Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $21,407
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: usnavy

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Vandal smashes memorial to slain Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient

    07/20/2018 7:11:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 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
    https://ntknetwork.com ^ | 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...
  • VIDEO: Missile Explodes During German Frigate Training Exercise; Incident Similar to 2015 U.S. ...

    06/28/2018 8:50:42 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 27, 2018 | Sam LaGrone
    June 21, 2018 explosion of an SM-2 Block IIIA over the German frigate FGS Sachsen (F 219) New video and photos released this week show the extent of the damage on a German frigate following an apparent missile explosion last week during a training event off the coast of Norway. FGS Sachsen (F 219) was operating with FGS Lübeck (F 214) near the Arctic Circle when it attempted to fire a Standard Missile (SM) 2 Block IIIA as part of the exercise, the service said in a release. The footage, presumably shot from Lübeck, shows an explosion after just departing...
  • Pentagon Covering Up Fact Female Navy Officers Nearly Sank Ship

    06/24/2018 4:42:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 61 replies
    anonymous email came in over the transom this morning: Hi, Stacy. During the early weeks after the USS Fitzgerald was speared by a lumbering Philippine container ship, it was noteworthy that the captain and a couple of admirals were publically named, but not the actual officer in charge, the officer of the deck. (OOD) The other person who should have kept the Fitz out of trouble is the person in charge of the combat information center, the Tactical Action Officer. That individual is supposed to be monitoring the combat radar, which can detect a swimmer at a distance of two...
  • President Trump to visit Hawaii after historic summit with NKorea

    06/12/2018 12:32:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 44 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | HNN Staff
    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, right, wears a lei as they greets guests at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Hawaii, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Image: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump will stop in Hawaii after returning from his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House announced Monday. Trump is scheduled to depart from Singapore on Tuesday night, and will visit a military base on Guam before arriving on Oahu. The president is expected to arrive in the islands on Tuesday afternoon and is not expected to leave Joint Base...
  • USS Pueblo still held hostage by North Korea as Trump, Kim meet

    06/11/2018 4:32:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 104 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2018 | James Varney
    The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy, sits in Boston, revered by sailors and history buffs. The second-oldest ship, the USS Pueblo, floats at a river dock in Pyongyang, still a hostage more than 50 years after North Korea seized it in a January 1968 raid in the frigid waters of the East Sea off the Hermit Kingdom’s northeastern coast. Calls from the surviving crew to bring the ship back have amounted to naught. The Colorado legislature, protective of the ship named after one of its cities, also weighs in every year with a resolution calling for...
  • Chinese Government Hackers Steal Trove of U.S. Navy Data: Report

    06/08/2018 8:19:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 61 replies
    securityweek.com ^ | 6/8/2018 | AFP
    Chinese government hackers have stolen a massive trove of sensitive information from a US Navy contractor, including secret plans to develop a new type of submarine-launched anti-ship missile, the Washington Post reported Friday. Investigators told the newspaper that breaches were executed in January and February by a division of the Chinese Ministry of State Security, operating out of the Chinese province of Guangdong. The contractor, which was not named in the report, works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, based in Newport, Rhode Island. It conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weapons systems. According to the Post, hackers...
  • China hacked a Navy contractor and secured a trove of highly sensitive data on submarine warfare

    06/08/2018 12:16:56 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8 2018 | Ellen Nakashima and Paul Sonne
    Chinese government hackers have compromised the computers of a Navy contractor, stealing massive amounts of highly sensitive data related to undersea warfare — including secret plans to develop a supersonic anti-ship missile for use on U.S. submarines by 2020, according to American officials. The breaches occurred in January and February, the officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The hackers targeted a contractor who works for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, a military organization headquartered in Newport, R.I., that conducts research and development for submarines and underwater weaponry.
  • US Navy warships in ‘serious incident’ with China after sailing into disputed waters

    05/27/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by Mariner · 67 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | May 27th, 2018 | By Patrick Knox
    CHINESE warships have confronted US Navy vessels today in what has been described as a “serious incident”. The tense naval drama unfolded after the American warships sailed near South China Sea islands claimed by China. The presence of the US warships was slammed by Beijing just as President Donald Trump seeks to make peace with North Korea to avoid a serious war breaking out. The operation in the South China Sea was the latest bid to counter what Washington condemns as brazen efforts to take control of the strategical important seas. The hotly contested region is also rich in fossil...
  • Russia warships stalk US aircraft carrier in ‘cat and mouse chase’

    05/12/2018 7:42:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 44 replies
    The Daily Star (UK) ^ | May 12th, 2018 | By Henry Holloway
    USS Harry S. Truman has been pursued around the Med by a group of Russian frigates led by warship Yaroslav Mudry. Video of the incident shows a Russian vessel in the distance shadowing the carrier and its destroyer escort. Footage was shared by ITV as a team of news reporters visited the US warship. The vessel is the US’s main weapon against ISIS as it launches strikes on their positions in Syria. War tensions have flared however after the US, France and Britain launched airstrikes against Vladimir Putin’s pal Bashar al-Assad. USS Harry S. Truman – the 116,000-ton vessel –...
  • Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

    05/08/2018 11:22:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Will Racke
    A Navy SEAL who led a rescue operation to retrieve a fallen teammate on a treacherous mountain peak in Afghanistan will receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Monday. Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt K. Slabinski will receive the nation’s highest military award on May 24, the White House said. Slabinski is credited with rallying a team of SEALs for a counter-assault on al-Qaeda fighters, who had pinned down another SEAL, Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts, during a firefight in the early morning hours of March 4, 2002. Roberts had been ejected from a Chinook...
  • US Navy reactivates its Atlantic 2nd Fleet

    05/05/2018 9:11:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 05/06/18
    Washington (AFP) - A top US navy admiral announces the re-establishment of the US 2nd Fleet -- a Cold War command disbanded in 2011 -- to patrol the North Atlantic and face a resurgent threat from Russia. The chief of US Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, made the announcement during a change of command ceremony Friday in the Atlantic naval port of Norfolk, Virginia. "Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we're back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex," said Richardson, according to a navy statement. "That's...
  • Families of sailors who died in Navy collisions hope for answers in court

    05/07/2018 11:38:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    stripes.com ^ | 5/6/2018 | DIANNA CAHN
    The fleet was undermanned and overworked; readiness was eroding because of a culture that demanded getting the job done no matter the obstacle.
  • US Navy re-establishes Second Fleet amid Russian tensions

    05/04/2018 5:44:29 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4th, 2018 | Ryan Browne
    Washington (CNN)Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the US Navy announced Friday the re-establishment of the US Second Fleet which will be responsible for Naval forces along the East Coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The areas are seen as critical to counter the rising threat of Russia and the new US defense strategy that focuses more on great power rivalry, according to multiple US defense officials.
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Naval Aviator and Viet Nam POW LTJG Dieter Dengler Documentary)

    04/25/2018 10:44:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Netflix ^ | 1997 | Werner Herzog
    Dieter Dengler (May 22, 1938 – February 7, 2001) was a German-born United States Navy aviator during the Vietnam War and later a private aircraft test pilot and commercial airline pilot. He was one of two survivors, the other being Phisit Intharathat, out of seven prisoners of war (POWs) who escaped from a Pathet Lao prison camp in Laos. He was rescued after 23 days on the run[1] following six months of torture and imprisonment and was the first captured U.S. airman to escape enemy captivity during the Vietnam war.[2][3]
  • Iran's Navy Commander Threatens To Sink US Ships

    04/25/2018 4:22:42 AM PDT · by Strategy · 42 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 25, 2018 | By TOI STAFF
    A top Iranian general has threatened to sink the United States Navy's ships, warning that the US would find itself in a "catastrophic situation" amid an ongoing war of words between the countries over the possibility President Donald Trump could exit a landmark nuclear deal. "The actual information that the Americans have about us is much less than what they think they have. When will they figure this out? When it is too late," the Revolutionary Guard Corps navy commander, Admiral Ali Fadavim, told Iranian television on Saturday. "They will definitely figure it out when their ships are sunk, or...