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  • Navy petty officer wins transgender bodybuilding contest

    10/09/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    navytimes.com | Oct. 8, 2017 | David Goldman, The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright rules.
  • Move CVN65 [USS Enterprise] to reserve fleet in lieu of spending $1.55 billion to scrapping it

    10/09/2018 10:16:24 AM PDT · by topher · 75 replies
    Various | 9-Oct-2018 | Vanity with sources
    Maybe this is a 'Hail Mary', but something that one must try to save $1.55 billion and have a CVN (USS Enterprise) in our reserve fleet. On account of our previous president, the US Navy is in bad shape. Take for example the collisions that happened early in the Trump Administration due to the [what I believe was] LAX of discipline under Obama. This is of course the collisions that happened with the USS John S McCain and the USS Fitzgerald. If you don't remember, then refresh your memory: Freerepublic: Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires...
  • North Korea joins South Korean protest over Japan's 'Rising Sun' flag

    10/05/2018 12:01:33 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 Oct 2018 | Joyce Lee
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan should refrain from flying the “Rising Sun” flag on a warship in a fleet review planned in South Korea next week, a North Korean propaganda website said on Friday, joining South Koreans in the latest spat over the countries’ colonial history. ...“The ‘Rising Sun’ flag is a war-crime flag that the 20th-century Japanese imperialists used when executing their barbaric invasions into our nation and other Asian nations,” North Korea’s state-controlled Uriminjokkiri website said. “Planning to enter flying the ‘Rising Sun’ flag is an unbearable insult and ridicule to our people.”
  • Over 2,500 AK-47s & RPGs Seized by U.S. Navy in Gulf of Aden

    10/03/2018 9:02:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    An accurate count of the AK47 type rifles confiscated in the Gulf of Aden on 28 August 2018, has been released. During 2016, the U.S. Navy intercepted and confiscated several shipments of small arms from stateless dhows in the Arabian sea. Thousands of AK type rifles, hundreds of Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) were confiscated, along with PKM general purpose machine guns and 21 .50 caliber heavy machine guns. Included in a haul by the French, were some 60 mm mortars,  anti-tank missiles, and 64 Dragunov sniper rifles. From a March 2016 navy.mil article: The U.S. Navy Coastal Patrol ship...
  • Chinese warship in 'unsafe' encounter with US destroyer, amid rising US-China tensions

    10/01/2018 12:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 1:21 PM ET, Mon October 1, 2018 | Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne,
    A US Navy ship had an "unsafe" interaction with a Chinese warship Sunday while the US vessel was conducting a freedom of navigation operation near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, causing the US ship to maneuver "to prevent a collision," according to US defense officials. "A (People's Republic of China) Luyang destroyer approached USS Decatur in an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the South China Sea," Capt. Charles Brown, a spokesman for US Pacific Fleet, told CNN in a statement confirming the incident. Brown said the Chinese warship "conducted a...
  • Ryan Zinke: Naval blockade is an option for dealing with Russia

    09/29/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | John Siciliano
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the U.S. Navy can blockade Russia if needed to keep it from controlling energy supplies in the Middle East as it does in Europe. "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open..." Zinke said on Friday at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance. He was there to explain why hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale energy boom has given the U.S. an edge over its rivals Russia and Iran, by making the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy....
  • China blocks US Navy ship’s port visit to Hong Kong

    09/25/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    China on Monday denied a United States Navy permission request for a port visit next month to Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The decision to deny the port visit comes as tensions between the U.S. and China escalate on both economic and military fronts. The ship, the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is currently in the East China Sea, according to the Journal. The ship has been at sea since August and can hold as many as 1,600 Marines and sailors on board, the newspaper reported. China also canceled an upcoming meeting between top naval officers from...
  • How the U.S. Is Recovering Oil from a Nuked Warship: Prinz Eugen, once the pride [tr]

    09/18/2018 9:25:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The U.S. military is trying to recover the oil form a ship that's been underwater for 72 years. In an interesting twist, it's not even an American warship. The United States captured the German heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen as a war prize after the end of World War II. The Prinz Eugen capsized in 1946 after being nuked—twice—during the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. For decades, experts have feared that the radioactive ship's oil might leak into the Pacific. Now the Pentagon is trying to do something about it.
  • Royal Navy Sailors Fix Uber Driver's Car (Non-drunken sailor shenanigans)

    Sign up 0 HAVE YOUR SAY SELFLESS sailors from Portsmouth have been praised by a taxi driver in Florida for fixing her car - while on a trip back to their ship. The trio from HMS Queen Elizabeth gave up their time and expertise to fix the headlight of Bonnie Ginter’s 2007 Honda Fit after she realised the car’s bulb had blown.
  • British Royal Navy Sailors Arrested In Florida For Drunkeness, Fighting

    09/09/2018 4:18:28 AM PDT · by sinsofsolarempirefan · 74 replies
    Royal Navy sailors tasered in bar brawl after first transatlantic voyage of new ship 'Big Lizzie' Six Royal Navy sailors tasered in bar brawl after the first transatlantic voyage of Britain’s £3billion aircraft carrier 'Big Lizzie'
  • Fat Leonard a Big Scandal? No, I Think We've Topped It.

    09/06/2018 7:19:15 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    In a landmark decision Wednesday, the military’s highest court ruled that the Navy’s top lawyer, Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, illegally meddled in the case of a SEAL accused of rape. ***** Writing for the majority, Chief Judge Scott W. Stucky, a retired Air Force colonel, determined that not only can the military’s most senior attorneys be held responsible for bogus advice that helps to unlawfully coerce a prosecution but that Crawford “actually did so in this case." ***** "In this case, the Judge Advocate General of the Navy, Vice Adm. James Crawford, caused a decorated Navy SEAL to...
  • Navy Drag Queens and Relieved from Command for saying the word, ‘Faggot’

    09/03/2018 1:53:52 PM PDT · by pboyington · 37 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 3, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Two more news stories this week highlighted the Maoist PC Revolution that is laying waste to whatever remains of the US military’s fighting spirit and warrior culture. If you think Secretary of Defense James Mattis is going to anything to stop the lunatic social engineering policies from the Obama administration, think again. The Mad Dog’s Pentagon looks a lot like Ash and Trash Carter’s Pentagon. In Mad Eunuch Mattis’ Pentagon, Diversity is Job One… The first story, from the traveling circus on water called the 2018 US Navy and reported so gleefully in the Diversity Gazette, aka the Navy Times,...
  • Transvestites monkeying up the US Navy

    08/31/2018 8:13:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2018 | Ed Straker
    The Navy Times had a propaganda article yesterday featuring a sailor who likes to get dressed up as a woman and "perform" for the troops.  Why is this newsworthy?  It's all part of the liberal propaganda effort to increase acceptance of the so-called "transgendered." This is sick brainwashing of the worst kind. Years before he became a yeoman 3rd class in the United States Navy, Joshua Kelley was entertaining exuberant crowds under his drag name, "Harpy Daniels." The 24-year-old Berwick, Pennsylvania native, who currently serves as an administrative supervisor aboard the forward-deployed aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, brought Harpy along for the...
  • Navy drag queen 'Harpy Daniels' is serving looks — and the country

    08/30/2018 11:01:07 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 62 replies
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | Ukn | Ukn
    Joshua Kelley, otherwise known by his drag name "Harpy Daniels," is serving looks while serving the country. Stationed on a ship in Yokosuka, Japan, the 24-year-old performs for his fellow Navy sailors while also fulfilling the role of his squadron’s administrative supervisor by day. “My biggest performances here are the lip sync competitions we hold to build up morale," Kelley told NBC News.
  • China, shoring up its navy, muscles into Pacific

    08/29/2018 5:31:56 PM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/29/2018 | Steven Lee Myers
    In April, on the 69th anniversary of the founding of China’s navy, the country’s first domestically built aircraft carrier stirred from its berth in the port city of Dalian on the Bohai Sea, tethered to tugboats for a test of its seaworthiness. “China’s first homegrown aircraft carrier just moved a bit, and the United States, Japan and India squirmed,” a military news website crowed, referring to the three nations China views as its main rivals. Not long ago, such boasts would have been dismissed as the bravado of a second-string military. No longer. A modernization program focused on naval and...
  • Iran says it has full control of Gulf and U.S. navy does not belong there

    08/27/2018 3:54:57 AM PDT · by McGruff · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 August 2018
    Iran has full control of the Gulf, and the U.S. Navy does not belong there, the head of the navy of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, General Alireza Tangsiri, said on Monday, according to the Tasnim news agency. The remarks come at a time when Tehran has suggested that it could take military action in the Gulf to block oil exports of other regional countries in retaliation for U.S. sanctions intended to halt its oil sales. Washington maintains a fleet in the Gulf which protects oil shipping routes. Tangsiri said Iran had full control of both the Gulf itself and the Strait...
  • We spent 3 days on a top contender for the Navy’s future frigate. Here’s what you need to know.

    08/26/2018 4:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Defense News | May 30, 2018 | David B. Larter
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2018/05/30/we-spent-3-days-on-a-top-ffgx-contender-heres-what-you-need-to-know/
  • South Korea to Launch First 3,000-ton KSS-III Diesel-Electric Attack Sub Next Month

    08/23/2018 12:44:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | August 23, 2018 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    South Korea will launch the first of a planned fleet of nine 3,000-ton indigenously designed KSS-III (Jangbogo–III-class) diesel-electric submarines next month, according to local media reports. The submarine will be launched at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard on Geoje Island, near the port city of Busan in the southeastern part of South Korea, next month. The keel laying ceremony of the first KSS-III diesel-electric submarine took place at the DSME shipyard on Geoje Island in May 2016 with construction intermittently delayed due to technical issues. The first-of-class boat is expected to be handed over to the Republic...
  • The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

    08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Aug. 14, 2018, 12:19 PM | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics. The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range. The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms...
  • Scientists Discover Stern of World War II U.S. Destroyer Off Remote Alaskan Island

    08/16/2018 4:09:04 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 16, 2018 | gCaptain
    For almost 75 years, the stern of the destroyer USS Abner Read lay somewhere below the dark of the Bering Sea off the Aleutian island of Kiska, where it sank after being torn off by an explosion while conducting an anti-submarine patrol.