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  • Six San Diego-area military bases will be used to assist at border for Operation Faithful Patriot

    11/01/2018 5:16:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 35 replies
    San Diego Tribune ^ | November 1, 2018 | Pauline Repard
    Six military bases in San Diego County will be used as logistics hubs for supplies and troops to help with securing the Southwest border following President Trump’s announcement Wednesday that he would deploy as many as 15,000 military personnel in response to caravans of Central American migrants making their way northward. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Naval Air Station North Island (Coronado), Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma as well as Naval Air Station El Centro will participate in the deployment named Operation Faithful Patriot, officials said “They have been identified as...
  • 2 US Navy warships sail through Taiwan Strait

    10/22/2018 3:47:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    abc ^ | Oct 22, 2018, 4:05 PM ET | Luis Martinez
    “USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) and USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a routine Taiwan Strait Transit on Oct. 22, in accordance with international law,” said Cmdr. Nate Christensen, deputy spokesman, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “The ships’ transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” he added. “The U.S. Navy will continue to fly, sail and operate anywhere international law allows.” A similar transit by two U.S. destroyers occurred in July, the first time the Navy had carried out a mission like that in more than a year.
  • Bolton warns China over South China Sea confrontations: U.S. Navy can and will respond

    10/13/2018 11:10:27 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/13/18 | USA Features
    Danger Zone: National Security Adviser John Bolton warned the Chinese government this week over increasingly dangerous confrontations in the South China Sea with U.S. warships sailing in international waters, noting that Navy rules allow for a response to provocations. The warning came about a week after reports noted that a People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer nearly collided with a U.S. Navy destroyer near one of China’s manmade islands in the SCS. In discussing the dangerous encounter with the USS Decatur, Bolton said the U.S. Navy warships are permitted to respond with force to protect themselves and their crews from threatening...
  • Happy Birthday to The United States Navy!

    10/12/2018 8:33:25 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 58 replies
    12 Oct 2018 | US Navy Vet
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
  • Navy petty officer wins transgender bodybuilding contest

    10/09/2018 1:49:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies
    navytimes.com | Oct. 8, 2017 | David Goldman, The Associated Press
    Link only due to copyright rules.
  • Move CVN65 [USS Enterprise] to reserve fleet in lieu of spending $1.55 billion to scrapping it

    10/09/2018 10:16:24 AM PDT · by topher · 76 replies
    Various | 9-Oct-2018 | Vanity with sources
    Maybe this is a 'Hail Mary', but something that one must try to save $1.55 billion and have a CVN (USS Enterprise) in our reserve fleet. On account of our previous president, the US Navy is in bad shape. Take for example the collisions that happened early in the Trump Administration due to the [what I believe was] LAX of discipline under Obama. This is of course the collisions that happened with the USS John S McCain and the USS Fitzgerald. If you don't remember, then refresh your memory: Freerepublic: Former commander of USS John S McCain pleads guilty, retires...
  • Photos Show Confrontation Between USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy Warship in South China Sea

    10/03/2018 6:17:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    gCaptain ^ | October 2, 2018 | gCaptain
    gCaptain has just obtained photos showing a confrontation involving the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Decatur and a Chinese Navy warship in the disputed South China Sea over the weekend.
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...
  • Ryan Zinke: Naval blockade is an option for dealing with Russia

    09/29/2018 2:16:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sep 28, 2018 | John Siciliano
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says the U.S. Navy can blockade Russia if needed to keep it from controlling energy supplies in the Middle East as it does in Europe. "The United States has that ability, with our Navy, to make sure the sea lanes are open..." Zinke said on Friday at an industry event in Pittsburgh hosted by the Consumer Energy Alliance. He was there to explain why hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and the shale energy boom has given the U.S. an edge over its rivals Russia and Iran, by making the U.S. less dependent on foreign sources of energy....
  • US warship sails by contested island chain in South China Sea in message to Beijing, official says

    09/30/2018 7:10:25 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 22 replies
    fox ^ | 09/30/2018 | Louis Tomlinson
    A U.S. warship sailed Sunday near two contested Chinese man-made islands in the South China Sea, the location where Beijing has built up military fortifications despite a pledge not to do so, a U.S. defense official told Fox News.
  • U.S. Navy Places Advance Order for 10 New Destroyers

    09/29/2018 7:52:35 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts for 10 new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers from General Dynamics Bath and Huntington Ingalls Industries. "The Navy saved $700 million for these 10 ships by using multiyear procurement contracts rather than a single year contracting approach," said James F. Geurts, the assistant secretary of the Navy for R&D and acquisition. "We also have options for an additional five DDG-51s to enable us to continue to accelerate delivery of the outstanding DDG-51 Flight III capabilities to our naval force." The two contract awards include $3.9 billion for General Dynamics for four destroyers from FY2019 through FY2022,...
  • China blocks US Navy ship’s port visit to Hong Kong

    09/25/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Michael Burke
    China on Monday denied a United States Navy permission request for a port visit next month to Hong Kong, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. The decision to deny the port visit comes as tensions between the U.S. and China escalate on both economic and military fronts. The ship, the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, is currently in the East China Sea, according to the Journal. The ship has been at sea since August and can hold as many as 1,600 Marines and sailors on board, the newspaper reported. China also canceled an upcoming meeting between top naval officers from...
  • 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
    KMOV.com ^ | 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
    www.nbcnews.com ^ | 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
    businessinsider.com ^ | 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...