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  • Naval Academy Withholding Diplomas from Unvaccinated Midshipmen, Lawmakers Say

    12/01/2022 12:29:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2022 | BRITTANY BERNSTEIN
    Representative Greg Steube (R., Fla.) blasted the U.S. Naval Academy on Thursday after one of his constituents claimed she has been told she needs a Covid-19 vaccine to graduate. “Think about spending four years of your life in college and then not even being able to get a degree for the work that you’ve done,” Steube said during an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday. “This is a young woman who wants to serve her country and all because she doesn’t want to take the COVID vaccine based on religious exemptions that are being refused by this administration and the...
  • What’s at Stake in the Indo-Pacific

    11/30/2022 2:27:43 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 6 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | October 2021 | Aaron L. Friedberg
    The Indo-Pacific region is the central front in the new Sino-American cold war. What started 30 years ago as a slowly evolving and comparatively low-key peacetime military competition centered on Taiwan has grown in intensity and scope and is now playing out across the vast arc that extends from the Japanese home islands, down through the narrow straits of Southeast Asia, and then west to the Persian Gulf and the east coast of Africa. If war comes, this is where it is likely to break out and where it will be fought. With land-based forces in supporting roles, the outcome...
  • Anyone seen the new movie Devotion?

    From Wiki : "The film is based on the 2017 book Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice by Adam Makos, which retells the comradeship between naval officers Jesse Brown and Tom Hudner during the Korean War."

    11/23/2022 2:58:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    TMA Sports ^ | November 21, 2022 | Staff
    Navy football players are going to be looking gooooooooood for their game against Army this year -- the school just revealed it'll be wearing NASA-themed uniforms for the classic rivalry ... and they're awesome!! The helmets, jerseys, cleats and gloves will feature nods to astronauts -- as the school looks to pay homage to the 54 Naval Academy graduates who went on to become space explorers. One side of the players' headgear will have a painting of Navy alum Bruce McCandless II, who took the first untethered spacewalk back in 1985. The other side will have NASA's logo on it...
  • The U.S. Naval Academy is Adrift. In the age of wokeness, ideological (re)education trumps mission-preparedness.

    11/14/2022 12:38:45 PM PST · by karpov · 29 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 11, 2022 | J.A. Cauthen
    America, it would seem to some, is irredeemably racist, bigoted, and guided by hate. Those fighting against these pervasive evils have experienced a great “awokening” and are on a noble crusade to perfect American society by transforming its centers of power and influence. In doing so, many of our nation’s institutions are attempting to redefine what is acceptable thought, speech, and behavior by creating formal structures of control. Thus do they reprimand and publicly castigate the fallen. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA), the nation’s premier institution through which future Navy and Marine Corps officers are educated and trained, has now...
  • Happy Veteran's Day

    11/11/2022 8:34:01 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 19 replies
    Vanity | Noember 11. 2022 | Yo-Yo
    To all of my Marine friends I say Oorah! To all of my Army friends I say Hooah! To all of my Navy friends I say Hooyah! To all of my new Space Force friends I say Hua! And to all of my fellow Airmen I say Fore!
  • The US Navy now knows why the water on an aircraft carrier looked and smelled strange. It had wastewater in it.

    10/25/2022 8:14:02 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 24, 2022 | Jake Epstein
    Sailors on the Lincoln originally noticed an "odor and cloudy appearance" in the ship's drinking and bathing water on September 21, and testing the following day revealed that E. coli bacteria was present in some of the vessel's potable water tanks, the Navy said in an October 13 statement. The Navy said at the time that the presence of E. coli bacteria was actually unrelated to reports of an "odor and cloudiness," which the service said disappeared on September 22. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, bilge water is liquid that drains from the interior areas or upper decks of...
  • New Report Says US Navy Capacity Is “Very Weak”

    10/19/2022 7:47:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 19, 2022 | John Konrad
    US Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered a stark warning to American citizens yesterday in response to a new report by the Heritage Foundation that ranked the US Navy “very weak” in terms of capacity and under immense strain to maintain readiness.
  • Max Boot is a Woke Loser (and Wrong About Everything)

    10/12/2022 6:25:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11 Oct, 2022 | Josiah Lippincott
    Max Boot can rest easy. In no time at all, General Patrick J. Donahoe will have a chance to truly let his liberal freak flag fly, as no doubt he will. Noted Drag Queen enthusiast, Iraq war warmonger, and NeverTrumper, Max Boot, attacked me by name in the failing Washington Post last week. He called me a “random . . . troll,” “MAGA extremist,” and part of the “far-right forces trying to subvert American democracy.” Based. Truly, it is an honor to be insulted by a man so utterly wrong about everything. I am disturbed only by the fact that...
  • Navy Attempting to Remove Sailor Who Refused Vaccine Under ‘Pretext’ of Attempted Desertion: Attorney

    10/01/2022 7:18:37 PM PDT · by Angelino97 · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | September 30, 2022 | J.M. Phelps
    Navy Petty Officer Second Class Kristin Fregeau is being discharged from the Navy for attempted desertion, but her attorney contends that this is a cover for separating the officer because she had a religious objection to the vaccine mandate. “The Navy couldn’t separate [Fregeau] for vaccine refusal, so they drummed up a story about attempted desertion,” Sean Timmons, Freugeau’s attorney, told The Epoch Times. The attempted desertion charge arose from Fregeau leaving her base for 20 days in December 2021 without prior approval. But Timmons said the petty officer moved to Tennessee during that period to remove her child from...
  • Chinese Launch Assault Craft from Civilian Car Ferries in Mass Amphibious Invasion Drill, Satellite Photos Show

    09/29/2022 1:06:06 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 22 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | September 28, 2022 | H I Sutton and Sam LaGrone
    “They ended up parked off the coast in areas that were near other areas where we’ve seen them do amphibious assault training before with commercial ferries,” Shugart told USNI News. “The numbers were bigger than we’ve seen before.” The roll-on roll-off (RoRo) ferry has been identified as Bo Hai Heng Tong, a 15,000-ton multipurpose cargo ship. The ferry’s internal parking ‘lane’ is 1.6 miles long and three meters wide, spread across three decks. This translates into a vehicle cargo capacity that’s almost three times that of a San Antonio-class amphibious warship (LPD-17), Shugart said. “AN LHA or LPD spends a...
  • Navy Quietly Rolled Back Punishments For SEALs Seeking Religious Exemptions To The COVID Vaccine (Video At Link)

    09/14/2022 5:06:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/13/22
    The U.S. Navy quietly rolled back an order punishing SEALs who remain unvaccinated due to their religious beliefs, according to recent court documents.The order, "Trident Order #12," disqualified SEALs seeking religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine from training, traveling for deployment and conducting other standard business. It was first issued on Sept. 24, 2021 by Vice Chief of Naval Operations Admiral William Lescher, and all special warfare forces were initially expected to come into compliance with the vaccine mandate by mid-October 2021.The order specifically said that "Special Operations Designated Personnel (SEAL and SWCC) refusing to receive recommended vaccines based solely...
  • First Walk Around The Dry Dock | Battleship Texas

    09/11/2022 6:42:39 PM PDT · by texas booster · 19 replies
    Battleship Texas Foundation ^ | Sept 10 2022 | Travis Davis
    Hey y'all, we're back with our first video walking around the dock floor. Here Travis is going to explain some of the work that's been going on as well as what's to come. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to ask! One thing we would like to say is that due the huge amount of support y'all have been showing us, we are completely inundated with orders from our shop! We are shipping them out as fast as we can but please note that orders from our store will take a moment to get to you! Thank...
  • Shipmates -- A Dying Breed

    09/11/2022 1:56:22 PM PDT · by rlmorel · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/11/2022 | Captain Brent Ramsey
    My Father was a sailor and my earliest memories are of the Navy, being on bases, seeing sailors in uniform, standing formation, marching in straight lines, counting cadence., doing the manual at arms as one, functioning like a huge living organism with one purpose..." "...When you say, “right full rudder,” the rudder better come right full or lives could be lost. You think I exaggerate? Constant bearing and decreasing range…what to do? Seconds to decide and lives are at risk. Ask the crews of the USS McCain or USS Fitzgerald, the ones who are still with us, sailors who will...
  • Navy: We're not releasing any more of our UFO videos. Not sorry

    09/11/2022 3:28:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 48 replies ^ | Jazz Shaw
    It’s been almost two and a half years since the United States Navy officially confirmed and released three videos showing unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP, or UFOs as some of us still call them) performing confounding maneuvers in the vicinity of some of our warships. ... Within 24 hours of the official release, John Greenewald jr., the proprietor of The Black Vault, filed a FOIA request with the Navy. If there were three videos collected over a space of at least seventeen years, there should be more, right? So John asked the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for all of them....
  • [semi-vanity] Patriotic ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Is STILL Dominating Woke Movies At the Box Office

    09/09/2022 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 9 replies
    DC Enquirer ^ | 9/9/2022 | Bryan Richardson
    The article is nothing new, BUT! ... I noticed something in the movie (OK, OK, I bought a copy and have watched it several times) I believe is worth mentioning: Towards then end there's a shot (likely in the Hollywood version of the CIC) where you see Hondo's left shoulder, and the patch he is wearing is the First Navy Jack patch, otherwise known as the Gadsden flag, complete with the snake. This scene occurs when Hangman is told not to launch, no search and rescue, etc. It's only visible for a few frames, but it's a nice touch. Also,...
  • Police: ‘Fat Leonard’ from Navy bribery scandal escapes house arrest in San Diego

    09/06/2022 9:38:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Three weeks before he faced sentencing, the Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the biggest bribery investigations in U.S. military history made an escape as stunning and brazen as the case itself: U-Haul trucks were seen at his home in a tony San Diego neighborhood before Leonard Glenn Francis, known as “Fat Leonard,” snipped off his ankle monitor and disappeared. Nearly a dozen U.S. law enforcement agencies were searching for Francis on Tuesday. But officials acknowledged he may already be in Mexico, and possibly on his way back to Asia. ... officers found...
  • ‘Fat Leonard,’ set to finally be sentenced in long-running Navy bribery scheme, is on the lam

    09/06/2022 5:12:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    The military contractor known as “Fat Leonard,” the mastermind behind the worst public corruption scandal in U.S. Navy history who was three weeks away from being sentenced in the case, is on the run. Leonard Glenn Francis, who has been under house arrest, cut off his GPS monitoring ankle bracelet and absconded from his San Diego home sometime Sunday morning, said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Omar Castillo. Pretrial Services, the federal agency monitoring Francis, was alerted to an anomaly with Francis’ bracelet, and Francis’ defense team went to check on him, knowing he has a history of health issues. An...
  • What did the FBI have on Danchenko?

    11/07/2021 7:22:28 PM PST · by bitt · 11 replies ^ | 11/7/2021 | Techno Fog
    I discussed the Igor Danchenko indictment here, laying out some of the more eye-raising parts of the facts and charges against Christopher Steele’s primary sub-source. Taking a closer look at the Danchenko indictment, there is a curious question presented by the FBI to Danchenko in June 2017. A question that indicates the FBI might have known more about the true sources to the Steele Dossiers sooner than they have let on. FBI Questions about Danchenko source Charles Dolan On June 15, 0217, the FBI interviewed Danchenko regarding the Dossiers (labeled “Company Reports” in the indictment). Here’s the line of questioning...
  • Record-Breaking WWII Fighter Pilot Dean Laird Dies At Age 101, According To Family

    08/31/2022 12:06:49 PM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 30, 2022 | Alyssa Blakemore
    The only known World War II Navy pilot to shoot down both German and Japanese enemy aircraft died Aug. 10, according to the veteran’s family. Retired Navy Commander Dean “Diz” Laird died in Walnut Creek, California, with family by his side just weeks after embarking on his final flight, CNN reported. The 101-year-old former pilot was joined on a Dream Flights flight by another fighter pilot, Clarence “Bud” Anderson. --snip-- Laird’s storied career as a Navy aviator includes 5.75 confirmed planes shot down, according to his obituary on He was also the only Navy ace to down both German...