the pre-dawn hours of 21 August 2017, the Liberian-registered Alnic MC and the US Naval vessel USS John S McCain collided in the westbound lane of the Singapore Strait, in Singapore territorial waters about 4.6 nautical miles (nm) from Horsburgh Lighthouse. The collision resulted in 10 fatalities on the USS John S McCain. The safety investigation determined that the USS John S McCain made a sudden turn to Port (left) into the path of Alnic MC because of a series of missteps that took place after propulsion controls were transferred. When the Bridge team of Alnic...
  • POTUS Trump Pardons Ex-Navy Sailor. What About Another Pardon for Lt Col Lakin?

    03/10/2018 8:06:38 AM PST · by hapnHal · 20 replies
    10 Mar 18 | hapnHal
    POTUS Trump Pardons Ex-Navy Sailor Jailed For Taking Pictures On Nuclear Submarine. Well, Maybe, President Trump will also do this "Pardon and Reinstate Lt. Col. Terry Lakin" On Jan 25, 2017 – A White House petition was launched the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to “reinstate Lt. Col. Terry Lakin into the U.S. Army with full rank, pay, benefits and pension immediately.” “Court-martialed, imprisoned, expelled from the Army and denied pay, pension and benefits,” Col Lakin, got a raw deal. He wanted to see Obummers birth certificate and refused to deploy to Afghanistan. A new petition needs to be sent...
  • Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

    03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST · by xzins · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Mar 18 | Fox News
    Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
  • USS John McCain’s ‘sudden turn’ led to deadly collision that killed 10 sailors

    03/08/2018 7:26:42 AM PST · by DFG · 86 replies
    Reuters via NY Post ^ | 03/08/2018 | Reuters
    A US guided missile destroyer’s deadly collision with an oil tanker near Singapore in 2017 was caused by “a sudden turn” made by the warship that put it in the path of the commercial vessel, said a report by the Singapore government Thursday. The collision on Aug. 21, which killed 10 sailors and was one of a handful of incidents in the Asia Pacific region involving US Navy warships, raised questions about Navy training and led to the removal of a number of officers. “The collision between the USS John S McCain (JSM) and Alnic MC (AM) as they were...
  • Microsoft Co-Founder Finds the WWII 'Ship That Saved Australia'

    03/06/2018 11:54:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    LiveScience ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jeanna Bryner
    Lying on the floor of the Coral Sea some 500 miles (800 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Australia, the wreckage from the USS Lexington, a U.S. aircraft carrier used in WWII, appears frozen in time, covered in the detritus of the sea. An expedition aboard the research vessel Petrel — funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company, Vulcan Inc. — discovered the huge wreck about 2 miles (3,000 meters) below the sea surface. It had been lying there for 76 years. "Lexington was on our priority list because she was one of the capital ships that was lost during...
  • USS Lexington: Lost WW2 aircraft carrier found after 76 years

    03/06/2018 6:11:05 AM PST · by George - the Other · 58 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 6, 2018 | BBC News
    The wreck of a US aircraft carrier that was sunk during World War Two has been found off the coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was found 3km (2 miles) underwater in the Coral Sea, about 800km off Australia's east coast. The ship was lost in the Battle of the Coral Sea, fought with Japan from 4-8 May 1942. More than 200 crew members died in the fighting. The US Navy confirmed the ship had been discovered by a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.
  • Aircraft Carrier USS Lexington, Sunk During WWII, Found In Coral Sea

    03/06/2018 8:28:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Internatonal Business Times ^ | March 6, 2018 | Suman Varandani
    The wreckage of a United States aircraft carrier, named USS Lexington that was sunk by the Japanese during World War II, was found on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The carrier was discovered by a team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the U.S. Navy confirmed Monday. The ship, which was part of the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 4-8, 1942, was found in a remarkably well-preserved condition. Microsoft co-founder Allen released a statement Monday along with photos and a video of the carrier. ​
  • U.S. Navy Rescues Fisherman Adrift for Eight Days in South Pacific

    02/24/2018 7:28:51 AM PST · by Oatka · 26 replies
    gCaptain ^ | Feb. 22, 2018 | gCaptain Staff
    (Photos at site) The U.S. Navy on Tuesday assisted in the rescue three fishermen who spent eight days adrift aboard their 19-foot skiff in the South Pacific. The fishermen were first reported missing on February 12 after they failed to return from a fishing trip near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. According to the report, the boat carried food and water, but no safety equipment or radios. Assets from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam searched for the vessel for several days before requesting assistance from the U.S. Navy, which tasked crewmembers assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of...
  • U.S. Navy Probes Suspected Drug Selling, Use Among Sailors in Japan

    02/10/2018 1:47:00 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 4:59 p.m. ET | By Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Navy is investigating at least a dozen U.S. sailors based in Japan, some serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, for suspicion of buying, selling, and using LSD, ecstasy and other drugs, U.S. Navy officials said Friday. The Navy also is probing whether U.S. sailors were using the internet to buy or sell drugs or were distributing them to local Japanese residents. The Navy first learned about allegations of widespread drug sales on Feb. 6, when it received a tip about a petty officer third class using drugs, the officials said. He was subsequently detained and released,...
  • Use of the US Military for a Weaponized Political Benefit

    02/01/2018 8:50:16 AM PST · by rx · 23 replies
    Feugen Publishing, Inc. ^ | 2/1/2018 | Hugo Feugen
    The Obama Administration's planning and perpetrating "The Fuddy Hoax" in 2013 is a lesser-known, yet military-utilizing, weaponized propaganda exercise, used for political benefit. The event uniquely shows coordination of not only two, three, or four, government agencies, but several more, including the US Navy and Coast Guard in an absolutely all-out, no-expense-spared effort to rid Obama of loose ends in his birth certificate hoax and scandal so he could continue unhindered toward reshaping the Middle East. As the US citizenry has more recently seen the public trust be violated via the "inappropriate," clandestine surveillance of a rival presidential candidate and...
  • Russian spy ship now 30 miles off Virginia coast

    01/25/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/25/18 | Peter Reid
    A Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted just 30 miles off the coast of Virginia in international waters on Wednesday, military officials said, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The Russian ship was spotted approaching the east coast last week.“We are tracking the Viktor Leonov’s presence off the East Coast, much like we are aware of all vessels approaching the United States and Canada,” said Navy Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki. “We respect the rights and freedoms of all nations to operate in international waters in accordance with international law.” The Russian ship is being tracked by the Norfolk-based destroyer USS...
  • Newly commissioned USS Little Rock stuck in Montreal, Canada for the winter

    01/21/2018 2:38:19 PM PST · by Taipei · 73 replies
    CTV News ^ | January 21, 2018 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL -- A newly commissioned Navy warship will be wintering in Montreal after its journey to Florida was interrupted by cold and ice. A Navy spokeswoman says the USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16 and was expected to make its way to its home port in Mayport, Fla. Instead, the 118-metre Freedom-variant vessel has been moored in Montreal since Christmas Eve due to unusually heavy ice conditions. Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson says the Navy has now decided to leave the ship in place until the winter weather improves. While there's no departure date scheduled, she says...