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Frozen In Time

| December 7, 2019 | 19 Comments
Frozen In Time

The article linked below contains a timeline collection of photographs of USS Arizona under construction, underway with stacked masts, and after renovation into more modern battleship configuration, in addition to photos of the attack on the ships moored at Ford Island on Dec. 7, 1941. https://tucson.com/news/retrotucson/rarely-seen-photos-of-the-uss-arizona-sunk-dec-in/collection_da38c166-ac2b-11e6-8ff3-674350ff0b87.html#1 The ship was under construction in the Brooklyn Navy […]

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Bad Day for the Navy

| December 6, 2019 | 25 Comments
Bad Day for the Navy

Shootings at two naval installations have claimed the lives of three victims with seven injured at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and another incident at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, Hawaii, with two fatalities and one injured before the shooter turned his gun on himself. Pensacola: The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Naval Air Station Pensacola […]

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Trump’s intervention, Gallagher, war crimes, toxic culture: The issues of the SEAL Teams

| December 1, 2019 | 21 Comments
Trump’s intervention, Gallagher, war crimes, toxic culture: The issues of the SEAL Teams

SOFREP.com Skippy’s linked article on the “Behind Eddie Gallagher’s Court Martial Is a Much Larger Issue” deserved its own post. The article describes a near perfect storm of the breakdown of SEALs, SEAL leadership, NCIS, and overzealous prosecutors. The judge overseeing Gallagher’s court-martial, Navy Capt. Aaron Rugh, sanctioned the prosecution and federal agents for violating […]

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Valor Friday

| November 29, 2019 | 3 Comments
Valor Friday

Today’s Valor Friday goes to Gunners Mate Second Class Patrick O. Ford, and his actions as a Riverine Patrol Boat crewman during the Viet Nam conflict. Sadly, his Navy Cross was awarded posthumously. Ford was born in San Francisco, California, on May 2, 1942. At the age of 15, he moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where […]

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Navy Secretary Fired

| November 25, 2019 | 57 Comments
Navy Secretary Fired

Well, it seems as if the infamous “loss of trust and confidence” has happened again. This time it involves the SECDEF losing trust and confidence in the SECNAV – and firing him. Here’s why. Per this AP story, apparently the SECNAV is alleged to have proposed privately a deal to the POTUS regarding CWO CPO […]

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Update on USS Fitzgerald Incident

| November 22, 2019 | 21 Comments
Update on USS Fitzgerald Incident

Fitzgerald’s  CO will retain his rank in retirement. He will be medically retired. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/11/21/navy-to-allow-ex-fitz-co-to-retire-at-current-rank/ From the article: It’s the latest twist in the case of Benson, who learned in September that he would appear before a panel convened to determine whether he should be punitively removed from the sea service for his role in the […]

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Valor Friday

| November 22, 2019 | 11 Comments
Valor Friday

Aviation Machinist Mate Rating Badge “On November 5th, 1944, 23 year old Loyce Edward Deen, USNR Aviation Machinist Mate (Gunner) Second Class, was killed by anti-aircraft fire during the Battle of Manila Bay.” He was buried at sea, still in his aircraft. More on Loyce here: Loyce Deen.og Thanks to Boomer via Poetrooper for the […]

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Trump Lays Down the Law on Pardoned SEAL

| November 21, 2019 | 126 Comments
Trump Lays Down the Law on Pardoned SEAL

‘The Navy Will NOT Be Taking Away Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin’ By Megan Fox Donald Trump, CinC, has made his wishes perfectly clear on his favorite media- twitter. The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin. This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to […]

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