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  • A Day on The Brand New Gigantic US Aircraft Carrier: USS Gerald Ford in Action

    10/16/2017 2:25:29 AM PDT · by fella · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 14 Oct 2017
    A Day on The Brand New Gigantic US Aircraft Carrier: USS Gerald Ford in Action
  • An Assessment of U.S. Military Power - U.S. Navy

    10/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 17 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 10/5/17 | The Heritage Foundation
    (Very long article, so I excerpted only the conclusions graphic)
  • Happy United States Navy Birthday!

    10/13/2017 11:41:59 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 19 replies
    13 Oct 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Happy Birthday!
  • The Hammer Falls On The USS John S. McCain Command Team

    10/11/2017 7:18:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Red State ^ | 11 Oct 2017
    On August 21, the guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was rammed by a Liberian-flagged supertanker, the Alnic MC. Ten sailor were killed in the collision. (See my posts on the collision here.) Yesterday, the US Navy announced that is had relieved the commander and the executive officer of the USS John S. McCain and called the collision preventable: The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, and executive officer, Cmdr. Jessie L. Sanchez, of the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) were relieved of their duties by Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, Commander, Seventh Fleet, on Oct. 11....
  • 'USS Bread and Water': Old and rare punishment loomed over a demoralized crew

    10/10/2017 1:12:31 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies ^ | 10/10/2017 | By: Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Sailors aboard the cruiser Shiloh during the 26-month command of Capt. Adam M. Aycock often worried about the CO’s use of one of the Navy’s most arcane punishments: confinement for three days in the brig while being fed only bread and water. Over time, Aycock’s proclivity for using bread and water to punish junior sailors became well-known on the Yokosuka, Japan, waterfront, where the Shiloh is based, according to sailor comments in three of the ship’s command climate surveys. “I do not wear my ballcap at the (Navy Exchange store),” one sailor wrote. “Even the taxi drivers on base know...
  • Boeing, Lockheed Win Contract to Develop Navy's Extra-Large Unmanned Sub

    10/06/2017 4:04:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies ^ | Kyle Mizokami
    Defense giants Boeing and Lockheed Martin have won contracts to develop a new, large submersible capable of tackling a wide number of underwater missions. The goal is to develop a technical data package that will result in one company producing the Orca Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater vehicle (XLUUV). The XLUUV program is designed to create a long haul, long distance unmanned submarine with the capability to take on a variety of payloads, from sensors to weapons. In January 2017, DefenseNews reported that XLUUV would have a payload bay of at least 325 cubic feet. Unlike most current UUVs, which have to...
  • Need advice from Navy Vets (vanity)

    10/01/2017 8:41:15 PM PDT · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 30 replies ^ | 10/1/2017 | Self(vanity)
    Hi, what's the way for my 94-yr-old WWII Navy Vet father to obtain papers proving his veteran's status? He went through Midshipman's school, and was then recruited into the Naval Language Program. Obviously he received papers when he was discharged (DD-214?), but 72 years and 17+ moves later, there's not a prayer he'd ever find them. He's never once asked a store about a Veteran's discount. (Similarly, he never asks for Senior discounts, nor for the handicapped license plate he is greatly overqualified for, and he won't return defective goods to stores unless pushed hard to do so. Guess it's...
  • Yes, the U.S. Navy Can Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

    09/28/2017 5:30:40 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 8 replies
    Its Aegis ballistic-missile defense system is already capable and can be more so with certain upgrades.

    09/30/2017 6:23:38 PM PDT · by angelrod · 86 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/29/17 | Penelope Jean Hayes
    Col. Valle is a firsthand witness of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) response supporting FEMA in Puerto Rico, and as a Puerto Rican himself with family members living in the devastation, his passion for the people is second to none. “It’s just not true,” Col. Valle says of the major disconnect today between the perception of a lack of response from Washington verses what is really going on on the ground. “I have family here. My parents’ home is here. My uncles, aunts, cousins, are all here. As a Puerto Rican, I can tell you that the problem has...
  • U.S. Navy swapping $38,000 periscope joysticks for $30 Xbox controllers on high-tech submarines

    09/19/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies ^ | Sept. 19, 2017 | KURT SCHLOSSER
    The cost of an Xbox 360 controller is significantly less than the joystick previously used to control the submarine periscope. (Lockheed Martin Photo) OK, so my 10-year-old kid could board an advanced U.S. Navy submarine and operate the periscope? That seems to be the pretty cool assumption based on the fact that sailors are now using Xbox 360 controllers to perform functions aboard some vessels. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reported that the Microsoft game-console controllers have replaced the helicopter-style stick used to control the periscope on Virginia-class submarines. The periscope itself is not the rotating tube most people think of thanks...
  • Why did one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?

    09/18/2017 9:31:40 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 121 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/13/17 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    [snip] An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger.The 450-foot-long vessel is one of three in its class and is specially modified to conduct some of America’s most covert underwater operations. That fact alone — as Keddie points out — makes the appearance of the black and white flag significant. The Carter, according to photos posted in April, also...
  • Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

    09/12/2017 7:00:19 AM PDT · by shove_it · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12 Sep 2017 | JENNIFER KAY AND DOUG FERGUSON
    MIAMI Authorities sent an aircraft carrier and other Navy ships to help with search-and-rescue operations in Florida on Monday as a flyover of the hurricane-battered Keys yielded what the governor said were scenes of devastation. "I just hope everyone survived," Gov. Rick Scott said. He said boats were cast ashore, water, sewers and electricity were knocked out, and "I don't think I saw one trailer park where almost everything wasn't overturned." Authorities also struggled to clear the single highway connecting the string of islands to the mainland. ... He said the Navy dispatched the USS Iwo Jima, USS New York...
  • Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo

    09/09/2017 1:39:32 PM PDT · by NRx · 76 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-09-2017 | Julian Borger
    The US will embark on an aggressive effort to tighten North Korea’s isolation on Monday with a call for an oil embargo and a partial naval blockade. A draft United Nations resolution seen by the Observer would also block textile exports and the hiring of North Korean labour by foreign countries. The American delegation has called for the UN security council to debate the draft, in an attempt to force decisive action following last Sunday’s massive nuclear test of a bomb, Pyongyang’s sixth. The most striking language in the resolution authorises naval vessels of any UN member state to inspect...
  • Salvage ship to assist in Black Hawk recovery off Hawaii

    09/08/2017 1:26:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 3 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 8 , 2017 | WILLIAM COLE
    A 240-foot salvage ship is on its way to aid in the recovery of a crashed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and its missing crew west of Kaena Point, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division said. The Military Sealift Command-chartered MV HOS Dominator, a submarine support ship, is expected to arrive in the coming days, Lt. Col. Curt Kellogg said Thursday. The ship’s involvement represents a transition from seafloor sonar mapping and camera observation by the Navy using an unmanned underwater vehicle and remotely operated vehicle to actual salvage and recovery. All five crew members from the Hawaii-based Black...
  • US Navy says most 7th Fleet warships lacked proper certification

    09/07/2017 4:44:55 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 61 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | September 07, 2017 | Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON – The majority of ships operating in the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, where two destroyers have been involved in fatal collisions since June, weren’t certified to conduct basic operations at sea related to war-fighting, according to U.S. Navy records. As of late June, eight of the 11 cruisers and destroyers in the Seventh Fleet, and their crew members, weren’t certified by the U.S. Navy to conduct “mobility seamanship,” or basic steering of the ship, according to U.S. Navy records provided to two House Armed Services subcommittees. The Navy also said that seven of those ships had expired training certification...
  • U.S. Navy to Evacuate 5,000 as Military Preps for Hurricane Irma

    09/06/2017 9:20:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    KTLA ^ | , September 5, 2017,
    The military is braced for it to hit the U.S. mainland and the current forecast suggests it could strike Florida over the weekend. More than 5,000 military active duty, civilians, contractors and families based at Naval Air Station Key West have received mandatory evacuation orders, according to U.S. Navy officials. The officials familiar with the evacuation plan say approximately 50 to 60 personnel will stay to man essential functions at the installation. The Commander of the U.S. Navy Region Southeast ordered the “mandatory evacuation of non-essential personnel and dependents from NAS Key West to safe haven within 300 miles of...
  • Navy Finds No Sign of Hacking in Recent Collisions

    09/02/2017 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 77 replies
    On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy's top officer said that post-accident investigations have turned up no evidence of a cyberattack in the collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald. The two collisions each involved an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and a merchant vessel, and the similarity of the circumstances led many to speculate that the casualties might have been caused by hacking. In an address to Navy staff, chief of naval operations Adm. John S. Richardson moved to dispel these rumors. He said that the accident investigators have given cyber factors "an amazing amount of attention," but so far...
  • Navy destroyer collides with building in downtown Houston [satire]

    08/29/2017 8:47:31 PM PDT · by rey · 93 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 29 Aug 2017
    HOUSTON — As if the city of Houston hasn’t seen enough tragedy due to catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey, things took a turn for the worse today after a U.S. Navy ship collided with a building in the downtown area. The ship was identified as an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer belonging to the Navy’s 7th Fleet. It was unclear why the destroyer was not able to see the building and take evasive action, or why it was over 20 miles inland and trying to navigate through a major metropolitan area. “I had climbed up on my roof due to dem risin’...
  • More on the USS McCain and other Navy ship “accidents”

    08/28/2017 8:51:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 73 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/28/17 | NavyPatriot
    A few days ago, Aug 23, I sent a post explaining the workings on the navigation bridge of a typical Naval Vessel. A few of my fellow Naval Veterans corrected me on something. We never referred to our Officer on the bridge as the OIC (Officer in Charge). His title was OOD! (Officer of the Day) Sorry, I knew that, but must have had a brain freeze! I also was incorrect on the number of personnel involved on a vessel the size of a CRUISER or DESTROYER. I should have known better! My navigation experience was mostly aboard the USS...
  • Investigators Repeatedly Warned Navy Ahead of Deadly Collisions

    08/27/2017 12:13:58 PM PDT · by NCjim · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2017
    Congressional investigators and military officials warned repeatedly about overworked sailors, shortened training schedules and budget cuts in the years leading up to two fatal collisions involving U.S. Navy ships, government auditors, lawmakers and Pentagon officials said. The collisions in June and earlier this week, both Navy guided-missile destroyers operating in the Pacific, left 17 sailors dead or missing. Three reports in the past two years by the Government Accountability Office, an independent watchdog agency, spell out endemic problems. They found through interviews and Navy studies that U.S. sailors overseas often arrive to their assigned ships without adequate skills and experience....