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Navy Sinks Houthi Gunboats

| December 31, 2023 | 78 Comments
Navy Sinks Houthi Gunboats

US Navy sinks 3 Houthi boats attacking merchant ship in Red Sea, US says U.S. Navy helicopters returned fire and and sank three small boats carrying Houthi militants in the Red Sea on Sunday, after U.S. warships responded to a distress call from a merchant vessel, military officials said. A Maersk container ship, the Singapore-flagged […]

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Wednesday Service shorts

| December 27, 2023 | 75 Comments
Wednesday Service shorts

Been an interesting day for snippets of info from various services.  Let’s open up with the Navy: Yemen’s Houthis unleashed a new onslaught of anti-ship and land attack weaponry today around the southern end of the Red Sea. U.S. Central Command says the Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Laboon (DDG-58) and F/A-18 Super Hornets from […]

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A Naval Academy course – English literature through the prism of gender and sexuality

| December 26, 2023 | 37 Comments
A Naval Academy course – English literature through the prism of gender and sexuality

One of the English Major classes at the U.S. Naval Academy dives into gender and sexuality aspects of literature. The course syllabus traces this topic from its women’s studies roots through the current developments including themes from LGBTQ, race, CRT, etc. The course description described early Women’s Studies programs as being limited to White middle-class […]

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Valor Friday

| December 22, 2023 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

Last week I looked at a few people who had spent the vast majority of their long lives in the service of this country. That led me to the discovery of a few more with exceptionally long times in uniform. The most famous 19th Century American naval officer, which I criminally overlooked last week, was […]

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Extradited!

| December 21, 2023 | 11 Comments
Extradited!

Fat Leonard ‘Fat Leonard,’ fugitive in Navy bribery case, facing extradition to US By Lolita C. Baldor and Julie Watson The extradition of convicted defense contractor Leonard “Fat Leonard” Francis to the United States as part of the Venezuelan prisoner swap on Wednesday is the latest twist in a decade-long salacious saga and bribery scheme […]

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What’s Israel doing right?

| December 19, 2023 | 26 Comments
What’s Israel doing right?

We have talked before about the availability of flying F-35s in the US inventory.  Here is a study from the Congressional Budget Office giving the raw numbers on F-35s. Cutting to the chase, our average availability is around 40-50% percent, so figure over 50% of the fleet is unavailable for missions at any point in […]

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U.S. Navy Lieutenant, who was sentenced in Japan, is back in United States custody

| December 15, 2023 | 10 Comments
U.S. Navy Lieutenant, who was sentenced in Japan, is back in United States custody

Ridge Alkonis, the U.S. Navy Lieutenant who was sentenced to three years in prison by a Japanese court, has returned to US custody. He was sentenced because of negligent driving resulting in the death of a couple of individuals. A third person was injured in this incident. Alkonis argued that he suffered from mountain sickness, […]

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MLK home arson suspect is “decorated US Navy veteran”

| December 10, 2023 | 87 Comments
MLK home arson suspect is “decorated US Navy veteran”

So someone allegedly tried to torch the childhood home of The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. I don’t know why a person would be inclined to do such a thing, but thankfully some tourists stopped her. Then some off-duty NYPD cops held her until the Atlanta PoPos showed up. I guess Fox News got […]

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