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  • Here's Why An E-6B Doomsday Plane Was Flying Tight Circles Off The Jersey Shore Today

    12/13/2019 6:26:40 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 45 replies
    Not only were they among the last Boeing 707 derivatives ever built, but they are also packed full of EMP hardened systems and highly skilled crews that would literally hold the world as we know it in their hands during a major crisis. Although advanced and highly secure satellite communications and line-of-sight data-links are critical parts of their capability set, a far more cumbersome system is used to talk to ballistic missile submarines hiding deep below the waves. The deployment of this fascinating capability was caught today by a plane tracker that was monitoring an E-6B operating off the coast...
  • Historic Aircraft Carrier USS Independence On Course for On Time Arrival at Scrapyard

    12/10/2019 6:06:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    gCaptain ^ | April 6, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    The decommissioned aircraft carrier, USS Independence has passed Costa Rica on the first leg of its trip from Bremerton and onward to Brownsville, Texas.
  • 193 dives later, World War II wreck gives up its dangerous cargo

    11/30/2019 9:31:51 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    Professional Mariner ^ | Oct 1, 2019 | Bill Bleyer
    In one of the largest operations of its kind ever undertaken in the United States, a salvage contractor working with federal and state agencies has removed 476,000 gallons of oil from a leaking tanker sunk off Long Island by a German U-boat during World War II.
  • The Aircraft Carriers of the Great Lakes

    11/27/2019 4:54:37 AM PST · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 22 replies ^ | 6/25/2013 | Mikoyan
    The US entered World War II with 7 Aircraft Carriers and by the end of the war would have several times that. It's one thing to build ships, it's another thing to train the men that would eventually fly off those ships. So the US built some ships which would serve that purpose and that's where we come in. In March of 1942, the Navy purchased the steamer and started to convert her into an aircraft carrier. She was designated as IX-64. IX is the designation used by the Navy for ships that aren't otherwise classified. She was named the...
  • Eddie Gallagher controversy: Esper fires Navy secretary amid Navy SEAL case, Pentagon says

    11/24/2019 2:48:33 PM PST · by Widget Jr · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 24, 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly, Vandana Rambaran
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Sunday over his handling of the case of a Navy SEAL who posed for a photo next to an Islamic State terrorist's corpse in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Sunday. “Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher," Department of Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement Sunday. Controversy continued to swirl around whether...
  • Ohio Guided Missile Submarines Were Designed To Be Drone-Carrying Clandestine Command Centers

    11/22/2019 2:18:24 AM PST · by PIF · 19 replies
    the war zone ^ | November 21, 2019 | Joseph Trevithick and Tyler Rogoway
    oday, the U.S. Navy's quartet of converted Ohio class nuclear-powered guided-missile submarines, or SSGNs, are among America's most powerful, in-demand, and flexible weapons. These giant and secretive submarines are known for their ability to carry up to 154 Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles and dozens of special operations frogmen into contested territory to ply their quiet trade, but really, they are much, much more than that. Topics: The Genesis of the Ohio SSGN; A rich history of special mission submarines; A new kind of submarine mothership; Silent Hammer; An intelligence nerve center; Data fusion pioneers; Secretive payloads; The Flexible Payload Module;...
  • Top Navy SEAL sends Eddie Gallagher's case to review board

    11/19/2019 3:42:20 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 130 replies
    MSN News ^ | 11/19/19 | David Martin
    In what will undoubtedly be interpreted by many as an act of defiance against President Trump, the top Navy SEAL, Rear Admiral Collin Green, will notify Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher and three other officers that their case is being sent to a review board which could end in their expulsion from the SEALS. "This is a review of their suitability to be a SEAL," a Navy Officer said. The action would come less than a week after Mr. Trump intervened in the military justice case against Gallagher by ordering him restored to the rank of Chief Petty Officer, despite his...
  • Movie MIDWAY History Supplement - Video From US Naval War College Professor

    11/13/2019 10:51:45 AM PST · by gaijin · 66 replies
    US Naval War College & YouTube ^ | Nov. 13th, 2019 | historial Craig Symonds
    The newly-released movie Midway has generated some interest and a 150-post Freeper thread yesterday: the video below a professor at the US Navy War College hits key info helping an viewer who choses to see this great movie. A key one that I'd read long ago but had not fully embraced: US damage control was considerably better than that of Japan. When Japanese pilots hit the USS Yorktown, they returned to their carriers joyous, "We have sunk a US carrier..!" Yet inside of an hour or so US damage control had bent Heaven & Earth to save her; the...
  • Explorers find long-lost USS Grayback submarine after 75-year mystery

    11/11/2019 8:42:20 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Nov 2019 | Nicholas Sakelaris
    Explorers find long-lost USS Grayback submarine after 75-year mystery Nicholas Sakelaris Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Undersea explorers said they have found a long-lost U.S. submarine off the coast of Japan that sank during World War II. The USS Grayback was carrying 80 U.S. sailors when it sank in the waters south of Okinawa in February 1944. The ship is credited with sinking 14 enemy ships before it was torpedoed. Private explorers Tim Taylor and Christine Dennison found the Grayback in June and made the announcement Monday, on Veterans Day. The search ended when they spotted an anomaly on the ocean...
  • The Navy acknowledges UFOs — so why aren't they on Washington's radar?

    11/04/2019 7:00:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christopher Mellon
    In what could be a precursor to further stunning developments, the U.S. Navy has publicly acknowledged that the advanced aircraft depicted in several recently declassified gun-camera videos are UFOs, or what the Navy prefers to call “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” (UAPs). “The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” acknowledged Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations, referring to the bizarre vehicles that have brazenly operated in restricted U.S. military airspace. Strangely, this shocking announcement seems to have scarcely been noticed by Congress or the Trump administration. Is the information too jarring and...
  • Photo Of Shadowy U.S. Special Operations 'Ghost Mothership' Appears On Twitter

    05/18/2018 11:29:52 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 18 replies
    nearly half a decade ago, U.S. Special Operations Command with the help of U.S. Military Sealift Command began the task of quietly turning a modern roll-on, roll-off cargo ship into a highly customized, mobile special operations mothership and sea base. *** The question of how a vehicle so big and unique could simply disappear for years on end is what prompted our investigation. Upon reviewing satellite imagery, it was clear that ship left its pier in Mobile sometime between mid 2015 and early 2016. *** Over the next year and a half, the Ocean Trader's AIS transponder only popped up...
  • US Navy Says ‘No’ to Satanic Ceremony

    10/14/2019 6:34:43 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/14/19 | Rodney Pelletier
    Naval officer 'card-carrying' member of The Satanic TempleANNAPOLIS, Md. ( - The U.S. Navy is blocking a satanic service planned by a member of The Satanic Temple (TST). Naval officials are claiming a naval officer who is a self-avowed satanist cannot conduct services at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Navy asserts that the ceremonies, initially scheduled to take place every Thursday at 7 p.m., cannot happen because of the officer's ties to TST, an entity deemed a "political organization" by the U.S. Navy. On October 8, the officer sent an email to members of his battalion announcing...
  • BLAME IT ON MY UFO Team of alien hunters led by Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge claims it’s found ...

    09/30/2019 5:03:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    thesun ^ | 9/30/2019 | harry pettit
    A BAND of alien hunters led by an ex-punk rocker claim they've found evidence of UFOs. The US organisation, bankrolled by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge, says it's acquired "exotic material" from what could be an alien spacecraft. DeLonge, from California, co-founded the group To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2017 with the goal of researching extraterrestrials. The team most famously turfed up classified footage of UFOs recorded by American pilots that were confirmed as real by the US Navy earlier this month. Speaking to the New York Times, a spokesperson for the group gave a tantalising...
  • HUNTER BIDEN’S Ex Claims He Spent His Money on Prostitutes and Drugs – Two Months After Navy...

    09/28/2019 7:29:57 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 28, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: HUNTER BIDEN’S Ex Claims He Spent His Money on Prostitutes and Drugs – Two Months After Navy Dumped Him for Drugs He Was Put on Board of Burisma Holdings The Wall Street Journal reported in October of 2014 that the Vice President’s son, Hunter Biden, was released from the Navy for cocaine use. There was no stopping the Biden’s however. A couple months later, young Biden was on the Board of the largest gas and oil company in the Ukraine making $50,000 a year, an exorbitant amount for a Board member at any company. According to Business Insider...
  • US Navy vet fighting cancer gets 10-year prison sentence in Iran

    03/17/2019 8:40:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 20 replies
    A cancer-stricken U.S. Navy veteran from California who was first detained in Iran while visiting a girlfriend has been sentenced to 10 years in prison there on charges of insulting the country's supreme leader and posting a photo on social media, his lawyer said Friday. U.S. State Department officials informed the family of Michael White about the sentence after receiving the information from the Swiss government, which represents U.S. interests in Iran, said Mark Zaid, White's attorney. White, 46, of Imperial City, Calif., was sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the country’s top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and...
  • UFO videos are footage of real 'unidentified' objects, US Navy acknowledges

    09/17/2019 10:18:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17 | Chris Ciaccia
    For the first time, the U.S. Navy has acknowledged that the three UFO videos that were released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and published by The New York Times are of real "unidentified" objects. “The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassified government documents.
  • Facing a raft of retirements, BIW seeks 1,000 new hires (Bath Iron Works, Maine)

    09/03/2019 10:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Times Record ^ | September 3, 2019 | Peter McGuire, The Portland Press Herald
    The Bath shipyard has contracts to build 11 new DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for the Navy over the next eight years. Bath Iron Works is known for building Navy warships from the ground up, but if it wants to stay in business it has to do the same to its workforce. The shipyard is in the midst of a massive hiring push to finish a backlog of ship work and reinforce its army of mechanics, many of whom are nearing retirement age. With Maine’s historically low 3 percent unemployment rate and a statewide skilled labor shortage, BIW can’t afford to...
  • Navy Considering More Advanced Burke Destroyers as Large Surface Combatant Timeline Slips

    08/09/2019 4:18:09 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 8, 2019 5:34 PM | Megan Eckstein
    Navy Considering More Advanced Burke Destroyers as Large Surface Combatant Timeline Slips By: Megan Eckstein August 8, 2019 5:34 PM The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) launches a Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIA on Nov. 18, 2018. Bainbridge is underway with Norfolk-based cruiser-destroyer (CRUDES) units from Carrier Strike Group 12 conducting a Live Fire With a Purpose (LFWAP) event. US Navy photo. SAN DIEGO – The Navy is looking at “something beyond even a Flight III” combat capability for its new-build destroyers, as its plans for transitioning from building the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to the future...
  • Navy Identifies Pilot Killed in Death Valley Super Hornet Crash

    08/06/2019 11:20:23 AM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 2, 2019 4:50 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Navy Identifies Pilot Killed in Death Valley Super Hornet Crash By: Sam LaGrone August 2, 2019 4:50 PM Lt. Charles Walker, 33, died when his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. The Navy has identified the pilot who was killed in a Wednesday crash in Death Valley National Park, Calif. Lt. Charles Walker, 33, died when his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed about 40 miles north of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Calif. He was on a training mission over a canyon at the national park when the crash occurred....
  • Birth of a Navy Bill Federer recounts circumstances leading to America's naval strength

    08/04/2019 8:43:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 8/1/2019 | Bill Federer
    In June of 1775, citizens acting as merchant mariners captured the British schooner HMS Margaretta around Machias, Massachusetts (present-day Maine). That same month, General George Washington, with the help of merchant ship owner Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, chartered and outfitted several ships to interrupt the British supplies. The marker at the base of John Glover’s statue in Boston states: “John Glover of Marblehead – A Soldier of the Revolution. He commanded a regiment of one thousand men raised in that town known as the marine regiment, and enlisted to serve throughout the war. He joined the camp at...