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  • New Chief Petty Officers Get Pinned Aboard USS George H. W. Bush.

    12/06/2018 11:15:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Military ^ | September 17, 2018
    Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) participate in a pinning ceremony for Fiscal Year 2019 Chief Petty Officers, Sept. 14, 2018. GHWB, with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff, is underway in the Atlantic Ocean due to Sortie Condition Alpha, which ordered all ships to depart Hampton Roads in response to Hurricane Florence....
  • POTUS Trump Pardons Ex-Navy Sailor. What About Another Pardon for Lt Col Lakin?

    03/10/2018 8:06:38 AM PST · by hapnHal · 20 replies
    10 Mar 18 | hapnHal
    POTUS Trump Pardons Ex-Navy Sailor Jailed For Taking Pictures On Nuclear Submarine. Well, Maybe, President Trump will also do this "Pardon and Reinstate Lt. Col. Terry Lakin" On Jan 25, 2017 – A White House petition was launched the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to “reinstate Lt. Col. Terry Lakin into the U.S. Army with full rank, pay, benefits and pension immediately.” “Court-martialed, imprisoned, expelled from the Army and denied pay, pension and benefits,” Col Lakin, got a raw deal. He wanted to see Obummers birth certificate and refused to deploy to Afghanistan. A new petition needs to be sent...
  • Trump pardons former Navy sailor imprisoned for taking photos on nuclear submarine, White House says

    03/09/2018 11:53:06 AM PST · by xzins · 127 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Mar 18 | Fox News
    Kristian Saucier, in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear submarine, has been pardoned, Sarah Sanders said Friday.
  • Sailor cited by Trump as evidence of Hillary Clinton double standard now works as garbage man

    01/02/2018 9:27:31 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2017
    President Trump tweeted Tuesday there’s a double standard in the government’s treatment of Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin, pointing to Kristian Saucier, a former Navy sailor jailed for taking six photos inside a submarine. Saucier, 31, was released from prison in September after receiving a one-year sentence for mishandling classified information. With a felony conviction, he now works up to 70 hours a week collecting garbage in Vermont. “Obviously with his tweet today he still recognizes my case, so hopefully he will do something about it. I think my family and I have been punished enough," Saucier told...
  • Investigators Repeatedly Warned Navy Ahead of Deadly Collisions

    08/27/2017 12:13:58 PM PDT · by NCjim · 80 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 25, 2017
    Congressional investigators and military officials warned repeatedly about overworked sailors, shortened training schedules and budget cuts in the years leading up to two fatal collisions involving U.S. Navy ships, government auditors, lawmakers and Pentagon officials said. The collisions in June and earlier this week, both Navy guided-missile destroyers operating in the Pacific, left 17 sailors dead or missing. Three reports in the past two years by the Government Accountability Office, an independent watchdog agency, spell out endemic problems. They found through interviews and Navy studies that U.S. sailors overseas often arrive to their assigned ships without adequate skills and experience....
  • 10 missing after USS John McCain collides with merchant ship; search underway

    08/20/2017 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 468 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.
  • The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has no urinals

    08/05/2017 8:58:21 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 79 replies
    The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, which can carry about 5,000, is the first new US aircraft carrier designed in 40 years. Of course, a lot has changed in 40 years. For one thing, it’s not uncommon to find women serving aboard such carriers these days. Women account for nearly 20% of the sailors in the US Navy. So, the ship’s designers adapted to the new reality. According to the Navy Times, the Ford has no urinals—only seated toilets with stalls.
  • Seven Dead Sailors 'Were Trapped ALIVE inside Flooding USS Fitzgerald after their Comrades [Trunc]

    06/20/2017 8:43:40 AM PDT · by Cecily · 138 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 20, 2017 | James Wilkinson & Michael Fitzpatrick
    The Navy is investigating the horrifying possibility that some of those who died on the USS Fitzgerald when it sank may have been trapped alive in rapidly flooding compartments as emergency hatches were closed, it has emerged. Cargo ship the ACX Crystal slammed into the side of the US destroyer off the Japanese coast while much of the rest of the crew were asleep on Saturday. The cargo ship's bow, which protrudes underneath the water, punctured the steel armor of the ship, opening a hole into the quarters where more than 100 sailors slept. Emergency hatches were closed on the...
  • Bodies of missing US Navy sailors found inside damaged warship

    06/18/2017 6:56:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/17/17 | Michael Hechtman
    The bodies of some of the seven US sailors missing after a pre-dawn collision off the coast of Japan on Saturday have been found, the Navy said early Sunday. They were found in compartments below the waterline that flooded when the collision tore holes in their destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald. They died either from the impact or drowned when seawater flooded the compartments. Most of the approximately 300 sailors on the ship were asleep at the time.
  • USS Fitzgerald Collision Update (Sailors found, bad news)

    06/17/2017 7:20:21 PM PDT · by proust · 265 replies
    U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs ^ | 6/17/2017 | U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs
    YOKOSUKA, Japan -- A number of Sailors that were missing from the collision between USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and a merchant ship have been found. As search and rescue crews gained access to the spaces that were damaged during the collision this morning, the missing Sailors were located in the flooded berthing compartments. They are currently being transferred to Naval Hospital Yokosuka where they will be identified. The families are being notified and being provided the support they need during this difficult time. The names of the Sailors will be released after all notifications are made.
  • Navy admiral’s Pearl Harbor speech trolls Colin Kaepernick

    12/08/2016 6:06:10 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 December 2016 | Chris Perez
    A decorated US Navy admiral took the time to troll Colin Kaepernick during the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony on Wednesday — saying those who died on that fateful day “never took a knee and never failed to stand” during the national anthem. The remarks were made by U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris, who had a father and four uncles serve in World War II. “You can bet that the men and women we honor today — and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago — never took a knee and never failed to...
  • Navy investigating second sailor who refused to stand for national anthem

    09/25/2016 6:54:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 25, 2016 | BPR Wire
    Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin is currently facing potential administrative action for failing to show respect to America’s national symbols, Military.com reports. According to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickman spokesman Bill Doughty, Ervin would not stand for the national anthem while in full uniform Sept. 19.. .. “On September 19,2016, while in uniform, I made the conscious decision to not stand for the Star Spangled Banner because I feel like a hypocrite, singing about “land of the free” when, I know that only applies to some Americans,” Ervin wrote in a Facebook post. “I will gladly stand again, when ALL...
  • Navy Requires All Sailors to Undergo Transgender Education by July 2017

    09/19/2016 1:20:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/18/16 | Katherine Rodriguez
    An all-Navy message sent out Tuesday says that all sailors will be required to undergo transgender behavioral education by July 2017. Starting Nov. 1, the training will educate sailors about the Navy’s new transgender policy that allows transgenders to serve in the military, Military.com reported. “This training will emphasize policies and expectations of personal behavior,” the message states. It is unclear what exactly is in these training sessions yet, but the Navy will soon send out messages with more information. In the meantime, leadership is putting together a commander’s tool kit that will guide training, said Lt. Jessica Anderson, a spokeswoman...
  • Sailor's surprise birth while deployed on USS Eisenhower was a rare event. But it wasn't a first.

    09/15/2016 4:55:46 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 15, 2016 | Brock Vergakis
    Word quickly spread around the world this week that a sailor gave birth aboard an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and for good reason. Births aboard U.S. warships are rare. Births aboard a ship on a combat deployment are rarer still. But they’re not unheard of. The Navy does not keep statistics on the number of children born aboard its ships, but archived media reports show this is not the first time a sailor has had a baby at sea or aboard a ship in a combat zone. In one instance, a child died a day after being born...
  • Female Sailor Commended For 'Extraordinary Courage' in Iran Boat Seizure

    08/12/2016 9:23:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 11, 2016 | Jason Devaney
    A female U.S. sailor was recognized last week for her efforts during the January incident that resulted in Iran detaining 10 Americans. Military.com reports the only female among the two crews of the Navy riverine boats that entered Iranian waters off Farsi Island in the Persian Gulf managed to activate an emergency beacon while she was kneeling, bound, and being held at gunpoint with her colleagues.
  • First Female Enlisted Sailor Gets Submarine-Qualified

    08/04/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 75 replies
    Military.com ^ | August 3, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A chief petty officer has become the first woman to earn the Navy's "silver dolphins," signaling an enlisted sailor qualified to serve aboard a submarine. Chief culinary specialist Dominique Saavedra will deploy aboard the nuclear-powered guided-missile submarine Michigan in coming months, the first sub to deploy with a crew including enlisted female sailors. According to an announcement from Submarine Group 9, out of Puget Sound, Washington, Saavedra received her pin at a ceremony Tuesday, marking a major milestone for female sailors.
  • Navy chiefs face Trident crew shortages – because recruits don’t want to log off Facebook

    07/25/2016 4:07:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    Mirror, U.K. ^ | 25 JUL 2016 | KIRSTIE MCCRUM
    The Royal Navy is suffering a recruitment crisis when it comes to staffing Trident submarines - as young people are too addicted to Facebook to go off-tech for weeks at a time. Following a vote to renew the nuclear submarines which passed through Parliament last week, those serving say that a scheme designed to attract new blood has faltered. And a senior source says this is down to the fact that "you cannot Facebook your friends". Last month, the annual report from the Ministry of Defences’s internal watchdog, the Defence Nuclear Safety Regulator, warned of a shortfall of qualified engineers,...
  • Congressman: Classified Details of Iran’s Treatment of U.S. Sailors Will Shock Nation

    05/16/2016 11:17:48 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 106 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Adam Kredo
    “I’ve had a full classified briefing” from military officials, Forbes told the Free Beacon. “It could be as long as a year before we actually get that released.” Details of the abduction are likely to start an uproar in the nation and call into question the Obama administration’s handling of the incident, which many experts say violated international and maritime law. “I think that when the details actually come out, most Americans are going to be kind of taken aback by the entire incident, both how Iran handled it and how we handled it,” Forbes disclosed. “I think that’s going...
  • Navy Fires Commander Eric Rasch Over Iran's Detention of Sailors

    05/13/2016 7:07:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 19 replies
    AP via NBC ^ | May 13, 2016
    The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who entered Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit. A Navy official said Rasch failed to provide effective leadership, leading to a lack of oversight, complacency...
  • Navy fires commander of U.S. sailors detained in Iran waters

    05/13/2016 1:40:43 PM PDT · by pabianice · 19 replies
    SeeBS News ^ | 5/12/16
    WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Navy has fired the commander of the 10 American sailors who wandered into Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf and were captured and held by Iran for about 15 hours. In a statement Thursday, the Navy said it had lost confidence in Cmdr. Eric Rasch, who was the executive officer of the squadron that included the 10 sailors at the time of the January incident. He was responsible for the training and readiness of the more than 400 sailors in the unit... Secretary of State John Kerry, in a series of phone calls, used the...