Tag Archives: US Navy

Navy SEALs Used “Kaepernick Stand-In” For K-9 Demo

Law & Crime reports: The United States Navy SEALs announced Sunday that they are investigating the use of a “Colin Kaepernick” stand-in for a K-9 demonstration at the Navy SEAL Museum in St. Lucie County, Florida. Footage caught attention earlier that day from the Twitter account of filmmaker Billy Corben. He linked to the Instagram account “twogunterry.” The video is …

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Navy Warns Sailors: Stop Buying Acid On The Dark Web

From the military site Task & Purpose: The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has a message for America’s sailors: Please, for the love of Poseidon and the Seven Seas, stop buying hallucinogens in the dark corners of the Internet. NCIS last week issued a warning to sailors to the risks of acquiring LSD on the so-called “dark web,” the network of …

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US Navy Won’t Reinstate Captain Of Stricken Carrier

The New York Times reports: A Navy investigation has concluded that the two top officers aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt made poor decisions in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus on board the warship, according to a congressional aide. As a result, Capt. Brett E. Crozier, will not be restored to command of the virus-stricken ship, and his …

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US Navy Joins USMC In Banning Confederate Symbols

The military blog Task & Purpose reports: The Navy is following the Marine Corps in banning the display of Confederate symbols on its installations, including aboard warships and aircraft, the service announced on Tuesday. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday [photo] has directed his staff to “begin crafting an order that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all …

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Sailors From Carrier Again Test Positive Upon Return

Talking Points Memo reports: At least five sailors who had returned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier after a coronavirus quarantine have tested positive for the virus again, the Navy confirmed Friday. “This week, five USS Theodore Roosevelt sailors who previously tested COVID positive and met rigorous recovery criteria, exceeding CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines, have …

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New Details Released On US Navy’s UFO Incidents

The New York Times reports: Navy fighter pilots reported close encounters with unidentified aerial vehicles, including several dangerously close, in eight incidents between June 27, 2013, and Feb. 13, 2019, according to documents recently released by the Navy. While some of the encounters have been reported publicly before, the Freedom of Information Act releases include the Navy’s official records documenting …

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Navy Recommends Reinstating Fired Carrier Captain

The New York Times reports: Capt. Brett E. Crozier should be restored to command of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy’s top officials recommended on Friday. But Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper, who was briefed on the recommendations, has asked for more time to consider whether to sign off on the reinstatement of the captain of the nuclear-powered carrier. …

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Trump Orders Navy To Fire On Harassing Iranian Boats

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had instructed the U.S. Navy to fire on any Iranian ships that harass it at sea, a week after 11 vessels from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) came dangerously close to U.S. ships in the Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any …

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Clue: Majority Of Infected Sailors Are Asymptomatic

Reuters reports: Sweeping testing of the entire crew of the coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt may have revealed a clue about the pandemic: The majority of the positive cases so far are among sailors who are asymptomatic, officials say. The possibility that the coronavirus spreads in a mostly stealthy mode among a population of largely young, healthy people showing …

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Former Navy Sec Lied About Carrier Captain’s Warning

The Washington Post reports: As a coronavirus outbreak swept through a U.S. aircraft carrier crippled off the coast of Guam, the ship’s commander tapped out an e-mail urging senior Navy leaders to evacuate most of the 4,800 sailors onboard. Capt. Brett Crozier opened his March 30 message to three admirals by saying he would “gladly” follow them “into battle whenever …

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Reinstating Ex-Carrier Captain May Hinge On Trump

The New York Times reports: The Navy is looking into whether it can reinstate Capt. Brett E. Crozier, who was removed from command of the carrier Theodore Roosevelt after he pleaded for more help fighting a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship, Defense officials said on Wednesday. Adm. Michael M. Gilday, the chief of naval operations, has indicated that he may …

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US Aircraft Carrier Now Has At Least 550 COVID Cases

NBC News reports: At least 550 crew members aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19 more than a week after its captain, Brett Crozier, was relieved of duty for sounding the alarm about an outbreak on the ship. The Navy said 92 percent of crew members have been tested for COVID-19. More than 3,600 tested negative. The …

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Defense Secretary Open To Reinstating Carrier Captain

The Hill reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he is open to reinstating the Navy captain who was removed from his post last week shortly after asking for help with a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship. “We’ve taken nothing off the table,” Esper said on CBS News Friday morning. “My inclination is always to support the chain of command, and …

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Acting Navy Sec Offers To Resign Over Speech Scandal

Politico reports: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly offered to resign on Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, according to a senior defense official with knowledge of the matter. Modly submitted his resignation letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday after meeting with his boss …

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Defense Sec Ordered Apology For Attack On Ex-Captain

The Daily Beast reports: Defense Secretary Mark Esper directed Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to apologize for his remarks about Capt. Brett Crozier, hours after the military official had publicly doubled down and said they were “from the heart.” The defense secretary’s order prompted Modly’s apology about his speech to the crew of the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt …

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Navy Sec Apologizes For Scathing Attack On Ex-Captain

CNBC reports: The Navy’s top civilian issued an apology Monday night after ridiculing a captain whose letter pleading for help amid a coronavirus outbreak on a U.S. warship was leaked. “Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naïve nor stupid,” wrote acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly in a statement. “I believe, precisely because …

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Leaked Audio Reveals Cultist Navy Sec Also Attacked Biden And China In Speech Calling Ex-Captain “Stupid”

The New York Times reports: The U.S. Navy’s top civilian excoriated the fired commander of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt to its crew on Monday as the sailors huddled on the island of Guam amid a coronavirus outbreak among their ranks, according to a transcript that was leaked online Monday. The New York Times has obtained an audio recording that supports …

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Navy Sec Calls Ex-Captain “Stupid” In Speech To Crew

CNN reports: The Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly blasted the now ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt as “stupid” in an address to the ship’s crew Monday morning, in remarks obtained by CNN. Modly told the crew that their former commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, was either “too naive or too stupid” to be in command or that …

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Fired Aircraft Carrier Captain Tests Positive For COVID

The New York Times reports: Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family. The commander began exhibiting symptoms before he was removed from the warship on Thursday, …

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Trump Wanted Captain Of Stricken Navy Carrier Fired

The Washington Post reports: The sudden firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, has created another unsettling moment for a country traumatized by the worsening pandemic — and for a Navy already rocked by President Trump’s remarkable intervention last year in disciplinary cases involving the elite Navy SEALs. Crozier’s crew cheered him as a …

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