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  • Israeli naval commandos fight Hamas gunmen in beach front firefight

    07/13/2014 3:21:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Telegraph. UK ^ | 7/.13/14 | Robert Tait, Sudaniya, Gaza Strip
    Israeli naval commandos fought Hamas gunmen in a dramatic beach front firefight on Sunday after Israel attempted the first boots-on-the ground operation of its ongoing offensive in Gaza. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, later warned that the military operation, that has so far killed 166 Palestinians, could gone on for a "long time". The early morning clash broke out after Hamas militants – alerted by a lookout stationed in a nearby mosque – intercepted Israeli special forces trying wade ashore at Sudaniya in northern Gaza. The two sides engaged each other in the sea, according to one witness account,...
  • Russia's new Yasen-class sub christened.

    06/17/2014 1:13:50 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 17 June 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new weapon at his disposal: a top-secret nuclear submarine named Severodvinsk. The fourth-generation vessel, the first Yasen K-560 nuclear submarine, was christened Tuesday, the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS reported.
  • Chinese Naval Vessel Tries to Force U.S. Warship to Stop in International; Waters Landing ship

    12/13/2013 7:55:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    free beacon ^ | 12/13/13 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese naval vessel tried to force a U.S. guided missile warship to stop in international waters recently, causing a tense military standoff in the latest case of Chinese maritime harassment, according to defense officials. The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which recently took part in disaster relief operations in the Philippines, was confronted by Chinese warships in the South China Sea near Beijing’s new aircraft carrier Liaoning, according to officials familiar with the incident. “On December 5th, while lawfully operating in international waters in the South China Sea, USS Cowpens and a PLA Navy vessel had an encounter that...
  • US moves forces toward Syria

    08/24/2013 7:04:53 PM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 118 replies
    AP ^ | 8-24-13 | Bradley Klapper
    the Obama administration prepared for a possible military response by moving naval forces closer to Syria. Obama discussed the situation in Syria by telephone with British Prime Minister David Cameron, the White House said. It was Obama's first known conversation with a foreign leader about Syria since the reports this week that hundreds of Syrians had been killed by the alleged chemical attack in a suburb of Damascus, the capital.
  • Aircraft carrier 'INS Vikrant' raises hackles in China

    08/12/2013 7:27:52 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 61 replies
    PTI ^ | August 12, 2013 | PTI
    BEIJING: The launch of INS Vikrant has raised hackles in China, with Chinese defence experts saying the aircraft carrier would have great significance for India as it would allow the Indian Navy to wade into the Pacific Ocean - which Beijing considers as its backyard. "This bears great significance to Indian Navy. It makes India only the fifth country after the US, Russia, Britain and France to have such capabilities," senior captain Zhang Junshe, vice-president of China's Naval Research Institute, told the state-run CCTV on Monday. The Indian Navy will have lead over China as it will have two aircraft...
  • US embassy denies naval vessels near Egypt presage military move

    07/13/2013 12:20:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    english.ahram.org.eg ^ | 7-13-13 | Ahram Oline
    The US Embassy in Egypt denied Saturday that US naval vessels near Egypt's shores are sent in preparation for military action. A top Marine Corps general said Thursday that two US marine vessels approached Egypt's Red Sea shore, raising concerns in the Egyptian media about an imminent military move. "We deny false claims in the Egyptian press that US naval ships are in the vicinity of the Arabian Peninsula and the Suez Canal to militarily invade Egypt," read a statement issued on the US embassy's website. The statement went on to say that the United States regularly deploys forces near...
  • School Threatens to Ruin Valedictorian’s Naval Academy Appt.

    06/13/2013 9:38:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/13 | Todd Starnes
    A Texas high school principal threatened to sabotage a valedictorian’s appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy after the student delivered a speech that referenced God and the U.S. Constitution, the boy’s attorney alleges. Hiram Sasser, director of litigation with the Liberty Institute, said Joshua High School principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the U.S. Naval Academy disparaging the character of Remington Reimer. “It was intimidating having my high school principal threaten my future because I wanted to stand up for the Constitution and
  • Obama Speaks to Naval Graduates About Sexual Assault Issue

    05/24/2013 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Michael D. Shear ^ | 5/24/13 | New York Times
    Annapolis, Md. - President Obama used a commencement speech before Naval Academy graduates on Friday to urge them to follow an “inner compass” and to warn that rising numbers of sexual assaults in the military threatened to erode America’s faith in the armed forces. The president praised the military as the nation’s “most trusted institution,” but took note of the recent cases in which service members have been charged with sexual assault. He said those people “threaten the trust and discipline which makes our military strong.” “We need your honor, that inner compass that guides
  • Medal of Honor Recipient: New Drone Medal is ‘Ludicrous’

    03/14/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Saint X · 29 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/14/2013 | U.S. Naval Institute
    The creation of the new medal honoring unmanned vehicle pilots and cyber troops, “is a telling and sad commentary on the judgment of those who are responsible for the creation and approval of this award,” Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran, told USNI News on Wednesday.
  • Reports: Russia sends another naval ship to Syria

    01/01/2013 9:18:51 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | Updated: Dec 30, 2012 7:58 AM PST | AP
    MOSCOW (AP) - Russian news agencies say the navy is sending another ship to the Syrian port of Tartus, where Russia has a naval base.
  • PHOTOS: Exercise Malabar 2012 (Indo-US Annual Naval Exercises)

    06/30/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 16 replies
    The US Consular Offices in India ^ | 14 April, 2012 | The US Consulate, Chennai
    As part of Exercise Malabar 2012, the U.S. 7th Fleet is visiting Chennai, where they have been warmly received by the Indian Navy. Sailors from the fleet have also been participating in volunteer events around the city. NOTICE: Bandwidth-heavy images below. INDIAN OCEAN (Apr. 12, 2012) Indian Sailors assigned to the Visit, Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team aboard Indian Navy Ship Satpura (F-48) transit toward guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) via rigid hull inflatable boat during a VBSS training exercise. Halsey and Satpura are participating in Malabar, a regularly scheduled naval field training exercise conducted to advance multinational...
  • Four injured in submarine fire at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

    05/23/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    WMTW ^ | May 23, 2012
    Four people have received medical attention in connection with a fire on a nuclear-powered submarine at a Maine shipyard, but none of the injuries were serious. Fire crews are fighting the blaze on the USS Miami SSN 755 at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on an island in Kittery near Portsmouth, N.H. ... The ship's reactor was not operating at the time of the fire, which was reported at 5:41 p.m., the release said. The reactor was not affected by the fire.
  • Angry Seas

    05/11/2012 9:37:32 PM PDT · by Windflier · 50 replies
    Dump.com ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    A video salute to all you sailors and mariners out there. You're the bravest people on earth.
  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard Public Affairs promotes Marxism

    03/05/2012 10:53:58 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 8 replies
    Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Facebook page ^ | 5 March 2012 | Norfolk Naval Shipyard NNSY
    See the Facebook page for the Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY): https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150598087817799&set=a.10150165103967799.309139.200008567798&type=1&theater&notif_t=photo_reply NNSY statement: AGREE OR DISAGREE--WHY/WHY NOT? Business should be treated as a HUMAN COMMUNITY? NNSY picture post with a variation of this quote: "For a human community, profit is the consequence of being effective in pursuit of your purpose or mission. Or, is a company first and foremost a machine for making money, and the people and relationships among them is secondary, they are simply "human resources" needed by this machine. It's not surprising that if we think in machine-like terms, we are going to be rather toxic to...
  • Navy destroyer out of the water

    02/03/2012 5:13:31 PM PST · by steve86 · 25 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 2, 2012 | MIKE SIEGEL
    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/picturethis/2017408486_navydestroyeroutofthewater.html
  • Affirmative Action Scandal Rocks NavalAcademy: Students Disillusioned atLower Admissions ...

    01/27/2011 10:24:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 92 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/27/11 | Peter Schweizer
    Professor Bruce Fleming is not your typical US Naval Academy (USNA) Professor. He teaches English and he also happens to be a liberal. I’ve written favorably in my books about his work because he also happens to believe in speaking the truth. And by speaking the truth about the dirty secrets of affirmative action at the Naval Academy, he has set off a fire storm. Fleming wrote a piece last year exposing the fact that the USNA had a “two-tiered” system of admission that was designed to bring more minorities into the academy. (Since access to the full article has...
  • High court wary of legal fight over Navy plane

    01/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    ap ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | MARK SHERMAN
    Supreme Court justices seemed in general agreement Tuesday that the best way to resolve a long-running, billion-dollar dispute between the government and two big defense contractors is to say, in Justice Antonin Scalia's words, "Go away."... That was the apparent sentiment of the court toward a contract dispute over the A-12 Avenger attack plane, canceled by the Pentagon in 1991 when Richard Cheney was defense secretary...
  • China's Naval Game-Changer

    08/06/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Superiority: By the end of the year, China could deploy an anti-ship missile capable of hitting U.S. aircraft carriers at long range. The naval dominance that American foreign policy depended on may be at an end. When the naval planners of Imperial Japan were laying out the attack on Pearl Harbor, the major question on their mind was — where are the American carriers? In the end, their failure to find them doomed Imperial Japan to defeat. Since World War II, every president alerted to a crisis has asked the same question — where are the carriers? These floating...
  • Breaking: Lakehurst military base on lockdown (Ft Dix/McGuire AFB, NJ)

    06/21/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT · by BP2 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | MSNBC
    The Lakehurst section of Joint Base McGuire-Dix- Lakehurst is on lockdown this morning, base officials said. The lockdown went into effect at about 9:15 a.m., Senior Airman David Carbajal said. The lockdown means no one is allowed to leave or enter the military base. Local police have cars and barricades blocking off Route 571 west of of Route 70. The lockdown was briefly applied to the Dix and McGuire sections of the 40,000-acre base, but is now in effect only at Lakehurst, Carbajal said shortly before 11 a.m. The New Jersey State Police has sent resources to assist with...
  • Israel, Under Pressure,Weighs Easing Gaza Blockade (oh boy)

    06/03/2010 10:36:35 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 26 replies · 848+ views
    WSJ ^ | 06/04/2010 | CHIP CUMMINS
    JERUSALEM—Israel's leadership is considering changing its Gaza policy amid mounting international pressure, as it emerged Thursday that an American citizen was among the dead and another was injured in a deadly raid on an aid mission this week. The review comes as condemnations grow on the blockade—including a new push for a change in Gaza policy by the U.S.—after nine activists died in the confrontation Monday. The policy may be changed in an effort to allow aid to reach the territory's citizens more easily, according to Israeli officials.
  • Sweden to invest in new submarines ("Be aware II")

    04/15/2010 1:45:10 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 1 replies · 391+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 04/11/2010 | TT/Paul O'Mahony
    Be aware: "The Swedish military is set to shell out billions of kronor for two new state-of the-art submarines while also upgrading two older vessels, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed, defence minister Sten Tolgfors has revealed. Writing in the Sunday edition of Stockholm daily Svenska Dagbladet, the minister conceded that the Baltic Sea area remained stable, with only Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg breaking the circle of EU and NATO-affiliated countries. "However, one can never rule out long-term risks and incidents, which could also be of a military nature," Tolgfors wrote. The multi-billion kronor investment is to be included in...
  • Stealth Corvette Finally Comes Into View

    01/15/2010 9:16:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 45 replies · 2,427+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/08/2010 | James Dunnigan
    After a decade of development, testing and extended sea trials, Sweden has finally put two of its Visby class "stealth" corvettes (HMS Helsingborg and HMS Härnösand) into service. This finally happened on December 16th. With a hull made of carbon fiber material, and topside surfaces shaped to deflect radar, the Visby is hard to spot electronically. Travelling at less than 22 kilometers an hour (13 in rough seas), the Visby is practically invisible to radar. The 650 ton ships are armed with a 57mm gun, plus eight RBS-15 anti-ship missiles (max range of 70 kilometers), as well as anti-submarine torpedoes,...
  • An insufficiently colorful color guard?

    11/11/2009 9:45:11 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,115+ views
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 11/11/09 | Scott Johnson
    How deep does the culture of political correctness run in the military and the service academies? We're getting some idea in the case of Major Nidal Malik Hasan. The Hasan story has rightly overwhelmed the news. Evidence of the red flags preceding his murder spree continues to accumulate and enrage. One inevitably sees in the disregarded red flags a case of political correctness run amok. The story of the Naval Academy's insufficiently colorful color guard has not quite broken out yet, and perhaps it won't, but it provides additional context to the case of Nidal Hasan. It appears that Naval...
  • Yonhap: Two Koreas' naval forces clash in West Sea. More soon.

    11/09/2009 7:18:49 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 10 replies · 1,382+ views
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  • Awesome Aegis Ascendant

    10/04/2009 10:02:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 34 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 10/04/2009 | unknown
    The U.S. government, encouraged by the high success rate (83 percent) of U.S. Navy Aegis equipped ships using SM-3 missiles to shoot down ballistic missiles, has decided to expand the number of SM-3 equipped ships. Just this year, the navy completed equipping 18 ships with the Aegis anti-missile system, and that number may soon more than triple. This is part of a larger trend. Last year, the navy cancelled its expensive new DDG-1000 class of destroyers, partly because these ships were built to support amphibious and coastal operations, and did not have a radar that could easily be converted to...
  • US 'plans' two naval bases in Panama

    09/29/2009 10:31:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1,084+ views
    presstv.ir ^ | 9/28/09 | staff
    The US and Panama have signed an agreement allowing Washington to deploy two naval bases in Panama to beef up anti-narcotic measures. A preliminary agreement on the bases was reached recently in New York between Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A final treaty is expected to be inked in the coming days, reported Panama's La Prensa newspaper, according to Russia's RIA Novosti.
  • 9-11: A Day of Honor (Vanity)

    09/11/2009 5:09:22 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 12 replies · 629+ views
    September 11, 2009 | me
    On 9/11/09, my son had just started his third year in a Manhattan high school. Although about a mile north of Ground Zero, he saw the thin coating of ash covering the cars, and he inhaled the stench of burning buildings and suffering humanity. It took a long time to get home to the northern suburbs that night, but as we finally sat at dinner, not knowing what to expect next, I asked him if this had changed his plan to attend the US Naval Academy. He replied that, had he not been too young, that he would already have...
  • 'Russia, Iran to hold naval maneuver'

    07/29/2009 3:40:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 387+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7/29/09 | staff
    For the first time, Russia and Iran will hold a joint naval maneuver in the Caspian Sea, The Iranian Mehr News Agency reported Wednesday. According to the report, the maneuver will include 30 Russian and Iranian ships, as well as helicopters. A senior official in the Iranian ports authority was quoted by the report as saying that the maneuver would increase the coordination between the two countries, and focus on search and rescue operations and the prevention of pollution.
  • The Bear at Sea

    07/22/2009 1:20:08 PM PDT · by Jbny · 11 replies · 970+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7/22/09 | J. E. Dyer
    For anyone with Cold War–era naval experience, it’s déjà-vu all over again. Russia has announced its intention, long suspected by Western observers, to improve its forward naval base at Tartus, Syria, and increase its support capacity for warships. During the Soviet era, the base at Tartus was in constant use, but only a handful of brief warship visits have been made there since 1991. Soviet reconnaissance aircraft also used to fly regularly from a nearby airbase and coastal- and air-defense missiles were installed to protect the Soviet-navy assets. Now Russia’s remaining aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, has visited twice in the...
  • Singapore Navy Launches Its First Swedish Archer-Class Submarine

    06/18/2009 6:34:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 1,179+ views
    Defence Professionals ^ | June 18, 2009
    Singapore Navy Launches Its First Swedish Archer-Class Submarine 12:49 GMT, June 18, 2009 RSS Archer is one of two ex-Swedish Navy Vaastergotland-class submarines acquired by Singapore in 2005 and comprehensively upgraded, to include air-independent propulsion. (Singapore MoD photo) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Teo Chee Hean officiated at the launch ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy's (RSN) first Archer-class submarine, RSS Archer, at the Kockums Shipyard in Karlskrona, Sweden, on 16 Jun 2009. The submarine was launched by Mrs Teo Chee Hean. Sweden's State Secretary for Defence, Håkan Jevrell, State Secretary for Trade and former Commander of...
  • Swedish navy arrests pirates off Somali coast

    05/26/2009 10:58:07 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 34 replies · 2,532+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 05/26/2009 | TT/AFP/The Local
    Swedish naval personnel arrested seven pirates in the Gulf of Aden in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the Swedish Armed Forces. The pirates were apprehended by staff from the HMS Malmö as they attempted to board a Greek cargo vessel halfway between Yemen and Somalia. HMS Malmö was ordered to respond to a distress signal sent out shortly before 1.30am by the M/V Antonis. The cargo ship's crew said they had come under rocket-proppeled grenade fire from two boats manned by pirates. When the Swedish crew arrived at the scene the pirates were attempting...
  • Lord Nelson and Captain Cook's shiplogs question climate change theories

    08/04/2008 3:18:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus · 47 replies · 393+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | August 4, 2008 | Tom Peterkin
    The ships' logs of great maritime figures such as Lord Nelson and Captain Cook have cast new light on climate change by suggesting that global warming may not be an entirely man-made phenomenon. Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of meteorological information contained in the detailed logs kept by those on board the vessels that established Britain's great seafaring traditition including those on Nelsons' Victory and Cook's Endeavour.
  • Massive Naval Exercise Underway Off US Coast In Possible Preparation For Strike On Iran

    07/24/2008 12:01:43 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 35 replies · 163+ views
    infolive.tv ^ | 2008.07.22 | Infolive
    Over 15,000 naval personnel from four countries are participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise dubbed "Operation Brimstone", that is underway in North Carolina and off the eastern U.S. coast from Virginia to Florida. The nine day exercise began Monday and includes special forces from France, Brazil and the United Kingdom. The large exercise comes barely a month after the Israeli air force conducted a massive exercise in the Mediterranean reportedly a rehearsal for a military strike on Iran's nuclear sites, and also shortly after the Geneva meeting where six world powers gave Iran yet another ultimatum of two weeks...
  • Office of Naval Research Awards Contract to Metal Storm

    06/06/2008 2:11:09 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 101+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 04 June 2008 | CNN Money
    Project Advances Development on Innovative Weapon System Metal Storm (ASX: MST) (NASDAQ: MTSX) is pleased to announce that Metal Storm Incorporated (MSI) has been awarded a major contract worth almost $US1 million to progress the development of one of its weapon systems for the U.S. military. MSI has been contracted by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the further development of a 12-gauge, Multi-shot Grenade Launcher. The Cost Plus Fixed Fee (CPFF) contract is valued at $US936,695. Work commences immediately with delivery scheduled in under 12 months. The project will extend the work performed previously under a contract with...
  • Nigerian naval officer hopes for democracy

    11/27/2007 5:10:57 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 142+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The most populous nation in Africa is still facing growing pains in becoming a true democracy, a Nigerian naval officer said. Twice the size of California and with a population of more than 135 million, Lt. Abdullahi A. Muhammed said the majority of Nigerians are determined that their nation become a democracy, leaving behind the times of dictatorships, both civilian and military, that have ruled the nation for most of the time since it gained independence from Great Britain in 1960. The nation had its first successful transfer of a civilian presidential party through a recent election....
  • NATO Welcomes Swedish Participation

    11/09/2007 2:10:28 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 16 replies · 107+ views
    www.sr.se ^ | 11/09/2007 | www.sr.se
    Visiting Sweden, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said that Sweden is one of NATO’s most important partners and is welcome as a member in the rapid reaction force, should Sweden decide to join. On Friday Morning, NATO’s Secretary General met Sweden’s Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, one of the two places where Swedish troops come under NATO command as part of the ISAF force. They also discussed possible participation in NATO’s rapid reaction force (NRF), with Sweden saying a decision may be reached by the spring. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer also promised to...
  • US Unnerved By Chinese Naval Build-UP

    03/07/2007 7:04:28 PM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-8-2007 | Richard Spencer
    US unnerved by Chinese naval build-up By Richard Spencer in Beijing Last Updated: 2:03am GMT 08/03/2007 The Chinese navy could have its first aircraft carrier as soon as 2010, according to reports which will add to Pentagon concerns about the country's military expansion. The claim, made in the Government-backed Wen Wei Po newspaper, will alarm Pentagon hawks who fear China wants to mount a challenge to American dominance of the Pacific. China's intent to add an aircraft carrier to its navy comes in the wake of its recent military budget, which revealed annual spending would rise by 17.8 per cent,...
  • Navy Student Fails Test, Must Pay Full Tuition[$127K]

    01/19/2007 6:17:18 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 310 replies · 6,981+ views
    WJZ ^ | 18 Jan 2007 | AP
    A Naval Academy midshipman who was expelled after he failed a running test will have to pay the Navy for the cost of his education. Baltimore County resident Frank Shannon had asked that the 127-thousand dollar bill be waived. But a senior Navy official rejected his appeal this month, saying the academy provided Shannon with ample opportunity to meet its minimum fitness standards. Shannon failed 12 of 18 fitness tests, and failed in a series of attempts to run a mile-and-a-half in 10 minutes and 30 seconds. In his final test, he was 20 seconds short. He was expelled just...
  • Marine’s name should be added to Marine Corps Marathon

    12/13/2006 10:39:31 AM PST · by AlbertoMG · 11 replies · 486+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | December 13, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Fittingly, McClung will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. But she should be further honored: Perhaps in years to come, the stateside Marine Corps Marathon – which she so loved – might become the Major Megan McClung Memorial Marine Corps Marathon.
  • Jim Morrison's Dad Breaks Silence

    11/13/2006 4:50:46 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 72 replies · 23,626+ views
    ROCK 103 Memphis ^ | November 9, 2006 | AP
    "The fact that he's dead is unfortunate but looking back on his life it's a very pleasant thought."The father of late The Doors singer Jim Morrison has branded the death of his estranged son "unfortunate," despite the rocker often singing about his family's imagined demise. George Morrison, a retired Navy admiral, insists memories of his rocker son are "pleasant" - even though he once joked his parents were dead and used Oedipal rant "The End" to imagine killing his dad and sleeping with his mother. However, in a new memoir of the band, George remains positive about his child. Contributing...
  • South Korean Navy to Launch 6th "Stealth" Destroyer

    10/19/2006 6:21:33 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 1,489+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 10-19-2006
    Navy to Launch 6th Stealth Destroyer The Navy will launch its sixth 4,500-ton destroyer with radar-evading stealth technology today as part of its force improvement program, Navy officials said yesterday. The 4,500-ton ship, equipped with a range of sophisticated weapons systems, will be launched at a shipyard in Ulsan, South Kyongsang Province, the Navy said in a press release. The ship has been named the Choi Yong, after a general of the Koryo Kingdom (918-1392). The ship is the sixth and last 4,500-ton destroyer ordered by the South Korean Navy under a program code-named KDX-II. The new destroyer, which has...
  • Fire breaks out in compound of U.S. Navy ammunition depot in Nagasaki

    10/21/2006 10:34:53 AM PDT · by maquiladora · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Kyodo ^ | Oct 21
    TOKYO, October 21.- A fire broke out on the grounds of a U.S. Navy ammunition depot in southern Japan but was unlikely to spread to where ammunition is stored, officials said Saturday. A carpentry workshop caught fire at around 4 p.m. (0700GMT) on the grounds of the U.S. Navy`s Maehata ammunition depot in Sasebo, southern Nagasaki prefecture (state), according to local police official Yasuhide Haraguchi. Haraguchi said that the cause of the fire was not immediately known and that officials were investigating. U.S Navy firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:30 p.m. (0930GMT), but had not yet extinguished it,...
  • US to hold naval exercises in the Gulf

    10/15/2006 2:43:50 AM PDT · by familyop · 5 replies · 603+ views
    Washington: Facing nuclear disputes with Iran and North Korea, the United States, Bahrain and other states will hold their first naval exercise in the Gulf this month to practise interdicting ships carrying weapons of mass destruction and missiles, US officials said on Wednesday. The exercise is taking place as the United States and other major powers are considering sanctions including possible interdiction of ships on North Korea, following a reported nuclear test, and on Iran, which has defied a UN Security Council mandate to stop enriching uranium. The exercise, set for October 31, is the 25th to be organised under...
  • Russia to display new naval missile systems in Greece

    10/02/2006 6:50:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 680+ views
    Ria Novosti,Russia ^ | 02/ 10/ 2006
    Russia to display new naval missile systems in Greece 15:05 | 02/ 10/ 2006 MOSCOW, October 2 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's state arms export company, Rosoboronexport, will present an array of weaponry, including new missile systems for the Navy at an upcoming international arms exhibition in Greece, the company said Monday. The 14th specialized exhibition of conventional weapons systems for national defense on land, sea and air, Defendory International 2006, will be held October 3-7, in the Greek capital, Athens. Fifteen Russian defense industry companies will exhibit more than 300 models of military equipment in the form of mock-up models,...
  • Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Deploys to Kuwait

    08/27/2006 1:15:49 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 1,532+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mass Communication Specialist Cale T. Bentley
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWRON) 34 from Naval Coastal Warfare Group (NCWG) 1 deployed to Kuwait Aug. 22 and 24 to provide harbor and port security. They are tasked to protect ships carrying supplies for allied forces in Iraq. “This is my second time going over there, and it feels really good to help our troops get what they need to accomplish their mission,” said Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Martin Garcia of NCWRON 34. NCW squadrons use sensor platforms to provide a technical picture of the ports and harbors as they patrol the harbors for...
  • Swastika shaped building found on the US Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, California

    08/01/2006 6:59:58 PM PDT · by Blogger · 31 replies · 15,186+ views
    Free Press International 9.30.2005 Just across the bay from San Diego lies the United States Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, California. On the base is a swastika shaped building. A very unusual building to be on a naval base to say the least. The building lies between Tulagi Rd. and Bougainville Rd and is called the "The Seals Lair" according to one source.
  • Hilton Evicts Wounded Heroes ( Sgt Shaft Alert )

    06/14/2006 6:08:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,757+ views
    Sgt Shaft column at Military.com ^ | April 21, 2006 | Sgt. Shaft
    Corporate Hillton Apparatchiks have given credence to the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished” by their not renewing Fran O’Brien’s renewable lease. Since October of 2003 Hal Koster, a two-tour Vietnam veteran and Jim Mayer, a combat injured Vietnam veteran and long time advocate for veterans and a small group of volunteers have been hosting a dinner each and every Friday night for the severely injured patients of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Ward 57 and severely injured sailors and Marines at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and their families. This was begun as part of a promise to insure...
  • Iraqi Naval Officers Join Coalition Leaders at CO's Conference

    06/12/2006 5:53:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    NORTH PERSIAN GULF (NNS) -- Seven Iraqi naval officers became the first Iraqis to participate in a Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 Commanding Officers' Conference here, June 6. Every month, the COs of CTG 158.1, comprised of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, as well as Royal British and Australian navy leaders, assemble to discuss issues pertaining to the protection of the Iraqi oil terminals, training of Iraqi naval forces and the security of the maritime environment. “It allows the commanding officers of all the units who are conducting maritime security operations (MSO) up here to express some of their concerns...
  • Chinese Naval Buildup Surprising, But Not Yet Alarming, Says Admiral

    06/08/2006 1:32:07 PM PDT · by Paul Ross · 51 replies · 1,233+ views
    Defense Daily ^ | June 8th, 2006 | Staff
    Chinese Naval Buildup Surprising, But Not Yet Alarming, Says AdmiralDefense Daily, June 8, 2006 The pace of Chinese naval expansion is faster than expected, but is not alarming yet, although Chinese intentions are not evident, a U.S. Navy admiral said last week. "Clearly...we kind of continue to be surprised by the growth of the Chinese Navy," said Rear Adm. Joseph Walsh, director of Submarine Warfare (N77), on June 1 during a speech on the future of the U.S. Navy at a symposium in Washington, D.C. "That is clearly something we watch." Walsh said the Chinese are focusing on fielding surface...
  • Defining combat

    06/05/2006 6:41:31 AM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 8 replies · 746+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | June 5, 2006 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Last week, while working on a piece for National Review Online, I had the opportunity to chat with several experts on the subject of armed combat – all of whom have heard the zip and pop of bullets breaking the sound barrier around them. One of those experts was Col. John W. Ripley (U.S. Marine Corps, ret.).