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  • US Navy Seizes Thousands of AK-47s in the Gulf of Aden

    09/08/2018 6:24:08 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Marine Link ^ | September 7, 2018
    More than 2,500 AK-47 automatic rifles were seized from a stateless skiff in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden at the end of August. U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) discovered the illicit weapons shipment during counter-trafficking mission on August 28.
  • Boeing awarded $805 million contract for MQ-25 refueling drone.

    09/04/2018 12:23:33 PM PDT · by MCF · 37 replies ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | Rachel Sudduth
    “The US Navy awarded Boeing on Thursday an $850 million contract to design and build the MQ-25A Stingray, the Navy's first carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft.”
  • Navy drag queen 'Harpy Daniels' is serving looks — and the country

    08/30/2018 11:01:07 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 62 replies ^ | Ukn | Ukn
    Joshua Kelley, otherwise known by his drag name "Harpy Daniels," is serving looks while serving the country. Stationed on a ship in Yokosuka, Japan, the 24-year-old performs for his fellow Navy sailors while also fulfilling the role of his squadron’s administrative supervisor by day. “My biggest performances here are the lip sync competitions we hold to build up morale," Kelley told NBC News.
  • McCain and the Forrestal Fire...from 2008

    08/27/2018 1:11:54 PM PDT · by blu · 145 replies
    Truth Dig ^ | Oct. 7, 2008 | Mary Hershberger
    Ever since, McCain has added compelling details at key points in his political career. When his stories are placed beside documented evidence from other sources, significant contradictions often emerge. One such case involves McCain’s experience in the devastating fire and explosions that killed 134 sailors on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal during the Vietnam War three months before he was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain has made claims about this accident that differ dramatically from parts of the official Navy report and accounts of reliable eyewitnesses.
  • Former Navy Captain and Chief Petty Officers Indicted in International Bribery and Fraud Scandal

    08/24/2018 7:05:42 AM PDT · by red flanker · 21 replies
    U.S. Dept of Justice ^ | August 17, 2018 | U.S. Dept of Justice
    SAN DIEGO – U.S. Navy Captain (Retired) David Williams Haas was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges that he received at least $145,000 in bribes from foreign defense contractor Leonard Francis, who plied him with parties at luxurious hotels, prostitutes, top-shelf booze and food. In separate indictments, Master Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Ricarte Icmat David and Chief Petty Officer (Retired) Brooks Alonzo Parks were charged with honest services fraud for receiving cash, luxury travel, lavish hotel suites, dining and the services of prostitutes from Francis, owner and chief executive of Glenn Defense Marine Asia. The company provided...
  • Was the Navy’s F-111 Really That Bad?

    08/23/2018 7:24:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 78 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | September 2018 | Robert Bernier
    The controversy swirling around the F-35 joint strike fighter echoes previous battles fought over aircraft tasked with serving more than one master. Perhaps the central question in today’s debate is whether a single airplane designed to perform many missions adequately is a better and truly more affordable choice than several airplanes, each designed to perform a single mission flawlessly. In 1968, the Navy had an unequivocal answer: No. But were they right? In the early 1960s both the Navy and the Air Force were shopping for new combat aircraft. The Navy needed a carrier-based interceptor capable of engaging Soviet bombers...
  • The US Navy just got the green light to stick it to China with game-changing new missiles

    08/19/2018 11:04:49 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 27 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2018, 12:19 PM | Alex Lockie
    President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law a $717 billion defense spending bill that puts China in the crosshairs of a host of new US Navy missiles and tactics. The US Navy will get new, longer-range missiles to outgun China's missiles, which can get clean shots on US ships well before US missiles have them in range. The increase in spending comes as China has increasingly edged out the US Navy's competitive advantage in open waters. The US suffers a missile gap with both Russia and China, meaning those countries have longer-range missiles designed to sink massively valuable platforms...
  • The U.S. Navy Is Having a Hell of a Time Dismantling the USS Enterprise

    08/16/2018 10:52:50 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 82 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 8/9/18 | Kyle Mizokami
    Nobody has ever disposed of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier before. Turns out it's not easy.Six years after decommissioning USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy is still figuring out how to safely dismantle the ship. The General Accounting Office estimates the cost of taking apart the vessel and sending the reactors to a nuclear waste storage facility at up to $1.5 billion, or about one-eighth the cost of a brand-new aircraft carrier.[snip] Now, according to a new General Accounting Office report (PDF), the Navy has two options. The first is to have the Navy manage the...
  • U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels to receive newer and larger F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

    08/14/2018 12:52:28 PM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies ^ | Aug. 14, 2018
    Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy SchumakerBoeing has received a $17 million contract for convert nine F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft for Blue Angels flight demonstration team, said in the statement of the U.S. Department of Defense on 13 August. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has contracted Boeing for the retrofit documentation and kits to convert nine F/A-18E (single-seat) and two F/A-18F (tandem-seat) aircraft into a Blue Angel configuration in accordance with engineering change proposal 6480. According to the DoD, work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be completed in December 2021. The Blue...
  • Search Underway in Sulu Sea for Marine Missing from USS Essex

    08/11/2018 4:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    USNI,org ^ | August 10, 2018 5:12 PM | Ben Werner
    A search is ongoing in the Sulu Sea for a 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Marine assigned to USS Essex (LHD-2) who has been missing for almost two days. Since 9:40 a.m. local time Thursday — Wednesday evening in the U.S. — Navy and Marine Corps aircraft have run around-the-clock searches of the Sulu Sea and Surigao Strait for the Marine who is presumed overboard from Essex, the 13th MEU said in a statement. The search efforts are being assisted by the Philippine Coast Guard vessel. “As we continue our search operation, we ask that you keep our Marine and...
  • 'Leave immediately': US Navy plane warned over South China Sea

    08/10/2018 7:48:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | August 10, 2018 | Brad Lendon, Ivan Watson and Ben Westcott
    igh above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN was given a rare look Friday at the Chinese government's rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they were inside Chinese territory and urging them to leave. "Leave immediately and keep out...
  • VIDEO: Navy May Bring Back Harpoon Missiles on Attack Subs After Successful SINKEX...

    07/31/2018 6:25:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    USNI News ^ | July 30, 2018 | Megan Eckstein
    Sailors load a Harpoon anti-ship cruise missile on to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) on July 3, 2018. US Navy Photo JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – The Navy may once again arm its attack submarines with the Harpoon anti-ship cruise missile, after a sub-launched Harpoon performed well during a sinking exercise this month in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise. Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN-717) fired a Harpoon at the ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) during the first of two SINKEX events in RIMPAC this month. That shot marked the first time a Harpoon...
  • A leaked photo shows that China is building a supercarrier that could rival the US

    07/28/2018 2:52:31 AM PDT · by cba123 · 59 replies
    SF Chronicle / Yahoo / SF Gate ^ | 12 hours ago | SF
    Full title (shorted for posting) A leaked photo shows that China is building a supercarrier that could rival the US' Nimitz-class carriers -- China has grand ambitions for a world-class navy, and is reportedly building two more aircraft carriers with enhanced capabilities that would make them among the world's most powerful navies. But it's unclear what China ultimately intends to do with them. Is it for prestige? To project power? To protect its interests overseas? We asked two naval experts to find out more.
  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 69 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient

    07/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 31 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | July 20, 2018 | CHAD GARLAND
    A memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy was smashed to pieces at a New York lake, outraging locals and veterans. A police report was filed Thursday with Suffolk County Police who said in a statement they were investigating “a recent act of vandalism” at Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Park in Lake Ronkonkoma, where Murphy once worked as a lifeguard. A granite stone at the park was inscribed with the fallen SEAL’s image and part of his Medal of Honor citation. A police photo posted to Facebook showed the smooth circular stone...
  • US Navy lifts ban on dreadlocks, ponytails for women

    07/13/2018 4:02:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2018
    The U.S. Navy announced new hair rules for female sailors his week, saying they can now wear dreadlocks, ponytails and styled buns while in uniform. The Navy's announcement came in a live broadcast on its Facebook page on Tuesday with Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Chief of Naval Personnel Adm. Robert Burke, The Huffington Post reported. Richardson said the naval branch enlisted a team of six female sailors to help devise the new grooming standards, which he noted were also based on feedback from the sailors' peers. “If you’ve got a recommendation, we just demonstrated that that...
  • Two US warships sail through Taiwan Strait amid China trade war: officials (Fox News)

    07/07/2018 5:54:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | Just in | By Lucas Tomlinson | Fox News
    Two U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyers sailed through the Taiwan Strait separating mainland China from the island of Taiwan, a message likely to stoke more tensions between Washington and Beijing amid an ongoing trade war. The American destroyers Mustin and Benfold, both based in Japan, transited the strait from south to northeast beginning at roughly 9 pm ET Friday night and will conclude mid-afternoon Saturday around 5 p.m. ET, according to three U.S. defense officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak with the media. The development was first reported by Taiwan News. (please...
  • Iranian Harassment of US Navy Drops Under Trump

    07/07/2018 3:10:05 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies ^ | 07.06.2018 | NTK Staff
    A study of U.S. Navy statistics from Fox News tells a story of two presidential administrations, at least in terms of Iranian provocations of the U.S. military. (Snip) Iranian vessels pestered American naval ships only 14 times in 2017, Trump’s first year, and that number has fallen to an incredible zero occurrences of Iranian aggression so far in 2018.
  • 'Submarines like BMWs': A closer look at the Navy’s newest, custom-made German submarine

    07/02/2018 7:24:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    Channel NewsAsia ^ | July 2, 2018 | Aqil Haziq Mahmud
    Type 218SG submarines. (Photo: MINDEF/Facebook) SINGAPORE: More than 30m under the waters around Singapore, where light hardly penetrates the murky depths, noise is perhaps the last thing you would expect. But the Republic of Singapore Navy’s (RSN) latest submarine, the Type 218SG, hears and senses a cacophony of chatter. Not of people, but of the 2,000 ships that sail through the Singapore Strait every day. “Many of the boats in the world are not designed for such environments: Warm, shallow, noisy, crowded,” RSN’s head of naval operations Cheong Kwok Chien told Channel NewsAsia in an exclusive interview on Saturday (Jun...
  • 7,000 Shipbuilders Wanted: Huntington Ingalls is Hiring (Virginia)

    06/28/2018 8:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Maritime Executive ^ | June 28, 2018 | Staff
    HHI may be downsizing its shipyards, but not HII. Virginia-based Huntington Ingalls Industries says that over the next five years, its yard at Newport News will need 7,000 new shipbuilders to work on subs and warships for the U.S. Navy, including 2,000 net new positions. HII's Newport News Naval Shipyard needs to recruit enough people to meet its workforce demands for the Ford-class aircraft carrier and Virginia-class submarine programs. The new hires will also support production of Columbia-class ballistic submarines, increased submarine fleet support work and the refueling, overhaul and defueling of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers. The overall hiring need is...