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  • North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier as Trump leans on China, Japan

    04/23/2017 11:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Yahoo! 7 News ^ | April 24, 2017 | James Pearson and Steve Holland, Reuters
    North Korea said it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, while US President Donald Trump prepared to call on China and Japan to assist in mounting pressure on the rogue nation. The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail into waters off the Korean peninsula in response to growing concern over the North's nuclear and missile tests, and its threats to attack the US and its Asian allies. The US government has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. The aircraft carrier...
  • US Navy F-18 from carrier Carl Vinson crashes off the Philippines

    04/21/2017 9:56:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    RT News ^ | 04/21/2017
    A fighter pilot was forced to eject during an attempted landing on the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Celebes Sea, south of the Philippines, the US Navy has said. The pilot was recovered safely. The F/A-18E fighter jet, which was part of Carrier Air Wing 2, was on final landing approach after conducting “routine flight operations,” US 7th Fleet Command said in a statement. The incident is under investigation. “There are no apparent injuries at this time,” the Navy said, noting that the pilot has been evaluated by medical personnel aboard the Carl Vinson. The carrier is the...
  • South Korean presidential candidate concerned about Trump's aircraft carrier story

    04/20/2017 11:01:58 AM PDT · by topher · 22 replies ^ | 20-April-2017 |
    President Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force have sparked confusion and could cause South Korea to "not trust" what Trump says for the remainder of his term, a South Korea presidential candidate said Wednesday. Hong Joon-pyo, the candidate from Park Geun-hye’s party, said Trump’s comments about moving the USS Carl Vinson toward North Korea in a show of force spurred by that rogue nation's nuclear program was important to South Korea’s security, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women

    04/19/2017 12:12:03 AM PDT · by Robwin · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/18/2017 | JENNIFER McDERMOTT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind, from the way valves are placed to how display screens are angled. That's going to change. With women now serving aboard submarines, defense contractor Electric Boat is designing what will be the first Navy subs built specifically to accommodate female crew members. The designers are doing the obvious things, such as adding more doors and washrooms to create separate sleeping and bathing areas for men and women and to give them more privacy. But they are also making...
  • ‘Commander’ Sean Spicer Reports for Duty at Pentagon

    04/15/2017 12:33:41 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2017 | Charlie Spering
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer was spotted at the Pentagon on Friday, reporting for duty as a member of the U.S. Navy Reserve, according to several reports. Spicer is a Navy commander in the reserve, assigned to work with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He wore his military uniform during his appearance at the Pentagon on Friday. Spicer has 17 years of experience in the reserves, according to the Military Times, and has spent his civilian career as a spokesman for the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the Bush administration.
  • Sean Spicer reports to Pentagon for Navy Reserve duty, sporting his uniform

    04/14/2017 11:08:25 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 14, 2017 | Kathryn Watson
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reported for U.S. Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon Friday, donning his uniform, to fulfill his time in the public affairs office. Spicer, a commander in the Navy Reserve, is currently assigned to the Joint Staff’s naval reserve contingent in D.C. He joined the reserve in 1999, and graduated with a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies from the Naval War College in 2012. Spicer in the past has worked as a media planner for joint exercises in Guam, Germany and Sweden, and oversaw media coverage of Navy operations at McMurdo Station...
  • Second US carrier group ready as Korean Peninsula tensions rise (USS Eisenhower)

    04/12/2017 2:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    As President Donald Trump warned that the US was ready to deal with North Korea alone, another carrier strike group was preparing to respond to a “crisis anywhere on the planet.” The US Navy said the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was conducting a sustainment exercise to prepare it for deployment. It is led by the nuclear-powered USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Nimitz class aircraft carrier. “Sustaining the readiness of this strike group—so it is ready to respond to a crisis anywhere on the planet–is a bargain and an important part of what our Navy’s Optimized Fleet Response Plan does for...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP: We Are ‘Sending an Armada, Very Powerful’ Including Submarines to North Korea

    04/11/2017 4:09:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 193 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 11th, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    President Donald Trump sat down with Maria Bartiromo for an interview that will air Wednesday at 6:00 AM ET on Fox Business Network. The president is expected to address the Syria airstrikes, the state of the U.S.-Russia relationship, new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, his meeting with China’s president, his tough talk on North Korea and much more. During the interview that was prerecorded President Trump said he was sending an entire armada to North Korea including submarines. Via Chris Snyder:
  • (pic) USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) - What type of maneuver is this ? Any FR Navy know ?

    04/10/2017 8:45:57 PM PDT · by johnk · 105 replies
    alphacoders ^ | 4/10/17 | self
    Impressive for sure. Now Kimmy Boy has to deal this. Should have kept his fat yapper shut.
  • Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails

    04/09/2017 7:44:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 149 replies
    Guardian ^ | 9 April 2017 | Edward Helmore and agencies
    Tillerson: China agrees on 'action' on North Korea as navy strike group sails Secretary of state: ‘President Xi understands the situation has intensified’ Syria missile strike described by North as ‘intolerable act of aggression’ Edward Helmore and agencies Sunday 9 April 2017 15.31 BST As the US navy deployed a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean, to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said China agrees with the Trump administration that “action has to be taken” regarding North Korea. Tillerson told CBS’s Face the Nation, in an interview broadcast on Sunday, that when...
  • Missiles in Syria strike built in Tucson

    04/09/2017 9:47:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Normangee Star ^ | April 9, 2017 | Madeline Patrick
    U.S. defense contractors Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General dynamics noticed surge in their shares following tomahawk missile strikes by Donald Trump government on Thursday. The budget Trump proposed last month includes an additional $52 billion for the Department of Defense. “I’m proud that I have successfully advocated in Congress to keep the Tomahawk missile line at Raytheon in Tucson open so that this weapon was ready and available when our armed forces needed it”, McSally said in a statement early Friday. There are many versions of the Tomahawk, which Raytheon produces for the navies of the United...
  • Trump Phones USS Ross, USS Porter Commanding Officers

    04/09/2017 6:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Maritime Executive ^ | April 9, 2017 | Staff
    The commanding officers of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ross and USS Porter received phone calls from President Donald J. Trump on Sunday. The president called to thank the commanding officers, Cmdr. Russell Caldwell and Cmdr. Andria Slough, and their crews for their professionalism and quick response in the cruise missile strike against Shayrat airfield in western Syria, April 7, 2017. This strike was in response to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. USS Ross, commanded by Caldwell, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, departed on its fifth forward-deployed patrol April 3, 2017, and is conducting routine patrols in...
  • U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official

    04/09/2017 5:26:55 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/08/17
    A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea’s advancing weapons program. Earlier this month North Korea tested a liquid-fueled Scud missile which only traveled a fraction of its range. The strike group, called Carl Vinson, includes an aircraft carrier and will make its way from Singapore toward the Korean peninsula, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak to the media and requested anonymity. “We feel the increased presence is necessary,”...
  • US navy strike group to move towards Korean peninsula, official says

    04/08/2017 5:25:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | April 8, 2017 | Staff and agencies
    The US navy will move a strike group towards the western Pacific Ocean to provide a presence near the Korean peninsula, a US official said on Saturday. The Carl Vinson strike group, which includes an aircraft carrier, will make its way from Singapore, according to the official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity. The news followed a Friday report by NBC that the National Security Council had included the return of nuclear weapons to South Korea in options presented to Donald Trump for dealing with the threat posed by North Korea. Killing North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was...
  • US Navy grounds T-45 training jet fleet following Fox News report

    04/06/2017 9:42:01 AM PDT · by topher · 36 replies ^ | 04-05-2017 | US Navy grounds T-45 training jet fleet following Fox News report
    News reported that up to 100 instructor pilots were refusing to fly the aircraft citing problems with its oxygen system. “We take the concerns of our aircrew seriously and have directed a ... safety pause for the T-45 community to allow time for Naval Aviation leadership to engage with the pilots, hear their concerns and discuss the risk mitigations as well as the efforts that are ongoing to correct this issue,” Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Jeannie Groeneveld said in an email to Fox News Wednesday.
  • Navy instructor pilots refusing to fly over safety concerns; Pence's son affected

    04/04/2017 5:54:11 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 4/4/17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    EXCLUSIVE: More than 100 U.S. Navy instructor pilots are refusing to fly in protest of what they say is the refusal of top brass to adequately address an urgent problem with training jets’ oxygen system, multiple instructor pilots tell Fox News. ADVERTISEMENT The boycott started late last week and has effectively grounded hundreds of training flights. “The pilots don’t feel safe flying this aircraft,” one instructor pilot told Fox News. Among the hundreds of student pilots affected is Marine 1st Lt. Michael Pence, son of Vice President Pence – a factor that could put added pressure on the Pentagon to...
  • After protest, Jim Webb declines to accept Naval Academy alumni association award

    03/28/2017 7:55:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 28 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | March 28, 2017 | Staff
    Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb announced Tuesday night that he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni.... ... it is clear that those protesting my receipt of this award now threaten to disrupt the ceremonies surrounding its issuance," Webb said in the statement.
  • VIDEO: U.S. Navy Tests ‘Star Wars’ Electromagnetic Rail Gun That Can Destroy Targets up [tr]

    03/24/2017 8:23:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Breitnart ^ | March 23, 2017 | Katherine Rogriguez
    The U.S. Navy is testing its new electromagnetic rail gun that military officials and researchers have described the as “Star Wars” technology. The weapon can destroy targets up to 125 miles away without stockpiling ammunition and fire projectiles that go 4,500 miles per hour, Newsweek reported.
  • US Navy Ship Missile Launches

    03/18/2017 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/18/17 | JR
    The US Navy is ready for trouble, that I can tell you. Vessels in order of appearance: USS Coronado USS Nitze (At night) USS Detriot RIM 166 USS Arleigh USS Eisenhower Russia Launches Against IS 480 USS Detroit MDA FTM- 20 Missile Sea Hawk Helicopter Iskander and SMERCH Launch
  • Top Navy officials charged in 'staggering' bribery scheme involving classified information

    03/15/2017 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 114 replies
    KNSS RADIO ^ | 3-14-17 | David Rind
    (WASHINGTON) -- Nine high-ranking U.S. Navy officers, including one former admiral, have been charged with trading classified information in exchange for travel, dinner and prostitution services from a foreign defense contractor -- the latest charges in the widening probe, according to the Justice Department. According to the Justice Department, the Navy officials allegedly took in expensive travel and entertainment expenses as well as prostitution services while steering contracts toward the company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA), and blocking its competitors. They allegedly used fake names and foreign email address to keep their actions secret.