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  • The Navy's EA-6B Prowler Completes Its Final Carrier Cruise

    11/15/2014 7:48:43 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | November 15, 2014 | Tyler Rogoway
    Yesterday, four EA-6B Prowlers belonging to Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-134 'Garudas' made a triumphant but bittersweet return to NAS Whidbey Island in upstate Washington. The squadron had been deployed aboard the USS George H.W. Bush for the last nine and a half months, and their arrival marked the end of the last EA-6B carrier deployment. The EA-6B Prowler has been flying for over 46 years. The aircraft it directly descends from, the A-6 Intruder, was first flown some 54 years ago. The Prowler also represents the end of a long line of over-engineered and incredibly capable naval jet aircraft built...
  • Investigators: Secret Service use ‘problematic’

    10/21/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 22, 2014 12:02 AM EDT | Erica Werner
    A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general calls the conduct “problematic,” and says that the employee’s friendship with high-level Secret Service officials creates the appearance it was motivated by personal relations “rather than furthering official government functions.” Although agency officials insisted that President Barack Obama’s safety was not compromised, the memo notes that Obama was at the White...
  • Mother of Houston teen allegedly shot by girlfriend’s dad wants murder charges

    The father who police said fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in his daughter's bedroom should be charged with murder, the victim's distraught mother says. Johran McCormick's mother said she can't believe her son was killed while sneaking around with the 16-year–old girl he was apparently dating, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday. Zakia McCormick also can't understand why the man accused of firing the fatal shot Thursday is not behind bars.
  • Military airplane crash in Lincoln County [WA - Breaking]

    03/11/2013 10:45:45 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 29 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | 3/11/2013 | unknown
    LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. -- Authorities confirm a military plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island crashed in Lincoln County, Wash. A volunteer firefighter in Davenport tells KREM.com the plane crashed between Harrington and Odessa, near the intersection of Coffee Pot Rd. and Duck Lake Lamona Rd. Witnesses told KREM 2 they heard a large plane followed by a loud "boom" seconds later, and saw a large cloud of smoke billowing from the ground, with the first reports coming in around 9 a.m. Monday morning. KREM 2 has a crew on the way to the scene.
  • US Navy to supply Australia with refurbished jammers for EA-18Gs

    08/25/2012 4:04:53 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 3 replies
    Flight International ^ | Aug 24, 2012 | Dave Majumdar
    The US Navy (USN) will dip into its own inventory to supply Australia with the ALQ-99 jammer pods it needs for its future Boeing EA-18G fleet. The southwest Pacific nation is converting 12 of its 24 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets into the electronic attack Growler configuration. While the low-band transmitter for the ALQ-99 suite is relatively new and in production, the mid-band jammers are not in production. "We will be teaming with Cobham, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, to deliver low band transmitters to the RAAF [Royal Australian Air Force]," says the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). "The remainder of the transmitters and...
  • The End Of An Era: The Transition From The Prowler To The Growler

    04/25/2012 10:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Airline Reporter.com ^ | April 25th, 2012 | David Parker Brown
    The End Of An Era: The Transition From The Prowler To The Growler By David Parker Brown, on April 25th, 2012 at 4:45 am An EA-18G Growler sits at NAS Whidbey. Photo by Alex Jossi. I grew up knowing the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler very well — my father flew them for about 20 years. The aircraft was made tough, but all planes need to be replaced sooner or later. Recently, the Navy has started the transition from the EA-6B Prowler to the FA-18 based EA-18G Growler. Reader Alex Jossi had the opportunity to do some photography of the new Growler...
  • When Hornets Growl (The new, supersonic face of e-warfare)

    02/01/2011 7:58:04 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 37 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | March 01, 2011 | D.C. Agle
    When Hornets Growl The new, supersonic face of e-warfare. By D.C. Agle Air & Space Magazine, March 01, 2011 No soft underbelly here: The EA-18G Growler hauls missiles, fuel tanks, and electronic warfare pods. Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics Two hours north of Seattle, Washington, at the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the entrance to Puget Sound is guarded by a citadel dedicated to the aerial mastery and manipulation of one of the universe’s fundamental particles—the electron. The site, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, was originally envisioned as little more than a waypoint for patrol aircraft scanning the Sound...
  • UPDATE: Obama wants 26 more Growlers for Whidbey

    02/08/2010 2:43:44 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 11 replies · 428+ views
    Whidbey News-Times ^ | 3 February 2010 | JESSIE STENSLAND
    UPDATE: Obama wants 26 more Growlers for Whidbey By JESSIE STENSLAND Whidbey News Times Assistant editor Feb 03 2010, 5:24 PM · UPDATED The Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will receive an additional 26 EA-18G Growler aircraft under President Obama’s 2011 defense budget. Under the proposal, the Department of Defense plans to purchase the additional 26 electronic attack aircraft over the next two years. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen made the announcement late Monday. “Buying more Growlers will strengthen our national security and support jobs at NAS Whidbey and in the surrounding community,” said Larsen, who serves as a co-chair of...
  • Nimitz Prowlers Contribute in Afghanistan

    01/05/2010 3:25:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies · 576+ views
    ABOARD USS NIMITZ IN THE NORTH ARABIAN SEA, Jan. 5, 2010 – Employing force that doesn’t use explosions or projectiles -- known in military circles as “nonkinetic force” -- Carrier Air Wing 11 supports troops on the ground in Afghanistan while minimizing the potential for civilian casualties. An EA-6B Prowler assigned to the "Black Ravens" of Tactical Electronic Attack Squadron 135 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class John Phillip Wagner Jr.  (Click photo...
  • Is American Air Power on the Verge of Collapse?

    02/04/2009 8:38:43 AM PST · by pobeda1945 · 44 replies · 1,886+ views
    Defence Insights ^ | February 2, 2009
    The Australian think-tank, Air Power Australia (APA), has released another in their series of techno-strategy papers, this time analysing the advancements in Russian-built Integrated Air Defense Systems (IADS) (http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-2009-02.html), and what it means in global strategic terms for the Americans. The APA report is direct and unequivocal – Russian radar and missiles have improved to the point where the US fleet of F-15s, F-16s and F/A-18s, as well as the planned Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), are not capable of surviving against these systems and unless the Americans build another four hundred-plus F-22s, they will lose the strategic advantage they have...
  • Whidbey squad to return this weekend

    09/26/2007 6:14:53 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies · 81+ views
    The Daily Herald ^ | September 26, 2007 | Herald staff
    Electronic Attack Squadron 135 is scheduled to arrive home at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station this weekend after spending six months at sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The U.S. Navy jets are set to arrive at noon Saturday, while support and maintenance personnel will come home at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, base officials said. The “Black Ravens” fly and maintain EA-6B radar-jamming jets, and were used to support ground troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Vietnam-era Navy plane takes aim at new enemy: Iraq's roadside bombs

    06/15/2007 6:51:38 AM PDT · by RDTF · 122 replies · 3,009+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | June 12, 2007 | Jim Krane, AP
    ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ IN THE GULF – A secret aircraft that debuted in Vietnam and usually protects U.S. fighter jets has taken on a different and crucial task over Iraq – trying to stop the scourge of roadside bombs by jamming ground signals from mobile phones and garage door openers. The EA-6B Prowler is thought to be one of the most effective U.S. weapons against the bombs, the biggest killer of American service members in Iraq. But no one can be sure: Even supporters say its effectiveness is hard to measure. The aircraft debuted at the tail end of...
  • Machete-Wielding Man Chases Prowler Suspects

    03/22/2007 8:54:16 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 23 replies · 663+ views
    local6 ^ | March 22, 2007
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. -- A machete-wielding man chased off three young men from a wooded lot near his house Thursday, trapping one of them up a tree before sheriff’s deputies arrived. Luke Weinstein said he stepped outside his house on Kings Highway to have his first cigarette of the day when he spotted the men lurking in the shrubs of a vacant lot across the street. He yelled at them and started after them, then ran back into his garage to grab his machete. Wearing nothing but a pair of black shorts, a barefooted Weinstein chased the trio into...
  • Northrop Grumman to Integrate U.S. Marine Corps's EA-6Bs with LITENING AT Targeting Systems

    01/12/2007 8:40:44 PM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 13 replies · 586+ views
    EPICOS ^ | 9 January 2007 | Northrop Grumman
    Northrop Grumman to Integrate U.S. Marine Corps's EA-6Bs with LITENING AT Targeting Systems (2007-01-10) By: Northrop Grumman Corporation ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Jan. 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to begin integrating U.S. Marine EA-6B aircraft with LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) pods. The contract, issued by the Air Force as the executive procurement agent for all LITENING AT pods, marks the first integration of an advanced targeting and sensor system on any EA-6B. When the EA-6B integration is completed later this year, there will be a total of...
  • Eating Dirt (Democrats try to play dirty against Alito even while knowing they'll get nowhere.)

    10/31/2005 10:50:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,236+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 11/1/2005 | The Prowler
    Kudos to the fellows at Red State and Townhall, who nailed DNC dirty tricksters for their sliming of SCOTUS nominee Samuel Alito. Red State got hold of a Word document from the DNC oppo researchers, which included embedded data that showed who worked on it. Based on their research, a couple of low level flunkies pulled the dirt together, while one Devorah Adler did the polish. And who might she be? Clinton White House documents reveal that she was one of Bruce Reed's deputies on domestic policy back when the Democrats ran the White House. She served as Associate Director...
  • Carnegie Policemen use Call of The Wild to roust home intruder

    03/29/2005 2:06:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 13 replies · 495+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 03/24/05 | Brandon Keat
    Susan Barefoot cried fowl Wednesday morning when an oversized intruder burst into her Carnegie home.The prowler, a large wild turkey, crashed through the kitchen window of the home on Federal Avenue moments after Barefoot stepped away from the sink to go to the bathroom.....
  • Anatomy of a Forgery

    09/09/2004 9:13:11 PM PDT · by hope · 408 replies · 27,438+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-10-4 | Washington Prowler
    <p>More than six weeks ago, an opposition research staffer for the Democratic National Committee received documents purportedly written by President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard squadron commander, the late Col. Jerry Killian.</p> <p>The oppo researcher claimed the source was "a retired military officer." According to a DNC staffer, the documents were seen by both senior staff members at the DNC, as well as the Kerry campaign.</p>
  • Navy using radar-jamming planes to fire missiles in risky new strategy

    03/29/2003 11:37:36 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 322+ views
    Associated Press | March 30, 2003 | ROHAN SULLIVAN
    ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) - Slow-moving and packed with electronic equipment, the Prowler radar-jamming plane usually stays clear of battle. But with the campaign against Baghdad's defenses heating up, the Prowlers are joining in the strikes. It's a risk for the vulnerable aircraft, but their crews say they've been eager to get into the fight. "It's about time," said Lt. Doug Graber, an electronic warfare officer who was on a EA-6B Prowler that fired a missile Saturday -- the second strike by a Prowler from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in two days. Prowlers usually stay...