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  • Prayer Request

    06/18/2018 2:16:21 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    18 June 2018 | US Navy Vet
    Well all be in Prayer for me tomorrow afternoon at around 1500 I have my Permanent Advancement interview.
  • Question, has anyone here ever taken Amtrak and if so what did everyone think?

    06/16/2018 5:23:30 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 89 replies
    16 June 2018 | US Navy Vet
    My wife and I are thinking about going from Omaha to Wash DC and up to NYC and back next May.
  • Prayer For the Singapore Summit!

    06/11/2018 2:18:38 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 34 replies
    11 June 2018 | US Navy Vet
    Get on your KNEES Prayer Warriors!
  • USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor closed indefinitely

    05/27/2018 7:35:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 79 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 26 May 2018 | The Associated Press
    HONOLULU — Damage to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was worse than expected and it will remain closed indefinitely, officials said. Boat transportation to the attraction was suspended May 6 after one of the vessel operators noticed a crack on the outside of the memorial, Hawaii News Now reported . Tourists were allowed to disembark at the memorial after crews completed interim repairs. But the cracks reappeared hours later, indicating a more serious issue.
  • Exclusive: Inside the base that would oversee a US nuclear strike

    03/27/2018 1:04:02 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2018 | CNN
    Offutt Airbase, Nebraska (CNN)If the unthinkable happens and a nuclear exchange between the US and North Korea or Russia happens, President Donald Trump will rely on a secure underground facility at a base in the middle of the United States to carry out his orders. And four-star Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the commander of US Strategic Command, would be at the center of it all. "Our strategic responses are always ready to respond and everybody should know that," Hyten told CNN in an interview inside the highly secured 'Battle Deck' where he would oversee a nuclear response if the...
  • 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...
  • Pearl Harbor survivor and American hero Jim Downing passes

    02/14/2018 8:03:25 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    KKTV Colorado Springs | Feb 13, 2018 | KKTV
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - The second oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor and original member of The Navigators passed away on Tuesday. Lt. James Downing passed away at the age of 104. His heart function declined following surgery in recent weeks, and he was unable to rally. Lt. Downing was a gunner's mate 1st class and postmaster on the USS West Virginia. "December 7th, my job was to do what I could after the attack," Lt. Downing told Dianne Derby in a previous interview. "Monday I had a new job, so I concentrated on that." Downing spent 24 years serving...
  • 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,...
  • The Day the Music Died 03 Feb 1959

    02/03/2018 5:39:11 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 64 replies
    The Day the Music Died
  • Pray for the Iranian People

    12/31/2017 1:50:17 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 24 replies
    31 Dec 2017 | US navy Vet
    Please Pray!
  • 2018 New Year's Resolutions??

    12/29/2017 4:44:44 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 61 replies
    29 Dec 2017 | US navy Vet
    Post "em here
  • Luke 2

    12/24/2017 5:03:38 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 14 replies
    Holy Bible ^ | 03 BC | GOD
    Luke 2Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV) 2 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 to be taxed with Mary his espoused...
  • Former Fox contributor, Tamara Holder, claims Rupert Murdoch ‘ruined my life'

    12/18/2017 8:06:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 63 replies
    WSB-TV Atlanta ^ | Dec 18, 2017 - 10:01 AM | By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
    former Fox News contributor who accused an executive at the network of sexual misconduct last year, said that company founder, Rupert Murdoch “ruined my life.” Tamara Holder made the accusations on this weekend’s “Reliable Sources” which airs on Fox News competitor CNN.
  • Arizona’s Trent Franks Expected to Resign

    12/07/2017 3:18:21 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Dec 7, 2017 4:38 PM
    Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks is expected to resign from Congress, a source with knowledge told Roll Call. The 8th District congressman did not confirm or deny any plans to resign. He said he expected to make a statement Thursday. “We will have a statement a little bit later, but that’s all I can tell you right now,” Franks told Roll Call. “The statement will explain.” It is unclear exactly why Franks is stepping down, but one Arizona Republican said there had been rumors of inappropriate behavior. The Republican said the congressman had apparently been making plans to run for...
  • Christmas/New Year's Traditions

    12/05/2017 11:21:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 35 replies
    05 Dec 2017 | US Navy Vet
    What is everyone's Christmas/New Year's Traditions
  • Scientist says he's created the perfect Christmas song

    12/05/2017 10:57:06 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 26 replies
    KAT 103.7 Omaha ^ | 05 Dec 2017 | by Hoss Michaels
    Dr. Joe Bennett, a scientist from Boston says he's engineered the perfect Christmas song, by studying 200 Christmas songs and looking at lyrics, tempo, vocals, and musical key you need to make a hit. He engineered a new song called "Love's Not Just For Christmas" and, well, it really DOES sound like a classic Christmas song.
  • McPeak speaks: Maverick Air Force chief completes trilogy of memoirs

    11/24/2017 10:12:58 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 22 Nov 1017 | Carl PrineCarl PrineContact Reporter
    By his own admission, Merrill “Tony” McPeak was the farthest thing from a faceless bureaucrat. The 14th chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. McPeak retired 23 years ago, capping a military career that began in 1957 after he graduated from San Diego State University. Recalled today as a gruff gadfly who tried to reshape the Air Force in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse, he recently returned to San Diego on a barnstorming book tour for “Roles and Missions,” the final memoir in a trilogy that began with “Hangar Flying” and “Below the Zone.” While those...
  • Question to all Military FreePs...

    11/23/2017 9:46:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 125 replies
    23 Nov 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Where were you on your first Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Military?
  • Thanksgiving Recipe/Idea Thread.

    11/12/2017 12:26:50 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 36 replies
    12 Nov 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Please post Ideas/Recipes here...
  • A faulty retelling of ‘The Vietnam War’

    10/17/2017 10:11:23 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s prosecution of the war in Southeast Asia is poorly told by Ken Burns in his new...