Tag Archives: US Navy

LIVE VIDEO: Naval Academy Cadets Climb Obelisk

The Washington Post reports: Several hundred young warriors stormed a 21-foot-high obelisk at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis on Monday, slipping and sliding as they formed a human pyramid around a monument covered in 50 pounds of vegetable shortening. The annual tradition marks the end of their hellacious “plebe” year at the academy, the country’s premier training ground for ...

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Ten SEALs Face Discharge Over Meth And Coke Use

Business Insider reports: Ten US Navy SEALs and one sailor in Navy special warfare have tested positive for cocaine and methamphetamines, a Navy spokesperson told Business Insider. “During a number of command drug tests from March to April 2018, 11 service members from East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare units tested positive for controlled substances,” Cmdr. Tamara Lawrence said in a ...

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US Navy Fires Chaplain Over Public Sex Video

USA Today reports: A Navy chaplain was fired last month from his post at a Marine Corps command after he was caught on video having sex with a woman at a pub in New Orleans, USA TODAY has learned. The Marines fired Navy Capt. Loften Thornton on March 20 for “loss of trust and confidence,” said Marine Lt. Col. Ted ...

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Negligent Homicide Charges For US Navy Commanders

USNI News reports: 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 dereliction of duty, hazarding a vessel and negligent homicide, USNI News has learned. Cmdr. Bryce Benson, former commander of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), along with three Fitzgerald junior officers, face a mix charges ...

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Three Missing In Fifth US Navy Crash This Year

CNN reports: Three people are missing after a US Navy plane crashed into the ocean southeast of Okinawa on Wednesday. The Navy transport plane was carrying 11 crew and passengers when it went down around 2:45 p.m. Japan Standard Time. Eight people have been rescued and are in good condition aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Navy said ...

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US Naval Air Station Admits To Penis Skywriting

Seattle’s NBC affiliate reports: Officials with the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island said one of their aircraft was involved in the obscene skywritings spotted in Okanogan County. Photos sent to KREM 2 by multiple sources show skydrawings of what some people are saying is male genitalia. Some sources have even tweeted pictures of what they saw. A mother who lives ...

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STOLEN VALOR: Pro-Trump “Navy SEAL” Hailed By Fox News In Viral Story Confesses He’s A Fake [VIDEO]

The Navy Times reports: Navy veteran John Garofalo appeared on a Fox News segment this month, showing off a massive presidential seal he carved for President Trump while receiving praise for his service in Vietnam as a SEAL. The piece was broadcast nationally and featured cascading shots of all Garofalo’s medals. Online, it went viral, racking up 1.5 million Facebook ...

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US Navy Claims Success With Missile Interception Test

The Diplomat reports: Days after North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile that flew over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and landed in the northern Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Navy successfully conducted a complex missile defense test this week at the Pacific Missile Range Facility off Kauai, Hawaii, according to a Raytheon company statement. The Standard Missile-6, one of the ...

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US Navy Fires Fleet Commander After Second Deadly Warship Collision In Last Three Months [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific. A two-sentence statement said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to ...

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US Navy Orders Global “Operational Pause” After Fourth Collision In 2017 Leaves Ten Sailors Missing [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The Navy’s top admiral ordered the entire fleet Monday to take a one-day “operational pause” to make sure they are running their ships safely a day after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker off Singapore. Admiral John Richardson gave the order as a search was underway for 10 American sailors assigned to the ...

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Defense Secretary James Mattis Congratulates Sailors For Not Being “Pussies Sitting On The Sidelines”

The Washington Post reports: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with sailors serving on the submarine USS Kentucky last week in his home state of Washington, praising them for their sacrifices and expressing concern that he has “grown remote from those of you who matter.” Then he noted the up-and-down nature of military life, told the sailors that they’ll miss being ...

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Newly-Confirmed US Navy Secretary Supports Trans Troops: Any Qualified Patriot Should Be Able To Serve

The Hill reports: The recently confirmed secretary of the Navy says he will follow any order the president gives on transgender troops, but that “any patriot” should be allowed to serve. “We will process and take direction of a policy that is developed by the [Defense] secretary [with] direction from the president and march out smartly,” Navy Secretary Richard V. ...

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Breitbart Credits Trump With Launch Of Aircraft Carrier That Began Construction During Bush Administration

With a giant headline screaming “MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” this morning Breitbart credited Trump with the launch of a new aircraft carrier that began construction in 2005 during the George W. Bush administration. They write: Smelling of fresh paint instead of jet fuel, the U.S. Navy’s newest, most advanced aircraft carrier will join the fleet this weekend, bringing the nation’s ...

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US Navy Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

In last night’s post about Ivanka Trump’s nod to LGBT Pride Month, I noted that during the Obama era we got proclamations from a myriad of federal agencies in addition to Obama’s annual message, but that those days are behind us. Well, shut my mouth. Via press release from the US Navy: The Navy joins the nation in recognizing Lesbian, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Naval Academy Obelisk Climb

From the Washington Post: Hundreds of Naval Academy plebes work together to scale a 21-foot obelisk slicked with lard. It’s an annual tradition: The first year students can’t begin their summer until they replace an underclassman’s “dixie cup” hat at the top of the monument with an upperclassman’s hat.

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Mike Pence: Misstating The Location And Direction Of Our Aircraft Carrier Strike Group Wasn’t Intentional

Politico reports: Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that misstatements about the location of a U.S. aircraft carrier supposedly on its way to the waters off the Korean peninsula were not made intentionally. Earlier this month, White House and Pentagon officials announced that the USS Carl Vinson and its accompanying battle group had been deployed off the coast of the ...

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Trump Administration “Lost” Aircraft Carrier, It Was Actually Heading Opposite Direction From North Korea

The New York Times reports: As worries deepened last week about whether North Korea would conduct a missile test, the White House declared that ordering an American aircraft carrier into the Sea of Japan would send a powerful deterrent signal and give President Trump more options in responding to the North’s provocative behavior. The problem was, the carrier, the Carl ...

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Navy SEAL Under Fire For Moonlighting In Porn

Fox News reports: A decorated Navy SEAL is under investigation for allegedly moonlighting as a porn actor with his wife. The Naval Special Warfare Command is looking into whether Chief Special Warfare Officer Joseph Schmidt III obtained permission from his commanders for outside work and whether they condoned his acting career, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Friday. “There are very ...

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Pentagon Warns Of Preemptive Strike On North Korea If They Appear Ready For Nuclear Weapons Test

NBC News reports: The U.S. is prepared to launch a preemptive strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. North Korea has warned that a “big event” is near, and U.S. officials say signs point to ...

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Stocks Slide Over South Korean Report That China Has Deployed 150,000 Troops To North Korean Border

NASDAQ.com reports: The benchmark averages have surrendered earlier gains on news that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia. The reports caused the S&P 500 to falter at trendline resistance at 2,370 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to fall back to support at the 50-day moving average. ...

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