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  • Chance Encounter at Sea Gives Fan Renewed Hope for Beleaguered Army Football

    12/11/2015 7:14:26 PM PST · by pboyington · 14 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 11, 2015 | Susan Katz Keating
    As Army Football’s most disappointed fan, I vowed last year to ditch tomorrow’s annual faceoff against Navy – until a few months ago, when the squids had me sleep with the enemy and then shot me off an aircraft carrier. Let me explain. I don’t dislike football. But it doesn’t excite me the way, say, driving a tank or nearly crash landing into the Blackwater compound does (both of which I have done). I am obsessed, though, with the Army-Navy game. Maybe it’s because the teams embody sport in starkly military terms; or maybe it’s the cool uniforms. Who knows....
  • (USS) Truman Performs High Speed Rudder Test

    07/14/2012 9:58:18 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 98 replies
    USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs ^ | 7/9/2012 | Mass Comm Spec Seaman Taylor DiMartino
    USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, At Sea (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a full power run and rudder swing checks during sea trials July 8. The ship rolled more than 13 degrees in each direction. "After weeks of calibrations and testing, the ship's steering was finally put to the test," said Lt. Kasey Vowell, assistant auxiliary division officer for engineering department. Truman maxed out at 30 plus knots during the run.
  • Iran Changes Course on Ship; Israel Trains for the Worst..

    06/23/2010 11:45:17 AM PDT · by TaraP · 15 replies
    Iran has changed course again and announced Tuesday afternoon it will send a ship to try to challenge Israeli sovereignty over the waters off of Hamas-controlled Gaza, as was agreed in the Oslo Accords. One day earlier, Iran backed down, saying that the sailing was being put off indefinitely. No reason was given for either announcement, but the resumption of the plan to risk a confrontation with the Israeli Navy came the same day that efforts were intensified in Lebanon for two ships to set out for Gaza. Analysts have pointed out that despite its verbal bravado, the Islamic Republics...
  • Obama starts massive US Air-Sea-Marine build-up opposite Iran

    05/23/2010 6:17:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 47 replies · 1,683+ views
    Debeka ^ | 5/20/2010 | Debeka
    debkafile's military sources report a decision by the Obama administration to boost US military strength in the Mediterranean and Persian Gulf regions in the short term with an extra air and naval strike forces and 6,000 Marine and sea combatants. Carrier Strike Group 10, headed by the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier, sails out of the US Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia Friday, May 21. On arrival, it will raise the number of US carriers off Iranian shores to two. Up until now, President Barack Obama kept just one aircraft carrier stationed off the coast of Iran, the USS...
  • US fighter pilots contend with crowded airspace in Iraq

    05/03/2008 3:40:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies · 145+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2008 | SEBASTIAN ABBOT
    ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN - U.S. pilots flying missions over Iraq come to the region expecting a host of challenges, including swirling sandstorms and urban battlefields filled with a mix of enemies and civilians. But Naval aviators flying off the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman said one of the newest difficulties has been the least expected: navigating increasingly crowded airspace in a region that has experienced the world's fastest airline growth in recent years. The mix of U.S. combat aircraft and civilian planes from booming Gulf airlines illustrates the growing divide in the Middle East between countries...
  • 'Defending Freedom' Highlights Work of Sailors, Marines

    05/25/2005 6:57:49 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 3 replies · 316+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | May 25, 2005 | K.L. Vantrtan
    WASHINGTON, May 25, 2005 Hundreds of color photos depicting the trials and triumphs of the Navy and Marine Corps troops during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom adorn the pages of "Defending Freedom," a new hardcover coffee-table book. Seaman Apprentice Vincent L. Carrillo stands watch on the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman, Feb. 4, 2003. The Truman and Carrier Air Wing 3 were on a six-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by Seaman Ryan O'Connor, USN Proceeds of the book's sale will be used to provide financial assistance to sailors, Marines and their...
  • Dispatches and photos from the carrier Truman

    04/11/2003 7:02:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 5 replies · 334+ views
    Virginian-Pilot (Hampton VA) ^ | 10 April 2003 | MATTHEW DOLAN
    Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem meets with reporters on the Truman. It's a familiar duty. He was a Pentagon spokesman during the war in Afghanistan. The greater media access in this conflict has been ''going great,'' he says. Photos by Chris Tyree / The Virginian-Pilot.ABOARD THE TRUMAN -- He was the voice of the last war, standing before the Pentagon press corps almost daily to update the world about the progress of U.S. forces invading Afghanistan. Now he's at war, in charge of two Norfolk-based carrier strike groups -- known as battle groups before the chief of naval operations recently...
  • Franks shifts missile vessels to war positions in Red Sea

    03/13/2003 10:04:39 PM PST · by kattracks · 5 replies · 256+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/03 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>The U.S. military is moving a dozen or more missile-firing ships from the Mediterranean into the Red Sea, bordering Saudi Arabia, as Gen. Tommy Franks puts the final pieces in place for a war with Iraq.</p> <p>As the ships were preparing to move as early as last night, the Air Force announced it had deployed an unspecified number of B-2 stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to bases closer to Iraq.</p>
  • Aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt deploys overseas from Caribbean

    02/04/2003 6:36:32 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 368+ views
    Associated Press | February 4, 2003
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Norfolk-based aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its battle group finished training Tuesday in the Caribbean and began heading overseas, the Navy said. The Navy would say only that the battle group deployed from near Puerto Rico in support of the nation's war against terrorism and would meet other contingencies as needed. But the Roosevelt is expected to join three aircraft carriers that have moved into striking range of Iraq. The Roosevelt departed Norfolk Jan. 6 for mandatory training before deployment. "She's been certified (to deploy) and now she's commencing her deployment," said Cmdr....
  • 7 US warships cross Suez, head to Gulf

    02/04/2003 3:32:46 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 298+ views
    The Times of India ^ | Februari 04 2003 | AP
    PORT SAID, Egypt: Seven US warships crossed the Suez Canal on Tuesday heading to the Gulf to join the US military buildup in preparation for a possible attack on Iraq. The seven amphibious ships, based in Norfolk, Virginia, carry more than 4,750 sailors and 7,000 Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. They are the USS Kearsarge, Bataan, Saipan, Ponce, Gunston Hall, Ashland and Portland. In Washington, defence officials said on Monday that the USS Abraham Lincoln, one of the Navy's latest Nimitz-class carriers with more than 5,000 sailors and naval aviators aboard, had re-entered the Arabian Sea over the...
  • USS Harry S. Truman carrier in joint exercise with Albanian army

    01/29/2003 9:30:47 AM PST · by Destro · 36 replies · 327+ views ^ | 28 Jan 2003 | AP
    28 Jan 2003 USS Harry S. Truman carrier in joint exercise with Albanian army TIRANA, Albania (AP) _ The American aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is in the Adriatic Sea for maneuvers with the Albanian military, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto also is participating in the exercise, which began Saturday and is set to end Feb. 10, a ministry statement said. The exercise, held near the Albanian port of Vlora, 85 miles southwest of Tirana, is intended to help Albania's military reach NATO standards. Albania hopes to become a member of the...
  • Profile of Floating U.S. Air Bases Rise Allied Bases Not Necessary

    01/22/2003 12:56:58 PM PST · by txhurl · 39 replies · 287+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 3:35 PM EST | MIRON VAROUHAKIS
    ABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (AP) -- Around Iraq's borders, the Pentagon is struggling to persuade allies to host U.S. troops and warplanes needed for a possible attack. At sea, however, America's military power is unhindered and growing to possibly the biggest concentration of warships since the 1991 Gulf War. Imposing naval flotillas - with aircraft carriers as their mighty centerpieces - are taking greater prominence in strategic planning for a possible war against Iraq as obstacles are raised to ground deployments, officers say. "I think all of the aircraft carriers will serve as a floating air base," said Capt....