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Navy Scuttles ‘Woke’ Books

| May 10, 2022 | 25 Comments
Navy Scuttles ‘Woke’ Books

The Navy’s Chief of Naval Operation’s Professional Reading List was envisioned to support the individual’s personal and professional development, and foster a learning mindset. For quite a while that’s exactly what it was. Then it got woke. Poetrooper sends. US Navy cuts ‘woke’ ‘anti-American’ books from official reading list RYAN MORGAN The U.S. Navy recently […]

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More Navy UFO talk

| May 10, 2022 | 26 Comments
More Navy UFO talk

Another day, another report of Navy UFO activity. This one from nearly 20 years ago. On a ship of more than 5,000 people, five are telling a website called “The Debrief” about a 2004 encounter with a strange orb that was definitely not the setting sun off the flight deck of The Gipper’s namesake vessel. […]

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Puerto Rican naval officer of both World Wars might receive a delayed upgrade to MoH

| May 10, 2022 | 7 Comments
Puerto Rican naval officer of both World Wars might receive a delayed upgrade to MoH

There’s been a lot of revisiting past bravery awards over the past 30 or so years. This has generally been to right the wrongs of history in regards to past racism, but not always. Rear Admiral Frederick Riefkohl of the US Navy is one of 214 in the latest round of awards that are being […]

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Liberty Call with Fat Leonard

| May 6, 2022 | 16 Comments
Liberty Call with Fat Leonard

Seventh Fleet’s Command Ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) Dozens of U.S. Navy officials have admitted to being bought off by the rotund Malaysian defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” who plied them with prostitutes, Cuban cigars and free stays at hotels, among other things. The case has centered around Leonard Glenn Francis, who admitted in […]

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String of Suicides on an Aircraft Carrier

| April 27, 2022 | 39 Comments
String of Suicides on an Aircraft Carrier

USS George Washington (CVN-73) As sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier George Washington coped with three suicides among their shipmates in the recent past weeks, the ship continued a lengthy and extended maintenance overhaul in the depths of Newport News, Virginia. Times without power or working heads for those living onboard are a common occurrence. […]

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MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

| April 26, 2022 | 58 Comments
MCPON tells sailors to lower their standards

We’ve talked about Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith before, a few times, most recently when it was announced he was under investigation for misconduct (which apparently is still ongoing). Smith took over as MCPON when his predecessor abruptly resigned amid his own misconduct accusations. Recently three sailors assigned to the carrier […]

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Valor Friday

| April 8, 2022 | 6 Comments
Valor Friday

The Second Battle of Vailele is a largely forgotten battle in the largely forgotten Second Samoan Civil War. The war occurred in 1898-1899 when Great Britain and the US fought Germany over control of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific. The result of the conflict saw the US being given control over the eastern […]

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Navy wants to decommission 24 ships, some of them almost new

| April 6, 2022 | 51 Comments
Navy wants to decommission 24 ships, some of them almost new

In the US Navy’s 2023 budget, much like the Army’s that I reported on previously, they’re looking to make some cuts. While they are cutting a few sailors from the budget, the bigger news is they want to decommission an astonishing 24 ships. Eight of these ships are at or past their service life, with […]

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