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  • Navy SEAL killed in Jersey City parachute accident is identified

    05/29/2017 5:39:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | May 29, 2017
    The Navy Seal who was killed in Jersey City yesterday after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration has been identified as 27-year-old Remington Peters. Peters was a fiercely loyal role model whose accomplishments "far outweigh his years," his family said in a statement issued by the Navy. Peters is "painfully missed," the family said. "He was an angel on earth and role model to all," the statement reads. "We couldn't have been more proud of him. He lived life to the fullest and taught us to do the same." Peters was killed yesterday after he plunged into the...
  • U.S. Navy Seal dies in parachute accident over Hudson

    05/28/2017 3:24:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    nj,com ^ | May 28, 2017
    A Navy Seal team member has died when his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week demonstration over the Hudson River. A Navy spokesman said the accident occurred shortly after noon Sunday near Liberty State Park. The parachutist was a member of an elite Navy parachute team called the Leap Frogs. The victim wasn't identified pending notification of family.
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show in San Francisco

    10/07/2016 3:01:57 PM PDT · by bugseye · 3 replies
    KGO 7 Bay Area ^ | 10/07/16 | ABC7 News
    http://abc7news.com/live/7704/
  • Small plane crashes in Hudson River; pilot hurt, rescued

    05/27/2016 7:25:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2016 | AP
    NEW YORK – A small World War II vintage plane celebrating its 75th anniversary crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey on Friday, but the pilot suffered only minor injuries and was rescued, authorities said. The pilot ditched the plane, a P-47 Thunderbolt, on a part of the river near where a US Airways commercial jet carrying 155 people splash-landed in 2009 in what became known as the Miracle on the Hudson. The P-47 Thunderbolt pilot was the only person aboard, and he was being taken to a hospital, New Jersey state police Sgt. Jeffrey Flynn...
  • LIVE VIDEO: Fleet Week Air Show S.F. Blue Angels

    10/11/2015 3:10:49 PM PDT · by bugseye · 4 replies
    abc7news ^ | 10-11-15 | abc7news.com
    The Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels takes to the sky beginning at 3 p.m.
  • [San Francisco] Aerobatic Blue Angels Delight Hundreds Of Thousands – But Not SF Supervisor Avalos

    10/11/2015 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 34 replies
    KPIX (CBS San Francisco) ^ | October 10, 2015
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — If you were anywhere in San Francisco Saturday and didn’t see the Blue Angels, you likely heard them. The U.S. Navy flight squadron dazzled spectators as part of the city’s annual Fleet Week festivities. --SNIP-- Not everyone was thrilled. Representing some of the unimpressed, San Francisco supervisor John Avalos took to Twitter. “Maybe the rain and the fog means no Blue Angels! … #WishfulThinking,” Avalos tweeted. In response to a constituent, Avalos tweeted this: “U expect me to LIKE war planes buzzing SF w/feel good jingoism? Just the THOUGHT of a crash over the city should...
  • Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

    10/22/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 81 replies
    sploid ^ | 10/13/14 | Rick Shelton
    Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco.
  • Traitor in the White House Cancels Fleet Week

    05/26/2013 7:55:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 25 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | May 26, 2013 | Pam Geller et al
    I look forward to Fleet Week on Memorial Day Weekend every year. The city is transformed by our heroes in the armed forces. But thanks to Obama, the 2013 Fleet Week has been cancelled. 2012 Fleet Week Event Schedule | Parade of Ships USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Visitors Guide His pigs feed at trough (the unions, SEIU, "green companies," etc.) -- while decent, hard working Americans, along with our troops and assorted targets of the enemy administration, continue to be punished by the traitor in the White House. Obama and his entourage feast on Kobe steaks, holding...
  • BizPac Review sails into Port Everglades on USS Dallas submarine

    04/28/2012 9:23:02 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 7 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | April 27, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    The USS Dallas rolled out the red carpet for BizPac Review in a special prelude to the upcoming Fleet Week events taking place in Fort Lauderdale, April 25-May 1. More than 1,000 men and women of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are in town to celebrate and educate the community on the talents and duties of our maritime soldiers.
  • US Military 1 — Occupy Movement 0

    10/10/2011 10:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 9, 2011 | Zombie
    The “Occupy” movement claims to represent 99% of the people (hence their motto, “We Are the 99%”). The US military stands for everything the Occupiers oppose; it is after all the force which imposes the evils of capitalism on the nation and the world.Wouldn’t it be interesting if, as an experiment, we arranged to have the Occupy movement and the US military each hold events in the same city on the same day — and then see which one drew more visitors? If the Occupiers truly represented the 99%, and if the military really were the musclemen for the corporations,...
  • Fleet Week should be on the ballet in SF

    10/07/2011 10:35:15 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 55 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 10/7/11 | Rich Hill
    I have strong feelings about the Blue Angels' annual visit. I do not like it. I find it to be a loud, violating display of military power that goes against what I stand for. During last year's Fleet Week, my students charged to our classroom's rattling windows at the first omniscient roar. With mouths gaping and eyes wide, they gazed out in hopes of seeing "The Angels" shoot overhead. We happened to be talking in class about our society's epidemic of violence and its many mediums of proliferation.
  • Marine Killed Crossing Street

    05/27/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 27, 2011 | SOPHIA HOLLANDER And SEAN GARDINER
    A Marine in New York for Fleet Week was struck by a car and killed early Thursday as he tried to return to his ship docked at a Hudson River pier just 200 yards away. The 22-year-old corporal was hit about 1 a.m. after a taxi dropped him and several other Marines near their ship, the USS Iwo Jima, berthed on Pier 88. His name was withheld pending notification of his family by the Marines. Earlier in the day, the "Parade of Ships" traveled grandly up the Hudson River to inaugurate the city's 24th annual Fleet Week, which draws more...
  • CIDKauf has cool pics of JETS

    03/03/2009 7:30:33 PM PST · by CIDKauf · 23 replies · 752+ views
    Ameican Heroes!!! ^ | 03/03/09 | CIDKauf
    Check this out: http://home.comcast.net/~bzee1a/
  • FLEET WEEK SAN FRANCISCO 2008

    09/16/2008 6:35:58 PM PDT · by WSGilcrest · 30 replies · 7,481+ views
    Fleet Week 2008 Press Releases FLEET WEEK HAS A STELLAR LINE UP The Blue Angels Return along with the Canadian Snowbirds SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Sept. 2, 2008 -- Fleet week is proud to announce that the Navy’s Blue Angels will be returning to the skies of San Francisco. Fleet week makes its 28th annual appearance, October 9-14, 2008 -- attracting an estimated one million spectators along the San Francisco waterfront. The show will be bigger and better this year with the Canadian Snowbirds joining the Blue Angels. The Snowbirds’ performance features nine jets showcasing remarkable tactical aviation. Their show...
  • San Francisco Peaceniks in a Panic Over Fleet Week

    10/05/2007 7:33:24 AM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 258+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 10/5/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    It's that time of year again and Fleet Week has descended upon the city of San Francisco. For those who, like myself, appreciate the unabashed demonstration of military prowess, not to mention the spectacular air shows of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels, it is a time to relish. And, of course, an occasion for gloating about the matter at one's blog. It helps that self-proclaimed socialist supervisor Chris Daly's third attempt to ban the Blue Angels, due, he claims, to safety concerns (never mind that there's a higher chance of being hit by a car in San Francisco than an...
  • Get Ready for Fleet Week in New York City

    05/22/2007 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 19 replies · 644+ views
    1010wins ^ | Tuesday, 22 May 2007
    USS Enterprise Ships, aircraft and personnel from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard arrive in New York City on Wednesday for the start of Fleet Week. 1010wins.com will provide streaming video of the Parade of ships. The annual Fleet Week event gives citizens the opportunity to meet the crews and tour some of the ships. There will also be several military demonstrations and displays throughout the week. Norfolk Naval Base USS Nassau USS Wasp L-CAC USNS Laramie Fast Attack Sub On Wednesday morning, some of the ships expected to participate in the Parade of Ships up the...
  • [San Francisco] FLEET WEEK 2006: Many ships ahoy and many mates ashore

    10/07/2006 9:42:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 272+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/6 | John Coté
    Thousands of onlookers, from toddlers to seniors, gathered along San Francisco's waterfront Saturday under brilliant skies to watch aerial stunts and precision flying as part of Fleet Week. "We've come every year for four years," said Erron Garibay, 32, of Antioch as he sat with his wife, Dawn, and their three children, ages 5 through 12. "It's just togetherness, bringing our kids out here to let them see all the jets and everything our military has," Garibay said. The events continue today with an Italian Heritage Parade from Fisherman's Wharf to North Beach beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by an...
  • Navy planes flip over Bay Area's scenic sites

    10/06/2006 7:51:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 10/6/6 | Kelly Rayburn
    SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets tumbled and swooped over downtown San Francisco on Thursday afternoon, flying in tight formation and leaving tails of billowing white smoke. The Blue Angels are back for the 26th annual Fleet Week. Promoters of the event are talking up an extravaganza that will be "bigger than ever this year" — a weekend replete with a U.S. A-10 jet demonstration, the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter, the Red Bull Air Race World Series and air demonstrations by Sean Tucker, one of the top aerobatic civilians. Blue Angels, though, are surely the top draw for many...
  • "R.I.P Abu Z! One More Mission Accomplished!"

    06/08/2006 11:09:38 AM PDT · by Mr.Atos · 5 replies · 316+ views
    06.06.06 | Mr.Atos
    The Fleet has arrived today in Portland. We need to get a banner and take it down to the Concourse today that reads, "R.I.P Abu Z! One More Mission Accomplished!" Welcome Back, USS Cole!
  • New York City Bids Fair Winds, Following Sea to Fleet Week Ships

    05/31/2006 5:47:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 485+ views
    NEW YORK (NNS) -- The 19th New York City Fleet Week came to a close May 31, as Sailors and Marines left New York City in their wake, headed for their next destination. While visiting the ‘Big Apple,’ Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in community service events, sports competitions, military demonstrations and Memorial Day remembrances in all five boroughs. “I’m just impressed by the good, positive attitudes and willingness to work that the young Sailors express,” commented Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Paul Ablaza, a Reservist with Naval Security Forces, Naval Weapons Station Earle, Colts Neck, N.J. “Seeing the dedication of...