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US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired'
Sky News ^

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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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navybaseshooting; workplaceviolence

1 posted on 10/24/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"US Naval base in Tennessee"

Really? Navy? Shouldn't the waters in TN be covered by the local Sheriffs?

2 posted on 10/24/2013 11:29:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Submarine base? /sarc


3 posted on 10/24/2013 11:30:48 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Sub-Driver
Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington Millington, north of Memphis

Spent some time stationed there.

4 posted on 10/24/2013 11:31:13 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Resolute Conservative

Maybe a Submarine Racetrack in Nevada?


5 posted on 10/24/2013 11:32:34 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Resolute Conservative
"Submarine base"

That's what I told her for the drive along the lake shore.

6 posted on 10/24/2013 11:32:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

” Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington,”

That should actually be Millington”


7 posted on 10/24/2013 11:33:15 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Paladin2

It was originally a Naval Air Station


8 posted on 10/24/2013 11:33:53 AM PDT by Figment
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To: Sub-Driver

Another report said the shooter is in custody and it was a recruiting center.


9 posted on 10/24/2013 11:35:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Paladin2

http://www.wsmr-history.org/Navy_At_LC-35-6.htm


10 posted on 10/24/2013 11:37:21 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Figment
"It was originally a Naval Air Station"

That makes some logical sense, but likely politically located.

11 posted on 10/24/2013 11:38:40 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


12 posted on 10/24/2013 11:38:51 AM PDT by mbarker12474
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To: big'ol_freeper
Interesting.

What is the purpose of the ramp (with no a/c door at the upper end)?

13 posted on 10/24/2013 11:40:13 AM PDT by Paladin2
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14 posted on 10/24/2013 11:43:35 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Paladin2

That’s funny. That’s what most people assume. Los Angeles Air Force Base in California does not have a runway.


15 posted on 10/24/2013 11:45:44 AM PDT by Ben Reyes
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To: big'ol_freeper

Upon additional (extremely) limited investigation, this location seems like a good place to test cruise missile launches against Mecca and Medina (and Qom).


16 posted on 10/24/2013 11:46:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ben Reyes

Politics rule.


17 posted on 10/24/2013 11:46:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
"US Naval base in Tennessee"

It was built during World War II to train pilots,

18 posted on 10/24/2013 11:47:50 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: grobdriver

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.


19 posted on 10/24/2013 11:49:12 AM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Ben Reyes

There’s some sort of Navy LORAN(?) facility in central northern Montana near Havre. Dry farming/ranching out there.


20 posted on 10/24/2013 11:49:14 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: DoodleDawg

I suppose one should learn to land on a static carrier deck before trying the heaving types.


21 posted on 10/24/2013 11:50:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RightField
Yup.
That's what we did there.
22 posted on 10/24/2013 11:50:21 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: a fool in paradise
The original story now says that the shooter was a recruiter.

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.

23 posted on 10/24/2013 11:50:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: Paladin2

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.


24 posted on 10/24/2013 11:53:26 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


25 posted on 10/24/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: Paladin2
I suppose one should learn to land on a static carrier deck before trying the heaving types.

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.

26 posted on 10/24/2013 11:53:45 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Paladin2

Indeed.

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.


27 posted on 10/24/2013 11:55:33 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: a fool in paradise

Watch it be a muslim immigrant hired by obama’s new agenda driven rules.


28 posted on 10/24/2013 12:17:00 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I expect we wont be allowed to hear the recording of his screeching Allihu Ackbar as he unloads.


29 posted on 10/24/2013 12:18:30 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Paladin2

Dolts. The place is called Millington. Editors? We don’t need no stinking editors.


30 posted on 10/24/2013 1:20:42 PM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Nothin’ like being called Captin’ (Bluebeard, etc)...;-)


31 posted on 10/24/2013 1:25:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: the OlLine Rebel
"One should learn to fly, period."

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.

32 posted on 10/24/2013 1:29:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: LibLieSlayer

or another angry far leftist whose still angry and bitter that OWS is no longer in vogue.


33 posted on 10/24/2013 2:06:28 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Paladin2

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.


34 posted on 10/24/2013 2:36:17 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: freedom462

True dat!


35 posted on 10/24/2013 2:57:13 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: DoodleDawg

George Bush Sr. did his Navy training at the navy base in Minneapolis.

(Now the north end of MSP airport.)


36 posted on 10/24/2013 5:37:04 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: Paladin2

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.


37 posted on 10/24/2013 5:49:40 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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