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  • Korean War Hero Tells 'Top Secret' Story 63 Years Later

    05/02/2016 2:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson May 1, 2016
    Williams single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters, a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until recentlyRetired U.S. Navy Cpt. E. Royce Williams will never forget November 18, 1952. ďHere came four of them from the front side all firing and the others were coming around from the other sideÖWe came in head on,Ē Williams remembered. ďI saw bullets go over me and under me then over meÖ So the fight went on and on and on.Ē Williams, who fought in the Korean War, single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters Ė a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until...
  • Lieutenant David Nartker must be Court-Martialed

    04/30/2016 9:40:22 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 30, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    In January, two US Navy high speed Riverine boats were apparently underway from Bahrain to Kuwait when they strayed into Iranian waters, while attempting to contact a vessel to refuel. The Pentagon first said that they had engine trouble. Yet, if that was the case, why didnít the other boat tow the boat with mechanical problems to international waters and safety? Then, the Pentagon said that they had navigational issues. How is this possible in 2016, with each boat having an array of GPS and radar equipment? Even if one boatís systems completely shut down, couldnít they rely on the...
  • U.S. Navy Seriously Considering Distributed Lethality for its Amphibious Forces

    04/29/2016 12:12:51 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | Apr 29, 2016 | Stelios Kanavakis
    The US Navy is planning to transform every surface unit into a ďfloating armouryĒ, which will be capable of firing weapons under the distributed lethality concept. In an A2AD environment, especially in the Asia-Pacific theatre or areas such as the Persian Gulf or the Black Sea, surface units will have to use most of their weapons defending them, leaving fewer payloads for offensive operations. CGI: LPD 17 class amphibious vessel fitted with 8x NSM as seen on Kongsberg's booth during SNA 2016. The House Armed Services Committee considered these issues in the H.R. 4909 Ė FY17 National Defence Authorization Bill...
  • Uss Sunfish (SSN 649)

    04/22/2016 6:35:26 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 17 replies
    www.wow.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | wikipedia
    1969Ė1974 Sunfish spent the period from April to August 1969 undergoing shakedown and in various exercises such as torpedo firing, sound trials, control drills, and casualty drills. A short dependents' cruise in late August 1969 was followed by post-shakedown repairs and alterations at Groton, Connecticut. The last two weeks of 1969 were devoted to a leave and recreation period for the crew.......
  • A Navy carrier just broke the record for dropping bombs on ISIS

    04/21/2016 2:23:28 PM PDT · by Smittie · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/21/2016 | Logan Nye
    The USS Harry S. Truman is celebrating the work of its crew after setting the record for ordnance dropped on ISIS. The Truman launched over 1,118 ordinance pieces against terrorist targets over the past five months, surpassing the 1,085 dropped by the USS Theodore Roosevelt's pilots in 2015. The Trumanís Carrier Air Wing 7 flew 1,407 combat sorties and dropped over 580 tons of ordnance on the Islamic State. ďSince our arrival in the Arabian Gulf, the Truman Strike Group has been conducting operations around the clock,Ē Capt. Ryan B. Scholl, Trumanís commanding officer, told a Navy journalist. ďThis deployment...
  • Officials fear accused Navy spy Edward Lin told China about U.S. reconnaissance aircraft

    04/17/2016 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    washington times ^ | 4/17/16 | Rowan Scarborough
    A Navy officer has spent eight months in the brig as a captive of U.S. counterintelligence agents, but to hear officials tell the spy tale, they know few details about what he provided to Chinaís communist regime or Taiwanís government. To be sure, Lt. Cmdr. Edward Chieh-Liang Lin knows a lot about the Navyís spying on China. He was a naval flight officer for long-distance patrol aircraft that suck up communications as well as track and take reconnaissance photographs and video of Beijingís aggressive military operations in the South China Sea and elsewhere. ďSomeone like Cmdr. Lin would have detailed...
  • Barack Obama DESTROYS Military, Names NAVY Ship Something That Has Americans INFURIATED

    04/17/2016 4:47:23 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 44 replies
    Tea Party ^ | Staff
    As the Obama administration this week named another warship after a politician, a new report is circulating in Congress that shows that nearly 200 Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients have never been awarded such an honor, contrary to naval guidelines and tradition. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has named several ships after Democrats and liberal activists not connected to the military, was in Detroit on Monday to announce that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Carl M. Levin. The Michigan Democrat served 31 years in the Senate and chaired the Senate Armed Services...
  • Obamaís Cold War

    04/16/2016 8:07:59 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | Saturday, April 16, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week the USS Donald Cook was harassed by a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencers while on patrol in international waters of the Black Sea. The aircraft flew past the USS Cook a total of 20 times. They approached the ship in simulated attack positions, approaching within 1,000 meters at an altitude of only 30 meters. The planes were joined by a Russian military helicopter that took pictures of the Donald Cook after the flybys. At the time the Cook was near Kaliningrad, a Russian territory between Lithuania and Poland. The Ship had left Poland and was sailing out...
  • SOS Ė The US Navy is Sinking

    04/15/2016 9:31:21 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 16, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Navy has taken three torpedoes to its bow and is going down. These are trying times for the US Navy. It seems that every two weeks or so there is some crisis engulfing the once proud, competent and steadfast organization that used to be a bedrock of the nationís defense. The performance and conduct of the US Navy lately has seemed like something emanating from a Third World, Banana Republic coastal defense force; heavy on medals and light on brains, skills and tenacious fighting spirit. Two days ago the USS Donald Cook was taunted and embarrassed by Russian...
  • Why the US Needs Conventional Submarines

    04/15/2016 12:20:55 PM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Diplomat ^ | April 14, 2016 | Torsten Heinrich
    The U.S. Armed Forces operate a wide array of sophisticated weaponry, in many cases superior to anything else in the world. But while the new destroyers, carriers, or the F-22 might have no equal, the U.S. Armed Forces face a significant gap in their capabilities: the total lack of any conventional submarines.
  • Navy Secretary Bends Rules About Ship Naming to Honor Democratic Politician

    04/14/2016 5:48:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 13, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Ray Mabus again accused of politicizing process Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus is under fire for bending service rules in order to name the next Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer after a retired Democratic politician. Mabus, who has previously been accused of politicizing the ship-naming process, announced Monday that the destroyer will be named after Carl Levin, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Michigan who is still alive and did not serve in the U.S. military. Mabus disregarded Navy ship-naming rules stipulating that destroyers should be named for deceased members of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, including...
  • Navy to Name New Destroyer The USS Alfred C. Sharpton| Humor

    04/14/2016 2:45:09 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 16 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | April 14, 2016 | Dan Miller
    Inspired by the profound wisdom of Nancy Pelosi Navy Secretary Ray Mabus stated this week that Navy ships no longer need be named after dead old White geezers with medals of honor or politicians who have helped the Navy. Naming them after politicians favored by our dear leader Obama is now†Navy policy. Sharpton may never have won a medal of honor, served in the U.S. Military or helped the Navy. However, he is a fighter for social justice and has destroyed lots of racist stuff. Once the Navy names a destroyer in his honor, he will have much more...
  • US Navy moves ship launching ceremony due to Ďharsh anti-gay lawsí in Mississippi

    04/14/2016 12:09:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 58 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    In the Navy, you can sail the seven seas The future USS Portland is already in the water, but it has yet to be commissioned. The ceremony to do so was scheduled to be held in Pascagoula, Mississippi at the end of May, but then the state decided to put its hatred, its bigotry, and its antiquated notions about the 1st Amendment on display. Since weíre a hyper-sensitive society that subsists on faux-outrage, we canít tolerate any of that ďreligious freedomĒ nonsense. Super-important dignitaries refused to attend, so the Navy has determined that the christening simply had to be moved.
  • Russia jets make 'simulated attack' passes near U.S. destroyer: U.S.

    04/13/2016 12:57:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 13, 2016 | By Phil Stewart
    Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, describing it as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. A Russian KA-27 Helix helicopter also made seven passes around the USS Donald Cook, taking pictures. The nearest Russian territory was about 70 nautical miles away in its enclave...
  • Obama admin. snubs Medal of Honor recipients, names warships after liberal politicians

    04/12/2016 4:21:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    As the Obama administration this week named another warship after a politician, a new report is circulating in Congress that shows that nearly 200 Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipients have never been awarded such an honor, contrary to naval guidelines and tradition. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who has named several ships after Democrats and liberal activists not connected to the military, was in Detroit on Monday to announce that an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named the USS Carl M. Levin. The Michigan Democrat served 31 years in the Senate and chaired the Senate Armed Services...
  • A look at the Navy's slick new Norwegian antiship missile

    04/12/2016 12:07:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 11, 2016 | Alex Lockie
    As part of the Navy's push towards "distributed lethatlity," littoral combat ships will soon be equipped with the Norwegian built Naval Strike Missile (NSM), an "over-the-horizon" antiship cruise missile with a range of about 115 miles.
  • Navy ceremony moved over Mississippi anti-gay law objection

    04/12/2016 10:08:42 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | 4/12/16
    PORTLAND - The city of Pascagoula in Mississippi has a world-famous shipyard, building vessels for the U.S. military and private companies alike. When the ships are launched, dignitaries of all kinds normally flock for the commissioning ceremonies, but the state's harsh new anti-gay laws may change that.
  • US Navy rescues men from deserted Pacific island after spotting 'help' on beach

    04/10/2016 8:43:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Abc.net.au ^ | April 10, 2016
    A United States aircrew helped rescue three stranded men from a deserted Pacific island after the sailors used palm fronds to spell the word "help" and waved their lifejackets at rescuers. A Navy P-8 aircrew based out of Japan and vessels had been searching for the men, reported missing after failing to arrive in their 19-foot craft at the island of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to catch an early morning flight on Monday. Bulk carriers Brilliant Jupiter and Ten Yu Maru were also engaged, conducting 17 hours of search across nearly 300 square kilometres of ocean....
  • First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC

    04/06/2016 3:58:36 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    navy.mil ^ | 4/5/2016 | Susan Krawczyk
    First Female Recruits Issued 'Dixie Cup' Covers at RTC
  • Navyís Famous 'Dixie Cup' Hats to Be Worn by Women

    04/06/2016 1:59:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Junior female sailors are not the only women to get new uniforms. Female officers and senior enlisted sailors will wear updated styles, such as new combination covers. By the fall of 2016, both enlisted men and women will receive new service dress blues, what the Navy calls ďcrackerjacks.Ē ... The ďDixie cupĒ style dates back to 1886 when it was first incorporated into Navy uniform regulations, according to the Navyís historical site. ďIt can be squared, rolled, crushed, fitted with Ďgull wingsí or simply worn as it comes from small stores. It can be used as a flotation device or...
  • The U.S. Navyís Improbable Rise to Power

    04/04/2016 10:08:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 2, 2016 | James A. Warren
    The United States Navy is paradoxically the most traditional and innovative of Americaís armed services. It is also by far and away the most diverse in terms of missions and capabilities. In addition to its fleet of cutting-edge surface ships and submarines, the Navy possesses its own ground forceóthe Marinesóand an air force, both land and carrier-based, which has greater strike capability than the air forces of most developed nations. The Navyís supercarrier battle groups function as mobile military cities, extending American power and influence across the entire globe.
  • Americaís Super Battleships That Never Were

    04/04/2016 6:03:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 2, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer. The North Carolina, South Dakota, and Iowa-class battleships all involved design compromises. The Montanas, the last battleships designed by the U.S. Navy, would not.
  • How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts

    04/03/2016 3:56:20 PM PDT · by Incorrigible · 92 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 4/3/2016 | Martin Matishak
    How a $2.7 Billion Submarine Was Crippled by Defective Parts A $2.7 billion attack submarine, the USS Minnesota, has been out of commission for more than a year because of a defective pipe joint near the shipís nuclear-powered engine. The defective part, which is worth about $10,000, was installed near the shipís nuclear power plant. Engineers discovered the poorly welded steam pipe in early 2015, and ongoing repairs have led to the ship being stuck in overhaul ever since, according to Navy Times. The submarine was considered a great success just a few years ago. It was delivered to the...
  • Your First Look at the Pentagonís New Unmanned Sub Chaser. (VIDEO)

    04/03/2016 12:06:52 PM PDT · by golux · 23 replies
    GCAPTAIN ^ | 160331 | Mike Schuler
    The U.S. Department of Defense has released the first footage of its prototype unmanned anti-submarine ship being developed to track quiet diesel-electric submarines over long distances. The new vessel was launched in January at Vigorís shipyard in Portland, Oregon, where it has quietly been under construction for the Pentagonís Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). During a speed tests in February, the vessel reached a top speed of 27 knots.... (snip)
  • Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

    04/03/2016 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi on Saturday announced that Iran intends to deploy warships and destroyers in Latin America, in a sign of the attempts of the leading state sponsor of terror to expand its military cooperation with countries opposing the US. We intend to take a longer stride in marine voyages and even go towards friendly states in Latin America," Salehi told reporters at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. Speaking at a ceremony welcoming back the Iranian Navy's 38th fleet after 75 days of international deployment, he said...
  • In Obamaís Navy Ė Itís Not a Job or an Adventure, Itís a Fiasco

    04/02/2016 3:41:43 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 2, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    This week the US Navy released some new guidelines concerning the wearing of tattoos. Like everything else in the Navy, like everything else in the US military, the policies are another indicator of the social changes which are turning the US Armed Forces into a three ring circus with weapons. According to Military.com, the new guidelines, which will go in effect on April 30th, set the Navy apart from the other military services in terms of permissiveness. They are an acknowledgement of a changing culture and a youthful population, officials said. Legalized pot is the sign of a changing culture...
  • Navy SEAL Admiral's Rare, Public Punishment

    03/27/2016 10:07:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Military.com ^ | 3/27/16 | SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
    The career death of Rear Adm. Brian Losey, the Navy SEAL leader being forced to retire after his promotion was blocked in the Senate, marks the most public punishment ever at the top rank of the elite SEALs, who are known for running below the radar with their combat missions and internal business. Even more tension between Congress and the SEALs may be looming. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, said this week that he will oppose the nomination of Losey's replacement, Rear Adm. Tim Szymanski. Hunter told The San Diego Union-Tribune that he has concerns about the incoming SEAL commander's past...
  • Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence

    03/24/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/19/2016 | Mark Brown
    Chicago Brown: Navy makes something positive out of Chicago violence Mark Brown This is a good news story, but underlying it is a bleak reality. The volume of gunshot wounds and other trauma cases treated at Stroger Hospital is so high that the U.S. Navy has teamed up the past two years with the hospitalís prestigious trauma unit to keep its medical personnel better prepared for their next deployment. The Navy guys might see as much action in a typical night at Stroger as they would if they were in a combat setting. Let that sink in for a minute....
  • Ship Photos of the Day Ė USS Conestoga Found!

    03/23/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | March 23, 2016
    NOAAís Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) and the U.S. Navy announced on Wednesday the discovery of the wreck of USS Conestoga in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in California, solving one of the greatest maritime mysteries ever in U.S. Navy history.
  • Video: USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016

    03/20/2016 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Mike Goad
    New video of submarine surfacing through ice. ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 10, 2016) USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the Arctic Circle near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Servicemembers and civilians assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab clear ice from the hatches to allow for surface access.ICEX is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson and Staff Sgt. LINKUSS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016
  • Can China's 'Dreadnought' Tip the Naval Balance?

    03/18/2016 8:54:29 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 19, 2016 | Lyle J. Goldstein
    As the U.S.-China naval rivalry unfolds across the Asia-Pacific, Washington sails with significant confidence through these turbulent waters. After all, the U.S. Navy still far exceeds the Chinese Navy in gross tonnage, retains the advantage in key domains such as submarine quieting, has a huge network of bases, and possesses loyal, highly motivated and strong allies to boot. Still, as this Dragon Eye column has pointed out in several instances, Beijing also has some reasons for confidence in this nascent rivalry. With respect to the territorial disputes on China’s maritime flank, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has an enviable level...
  • U.S. Navy Finds Puppy Thought To Be Lost at Sea

    03/16/2016 8:00:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mar 16, 2016 | Monica Garske
    Luna, a German Shepherd, went missing at sea on Feb. 10 and was presumed dead for nearly five weeksA missing puppy that fell off a fishing boat nearly five weeks ago in the waters off Southern California was recently found by the U.S. Navy, and will be reunited with her family Wednesday in San Diego. U.S. Navy officials say Luna Ė a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd Ė was presumed to be lost at sea after falling overboard near Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (SCI) in Southern California on Feb. 10. That day, Luna's owner, Nick Hayworth, called officials at...
  • U.S. Navy Finds Puppy Thought To Be Lost at Sea

    03/16/2016 7:56:46 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/16/2016 | Monica Garske
    A missing puppy that fell off a fishing boat nearly five weeks ago in the waters off Southern California was recently found by the U.S. Navy, and will be reunited with her family Wednesday in San Diego. U.S. Navy officials say Luna Ė a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd Ė was presumed to be lost at sea after falling overboard near Naval Auxiliary Landing Field San Clemente Island (SCI) in Southern California on Feb. 10.
  • Navy eases body fat standards in effort to retain sailors

    03/14/2016 12:54:56 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 59 replies
    World Magazine ^ | Posted March 14, 2016, | Michael Cochrane
    Navy Petty Officer Lentoyi White, 26, feared sheíd be dismissed from the service after twice failing the Navyís body composition assessment (BCA), which measures body fat percentage. But in January, the Navy loosened its body fat restrictions for both men and women, giving White and thousands of other sailors another chance to stay in the Navy. ďI am very grateful for a second chance with this new policy,Ē said White, a single mother with a 5-year-old daughter. White has gone from 212 pounds to 188 and is optimistic sheíll pass this spring under the new standards. Under the Navyís previous...
  • Savior of VA's suicide hotline dropped 1.4M calls from vets (last 18 months)

    03/13/2016 7:10:12 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 9, 2016 | By Pete Kasperowicz
    A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs tasked with fixing up the VA's broken veteran suicide hotline has dropped roughly 1.4 million phone calls from veterans since fiscal year 2015, a VA whistleblower told the Washington Examiner. That high number of abandoned calls is raising questions about whether the VA is doing all it can to fix up the suicide hotline, which has been criticized as the latest part of the VA that is failing veterans. Scott Davis, a whistleblower and program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta, noted that the VA's Health Resource Center is...
  • South China Sea: Where No Passage Is Quite Innocent

    03/09/2016 12:06:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2016 | Austin Bay
    An "innocent passage," the U.S. Navy said on March 4 as the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis and its escorts prepared to enter contested waters in the South China Sea. Enter it did, and a day later, over strenuous Chinese objections, the carrier strike group exited the contested zone. The USN often employs the term Freedom of Navigation Operation when its vessels enters a maritime zone that the U.S. contends is open to free transit, but another nation claims to control. A FONOP is a combined military and diplomatic operation. It has long been U.S. policy to demonstrate its...
  • Navy Sinks Former Frigate USS Reuben James in Test of New Supersonic Anti-Surface Missile

    03/07/2016 9:36:49 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    USNI News ^ | March 7, 2016 | Sam LaGrone
    The former frigate USS Reuben James (FFG-57) was sunk in January during a test of the Navyís new anti-surface warfare (ASuW) variant of the Raytheon Standard Missile 6 (SM-6), company officials told USNI News on Monday. The adaptation of the SM-6 was fired from guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG-32) and hit James during the Jan. 18 test at the U.S. Pacific Missile Range Facility off the coast of Hawaii, a Raytheon spokeswoman told USNI News. ďThe test was a demonstration of the U.S. Navyís concept of Ďdistributed lethality,í employing ships in dispersed formations to increase the offensive...
  • Carrier Strike Group Sent to Confront China

    03/05/2016 7:58:16 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 44 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 5, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    China continues to expand its territory in the South China Sea, militarizing disputed Islands. They are taking strategic control over a major trade route that effects more than $5 trillion in global trade. The Chinese have deployed weapons and placed people on various islands throughout the area to feed its need for oil and keep routes open for its own energy needs. Their hunger for oil-rich islands in this trade route is having an impact on freedom of Navigation in the South China Sea. Recently they have even expanded their reach near the Philippines. China is setting up logistics for...
  • US Army will have laser weapons by 2023 as research bosses say killer technology is 'very close'

    03/01/2016 10:23:21 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 18:45 EST, 29 February 2016 | By Mark Prigg
    The US Army is planning to deploy the first laser weapons in 2023, it has been revealed. Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Research and Technology, told the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities 'I believe we're very close,' when asked how close the Army is to developing offensive and defensive directed-energy weapons. She said the programmes would be extensively tested as the Army wants to understand the lasers' full capabilities 'before we offer it to a Soldier.' 'It's being done in a 'step-wise demonstration of capability,' she said. 'We have to...
  • The Enduring Relevance of Americaís Aircraft Carriers

    02/27/2016 10:59:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 26, 2016 | Michael R. Groothousen, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret)
    Pentagon budget battles inevitably bring out the long knives. But in the age of sequestration absolute lunacy has taken over. Left-leaning and libertarian think tanks as well as pundits of various stripes have declared open season on our Navy's fleet of aircraft carriers and the carrier strike group (CSG) concept, calling them outdated and obsolete in light of current threats. Some politicians agree with them. These pols see the high cost of building and operating carriers as a pot of gold to be raided to pay for everything else they can think of, and they can think of a lot...
  • A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger explain the difference between these two elite tiers

    02/22/2016 7:48:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb
    The internet has no shortage of basement-dwelling†commandos beating at their keyboards like chimpanzees as they forcefully insist upon one incorrect factoid or another regarding†Special Operations units. All SEALs are considered Tier One, right?No. Rangers pull security for Delta, correct? Time to throw away that scratched-up "Black Hawk Down" DVD, hero.Since the Internet stupidity goes on and on, two of the SOFREP staff decided to team up and write a definitive article†about the differences between SEALs and Rangers. This article was co-written by†Brandon Webb, who served in SEAL Team Three, and Jack Murphy, who served in 3rd Ranger Battalion.
  • Report: U.S. aircraft carriers ‚Äėunchallenged primacy may be coming to a close‚Äô

    02/22/2016 8:38:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2016 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    The United States’ aircraft carriers have always been an almost untouchable deterrent, steel behemoths capable of projecting the full weight of the U.S. military wherever they deploy. Yet while many militaries could never hope to match the U.S. carrier fleet in size and strength, countries such as China, Iran and Russia have spent recent years adjusting their forces and fielding equipment designed to counter one of the United States’ greatest military strengths.
  • Russia's Almaz Unveils New Project 23420 Small Anti Submarine Warfare Ship

    02/17/2016 5:31:18 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 17 February 2016
    Russia's Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation OCK) unveiled the new Project 23420 small anti submarine warfare (ASW) ship. The vessel features a futuristic design with very sleek lines. Project 23420 small anti submarine warfare (ASW) ship. Picture: Almaz According to Almaz, the small ASW ship is designed for conducting combat operations against underwater, surface and air adversaries, for guarding naval bases, for engaging enemy shore installations with artillery fire, for patrolling the state sea border and EEZ. The Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau, founded in 1949, is a leading design and engineering organization in the...
  • Secretive U.S. Navy Submarine Went on a Dangerous Mission

    02/15/2016 10:18:21 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 15, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    Secretive U.S. Navy Submarine Went on a Dangerous Mission Clues suggest spying in 'extremely hazardous' waters On Jan. 20, 2013, the Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Jimmy Carter left her home port in Bangor, Washington. Less than two months later, the submarine appeared at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii for repairs. It was all quite mysterious. During her time at sea, we don‚Äôt know where Jimmy Carter was or what her crew of nearly 150 were precisely doing. The Seawolf class is one of the most secretive weapons in America‚Äôs arsenal, and information about the Navy‚Äôs ‚ÄúSilent Service‚ÄĚ is difficult to discover...
  • Navy's 'Star Wars' weapon ...penetrates concrete 100 MILES away

    02/15/2016 10:53:27 AM PST · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:56 EST, 15 February 2016 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    FULL TITLE: Navy's 'Star Wars' weapon could be used on a new stealth warship: Gun that penetrates concrete 100 MILES away to be ready in 2018 Rail gun can fire a shell weighing 10kg at up to 5,400mph with such force that it penetrates three concrete walls Weapon uses electricity instead of gunpowder to accelerate a projectile at six or seven times the speed of sound Navy wants to skip an at-sea prototype in favor of installing an unit aboard one of its new Zumwalt-class destroyers A radical new weapon that can fire a shell at seven times the speed...
  • The Most Expensive Warship Ever Built Might Already Be Close to Obsolete

    02/13/2016 7:21:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 52 replies
    National Interest ^ | February 12, 2016 | Harry J. Kazianis
    The U.S. Navy‚Äôs latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, when completed, will join the ranks of the world‚Äôs most advanced warships ever put to sea. It will carry an air wing with firepower second to none. It will be defended by some of the most powerful naval vessels on the planet. And yet, coming in at an astounding $15 billion dollars‚ÄĒthe most expensive naval vessel ever‚ÄĒits time as the symbol of U.S. power projection and military dominance may be over. Notice I used the words may be over. The simple fact is this: no one really knows...
  • Why We Are Safe

    02/10/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Mariner · 29 replies
    National Geographic ^ | September 6th, 2015 | Windfall Films - Natgeo
    A very interesting short film on an Ohio Class Ballistic Missile Submarine with great footage aboard. Below will be posted links that further explain the technologies.None of this is classified and all is in the public realm. Amazingly. But that is how unstoppable and capable this deterrent is.
  • 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôs Naval Commander: We Took Extensive Info From American Sailors‚Äô 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.