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  • President Trump to speak at Naval Academy commencement

    04/18/2018 1:33:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/18/18 | Danielle Ohl
    President Donald Trump will speak at the Naval Academy commissioning ceremony next month in Annapolis, city officials confirmed Wednesday. It will be Trump’s first time speaking to the academy’s graduating class, as last year Vice President Mike Pence gave the address. Graduation will be held at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium at 10 a.m. May 25 with a Blue Angels fly-over to begin the ceremony. The City of Annapolis will be cooperating with the secret service to provide security for Trump’s visit, said Susan O’Brien, city spokeswoman. The city is not yet confirming which roads will be closed for the...
  • Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovers wreck of USS Helena that was sunk by [tr]

    04/18/2018 10:06:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands. Paul Allen's team searches for the ships to 'bring the history back into a relevant conversation,' said Janet Greenlee, a spokeswoman for Allen's Vulcan Inc. 'He wants to honor those that have served and are serving.' The wreckage of the Helena was found on March 23, about a half mile below the surface of the New Georgia Sound. The team...
  • British warship arrives at Yokosuka to enforce N. Korea sanctions, support free trade

    04/17/2018 6:58:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 11, 2018 | TYLER HLAVAC
    British warship arrives at Yokosuka to enforce N. Korea sanctions, support free trade By TYLER HLAVAC | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 11, 2018 YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – A British Royal Navy warship arrived in Yokosuka this week to help enforce sanctions against North Korea and support free navigation in the region. The frigate HMS Sutherland – the first of three warships England plans to deploy to northeast Asia – pulled into port Wednesday. The vessels will “safeguard free trade, partake in joint training and exercises, and support UN sanctions against [North Korea],” said a statement from the nation’s...
  • U.S., Australia, Japan navies sail in Philippines as China parades might

    04/16/2018 12:48:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Rappler ^ | 04/16/2018 | Carmela Fonbuena
    MANILA, Philippines – About 300 Filipino government officials, military officers, businessmen, diplomats, and journalists boarded a massive US aircraft carrier in Manila Bay Friday night, April 13, for a reception hosted by US ambassador Sung Kim. The USS Theodore Roosevelt, the flagship of US Navy Carrier Strike Group 9, arrived in Manila on April 11, the same day China began drills in the South China Sea. The reception aboard the carrier was held only hours after China ended the drills with a large naval parade that Chinese President Xi Jinping himself witnessed. Two Australian warships and a Japanese destroyer also...
  • Chem. weapons dumped at sea corroding but haven't yet released toxic contents [Hawaii 2010 news] TR

    04/14/2018 11:25:57 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    DMZ Hawaii ^ | July 28, 2010 | Kyle
    Full title: Researchers report that chemical weapons dumped at sea are corroding but have not yet released toxic contents KyleJuly 28, 2010DMZ Hawaii  University of Hawai'i researchers have concluded a three year research project to determine whether chemical munitions dumped at sea off O'ahu pose a threat to the health of humans or the environment. Documents disclosed by the Army in 2007 reported that approximately 16,000 munitions containing 2,558 tons of chemical agents were dumped at three deep-water sites off Oahu.   The chemical agent included lewisite, mustard, cyanogen chloride and cyanide. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser article:
  • President for life' Xi watches China's biggest EVER naval exercise: Huge show of force off [tr]

    04/13/2018 8:01:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2018 | George Martin
    China has staged its largest naval drills ever in the South China Sea amid rising tensions with Taiwan over the disputed territory. President Xi Jinping was in attendance to watch the enormous show of drills - involving more than 10,000 seamen, 76 fighter jets and 48 warships and submarines. Chinese state broadcaster China Central Television showed footage of the President boarding one of his destroyers which then sailed to an unnamed location in the contentious waters to watch the drills.
  • Catholic Peace Activists Denied Bail After Entering Sub Base

    04/10/2018 6:42:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | 4/7/18 | Dennis Sadowski
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven Catholic peace activists were denied bail during a court appearance April 6, a day after they were detained after entering Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia to protest nuclear weapons. Calling themselves the Kings Bay Plowshares, the seven faced charges of possession of tools for the commission of a crime and interference with government property, both felonies, and criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. Chief Magistrate Jennifer E. Lewis of the Camden County Magistrate Court said in court she was denying bond, claiming that they posed a threat to the community because she believed they could return...
  • Trump Testing China? President Gives Taiwan License to Buy American Submarines

    04/08/2018 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Mariner · 19 replies
    Newsweek via Yahoo ^ | April 8th, 2018 | Greg Price
    President Donald Trump’s administration approved the license necessary for American firms to sell Taiwan the technology needed to build its own submarines, while Trump continued his apparent trade war with China. Taiwan’s Central News Agency first reported the approval Saturday, according to Reuters, stating the Southeast Asian nation’s defense minister, Chen Chung-Chi, confirmed the State Department’s go-head. An unnamed State Department official told Reuters that its policy toward American-Taiwan defense trade was “consistent” with previous administrations. “Our longstanding policy on defense sales to Taiwan has been consistent across seven different U.S. administrations,” the official said. “This policy has contributed to...
  • US keeps close watch as Chinese navy puts on show of force in live-fire South China Sea drills

    04/07/2018 7:52:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/07/2018 | Minnie Chan
    The Chinese navy launched an unprecedented week-long series of live-fire drills in the South China Sea on Thursday, as three US aircraft carrier battle groups prepare for their own exercises in the Asia-Pacific region. The drills overlap with this weekend’s Boao Forum for Asia which starts on Sunday in the southern island of Hainan, not far from the site of the Chinese naval exercises. Military analysts said the drills, which involve the Liaoning aircraft carrier and more than 40 vessels from the North, East and South Sea fleets, were a show of China’s military muscle. “China wants to show the...
  • Will the Navy Sink Obama’s “Green” Policies?

    04/05/2018 12:27:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 4, 2018 | by Haelena Bondi-Camacho
    Lingering “environmentally-friendly” policies from the Obama administration that sailed under the false colors of “national security” might be on their way out. The U.S. Navy recently announced that it is canceling a “green” Obama-era fuel-efficiency project for its fleet of destroyers. The project’s aim was to “install fuel-efficient hybrid electric drives in 34 destroyers.” The program has spent approximately $52 million so far, but the Navy “zeroed out funding in 2019” for the project when problems began to arise. A Navy official noted that the hybrid electric drives created an “intense electrical load” on the destroyer and weren’t as fuel...
  • Thomas Hudner, Naval aviator awarded MoH for trying to save pilot in Korea, interred at Arlington

    04/04/2018 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Saint X · 38 replies
    USNI News ^ | 4/4/18 | U.S. Naval Institute
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY – Capt. Thomas J. Hudner, Jr., a naval aviator who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War, was interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery today. A native of Fall River, Mass., Hudner was flying as the wingman for Ens. Jessie L. Brown during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in 1950 when Brown was forced to crash-land his F4U Corsair after being hit by enemy fire. Seeing that Brown had survived the crash but was trapped in the wreckage, Hudner crash-landed his own plane so he could try to...
  • USS Little Rock Departs Montreal After 3 Months Stuck in Ice

    04/03/2018 6:11:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 2, 2018 | gCaptain
    One of the U.S. Navy’s newest littoral combat ship is finally underway to her homeport in Mayport, Florida after spending the winter stuck in ice in Montreal.
  • Blue Angels Getting C-130J From Royal Air Force To Replace KC-130T Fat Albert Transport

    03/26/2018 9:51:15 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 7 replies
    The War Zone ^ | 3/23/18 | Tyler Rogoway
    Eight months after the most deadly crash for the USMC in nearly a decade and half, the Navy and Marine Corps' fleet of KC-130T tanker-transport aircraft remain grounded. As a result the Blue Angels have been without their beloved 'Fat Albert' airlift support plane, leaving a gaping hole in the team's on-demand logistical needs and a favorite part of their air show act. Now it seems the Pentagon has sourced a replacement—from the Royal Air Force. The federal government's contracting site posted a single-source contract announcement on March 23rd, 2018 for an urgent replacement transport aircraft for the...
  • The Ukrainian command explained why the Navy was "sacrificed" in 2014

    03/24/2018 10:29:55 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 5 replies
    Rambler ^ | March 24, 2018 | Stuff
    The Ukrainian fleet "sacrificed itself" during the accession of the Crimea to Russia , to give Kiev time to get the army ready. This was in an interview with "112 Ukraine " said the assistant commander of the Ukrainian Navy captain first rank Marina Kanalyuk. "We took the time to enable higher authorities to create conditions for the use of the Armed Forces in such a situation." All of the top leaders of the Russian security agencies came to the negotiations with us, and it made them busy for up to a month. During that time the mechanism of using...
  • USS Ralph Johnson commissioned in Charleston before a crowd of thousands

    03/24/2018 8:16:23 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 37 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | Mar 24, 2018 | Gregory Yee
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott stood atop the deck of the massive gray warship docked in Charleston Harbor on Saturday morning and asked members of the crowd to transport themselves back to 1968 — a time of social strife amid the civil rights movement. Out of that period and out of Charleston, a city with its own history of racial issues, comes a singular story: that of Pfc. Ralph Johnson, a Marine who was killed in Vietnam after jumping on a grenade that landed in his fighting hole, Scott said. His actions cost him his life but saved two fellow Marines...
  • US Navy Says No to Atheist Chaplains; Members of Congress 'Relieved' by Decision

    03/23/2018 7:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The U.S. Navy turned down the application of an atheist chaplain to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. The move comes after 43 members of Congress signed a letter warning that the very definition of what it means to be a chaplain is at stake. Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) and Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) explained in a joint statement on Wednesday that the Navy made the right call in turning down the appointment of Dr. Jason Heap, the national coordinator for the United Coalition of Reason based in Washington, D.C., who first made the attempt under the Obama...
  • Navy Floats Idea of Atheist Chaplains

    03/20/2018 8:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/20/2018 | Tony Perkins
    If there aren't atheists in foxholes, why should we put them in the Chaplain Corps? Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) can't imagine. Like most leaders, he's astounded that the Navy is even considering letting someone who doesn't believe in God join the chaplaincy. Three years ago, the idea was so absurd that even Obama's military attorneys went to court to stop it. Now, with Secretary Jim Mattis at the helm, no one can quite understand why the topic is even up for discussion. The bizarre storyline started in 2015 when Jason Heap tried to sue his way into the chaplaincy. Not...
  • Microsoft founder discovers wreckage of US military ship sunk in WWII killing 687 [tr]

    03/20/2018 7:12:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2018 | Sara Malm
    Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has announced that the wreckage of a military ship on which five brothers died in World War II has been discovered in the South Pacific. The sunken USS Juneau was found on Saturday, off the coast of the Solomon Islands, by an expedition led by Allen. The ship was hit by Japanese torpedoes during the Battle of Guadalcanal in November 1942, killing 687 men, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa.
  • We Now Know When Navy Aircraft Carriers Will be Armed with F-35s

    03/19/2018 8:28:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 28 replies ^ | 3/19/18 | Kris Osborn
    US Navy leaders have announced that the first-of-its kind carrier-launched F-35C stealth fighter will deploy for its first operational deployment on the USS Carl Vinson -- in 2021. The anticipated historical deployment could be accelerated by the 2019 budget proposal which supports a transition of the F-35C program from a developmental phase to more formal test and evaluation before being declared operational later this year, Rear. Adm. S.D. Conn, Director, Air Warfare Chief of Naval Operations, told Congress. “Stealth technology and advanced integrated systems enable the F-35C to counter rapidly evolving air-to-air and surface-to-air threats. Whether the mission requires the...
  • The Dynamite Cruiser Was Nearly as Dangerous to Her Crew as the Enemy

    03/15/2018 5:58:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 15, 2018 | Robert Beckhusen
    On June 13, 1898, the cruiser USS Vesuvius crept within one-mile of the Cuban coastline and began launching explosives from her monstrous compressed-air cannons — quietly, as far as the Spanish soldiers ashore in their fort knew until the shells landed. The nighttime shore bombardment targeting Santiago was Vesuvius’ first combat mission. She still remains one of the strangest warships of the modern era. A custom-built “dynamite gun cruiser,” Vesuvius had a unique arrangement of three 15-inch pneumatic cannons capable of launching 550 or 200-pound shells with a jolt of compressed air. Fascinating from an engineering perspective, Vesuvius’ cannons penetrated...