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  • No Religious Services for Navy Personnel

    07/01/2020 6:29:03 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/1/20 | David Nussman
    Making access to sacraments more difficultThe U.S. Navy is prohibiting service members from leaving base to go to church. In an information dispatch last week, "indoor religious services" are on a list of off-base places and gatherings that Navy members are prohibited from attending — alongside "parades," "night clubs" and "casinos." But the dispatch goes even further, and says service members, their families, military contractors and others should avoid using "drive-in spiritual services." For Catholics, this would include things like a parking lot Mass or a drive-thru confession line — measures seen around the country in response to the coronavirus...
  • Navy will not reinstate fired Captain (USS Roosevelt)

    06/19/2020 12:10:53 PM PDT · by ripnbang · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 19, 2020 | Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell
    The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership’s handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.
  • US Begins Surrounding China with Aircraft Carriers

    06/24/2020 7:34:45 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 43 replies
    BIN ^ | 6/23/2020 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    In a bold move, the US moved three aircraft carriers and their accompanying strike groups to the Western Pacific, positioning them to control the South China Sea. On Sunday, the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) strike groups commenced dual carrier flight operations in the Philippine Sea. While at sea, the strike groups will support air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, long-range strikes, coordinated maneuvers, and other exercises. “This is a great opportunity for us to train together in a complex scenario,” said Rear Adm. Doug Verissimo, commander of Carrier...
  • U.S. Warns That China's Expulsion of Navy Near Disputed Islands Is a 'Serious Threat' to Sea Travel

    05/30/2020 12:31:32 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 72 replies ^ | 5/28/20 | BY TOM O'CONNOR ON
    he Chinese military has said it chased off a U.S. warship near a disputed set of islands in the South China Sea, but the Navy contended the vessel was acting within international law. Senior Colonel Li Huamin, the spokesman for the Chinese People's Liberation Army's Southern Theater Command, said in a statement Thursday by official military outlets that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin "illegally intruded" into territorial waters near the Paracel Islands, known to China as the Xisha Islands, earlier that day. As a result, Li said Chinese sea and air units were dispatched to "warn off" and...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 5/25/2020

    05/25/2020 7:20:36 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A police raid on a business operating in spite of a Repbublican governor's emergency orders but first.... "Analysts have long talked about the end of an American-led system and the arrival of an Asian century. This is now happening in front of our eyes. If the 21st century turns out to be an Asian century, as the 20th was an Amercian one, the pandemic may well be remembered as the turning point of this process" The words of the European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell...... In Idaho last Thursday state police raiding the Hardware Brewing Company in Kendrick. The...
  • The Deeply American Reason The Oldest Saloon West Of The Mississippi Won’t Have To Shut Down Forever

    05/24/2020 7:05:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Starting life before there was a town as four walls and some dry goods for fur trappers, it served its first beer just 19 years after the town was founded and near-half a century before it was incorporated.The story below is the third in a series on America’s small businesses, their struggles under the shutdowns, and what they’re doing to survive. Over two weeks, The Federalist is traveling the country to tell more stories like this one.HUNTSVILLE, UTAH — Across the Wasatch mountains from the county seat of Ogden, in a tony country neighborhood by the Pineview Reservoir, and around...
  • Not Aliens, but Maybe Drones? New Reports Detail U.S. Navy’s UFO Encounters

    05/19/2020 1:34:46 AM PDT · by AggregateThreat · 34 replies ^ | May 18, 2020 | Ethen Kim Lieser
    In one particular report from March 2014, which refers to the UFOs as “unidentified aerial devices,” a pilot described seeing a “metallic object” that was “small in size, approximately the size of a suitcase, and silver in color.” The pilot apparently came within only 1,000 feet of the object, but “was unable to positively determine the identity of the aircraft.” The pilot then “attempted to regain visual contact with the aircraft, but was unable.”
  • Republican 'Superstar' Melissa Melendez Wins Special Election for California Senate

    05/16/2020 5:47:25 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 14, 2020 | John Gizzi
    With all the attention focused Tuesday on Republican Mike Garcia’s smashing win in the special U.S. House election in California’s 25th District (Los Angeles), it was not surprising that the national press pretty much overlooked the big Republican win for state senate in the Golden State’s 28th District (Riverside). With nearly all votes counted, conservative State Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez rolled up 56 per cent of the vote over Democrat and Riverside County Board of Education member Elizabeth Romero. The special election was called to fill out the remainder of the term of Republican State Sen. Jeff Stone, who resigned earlier...
  • Sailors on sidelined carrier get virus for second time

    05/15/2020 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15th, 2020 | By LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Five sailors on the aircraft carrier sidelined in Guam due to a COVID-19 outbreak have tested positive for the virus for the second time and have been taken off the ship, according to the Navy. The resurgence of the virus in the five sailors on the USS Theodore Roosevelt underscores the befuddling behavior of the highly contagious virus and raises questions about how troops that test positive can be reintegrated into the military, particularly on ships. All five sailors had previously tested positive and had gone through at least two weeks of isolation. As part of the...
  • Unfazed by Beijing, US Navy Sends 2nd Warship Through Disputed Islands

    05/01/2020 12:12:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/01/2020 | Simon Veazey
    Two U.S. warships in two days have sailed through separate disputed island chains in the South China Sea in a challenge to territorial claims, in what the U.S. Navy calls “freedom of navigation” operations. Beijing on April 28 said it had “expelled” the USS Barry, a guided-missile destroyer, from the seas around the Paracel Islands, which it claims as its own territory, saying China’s sovereignty had been violated. The U.S. Navy disputed the story, however, saying that the warship had carried out its operation successfully. The following day the Navy dispatched a larger cruiser, the USS Bunker Hill, through the...
  • WWII Hair-Curling Disaster - USS Mount Hood and crew lost in massive explosion (Ho-Lee-Crap)

    04/13/2020 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    World War II Today ^ | unknown | unknown
    Exactly a year after being named after a volcano in the Cascade Mountains in Oregon, the USS Mount Hood was lying at berth off Manus island in the Admiralty Islands north of New Guinea. With around 4000 tons of different types of ammunition aboard, USS Mount Hood had travelled from Norfolk, Virginia via the Panama Canal to the Pacific, bringing munitions for ships that would be supporting the Philippines campaign. She was busy this morning, men were in the process of moving ammunition in all five of her holds, but there was time to run 18 men into shore at...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 4/10/2020 Newsdump Friday

    04/10/2020 9:09:54 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/10/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    "The world is wondering what Americans are going to do with their freedom" Dozens of people visible in the crowd in Emmett, Idaho as Ammon Bundy spoke last night at a people's meeting to defend Constitutional Rights. The meeting called to confront Republican Governor Brad Little's economy crippling "stay at home" order to deal with the coronavirus situation... Meanwhile Vice-President Mike Pence is telling people to stay home for Easter..... The US is joining other nations in cutting its oil production to stabilize world oil prices and markets... The bottom line tonight appears to be that while there is something...
  • Acting Navy Secretary Resigns in Wake of USS Roosevelt Comments

    04/07/2020 12:51:27 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 169 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2020 | By Gordon Lubold
    WASHINGTON—Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday following an uproar after he excoriated the former captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, whose crew had become stricken with the coronavirus, according to U.S. military officials.
  • Navy Secretary Upbraids Aircraft Carrier’s Captain Over Intercom

    04/06/2020 10:49:56 AM PDT · by billorites · 116 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2020 | Lucy Craymer and Ben Kesling
    Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly addressed the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt on Monday to defend his decision to fire the aircraft carrier’s commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, who wrote a memo last week demanding more urgent action to address an outbreak of coronavirus. According to a recording of the address and descriptions by relatives of crew members and by U.S. officials, Mr. Modly delivered the remarks to the crew of the ship, which is now docked in Guam as crew members undergo a quarantine because of the Covid-19 outbreak. More than 150 of the approximately 5,000 members of the...
  • There’s another side to the story of the fired Navy Captain

    04/04/2020 9:30:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 4, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Everyone is up in arms about the fact that the Navy brass fired Captain Brett Crozier, of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, after Crozier complained about people on his ship being infected with COVID-19. To many people, he was a lone man fighting a hardened bureaucracy on behalf of the men and women in his care. To others, though, he was a dangerous malcontent who placed his entire ship at risk by ignoring rules that exist for a reason. The report about Captain Brett Crozier, whose ship, the USS Roosevelt, was docked in Guam, broke like...
  • Exclusive: U.S. Navy expected to relieve commander of coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier

    04/02/2020 2:01:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 102 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 2, 2020 | by Idrees Ali, Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Navy is expected to relieve the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who wrote a scathing letter that leaked to the public asking the Navy for stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Captain Brett Crozier was being relieved not because he wrote the letter and sent it up through the chain of command but because the Navy believes he leaked it to the media. One of the officials said a formal announcement could be made as early as Thursday.
  • Exclusive: Captain of aircraft carrier with growing coronavirus outbreak pleads for help from Navy

    03/31/2020 2:14:31 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 142 replies
    San Franscisco Chronicle ^ | 3-31-2020 | M. Gafni & J. Garafoli
    Note: This story has been updated with comments from the U.S. Navy. The captain of a nuclear aircraft carrier with more than 100 sailors infected with the coronavirus pleaded Monday with U.S. Navy officials for resources to allow isolation of his entire crew and avoid possible deaths in a situation he described as quickly deteriorating. The unusual plea from Capt. Brett Crozier, a Santa Rosa native, came in a letter obtained exclusively by The Chronicle and confirmed by a senior officer on board the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has been docked in Guam following a COVID-19 outbreak among the...
  • Winning: Exorcising the USS Ford

    03/16/2020 6:52:59 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 37 replies
    StrategyPage ^ | March 15, 2020 | Strategy Page
    A ship, especially a warship that has a lot of problems, is often referred to as a cursed ship. The new American Ford class CVN (nuclear-powered aircraft carrier) has become a major disaster rather than a more effective new ship design. The number and severity of problems are certainly cursed at often enough by those who built or now serve on the Ford. It was not supposed to be that way. Several innovative new technologies were supposed to have made the Fords more effective and cheaper to operate than the previous, and similar appearing Nimitz class. Two of those new...
  • A Chinese destroyer fired a weapons-grade laser at a US surveillance aircraft, US Navy says

    02/27/2020 7:17:25 PM PST · by DEPcom · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-27-2020 | Ryan Pickrell
    A Chinese destroyer used a weapons-grade laser to target a US Navy P-8A surveillance aircraft flying above the Pacific last week, US Pacific Fleet said Thursday.
  • US warship seizes Iranian weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, Navy says

    02/13/2020 11:10:20 PM PST · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13 2020 | Bradford Betz
    U.S. officials have confirmed to Fox News Thursday that a U.S. Navy warship intercepted Iranian-made weapons from a vessel in the Arabian Sea earlier this week. Crew members from the USS Normandy seized a huge cache of weapons from a dhow – a small vessel with lateen sails – on Sunday while conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central area of operations. The weapons and weapon components were intended for the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to officials.