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  • Aircraft carrier steams through a rainbow

    02/06/2015 5:34:03 PM PST · by iowamark · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/6/2015
    Navy photographer Ignacio Perez likes to shoot landscapes but never dreamed he'd shoot an amazing one on the deck of an aircraft carrier. But on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m., as the USS John C. Stennis cruised in the Pacific Ocean, he got the shot of a lifetime: the 115,000-ton, 1,100-foot-long warship steaming through a rainbow. "As a photographer I am used to documenting operational events like aircraft launches and recoveries," Perez, a 21-year-old mass communications specialist third class, said in an email. "But when I saw the rainbow I was excited because it was different. I knew the odds of...
  • SOS at CPAC: "Where's Admiral Gaouette?" and the "Benghazi CBA"

    03/17/2013 12:09:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    INN ^ | 3//16/13 | Mark Langfan, at CPAC
    "SOS" is a naval emergency distress call meaning "Save our Ship", but at the CPAC, (Conservative Political Action Committee) convention, "SOS" stands for SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com, a new organization of former US Special Ops officers who are issuing distress calls about urgent high-profile questions, and critical unanswered mysteries about the 2012 Obama Benghazi debacle. CAPT Larry Bailey, USN (Ret.), a former senior SEAL commander and co-founder of Special Operation Speaks, demands to know, "Where the heck is Admiral Gaouette?" ADM Gaouette was the commander of the USS Stennis Carrier Strike Group on station in the Persian Gulf area who was mysteriously summarily...
  • Carrier Strike Group Rushes To Persian Gulf

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is being rushed to the Persian Gulf as tensions between Israel and Iran edge closer to the boiling point. The Nimitz class carrier, with an air wing of about 90 aircraft, sets sail Monday on an eight-month deployment to the region -- four months ahead of schedule. In the gulf it will join the USS Enterprise Strike Group, giving the United States a powerful deterrent to any Iranian attack on commercial oil tankers in the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz or a counterpunch to Iranian...
  • Fighter jetís engine explodes on U.S. aircraft carrier in million-dollar accident that injures 10

    03/31/2011 4:55:15 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-31-11
    Ten sailors were injured yesterday when a jet fighter's engine exploded as it prepared to take off from an aircraft carrier. The F/A-18C Hornet was starting a training exercise when the accident occurred on the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis, in waters off California. Four sailors were flown to Naval Medical Center San Diego where they were in stable condition.
  • Governor Palin visits USS Stennis (Photos)

    06/23/2009 11:40:41 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 109 replies · 5,219+ views
    Elmendorf Air Force Base ^ | June 23, 2009 | Sgt. Ricardo Branch
    6/23/2009 - ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin made a surprise visit to Sailors and personnel onboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Monday during the military joint-training exercise Northern Edge 2009. The invitation came as a surprise for the governor, who jumped at the opportunity to visit U.S. service members and learn more about U.S. Navy operations. "This is such an honor to be here," Palin said. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for my husband Todd and I to see an aircraft carrier in action, and see what its...
  • U.S. Navy Flexes Muscles in Persian Gulf

    03/27/2007 12:49:52 PM PDT · by SmithL · 86 replies · 2,464+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 3/27/7 | JAMES CALDERWOOD and JIM KRANE
    ABOARD THE USS JOHN C. STENNIS, (AP) -- American warplanes screamed off two aircraft carriers Tuesday as the U.S. Navy staged its largest show of force in the Persian Gulf since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, launching a mammoth exercise meant as a message to the Iranians. The maneuvers with 15 warships and more than 100 aircraft were sure to heighten tensions with Iran, which has frequently condemned the U.S. military presence off its coast and is in a faceoff with the West over its nuclear program and its capture of a British naval team. While they would not say...
  • Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf as Iran Warning

    01/04/2007 9:30:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 1,674+ views
    newsmax ^ | Jan. 4, 2007
    Aircraft Carrier Heads to Persian Gulf as Iran Warning NewsMax.com Wires Jan. 4, 2007 WASHINGTON -- The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis is scheduled to leave the United States this month for the Persian Gulf region in a Naval buildup aimed partly as a warning to Iran. Officials decided to send the Stennis strike group on top of a carrier group already in the region on a request late last year from the U.S. Central Command, the military unit in charge of activities there as well as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon official said Thursday....
  • Four arrests linked to Chinese spy ring

    11/05/2005 12:19:06 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 21 replies · 636+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/05/05 | Bill Gertz
    Four persons arrested in Los Angeles are part of a Chinese intelligence-gathering ring, federal investigators said, and the suspects caused serious compromises for 15 years to major U.S. weapons systems, including submarines and warships. U.S. intelligence and security officials said the case remains under investigation but that it could prove to be among the most damaging spy cases since the 1985 one of John A. Walker Jr., who passed Navy communication codes to Moscow for 22 years. The Los Angeles spy ring has operated since 1990 and has funneled technology and military secrets to China in the form of documents...
  • World-Wide Aircraft Carriers Site Announced by Freeper Jeff Head

    10/16/2005 10:41:17 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 219 replies · 4,274+ views
    World-Wide Aircraft Carriers ^ | 16 October 2005 | Jeff Head
    In the last months there has been a lot of interest expressed on FR about aircraft carriers. I have found that there is a lot of interest all over the net. So, I created a web site about all of the World's Aircraft Carriers. It will surprise you how many countries operate at least one...and also how many are building large-deck Amphibious Assault ships. Of course, no one holds a candle at this time to America's capabilities in this regard. Please enjoy, and let me know what you think. I hope it serves as a resource for naval enthusiasts everywhere....
  • Welcome To Your New Home, USS Stennis (Washington State)

    01/09/2005 6:09:23 PM PST · by Stoat · 20 replies · 3,136+ views
    Welcome To Your New Home, USS Stennis January 8, 2005 † By KOMO Staff & News Services † † †† † BREMERTON - Armed with a large red and black umbrella, Beth Wiruth stood ashore in Bremerton and anxiously watched Saturday as the USS John C. Stennis slowly made its way to its new homeport at Naval Base Kitsap. "The ship is in sight!" Wiruth shouted as she scanned the deck where more than 2,500 sailors wearing their winter dress-blue uniforms stood at attention. "Ahh, it's just the best sight. It's just the best sight!" Wiruth was one of...
  • US carrier jet crashes near Japan, 4 crew missing

    08/10/2004 2:27:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 1,019+ views
    Reuters | August 10, 2004
    WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) - An S-3B Viking warplane from the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis crashed during an exercise in the Pacific near Japan on Tuesday and four crew members are listed as missing, the U.S. Navy said. Search-and-rescue efforts were being conducted by the Stennis and another carrier taking part in the exercise, the USS Kitty Hawk, the U.S. Seventh Fleet in Japan said in a statement. The cause of the crash was being investigated, according to the statement. The incident took place 45 miles (70 km) off the coast of the island of Iwo Jima...
  • U.S. carrier-based aircraft crashes off Iwojima Island

    08/10/2004 10:32:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,826+ views
    Kyoto News | August 10, 2004
    TOKYO, Aug. 11, Kyodo - A plane based on an U.S. carrier crashed off Iwojima Island around 7 p.m. on Tuesday, the Defense Agency said. The U.S. military has yet to contact Japan's Maritime Self-Defense Force for help in the case, the agency said, adding the plane apparently crashed into the Pacific about 70 kilometers off the island.