All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Navy’

Female Officers Filmed While Showering

An investigation is currently underway to determine who secretly filmed female officers of a submarine crew while they were showering and changing clothes. CNN and several other media sources are reporting that tapes of at least three different female officers were filmed over the course of one year while they were using the submarine’s unisex bathrooms. The tapes were then …

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Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Alcohol?

Like drugs, technology is an addicting and highly sought after augmented reality that generates dependency. Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display, allowing for digital applications to pop right up in front of you. For 18 hours a day, a 31-year-old unnamed US Navy serviceman used Google Glass, only taking the device off when sleeping and …

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Jets Crash Into Pacific Ocean, Search Continues

Two jets crashed over the Pacific Ocean on Thursday after colliding in midair while operating at sea. One pilot was rescued and is in fair condition. He is being treated aboard the USS Carl Vinson, the ship that the two F/A-18 Hornets took off from. The crash happened about 290 miles west of Wake Island, which is about 2,400 miles …

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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by a Japanese attempt to invade the island of Java on February 27, an attempt that was halted by the efforts …

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USS Iwo Jima Relocated to Jacksonville, Florida

In 2001, the United States Navy built its last ever conventionally powered steam ship, the USS Iwo Jima. Along with featuring two geared steam turbines which churn out 70,000 horsepower, the ship was equipped with four missile launchers, two .50-caliber machine guns, and two 600 pound boilers. The USS Iwo Jima is the seventh Wasp class ship of its particular …

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Peregrine Falcon Nest Delays Aircraft Carrier Trip

The U.S. Navy is set to send the decommissioned supercarrier USS Saratoga from Newport, Rhode Island to Texas to be dismantled, but a family of peregrine falcons nesting on board has caused a delay. The Navy isn’t moving the ship until the fledglings are ready to take flight. Naval Station Newport contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the …

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Michelle Howard: First Female Four-Star Admiral

Michelle Howard became the first woman promoted to four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. That rank also makes her vice chief of naval operations, meaning she is the number two admiral in the service. She has accomplished many firsts in her lifetime, including becoming the first African-American woman to command a naval ship and the first to be promoted …

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San Diego Navy Base Locked Down Over Pellet Gun

A Naval Base in San Diego was locked down this week over shooting fears caused by a rather harmless weapon. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego was shut down early Thursday morning after the Navy received reports of men with a gun on the base. The base was locked down under a shelter-in-place warning for hours as the matter …

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Ex-Blue Angels Leader Investigated

Former commanding officer of the elite Navy’s Blue Angels Capt. Gregory McWherter has been relieved of his duties while he is being investigated by the Navy for providing an “inappropriate command climate” According to a filed complaint, McWherter tolerated and even encouraged sexual explicit comments among the members of his team. The statement reads that he used “lewd speech, inappropriate …

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Navy ‘Frozen’ Lip-sync Video Goes Viral

I don’t know what it says about me that I can’t sing or quote the entirety of Disney’s Frozen from memory. Apparently I’m not having as much fun with my life as the gentlemen featured in this new viral video. The Navy baseball players decided to upload a recording of themselves lip-syncing the words from “’Love Is An Open Door”, …

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Blue Angels Commander Relieved Of Duty

Blue Angels Commander Capt. Gregory McWherter was relieved of duty on Friday as an investigation into allegations of “inappropriate command climate” begins. No one is really sure what that entails at this point, but the allegations specifically refer to his time as commanding officer of the Blue Angels during November 2008 to November 2010 and again from May 2011 to …

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Blue Angels Commander Removed For Alleged Misconduct

Capt. Gregory McWherter, a top Navy officer and former Blue Angels commander, was relieved Friday of his post as executive officer of Naval Base Coronado. The decision was carried out by the commander of the Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. William French and was “based on initial findings of an ongoing investigation into recent allegations of misconduct and inappropriate command …

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USS Zumwalt To Be Christened Saturday

In yet more proof that if one wants to achieve scientific advances one just need go to the military, the USS Zumwalt will be christened in Bath, Maine this Saturday. The USS Zumwalt is named after Retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt Jr., who was once the youngest Chief of Naval Operations in United States history when he took the post in …

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Navy Railgun: Futuristic Weapon Will Undergo Sea Trials in 2016

A high-speed electromagnetic weapon is something you would think only exists in your dreams. Yet, the U.S. Navy has finally designed an inexpensive futuristic gun that has brought science fiction to life. According to Reuters, the railgun can fire “23-pound (10-kg) projectile at seven times the speed of sound using electromagnetic energy.” An electromagnetic energy known as the Lorenz Force …

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USS Mahan: Shooting Investigation Continues

On Monday night, two people were reportedly killed onboard the USS Mahan, a guided-missile destroyer. The Navy ship was docked at the Naval Station in Norfolk. It has been there since September after it spent over eight months in deployment. According to reports from the U.S. Navy, the incident happened at about 11:20 p.m. when a civilian went onboard the …

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USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

A shooting aboard the USS Mahan has left two people dead and is raising questions about the Navy’s security procedures. According to the U.S. Navy, one male sailor was shot and killed aboard the Mahan at around 11:20 pm Monday night. The man suspected of shooting the sailor was also shot and killed by Navy security forces. The base was …

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USS Truxtun Deployed to Black Sea Amid Crimea Crisis

Early Thursday morning, the USS Truxtun, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was deployed from Greece towards the Black Sea. The move comes as part of supposedly scheduled and routine drill procedures with the Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces in the Black Sea. Once the USS Truxtun reaches its destination, it will work with the other two navies in order to conduct …

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USS Somerset Commissioned In Honor Of Flight 93

On March 1, the USS Somerset was commissioned to become a Navy warship to honor Flight 93, which was hijacked and headed for Washington D.C., but crashed in Pennsylvania killing 40 passengers and crew. The plane was one of the four that was hijacked in September 11, 2001. The Navy ship was sponsored to be built on December 2007 by …

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Navy Ship Runs Aground: What Happened?

Well, this is embarrassing. The USS Taylor is out of commission after it ran aground last week. The warship was one of two vessels that had been sent to the Black Sea in a show of support by the United States against any possible terrorist attacks. It was a simple matter of precaution as the controversial Sochi Winter Olympic games …

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Former Sub Sailor Sentenced For Espionage

Former Navy sailor Robert Patrick Hoffmann II was sentenced this week to 30 years in prison. Hoffmann, 40, was convicted last fall of attempted espionage. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Hoffmann had attempted to pass on top secret information to agents he believed to be working for Russia. In fact, those agents were part of an FBI investigation …

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Iranian Warships: Is Threat Real or Not?

Iranian warships that are making their way toward U.S. maritime borders could be in response to US occupation of Gulf waters, said somewhat official Fars news agency on Saturday, according to Reuters. Fars reported that the plan was part of “Iran’s response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf.” Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, identified as commander of …

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Navy Jet Crash: Rescued Pilot Recovering In Critical Care

A Navy pilot who crashed into the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon has survived and is now recovering in hospital. The F-18 fighter pilot’s aircraft went down off the coast of Virginia earlier today during a training run. After ejecting from his aircraft, the pilot was first collected by a passing “good Samaritan”, the Navy says. The fisherman traveling in his …

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USS Cowpens Nearly Hit By Chinese Warship

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) almost had a collision with a Chinese warship on December 5, 2013. The two ships came within the proximity of being several hundred yards away from each other. A source, who wanted to remain unnamed, told ABC News, “Whether it is a tactical at-sea encounter or strategic dialogue, sustained and reliable communication …

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Grace Hopper Gets A Pair Of Google Doodles

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today honoring computer scientist Grace Hopper on what would have been her 107th birthday. Hopper, born in 1906, was a computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral, who was one of the first Harvard Mark I computer programmers, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She is also credited …

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USS Chancellorsville Hit By Drone

According to ABC News, a United States Navy ship was hit by a drone Monday and had to head back to port. The U.S.S. Chancellorsville, a guided missile cruiser named for the site of a Civil War battle, was in the middle of conducting radar tracking tests for drone activities when the accident occurred. The drone was not an enemy …

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USS Gerald Ford Gets Christened By Navy

The Navy christened its newest, most efficient carrier which will join the fleet in 2016. The USS Gerald R. Ford is the prime ship in the next fleet of aircraft carriers in the Navy. This represents the first new aircraft carrier design in more than four decades. (image) image via Wikipedia The USS Gerald R. Ford is named after President …

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Navy Jet Crashes Near Pensacola, Florida

The Navy has not yet released the name of the pilots, however it has been confirmed that a flight instructor and a Navy flight student have been taken to the hospital for injuries after their jet crashed. The crash occurred near the Sherman Field runway at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning. As far …

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Zumwalt Destroyer Stealthily Unveiled

In 1970, Elmo Zumwalt became the youngest person to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations after being appointed to the position by Richard Nixon. Before this point in his career, Zumwalt had been awarded a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions in WWII against the Japanese in the Battle for Leyte Gulf. Zumwalt had also served as Commander …

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Naval Base Shooting: Two Injured At Tennessee Armory

We all remember the shooter that went wild at the Navy yard in Washington in September. Today, another naval base has been attacked by a shooter in Tennessee, causing the naval base to go on a lockdown. The gun violence in the United States has elevated to an alarming rate in recent years, and something clearly need to be done …

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USS Forrestal: Ship Sold For A Penny

NPR reported today that the USS Forrestal was sold to a ship breaker for just one penny. When the ship was built in 1954, it took over 16, 000 engineers and builders to see it come to fruition. The cost of the ship back then was about $217 million — $2 billion today. The gigantic, 1067 foot vessel was sold …

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