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  • Report: Captain drank with his Navy crew, harassed women

    02/05/2016 4:41:39 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 47 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 | staff
    A former commanding officer could be dismissed from the Navy over numerous misconduct allegations after a night of heavy drinking with his crew while he was in charge of the guided missile cruiser the USS Anzio. Officials relieved Capt. Brian K. Sorenson of command in September, according to a report from the Virginian-Pilot. On Thursday, the newspaper obtained a report from the Navy on its investigation.
  • Obama to present Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL

    02/03/2016 6:02:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 03, 2016 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON – The White House has announced that a Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan will be the nation's next Medal of Honor recipient. President Barack Obama will present the nation's highest award for valor in action to Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers.
  • Iran’s Naval Commander: We Took Extensive Info From American Sailors’ Phones, Laptops

    02/01/2016 7:27:22 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 1, 2016
    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) naval commander claimed Monday that his men harvested extensive information from cell phones and laptops confiscated from the 10 American sailors held in custody last month, according to Iranian media.
  • U.S. Navy’s LCS Struggles to Fend Off Swarm Attacks, Tests Show

    01/30/2016 1:55:08 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 01/29/16 | Tony Capaccio
    The U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship struggled in drills at sea to fend off a swarm of small attacking vessels like the Iranian boats it could encounter in the Persian Gulf, according to the Pentagon's chief weapons tester.
  • U.S. Navy commander pleads guilty in corruption scandal

    01/29/2016 4:18:59 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 29, 2016 | Marty Graham
    A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S. District Court in San Diego to answer to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery and bribery of a public official stemming from his involvement in a scandal surrounding a contractor who serviced ships in the Navy's Pacific Fleet.
  • Top US naval intelligence officer barred from access to classified naval intelligence

    01/28/2016 7:51:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/28/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    So … what has transpired over the last 800 days or so in the national-security arena? ISIS went from being the “jayvee team” to a terrorist quasi-state launching deadly attacks from the Sinai to the streets of Paris. Iran’s navy fired missiles at US Navy ships and captured ten American sailors. China built an island in the middle of the ocean and claimed the area as territorial waters. North Korea has … continued being North Korea.What did two top officials of naval intelligence know about any of these crises, and others? Probably nothing at all other than what appeared...
  • Iran says warns U.S. warship to leave waters near Strait of Hormuz (and it did!)

    01/27/2016 5:09:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 27, 2016
    Iran's navy warned a U.S. warship on Wednesday to leave waters near the Strait of Hormuz where the Iranians were testing submarines, destroyers and missile launchers, news agencies reported. The commander of Iran's fleet, Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, told Tasnim news agency the U.S. ship was trying to collect information in the Sea of Oman - an area close to the Strait, a vital oil and gas shipping route - and said it left quickly after the alert.
  • Second Navy Combat Ship Goes Down Because Someone Forgot To Check The Oil

    01/23/2016 6:18:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 110 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-22-2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The USS Fort Worth, a Navy littoral combat ship, has suffered extensive gear damage while docked at a port in Singapore. The Navy is blaming the incident on a crew error. According to reports, the crew failed to use sufficient lube oil, leading to excessively high temperatures on the gears. Debris also found its way into the lubrication system, which also contributed to failure, Defense News reports. The crew did not follow standard operating procedures. Immediately following the incident, ship repair experts arrived on the scene to assess the damage. Until the investigation wraps up, the ship will remain at...
  • 'Person overboard': US Navy plan to sink sexist terms at sea spells the end for traditional [tr]

    01/21/2016 11:10:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 21, 2016 | Julian Robinson
    The US Navy is planning to make job titles gender-neutral - putting the future of long-established names like 'midshipman' in doubt. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ordered a review of all job titles to determine whether references to 'man' can be removed from positions such as seaman and yeoman. The review was set up 'to ensure (titles) were representative of all sailors and did not discriminate based on gender', the Navy announced.
  • Smart power: Pentagon ordered to take action on climate change {Biofuel carrier strike group]

    01/20/2016 3:11:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/20/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Clearly human driven climate change and anthropogenic global warming can not be defeated through political action alone. A challenge this monumental will call for more strident measures. With that in mind, the Obama administration has apparently decided to bring in the big guns… literally. The Pentagon has been ordered to “address climate change.” (Free Beacon) A new directive issued by Pentagon leaders mandates that the agency work to "assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change," according to a copy of the Jan. 14 directive issued by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work.As the Obama administration...
  • Document U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:56:43 AM PST · by Bruce Campbells Chin · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors January 18, 2016 1:57 PM The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.On Jan. 12, two NAVCENT Riverine Command Boat (RCB) crews were tasked with the mission of relocating two RCBs from Kuwait to Bahrain, with...
  • Document: U.S. CENTCOM Statement on Events Surrounding Iranian Detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors

    01/19/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 19 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue ^ | January 18, 2016 | CENTCOM
    The following preliminary timeline of the events surrounding the Iranian detainment of 10 U.S. Navy Sailors from January 12-13, 2016, is based upon multiple operational reports received by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) in the first 24-48 hours after the incident. A Navy command investigation initiated on Jan. 14, will provide a more complete accounting of events.
  • The US Navy is Combat Ineffective

    01/18/2016 8:10:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 49 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 18, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    USDW has been inferring all along that the feminization of the military, the social engineering of the military, the cultural Marxism being injected into the military is going to pay dividends… Dividends for the enemy that is… USDW has been consistently reiterating that the Obama White House’s policies were going to create a military that will be thoroughly destroyed on the field of battle. Feminization, lowering standards, gender neutral operations, lactation and breastfeeding support memos, pregnancy simulators, transgenders in the ranks, openly gay military leaders, command hostility towards Christianity; it’s all creating a perfect storm of disaster heading directly in...
  • Truth About US Boat Capture by Iran!

    01/18/2016 2:30:24 PM PST · by 2harddrive · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Matt Bracken
    Here is what REALLY happened! The comment by Matt Bracken on the linked article at the bottom: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and butter. Today, these boats both not only had radar, but multiple GPS devices, including chart plotters that place your boat's icon right on the chart. The claim by Iran that the USN boats "strayed into Iranian waters" is complete bull$#it. For an open-water transit between...
  • Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels

    01/17/2016 1:57:49 PM PST · by Taxman · 260 replies
    Central View ^ | January 17, 2016 | William Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D.
    CENTRAL VIEW for Monday, January 18, 2016 Iranian coup: A tale of two U.S. Navy vessels Last week, the U.S. Navy dispatched two of its fearsomely armed Riverine Command Boats (RCBs) to patrol between Kuwait and Bahrain. Somehow, the RCBs were seized by the Iranian Navy; the crewmembers arrested, and -- even though the U.S. and Iran are not technically at war -- treated as Prisoners of War (POWs). How could this happen? The Swedish-designed, U.S.- manufactured RCBs cost $2.8 million per copy. Each RCB carries six machine guns, to include a .50 caliber Gatling gun, plus grenade launchers. Covered...
  • Will The Farsi Island Incident Turn Out To Be A Cover-Up Like Benghazi?

    01/17/2016 9:54:15 AM PST · by Randall_S · 21 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | January 17, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo Since Tuesday's capture of U.S. Navy sailors by the Iranians, many questions have emerged that call into question the official story of events. Knowing the history of the Obama administration, including the Arab Spring and the infamous attack and cover-up Benghazi "incident," is it fair to assume that the White House is again deceiving the American public? In light of yet another disgraceful situation that humiliated our country and military, below are some vital and important questions to ponder (forget political correctness!): *Was this event coordinated to coincide with Obama's final State of the...
  • Here’s One Idea How to Defend Ships From Ballistic Missiles (Modified 'San Antonio' LPD class)

    01/16/2016 6:03:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 15, 2016 | Dave Majumdar
    The U.S. Navy has been in discussions with shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls about the possibility of building a missile defense variant of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock (LPD-17). The new vessel could eventually be equipped with new radars, railguns and lasers. The massive 25,000-ton troop carrier has the size and weight margins for the mission, according to industry officials. “You can put a lot of additional weight on the ship and you can put … some modern technologies like ballistic missile defense radars that are very heavy,” Huntington Ingalls vice president Brian Cuccias told reporters at the Surface Navy Association...
  • Submission, American-Style

    01/14/2016 9:39:04 AM PST · by wtd · 45 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | January 14, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Submission, American~StyleMatthew Bracken sends this graphic as a commentary on yesterday's news from the Persian Gulf: image "I could not be and I know the president could not be prouder of our men and women in uniform," Kerry said. "I also want to thank the Iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response."Additional commentary by Mr. Bracken was posted yesterday at WRSA: "I rarely pull out my dusty old trident, but in this case, here goes. I was a Navy SEAL officer in the 1980s, and this kind of operation (transiting small boats in foreign waters) was our bread and...
  • DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP

    01/14/2016 7:43:13 AM PST · by shortstop · 31 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/14/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s unfathomable. The account of two U. S. Navy vessels being seized by the Iranian navy earlier this week seems completely implausible. No part of it makes any sense. The story is that two river patrol boats – bristling modern-day incarnations of the Vietnam swift boats – were navigating south from Kuwait to Bahrain. At some point, via some means, the two boats, with their contingent of five sailors each, surrendered to the Iranians. Two accounts have been offered as to how that happened. The first was that one of the vessels lost its engine and that they both then...
  • The Administration’s Deceptions Fall Apart -- Iran Systematically Humiliated American Sailors

    01/14/2016 7:42:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/14/2016 | David French
    First, watch this:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Vice President Biden actually claims that Iran behaved the way "ordinary nations" would: One of the boats had engine failure and drifted into Iranian waters. The Iranians picked up both boats, as we have picked up Iranian boats that needed to be rescued and took them to -- I'm not sure exactly where. I don't want to misspeak here. And realized they were there and distressed, and said they would release them, and they released them like ordinary nations would do. That is the way nations should do it, and that...
  • Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops

    01/13/2016 2:48:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Wills Robinson
    Dramatic video shows ten American sailors on their knees as they surrendered to Iranian troops in the Persian Gulf while a U.S. 'commander' is filmed apologizing to the revolutionary guard Footage of sailors on the floor, with hands behind their heads surrounded by Iranian guards has been released It was aired on the Islamic republic's state television after the Navy personnel were freed following a standoff When the sailors were taken off of the boats in the Persian Gulf, they were questioned by the IRGC Later the captives were pictured looking relaxed while sitting on a big carpet sharing plates...
  • No US apology after Iran frees sailors [According to VP Joe Biden]

    01/13/2016 10:23:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Iran has released 10 US sailors after holding them overnight, bringing a swift end to an incident that had rattled nerves days ahead of the expected implementation of a landmark nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said it had freed the sailors on Wednesday after determining they had entered Iranian territorial waters by mistake. The sailors had been detained aboard two US Navy patrol boats in the Gulf on Tuesday. "Our technical investigations showed the two US Navy boats entered Iranian territorial waters inadvertently," the IRGC said in a statement carried by state...
  • Picture of our Sailors Being Captured

    01/13/2016 9:34:25 AM PST · by grayhog · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-13-16 | Breitbart
    This really pisses me off.
  • Iran Releases Humiliating Images of U.S. Sailors in Captivity

    01/13/2016 8:26:29 AM PST · by detective · 129 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 13, 2016 | Morgan Chalfont
    Iran state television released images of the 10 U.S. sailors that the Iranian military held in custody overnight Tuesday. ABC News first reported the photos, which appeared after the sailors were released by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps Wednesday morning.
  • Iran Releases U.S. Sailors Accused of ‘Trespassing’

    01/13/2016 3:07:38 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01/13/2016 | Thomas Erdbrink
    Iran has released two United States Navy patrol boats and 10 crew members who were described as "trespassing" in Iranian waters near a major naval base, state news media reported on Wednesday. The Pentagon and the State Department said that one of the boats had experienced mechanical problems en route to Bahrain from Kuwait on a routine mission on Tuesday, and the Iranians appeared to have accepted that explanation.
  • US apologises for Iran naval incursion

    01/13/2016 12:55:00 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 111 replies
    BBC ^ | 01/13/2016 | Staff
    The US has apologised to Iran after 10 American sailors were arrested for entering Iranian waters, the commander of Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards naval forces has said. General Ali Fadavi accused those detained of "unprofessional" acts. But he suggested the group, who are being held by the guards, could be released soon.
  • Iran to transfer 10 sailors to US ship

    01/12/2016 8:35:25 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 46 replies
    Plans are in place for Iran to return 10 US sailors to a US Navy vessel in international waters within hours, after they were taken into custody while travelling from Kuwait to Bahrain. Late on Tuesday, a US defence official said it was deemed safer to carry out the exchange in daylight early on Wednesday. The plans call for Iran to bring the sailors to international waters, where they will be transferred to a vessel from the USS Harry S. Truman carrier strike group, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. It was not immediately clear what would happen...
  • Cotton: Iran taking Navy boats 'humiliating'

    01/12/2016 4:25:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday evening ripped the Obama administration over its handling of Iran, saying the seizure of two U.S. Navy ships was "humiliating" to the nation and President Obama. "This kind of openly hostile action is not surprising," Cotton said during an appearance on CNN's "Situation Room" shortly after news emerged that the two ships and 10 U.S. sailors had been captured. In a statement, Cotton called for the president to demand that Iran release the sailors immediately. If Iran fails to release the U.S. sailors, he said the Iran nuclear deal should be nullified. On CNN,...
  • Pentagon: 2 U.S. Navy Boats Held by Iran Military

    01/12/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | 01/12/2016 | by JIM MIKLASZEWSKI and COURTNEY KUBE
    Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy boats Tuesday and are holding them in custody on Iran's Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf, senior U.S. officials told NBC News. Officials said it's unclear whether the 10 American sailors aboard one of the small riverine boats had strayed into Iranian territorial waters before they were captured. The officials said the Americans were on a training mission around noon ET when their boat experienced mechanical difficulty and drifted into Iranian-claimed waters and were seized by Iranian Coast guard. The crew was described as being safe. Following reports of the...
  • Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

    01/12/2016 1:10:00 PM PST · by Crazieman · 154 replies
    Associated Depressed ^ | 1/12/2016 | Lolita Baldor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says it briefly lost contact with two small Navy craft in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday but has received assurances from Iran that the crew and vessels will be returned safely and promptly. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook tells The Associated Press that the boats were moving between Kuwait and Bahrain when the US lost contact with them. Cook says, "We have been in contact with Iran and have received assurances that the crew and the vessels will be returned promptly."
  • SecNav Bans Marine Job Titles With Term ‘Man’ to Ensure Gender Neutrality

    01/06/2016 4:53:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 6, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Also demands Marine Corps make boot camp co-ed. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus recently sent a memo to Marine Commandant Gen. Robert Neller directing him to review the Marine Corp's position titles to ensure their gender neutrality. Mabus told Neller to drop the term "man" from position titles so that they become gender integrated by the deadline of April 1, according to the Marine Corps Times. "As we achieve full integration of the force ... this is an opportunity to update the position titles and descriptions themselves to demonstrate through this language that women are included in these MOSs,"...
  • Anti-Islam group forces Australian navy's Twitter account shut down

    01/06/2016 4:25:21 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    Australian Navy's Islamic Twitter account shut down after complains from anti-Islam groupThe official Twitter account of the Australian navy's adviser on Muslim affairs has been shut down after an official complaint by an anti-Islam group regarding its content, Guardian Australia reported. The account @navyislamic of Captain Mona Shindy, the chief of navy's strategy adviser on Islamic affairs, was active on Twitter before it was deleted around December 22.
  • US Defense Department: Navy security clearance does not discriminate against Jews

    01/03/2016 5:02:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 1/3/16 | DANIELLE ZIRI
    NEW YORK – US Defense Department spokesman Mark Wright told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that security clearance could be denied to an applicant with relatives in any foreign country. “If a security-clearance applicant has relatives or other close connections to people in any foreign country, this could potentially disqualify that person from being eligible for a security clearance,” he said. But, he added, “The Federal Adjudicative Guidelines do not call for any special scrutiny for applicants with relatives in Israel.” Wright spoke on Thursday in response to the recent protest by Jewish organizations against the US Navy’s denial of...
  • Iranian rocket passes within 1,500 yards of US aircraft carrier

    12/30/2015 11:17:42 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/30/15 | Unknown
    Iranian rockets passed within 1,500 yards of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz last week, a senior defense official confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement to the Associated Press early Wednesday that Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval vessels fired "several unguided rockets" after giving only 23 minutes' notice over maritime radio that a live-fire exercise would be carried out. The incident was first reported by NBC News.
  • Rogue toy drones are interfering with military operations

    12/24/2015 9:40:36 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 24, 2015 | Craig Whitlock
    The Air Force revolutionized drone warfare. Now it’s finding itself on the defensive. Rogue toy drones — a hot-selling Christmas gift this season and last — are starting to interfere with military operations at several bases across the country. With sales of consumer drones expected to approach 700,000 this year, military officials say they are bracing for the problem to get worse and are worried about the potential for an aviation disaster. Last month, an Air Force A-29 Super Tucano aircraft reported a near midair collision with a small rogue drone over the Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range in...
  • Japan Spots Armed Chinese Coast Guard Ship Near Disputed Islands

    12/24/2015 1:41:09 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | DEC 23,2015 | REUTERS
    TOKYO, Dec 23 (Reuters) A Chinese coastguard ship equipped with what appeared to be four gun turrets was sighted near disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japan's coastguard said on Wednesday.
  • Navy to award Purple Hearts to Chattanooga victims

    12/17/2015 3:09:36 AM PST · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 12/16/15 | By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    Navy officials say they are going to award the Purple Heart to four Marines and a sailor who were killed, and a Marine who was injured when a gunman attacked a Chattanooga reserve center this past summer. US Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced the decision Wednesday in a news release that also noted that the FBI and Naval Criminal Investigation Service determined the attack was inspired by a foreign terrorist group. That determination was necessary to bestow the award. The Purple Hearts will go posthumously to Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, Staff Sgt David Wyatt, Sgt Carson Holmquist,...
  • Translation and Launch of Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

    12/16/2015 4:15:04 PM PST · by Islander7 · 6 replies
    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Dec. 15, 2015)—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), the company’s 30th Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer, on Saturday. (Super cool time lapse video of the launch.) “The last week of translating this quality ship across land and then launching it from our drydock is no small task, and our shipbuilders accomplished it in a very efficient manner,” said George Nungesser, Ingalls’ DDG 51 program manager. “All crafts and personnel making up this DDG shipbuilding crew have performed very well, and we were able to launch DDG 114 ahead of schedule....
  • TN: Lt. Cmdr Tim White honored for his actions during July 16th shootings

    12/13/2015 12:18:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    WSMV ^ | 14 October, 2015 | Kelly McCarthy
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - The American Red Cross honored local heroes during the 8th annual Heroes Luncheon. Among the brave men and women recognized, Lt. Cmdr Tim White gave his first TV interview describing his experiences during the July 16th shootings. Lt. Cmdr Tim White says the community has been so supportive since the attacks. White wants to thank everyone for donating their time and money to help the victims and their families, and for showing the local military their support. "We've been receiving cards, and letters, and gifts to the units and it's been overwhelming, it's been really amazing,"...
  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported (http://bit.ly/1UfolwL ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Littoral Combat Ships’ Mine-Hunting Drones Can’t Find Mines, Pentagon Finds

    12/12/2015 5:18:54 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    gcaptain.com ^ | 12/12/15 | bloomberg
    (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Navy’s new Littoral Combat Ship would be ineffective at hunting for mines because an underwater drone made by Lockheed Martin Corp. that’s supposed to find them often fails to work, the Pentagon’s weapons-testing office found.
  • San Bernardino Attackers’ Friend Spoke of ‘Sleeper Cells’

    12/11/2015 12:47:43 PM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11 Dec 2013 | IAN LOVETT, JACK HEALY, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and JULIE TURKEWITZDEC
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The regulars did not take it seriously when Enrique Marquez mused about terrorism at Morgan's Tavern, a dank dive bar where the bespectacled 24-year-old hauled ice, cleaned bathrooms and checked ID's at the door. After a few drinks, he would just start talking - about his money woes, trying to lose weight, wanting to join the Navy. News reports about terror were just fodder for more bar talk. "He would say stuff like: 'There's so much going on. There's so many sleeper cells, so many people just waiting. When it happens, it's going to be big. Watch,'...
  • Admiral reprimanded for drunken, naked escapade at Florida hotel

    12/07/2015 6:26:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 98 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 12/7/15 | Craig Whitlock
    The Navy announced Monday that it has reprimanded a two-star admiral for getting drunk and wandering naked around a Florida beachfront hotel while attending a conference with defense contractors. Rear Adm. David F. Baucom, the director of strategy and policy at the U.S. Transportation Command, became so intoxicated at an upscale beachfront resort in April that he struck his head on a barstool, wet his pants and needed an escort back to his room, according to an investigative report by the Naval Inspector General. A few hours later, still in a haze, Baucom re-emerged from his room without any clothes...
  • Navy plans to let women apply for the elite SEALs starting as early as next spring

    12/07/2015 5:44:15 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 50 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 7, 2015 | AP
    The U.S. Naval Academy is preparing to open its screening process for Navy SEAL training next year to women who are juniors at the academy, the superintendent said Monday. Vice Adm. Walter 'Ted' Carter told the academy's Board of Visitors at their quarterly meeting that the school is waiting for specific guidance from the Navy before definitely opening next spring's screening. He noted it could take longer before female midshipmen will take part in the rigorous 24-hour marathon screening process. 'We'll be ready to put women through the screener as early as next year,' Carter said. 'I don't know that...
  • Wounded Vet Was Getting Bullied By The VA, So He Talked To Trump- 2 Weeks Later, He Was Stunned…

    12/04/2015 9:09:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 127 replies
    Donald Trump made a promise and he delivered. In October, the Republican presidential candidate made a commitment to U.S. Army First Sgt. Todd Landen (Ret.) very, very personal. In front of a large crowd at a Sioux City, Iowa, event, he promised the wounded veteran and his family that he would get action to end the runaround Landen was getting from the Veterans Administration. "I am going to put pressure on the VA like you won't believe," Trump said then. "As president, I can guarantee it. As Trump I can say, 'I'll probably be able to pull it off anyway.'"...
  • First Details on Likely Future Type 75 LHD for PLAN Showed Up on China Government Website

    12/03/2015 4:41:02 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 03 December 2015
    The first details on a future landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious assault ship for the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) may have emerged on a government website in China. Poster showing an LHD design on CSOC (China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Company) stand during AAD 2014 in South Africa An article published on an official website of the Shanghai communist party mentions a company, Hudong Heavy Machinery Co., LTD (member of CSSC China State Shipbuilding Corporation, the largest shipbuilding group in China) that has been contracted to built "16PC2-6B" diesel engines for a new project of amphibious assault ship. The...
  • Navy Unveils Unreal Hand-Painted Helmets for Army Game

    12/02/2015 7:31:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    SI ^ | November 30, 2015 | Andrew Doughty
    The Midshipmen (9–2, 7–1 AAC) missed out on a conference title game appearance, and also a likely New Year's Six bowl appearance, with a 52–31 loss to Houston last Saturday, but they have managed to prevail, comfortably, in the chaotic and highly competitive uniform arm race. They close the 2015 regular season on Dec. 12 with the 116th Army-Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Although the heavily favored Midshipmen are expected to defeat their service academy rival for the 14th straight year, they have already won off the field in a big, big way. On Monday, the program...
  • U.S. Navy Adds 4 New Ship Classes to Its Roster

    11/30/2015 7:53:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 27, 2015 | Rich Smith
    So long,Littoral Combat Ship. We hardly knew ye. Lockheed Martin's USS Freedom (LCS 1) was the Navy's first littoral combat ship. New vessels of the same basic shape and size will henceforth be dubbed "frigates." Say goodbye to the "Mobile Landing Platform," the "Afloat Forward Staging Base," and the "Joint High Speed Vessel," as well. As of this year, the United States Navy has done away with all four of these clumsy, elongated, ad hoc ship classes, replaced each with a new name -- and introduced a new theme for U.S. war-planning in the process. Henceforth, LCSes will be christened...
  • Navy's New Destroyer's Seaworthiness, Stability Questioned

    11/30/2015 12:34:13 PM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | by David Sharp
    BATH, Maine -- The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the "tumblehome" hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...
  • Seaworthiness of New Destroyer Under Scrutiny

    11/29/2015 11:24:59 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | David Sharp
    Bath, Maine — The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable. The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the “tumblehome” hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic. Amy Lent, of the Maine Maritime Museum, which works closely with the shipyard, said taxpayers...