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USS McFaul’s Skipper: No BUD/S? No Problem

| April 13, 2021 | 41 Comments
USS McFaul’s Skipper: No BUD/S? No Problem

The Commanding Officer of the USS McFaul (DDG-74) – CDR Bobby Rowden – is creating quite a controversy.  The USS McFaul, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was named for U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Donald L. McFaul. McFaul was killed in action during Operation Just Cause – the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama. It seems […]

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Navy’s social media faux pas

| April 12, 2021 | 25 Comments
Navy’s social media faux pas

Faux pas – a significant or embarrassing error or mistake, a blunder In a flash of inspired idiocy, my Navy has managed to beclown itself on not one, not two, but three social media platforms. Whichever Good Idea Fairy that came up with this gem needs to put back in the bottle, with formaldehyde; whoever […]

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Prince Philip of Great Britain dies, age 99

| April 9, 2021 | 26 Comments
Prince Philip of Great Britain dies, age 99

Another of The Greatest Generation has passed. Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, has passed at age 99. Having been married to Elizabeth for more than 70 years, he was first a Royal Navy officer during World War II. Born into royalty in Greece (his uncle was King), Philip’s father […]

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Oh, Here We Go

| April 8, 2021 | 29 Comments
Oh, Here We Go

Cmdr. Kathryn Dawley, commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer Hopper, was removed from her position after officials say Dawley’s superiors lost confidence in her ability to command. (Screengrab from Navy Facebook Live video) Let’s just get down to the nitty-gritty on this. The female CO of USS Hopper has been fired; she is the 2nd […]

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Navy Shooter Identified

| April 7, 2021 | 87 Comments
Navy Shooter Identified

Authorities have released the name of the shooter at the Maryland tech park Tuesday morning. He was identified as Fantahun Girma Woldensenbet, 38 y/o, a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Here are his service dates from DoD Manpower Data Center. We are currently trying to obtain his official Navy records.  We may have them later today if […]

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Navy Officer Under Scrutiny for Letter Disparaging Enlisted Sailors as ‘Deviants’ and ‘Perverts’

| April 6, 2021 | 59 Comments
Navy Officer Under Scrutiny for Letter Disparaging Enlisted Sailors as ‘Deviants’ and ‘Perverts’

Sometimes the truth hurts. This actually started to go viral over the weekend. Angry Cops did a video on it that’s definitely worth a watch. ? Now Military.com is reporting on it; An officer at Yokosuka Naval Base is under investigation for purportedly writing a complaint to the base housing office about the “deviant nature” […]

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USS Johnston (DD-557), lost in Battle Off Samar in 1943, discovered 21k feet below the waves

| April 3, 2021 | 7 Comments
USS Johnston (DD-557), lost in Battle Off Samar in 1943, discovered 21k feet below the waves

KoB sends in word about the amazing rediscovery of the lost WWII destroyer USS Johnston. Named after a US Navy Civil War hero, the ship was sunk in combat in the Battle Off Samar as part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. Of Johnston’s complement of 327 officers and men, 141 were saved. Of the […]

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WWII Sailor Gets Birthday Wish

| March 19, 2021 | 9 Comments
WWII Sailor Gets Birthday Wish

A WWII Sailor gets his birthday wish:  https://www.navytimes.com/military-honor/salute-veterans/2021/02/14/wwii-veteran-wants-to-be-buried-in-navy-uniform-so-she-made-one/ All his old shipmates had passed away, and his wife of 67 years had preceded him in passing on. He did have one set of his dark blues, but they didn’t fit. Fortunately, when he went to a shop to ask for alterations, he got a new […]

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