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  • Navy to 'consider' whether crashed warships were hacked

    08/22/2017 4:47:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Max Jaeger
    The Navy will investigate whether two US destroyers were hacked before they collided with merchant ships in a pair of recent crashes, according to a top Navy admiral. "2 clarify Re: possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage, no indications right now ... but review will consider all possibilities," tweeted Admiral John Richardson, referencing sweeping new investigations announced Monday into two recent accidents involving Naval warships in the Pacific.
  • USS John S. McCain May Have Suffered Steering Failure

    08/22/2017 4:45:32 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 15 replies
    Maritime Executive ^ | 8/22/2017 | editor
    The USS John S. McCain suffered a steering failure as she was beginning her approach into the Strait of Malacca, a U.S. Navy official has told news agency CNN. The destroyer collided with a tanker on Monday. “The official said it was unclear why the crew couldn't utilize the ship's backup steering systems to maintain control,” reports CNN. Steering control was apparently regained after the collision. The destroyer arrived at Changi Naval Base o Monday afternoon with significant hull damage. The damage resulted in flooding to nearby compartments, including crew berthing, machinery and communications rooms. Divers have started searching the...
  • Defense Secretary Suggests Civilians Are 'Pussies' For Sitting On The Sidelines

    08/22/2017 4:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 16, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump’s secretary of defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis appeared to suggest those who did not serve the country were “a bunch of pussies.” The retired general made the comments at an address to members of the U.S. Navy last week, and the transcript was made available by the Defense Department website this week. “You will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean?" Mattis told the troops at an event at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. "That means you're living. That...
  • U.S. Navy, Citing Poor Seamanship, Removes Commanders of Warship in Deadly Crash

    08/21/2017 9:56:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/17 | Idrees Ali and Tim Kelly
    The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippine container ship, the Navy said on Friday. Multiple investigations have yet to apportion blame for the accident that killed seven U.S. sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer the USS Fitzgerald. However, the punishments are the first public admission by the U.S. Navy that mistakes by the crew contributed to the deadliest incident on a U.S. warship since Islamist extremists bombed the USS Cole in Yemen's...
  • Navy to Pause Operations, Review Collisions, With 10 Missing

    08/21/2017 11:20:39 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24,2017 | By Nancy Youssef in Washington and Jake Maxwell Watts in Singapore
    The U.S. Navy announced an “operational pause” and has begun a broad investigation after the destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel, leaving 10 sailors still missing, the second such incident in as many months. The response by the U.S. military signals the Navy believes it needs to examine whether there may be institutional problems behind the deadly collisions. Navy Adm. John Richardson, the chief of naval operations, made the announcement about the operational pause during a nearly four-minute video message posted on Facebook Monday morning. Adm. Richardson said he also ordered a broader investigation. “I directed...
  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 447 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | August 20, 2017 | LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN
    A Navy guided-missile destroyer, the USS John S. McCain, collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning local time, the Navy said. There were 10 sailors missing and five injured, the Navy said. The collision with the merchant ship Alnic MC occurred east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, as the McCain was on its way for a routine port visit in Singapore, the Navy said.
  • USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

    08/20/2017 5:02:26 PM PDT · by blueyon · 81 replies ^ | 8/20/17 | By U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    SOUTH CHINA SEA - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. The collision was reported at 6:24 a.m. Japan Standard Time, while the ship was transiting to a routine port visit in Singapore. Initial reports indicate John S. McCain sustained damage to her port side aft. Search and rescue efforts are underway in coordination with local authorities.
  • Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

    08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger
    "We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945. Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.
  • Defense Secretary Mattis Uses Disparaging Term in Speech to Navy

    08/16/2017 4:50:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 15, 2017 | Adam Edelman
    Defense Secretary James Mattis isn’t keeping private any of his feelings about what it means to serve in the U.S. Navy. In an Aug. 9 speech, Mattis bluntly praised Navy sailors for their service, telling them it meant “you’re not some pussy sitting on the sidelines.” “You will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean?” Mattis told sailors stationed at Naval Base Kitsap, in Washington state. “That means you're living. That means you're not some pussy sitting on the sidelines,...
  • Bristling in Mad Kim’s crosshairs: Inside Trump’s air force and naval bases on Guam...

    08/12/2017 7:00:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 12, 2017 | Caroline Graham
    The guns are locked and loaded, the F-16 fighter jets line up along the runway ready to scramble at a moment’s notice and the military, as their motto proudly proclaims, are ‘Ready to fight tonight’. Yesterday, The Mail on Sunday became the first newspaper to visit both major military bases on Guam, the tiny Pacific island in the crosshairs of the growing crisis between North Korea and the US that could lead to the terrifying prospect of thermonuclear war. In the latest round of a series of escalating and terrifying threats, North Korean tyrant Kim Jong Un’s Stalinist regime has...
  • Navy secretary on transgender troops: 'Any patriot' should be allowed to serve

    08/11/2017 7:55:34 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 157 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/11/2017 | REBECCA KHEEL
    The recently confirmed secretary of the Navy says he will follow any order the president gives on transgender troops, but that “any patriot” should be allowed to serve. “We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,” Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer told reporters Thursday night after visiting Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. "On a fundamental basis, any patriot that wants to serve and meets all the requirements should be able to serve in our military" Spencer was confirmed a week after President Trump...
  • Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges

    08/09/2017 6:46:10 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 8, 2017 | Eric Beech and My Pham
    Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States.. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich in Washington on Tuesday that a strong defense relationship was based on common interests that included freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. A Vietnam flag flies as U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (L) hosts an honor cordon for Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (R) at the Pentagon...
  • Seal Team Six Taxi Driving

    08/09/2017 5:02:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Taxicabdepressions ^ | 14JUL14 | Editorial staff
    I picked up a guy a week or two ago who was in his mid 30s that looked a little scruffy, covered in tats and a very wild and woolly beard. He wanted to go to a low-budget, no-name, mom-and-pop motel a few miles away. He looked a little sketchy, but I noticed that he had the eagle and anchor Marine Corps emblem tattooed on his forearm, and I said, “Marine Corps, huh?”He said, “Yes Sir, two tours in Afghanistan.” As I have said before, I always thank a member of our military whenever I encounter them, and I...
  • Search for mysterious diver continues off Norfolk Piers

    07/31/2017 1:50:02 PM PDT · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies
    Navy Times ^ | 7/31/2017 | Mark Faram
    Norfolk, Va. — The Navy’s search for a possible diver who was trespassing in the waters surrounding the piers at Naval Station, Norfolk, will likely continue for some time, a Navy official said. “They are still searching for the possible diver,” said Kelly Wirfel, spokeswoman for Naval Station Norfolk in an email around 2:30 p.m. Monday. “It will most likely take some time until they can clear the entire area,” Wirfel said. Norfolk’s piers and ships were put on lock down Monday morning after reports of a possible diver in the water. “At 9 a.m. this morning a shipboard watch...
  • Taking down the arguments against Trident (Read this)

    07/31/2017 2:42:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Save the Royal Navy ^ | January 4, 2016
    The case for Trident – disposing of common arguments against renewing Britain’s nuclear weapons capability and the Royal Navy’s Successor submarines. In 2016 Parliament approved the construction of 4 replacement of ‘Successor’ ballistic missile submarines for the Royal Navy. Despite majority public support, a very vocal minority opposes British nuclear weapons and the subject continues to be hotly debated. The current Vanguard class submarines, built during the 1990s needs to be replaced in order to safely and reliably maintain deterrent patrols. This project does not involve procurement of any new warheads or an upgrade in nuclear capability. The US-made Trident...
  • The Slow Death Of The Carrier Air Wing

    07/30/2017 6:59:49 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 45 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 7/19/17 | Gary Wetzel
    Everything about the aircraft carrier is analyzed these days. How vulnerable they are. How vulnerable they aren’t. How easy it is to sink one with a French attack submarine. How big they should be. How small they should be. Should we even have them at all? Yet most of these arguments have lost sight of the fact that the only reason a carrier exists is to take its air wing into battle. The air wing—the actual aircraft on the aircraft carrier, naturally—is the true measurement of a carrier’s worth. Without the air wing we wouldn’t need these ships at all....
  • USS Billings Christening and Launch July 2017

    07/25/2017 5:07:03 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-25-17 | JR
    MARINETTE, Wisc. (July 1, 2017) LCS 15's sponsor Sharla Tester, the wife of Montana Sen. Jon Tester, the ranking member of the Senate Veteran's Affairs Committee, christens the future USS Billings before it launches sideways into the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin.
  • The Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier doesn't have urinals

    07/25/2017 7:13:03 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 24, 2017 | Christopher Woody
    Amid all its upgrades and advances, the US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, is lacking one feature: urinals. Every bathroom on the Ford is, for the first time, gender-neutral, equipped with flush toilets and stalls, according to Navy Times. Bathroom-design experts have said sit-down toilets are less sanitary and take up more space, and most of the Ford's crew members are men. (Women are only about 18% of the Navy.) But the Navy has said getting rid of urinals has advantages for current and future operations. Making every bathroom accessible to all of the ship's sailors...
  • Trump: USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world'

    07/22/2017 3:48:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, July 22, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    <p>NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.</p>

    07/19/2017 7:26:56 AM PDT · by johnk · 15 replies
    Warthog Defense ^ | 7/17/2017 | Warthog Defense