Skip to comments.US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired'
Posted on 10/24/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired' 7:17pm UK, Thursday 24 October 2013
Several people have been shot near a US Naval base in Tennessee, according to local media reports.
The Navy confirmed a shooting took place near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington, north of Memphis, but has not provided additional details.
The Navy said the base had been placed on lockdown.
WHBQ-TV in Memphis reported a shooter was in custody.
Police told the station they suspect the alleged gunman was an employee relieved of duty who opened fire after returning to their vehicle.
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Really? Navy? Shouldn't the waters in TN be covered by the local Sheriffs?
Submarine base? /sarc
Spent some time stationed there.
Maybe a Submarine Racetrack in Nevada?
That's what I told her for the drive along the lake shore.
” Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington,”
That should actually be Millington”
It was originally a Naval Air Station
Another report said the shooter is in custody and it was a recruiting center.
That makes some logical sense, but likely politically located.
btw... a few years back, flooding at Millington caused the Navy’s computer network to lose vast amounts of data, and/or make that data and resources unavailable for several months....
the Navy’s shore IT systems are an expensive joke.
What is the purpose of the ramp (with no a/c door at the upper end)?
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That’s funny. That’s what most people assume. Los Angeles Air Force Base in California does not have a runway.
Upon additional (extremely) limited investigation, this location seems like a good place to test cruise missile launches against Mecca and Medina (and Qom).
It was built during World War II to train pilots,
My father in law was a Protestant chaplain there for 3 years in the late 1970’s. IIRC, it was a naval air station then, and they did pilot training, and had several technical schools on the base.
There’s some sort of Navy LORAN(?) facility in central northern Montana near Havre. Dry farming/ranching out there.
I suppose one should learn to land on a static carrier deck before trying the heaving types.
A US Navy recruiter who had been relieved of duty opened fire at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the developments.
One should learn to fly, period. That’s what they do. Not all MIL pilot candidates start out with a pilot’s license. The MIL has to do it all.
Just spoke to my sister - my brother-in-law works there. He was home for lunch, but she didn’t have any other real information. The earlier poster mentioned the flood - very, very flat land. The Mississippi River basin. Almost Arkansas, if you know what I mean.
You need to learn how to walk before you learn how to run. Likewise I assume you would need to learn how to land on a runway before you learn how to land on a flighdeck.
When I was stationed at WSMR as a US Army Captain I became good friends with the CO of the USS Desert Ship, a Navy Captain billet.
I took great joy at the reaction I’d get when calling his office and saying “this is Captain ______ calling for Captain______”
The Navy tests shipborne missiles and systems such as radars at the range, among other things.
Watch it be a muslim immigrant hired by obama’s new agenda driven rules.
I expect we wont be allowed to hear the recording of his screeching Allihu Ackbar as he unloads.
Dolts. The place is called Millington. Editors? We don’t need no stinking editors.
Nothin’ like being called Captin’ (Bluebeard, etc)...;-)
I tried Hang Gliders in the 70's.
Now that the SR-71s are retired, I'm not sure it's worth additional effort.
Downhill bike riding and skiing seem to fix the need for speed.
or another angry far leftist whose still angry and bitter that OWS is no longer in vogue.
Was re-cycled through there in 1973 for Avionics training.
During the Yom Kippur war, the international red cross was flying isreali wounded through there.
Security duty around there airfield in the woods. On horseback.
George Bush Sr. did his Navy training at the navy base in Minneapolis.
(Now the north end of MSP airport.)
Yes, one of my old Captain JAG lawyers from Fort Benning, GA back in 1989 is a JAG colonel lawyer there now. Naval Air Station I believe that place is. I hope he is okay.