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  • U.S. Navy Probes Suspected Drug Selling, Use Among Sailors in Japan

    02/10/2018 1:47:00 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 4:59 p.m. ET | By Nancy A. Youssef
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Navy is investigating at least a dozen U.S. sailors based in Japan, some serving aboard the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, for suspicion of buying, selling, and using LSD, ecstasy and other drugs, U.S. Navy officials said Friday. The Navy also is probing whether U.S. sailors were using the internet to buy or sell drugs or were distributing them to local Japanese residents. The Navy first learned about allegations of widespread drug sales on Feb. 6, when it received a tip about a petty officer third class using drugs, the officials said. He was subsequently detained and released,...
  • Use of the US Military for a Weaponized Political Benefit

    02/01/2018 8:50:16 AM PST · by rx · 23 replies
    Feugen Publishing, Inc. ^ | 2/1/2018 | Hugo Feugen
    The Obama Administration's planning and perpetrating "The Fuddy Hoax" in 2013 is a lesser-known, yet military-utilizing, weaponized propaganda exercise, used for political benefit. The event uniquely shows coordination of not only two, three, or four, government agencies, but several more, including the US Navy and Coast Guard in an absolutely all-out, no-expense-spared effort to rid Obama of loose ends in his birth certificate hoax and scandal so he could continue unhindered toward reshaping the Middle East. As the US citizenry has more recently seen the public trust be violated via the "inappropriate," clandestine surveillance of a rival presidential candidate and...
  • Russian spy ship now 30 miles off Virginia coast

    01/25/2018 10:14:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    American Military News ^ | 1/25/18 | Peter Reid
    A Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted just 30 miles off the coast of Virginia in international waters on Wednesday, military officials said, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The Russian ship was spotted approaching the east coast last week.“We are tracking the Viktor Leonov’s presence off the East Coast, much like we are aware of all vessels approaching the United States and Canada,” said Navy Spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Brian Wierzbicki. “We respect the rights and freedoms of all nations to operate in international waters in accordance with international law.” The Russian ship is being tracked by the Norfolk-based destroyer USS...
  • Newly commissioned USS Little Rock stuck in Montreal, Canada for the winter

    01/21/2018 2:38:19 PM PST · by Taipei · 73 replies
    CTV News ^ | January 21, 2018 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL -- A newly commissioned Navy warship will be wintering in Montreal after its journey to Florida was interrupted by cold and ice. A Navy spokeswoman says the USS Little Rock was commissioned in Buffalo on Dec. 16 and was expected to make its way to its home port in Mayport, Fla. Instead, the 118-metre Freedom-variant vessel has been moored in Montreal since Christmas Eve due to unusually heavy ice conditions. Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson says the Navy has now decided to leave the ship in place until the winter weather improves. While there's no departure date scheduled, she says...
  • USS Little Rock Stuck in Montreal, Ship Might Not Leave Until Spring (iced in)

    01/20/2018 6:28:55 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 66 replies
    USNI news ^ | 1/19/18 | Ben Werner
    USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship to join the fleet, is iced in on the St. Lawrence Seaway in Montreal and doesn’t plan to move until the Spring thaw. “Significant weather conditions prevented the ship from departing Montreal earlier this month and icy conditions continue to intensify,” a Navy spokesperson told USNI News. “The temperatures in Montreal and throughout the transit area have been colder than normal, and included near-record low temperatures, which created significant and historical conditions in the late December, early January timeframe.” A sustained blast of Arctic air that extended from late December...
  • Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA overhaul as director of central intelligence, dies at 94

    01/18/2018 6:09:39 PM PST · by Borges · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/2018 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Retired Navy Adm. Stansfield Turner, the iconoclastic director of the Central Intelligence Agency in the late 1970s who significantly reorganized its clandestine ranks and helped usher in a new technological age at the agency, died Jan. 18 at his home in Seattle. He was 94. His secretary, Pat Moynihan, confirmed the death but did not disclose the cause. An Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar, Adm. Turner was long considered to be one of the Navy’s sharpest analytical minds and brashly confident leaders. He was a four-star admiral and commander of NATO forces in Southern Europe when he was tapped in 1977 by...
  • Navy filing unexpected charges over ship collisions

    01/17/2018 10:28:28 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s been quite a while now since two collisions in the western Pacific involving US Navy vessels took the lives of a total of 17 sailors, injuring many others and significantly damaging their ships. The investigations being conducted by the military are wrapping up and charges have been filed against a number of senior personnel, including some which caught me totally by surprise. The Associated Press reports that a total of five officers, including the commanding officers of both the destroyers USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain, are being charged with negligent homicide in the deaths of the sailors.
  • Former Fitzgerald, McCain COs Face Negligent Homicide

    01/16/2018 4:51:31 PM PST · by LadyBuzz · 24 replies
    USNI News ^ | 01/16/2018 | Sam LaGrone
    This post has been updated to correct the name of the former commander of USS John S. McCain (DDG-56). The correct name is Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez. This post has also been updated with a statement from the service. The commanders of the two guided-missile destroyers that were involved in fatal collisions with merchant ships in 2017 will face military criminal charges that include charges of dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel and negligent homicide, after the two incidents that resulted in the death of 17 sailors total, USNI News has learned. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, former commander of USS Fitzgerald...
  • Navy files homicide charges against commanders of 2 ships in deadly crashes

    01/16/2018 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Two Navy commanders will face negligent homicide charges related to the deadly crashes of two ships off Asia last year, the Navy announced Tuesday. The decision to file charges against service members of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain were decided by Adm. Frank Caldwell, who was given the authority and examined the evidence of what caused the collisions, according to Navy spokesman Capt. Greg Hicks. Former Cmdr. Bryce Benson of the USS Fitzgerald and former Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez of the USS John S. McCain are among those charged...
  • Sea of troubles — Navy seeks course correction after disastrous year

    01/08/2018 11:18:52 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 08, 2018 | Carlo Muñoz
    Hollowing of fleet from 700 to 270 ships lead to ‘unsustainable levels’ of combat deploymentsThe Navy’s disastrous and deadly 2017, punctuated by a slew of accidents and fatal at-sea collisions ending with the deaths of nearly 20 American sailors, was the culmination of deep-seated issues within the sea service’s budget, operations and culture stretching back decades, issues that Navy leaders are only now attempting to address. And, despite the determination of the Trump White House and defense hawks on Capitol Hill to boost the troubled service’s budget and mission support, the service faces a battleship full of problems coming out...
  • Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Silent Drill Team

    01/06/2018 7:26:37 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 24 replies
    Little Things ^ | Not stated | Paul Morris
    For those who like this sort of thing, impressive drill routine. (video)
  • US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

    01/06/2018 2:03:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 06, 2018 | AP via Washington Examiner
    he U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board. The C-2A "Greyhound" aircraft, which was traveling to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when it crashed the day before Thanksgiving in the Philippine Sea, rests at a depth of about 18,500 feet (5,640 meters), the Japan-based 7th Fleet said in a statement Saturday. Salvaging it will be the deepest recovery attempt of an aircraft to date, the Navy said. The plane was located last week by a contracted salvage vessel that deployed a pinger locator...
  • Something is very wrong with the US Navy

    01/04/2018 4:41:46 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 1/3/2018 | Ed Straker
    Recently, a sailor on the cruiser Shiloh started to behave erratically. He claimed he had the ability to shoot fireballs from his hands and that he had traveled into outer space. Despite his obvious insanity, no action was taken. The sailor, named Peter Mims, then hid aboard his ship, and no one was able to find him for a week. Peter Mims was a troubled sailor who wanted out of the Navy. He had financial problems, his marriage had fallen apart[,] and his chain of command was riding him about qualifications. He'd sought mental health counseling, but was not treated...
  • Sailor cited by Trump as evidence of Hillary Clinton double standard now works as garbage man

    01/02/2018 9:27:31 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan. 2, 2017
    President Trump tweeted Tuesday there’s a double standard in the government’s treatment of Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin, pointing to Kristian Saucier, a former Navy sailor jailed for taking six photos inside a submarine. Saucier, 31, was released from prison in September after receiving a one-year sentence for mishandling classified information. With a felony conviction, he now works up to 70 hours a week collecting garbage in Vermont. “Obviously with his tweet today he still recognizes my case, so hopefully he will do something about it. I think my family and I have been punished enough," Saucier told...
  • Navy gives 48,000 sailors ‘fitness pardon’ who can’t meet fitness demands

    12/24/2017 10:57:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 84 replies ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | MELISSA LEON
    Fitness rule changes are one way the Navy plans to keep sailors in uniform. (MCS Christopher Pratt/Navy) The U.S. Navy will grant “fitness pardons” to nearly 50,000 sailors who have fitness failures on their records, in order to help maintain the level of sailors needed for readiness, the Navy Times reported this week. “Retention of every capable Sailor is critical to the operational readiness of the Navy,” said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel, the Navy Times reported. “The goal of the Navy’s physical readiness program is to maintain a minimum prescribed level of fitness necessary for world-wide...
  • The U.S. Military’s UFO Program Is Actually Pretty Cool (New info on Nimitz UFO)

    12/23/2017 1:24:37 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 78 replies ^ | Robert Beckhusen
    The story that followed has circulated in the military aviation world and fighter community for several years, including this write-up by former Navy F-14A Tomcat pilot Paco Chierici at Fighter Sweep. With orders to intercept the object, Fravor in his jet — callsign FASTEAGLE 01 — headed toward with aid from an E-2 Hawkeye early warning and control plane. The Hawkeye’s sensors, however, couldn’t detect the object and vector him toward it, so Princeton directed FASTEAGLE 01 and Fravor’s wingman, FASETEAGLE 02 to the location, and even asked Fravor whether he was carrying weapons — he wasn’t. He just had...
  • Latest Interview with pilot David Fravor on USS Nimitz UFO Incident (Tucker Carlson- Video)

    12/22/2017 10:55:04 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 71 replies
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  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2017 6:10:54 AM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen
    Local residents recall date that will live in infamy SIERRA VISTA — Thomas Stoney Sr. still vividly remembers the paper that morning. It was a copy of the News and Courier, a paper his older brother, Oliver, delivered in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. His father had it on the kitchen counter that Sunday morning, where Stoney could catch a glimpse of the shocking news splashed across the front page. “The big headline: The Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and it was an extra edition,” Stoney recalled Wednesday at his Sierra Vista home 76 years later. At the time, Dec....
  • Report on the Collision Between USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) and Fishing Vessel Nam Yang 502

    12/04/2017 9:46:01 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 39 replies
    U.S. Naval Institue Proceedings ^ | November 30, 2017 | U. S. Navy
    USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN (CG 57) collided with fishing vessel NAM YANG 502 on 9 May 2017 in the Sea of Japan LAKE CHAMPLAIN is a Ticonderoga Class Guided Missile Cruiser homeported in San Diego, California. Approximately 400 Sailors serve aboard LAKE CHAMPLAIN. LAKE CHAMPLAIN is 567 feet in length, 55 feet wide, and carries a gross tonnage of approximately 10,200 tons. NAM YANG 502 is a fishing vessel with an unknown crew size. NAM YANG 502 is approximately 60 feet in length, 15 feet wide, and carries a gross tonnage of approximately 10 tons. NAM YANG 502 was en route...
  • Damaged USS Fitzgerald Loaded in Japan

    11/26/2017 3:55:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    gCaptain ^ | November 25, 2017 | Mike Schuler
    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) has been loaded aboard the heavy lift transport vessel Transshelf and begin her journey to Pascagoula, Mississippi for further repairs. Fitzgerald departed Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka under tow on November 24 begin the heavy lift process in deep water.