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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘US Navy’

Female Four-Star Admiral First For Navy

The Navy named Michelle Janine Howard as its first female four-star admiral on Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery. “[The] willingness to step up and contribute to a noble cause in your life is a sign of true selflessness,” said Howard when she addressed the crowd at her promotion ceremony. “Our …

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Malaysia Airlines Wreckage to be Surveyed Underwater

On April 5, the international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had its biggest discovery to date – a ping from below the ocean’s surface. The ping was discovered by the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship towing a US Navy ping locator. Three days after the first two initial pings were discovered, two more pings were heard, …

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Zumwalt Warship Christened by US Navy

The United States Navy christened its new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, at Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine on Saturday. The $3.3 billion, 610-foot-long battleship is the largest and most technologically advanced destroyer in naval history. Anne Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, both descendants of the ship’s namesake, former chief of naval operations Admiral Elmo R. “Bud” Zumwalt Jr., did …

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USS George Washington Gives Aid to Philippines

This weekend, the Philippines was hit by perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded. Typhoon Haiyan (aka Yolanda) destroyed the Philippines when it reached shore last Friday, wreaking damage on an unimaginable scale. Current projections estimate that nearly 10,000 people may have been killed in Tacloban, the capital of the island of Leyte. Due to the grand levels of devastation and …

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Navy Bribery Scandal Implicates Three US Officers

Three US Naval officers have been indicted in a bribery case concerning husbanding activities in Asian ports. Commander Jose Luis Sanchez, Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, and Naval Criminal Investigative Service Supervisory Special Agent John Beliveau II have all been arrested and accused of conspiracy to commit bribery. The two naval commanders, Sanchez and Misiewicz, collaborated with Glenn Defense Marina …

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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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Navy Cmdr. Michael Ward II Faked Death to End Affair

A submarine commander in the U.S. Navy is in danger of losing his position after allegedly faking his own death in an effort to end an affair. Navy Commander Michael Ward II has been assigned to administrative duties, according to a New London Day report. Last week Ward was named Commander of the USS Pittsburgh, a Los Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarine. …

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DARPA To Fortify Military’s Phones And Tablets

Security in the military is getting harder and harder to maintain in this day and age with the advent of smart phones and tablets that can go just about anywhere and do just about anything. With the Chinese cyber security threat becoming more prevalent every day, the need for a sandbox style operating system for the soldiers in the field …

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US Army Trying To Harness Weapons Grade Lightning

Zeus may have had it right after all. The god of thunder uses lightning to strike his opponents down and now the United States Army is trying to harness the power of lightning for its own purposes. They are experimenting with laser-induced plasma channel that basically uses a laser as a pathway to shoot bolts of plasma down the stream …

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Indian Navy To Launch First Satellite

The space surrounding the planet Earth is about to get a little more crowded with the Indian Navy about to launch their very first satellite into geosynchronous orbit. Once the satellite is in orbit it will carry out monitoring duties and provide communication functions for the Indian Navy. The launch of the satellite would make the Indian Navy the 4th …

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US Navy Uses Technology To Improve Underwater Solar Collection

The capture and use of solar energy has never been about getting away from fossil fuels as much as it has been about harvesting that ever burning nuclear reactor we call the Sun. The problem we have always faced is not so much the collection of sunlight, but the conversion rate of the sunlight we collect into useable energy. The …

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US Navy To Rely On Stealth Ships Vs China

AT $3 billion per ship, the DDG-1000 destroyer has the ability to turn the tide in the coming years in the South Pacific. The stealth ship of the Zumwalt class feature a wave-piercing hull that leaves almost no wake, electric drive propulsion and advanced sonar and missiles. They are longer and heavier than existing destroyers but will require half the …

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