Navy Helicopter Vibrated Before Falling Into the Sea, Report Says

The MH-60S Seahawk’s main rotor struck the deck of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln before the helicopter fell overboard near San Diego and killed five sailors, according to a Navy safety report.

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5 Sailors Declared Dead After Navy Helicopter Crash

The sailors had been missing since Tuesday after the helicopter, an MH-60S, crashed into the sea near San Diego, the Navy said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #mh-60s, #san-diego-calif, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

The Navy SEAL Who Went Rogue

David Philipps’s “Alpha” tells the story of an out-of-control Navy officer who won the protection of Donald Trump and escaped a murder charge.

#alpha-book, #books-and-literature, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gallagher-eddie, #mosul-iraq, #navy-seals, #philipps-david, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Biden Receives Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Kabul Bombing

The president’s first trip in office to witness the transfer of remains was a reminder of the toll of the Afghanistan war, and of his unique relationship with it.

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Court Documents Identify Sailor Charged With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Ship

The sailor, Ryan Sawyer Mays, who holds the rank of seaman apprentice, is accused of starting one of the worst fires to engulf an American warship outside combat.

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Navy Charges Sailor With Arson in Fire That Destroyed Warship

The sailor, who was a member of the crew when the fire broke out last July, faces a hearing that will determine whether there will be a court-martial.

#arson, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #san-diego-calif, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

U.S. Has No Explanation for U.F.O.s, Does Not Rule Out Aliens

A new government report is likely to fuel theories about unexplained aerial phenomena.

#defense-department, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #office-of-the-director-of-national-intelligence, #unidentified-flying-objects-ufo, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Government Report Finds No Evidence U.F.O.s Were Alien Spacecraft

The strange objects witnessed by Navy pilots remain unexplained, but officials briefed on a new study say they are not secret technology from a classified American program.

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The U.F.O. Sightings Don’t Impress This Physicist

There are good reasons to believe in extraterrestrial intelligence, but this is not one of them.

#extraterrestrial-life, #space-and-astronomy, #unidentified-flying-objects-ufo, #united-states-navy

US Vessel Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Patrol Boats

The incident, in the Strait of Hormuz, was the third time in just over a month that vessels from the two countries have come dangerously close.

#defense-department, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #khamenei-ali, #kirby-john-f, #persian-gulf, #strait-of-hormuz, #united-states-coast-guard, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Second Close Call Between Iranian and American Vessels Raises Tensions

The tense encounters come as the two countries have resumed talks over renewing the 2015 nuclear agreement. The latest episode ended only after an American warship fired warning shots.

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Pentagon Seeks Aircraft Carrier for Afghanistan Withdrawal

Military officials said the request was headed to the desk of Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, who is expected to decide soon.

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Being Willing to Die for This Country Can’t Protect Me From It

For centuries, Black American troops have not fully enjoyed the freedom they are sworn to defend.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

The U.S.S. Johnston Sank in 1944. Divers Just Visited Its Wreckage.

The shipwreck, 21,000 feet underwater, was discovered in 2019. A team of explorers has now confirmed that it was the Navy destroyer that played a key role in helping General MacArthur retake the Philippines.

#naval-history-and-heritage-command, #philippine-sea, #shipwrecks-historic, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Congressman Harassed Staff and Got Drunk as White House Doctor, Watchdog Says

Ronny Jackson, a Republican who enthused that President Donald J. Trump had “incredible genes,” sexually harassed a woman on a White House trip and had “meltdowns” with his staff, a report found.

#defense-department, #elections-house-of-representatives, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #house-of-representatives, #inspectors-general, #jackson-ronny-l, #obama-barack, #sexual-harassment, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

After 10 Months at Sea, a Giant Carrier Returns to a Changed Nation

A mounting pandemic death toll. A contested election. A riot at the Capitol. “The world at home has become completely different and we don’t know what we are coming home to,” one sailor on the Nimitz said.

#aircraft-carriers, #austin-lloyd-j-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defense-department, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #presidential-election-of-2020, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Lost in Antarctica, a Wallet Is Returned 53 Years Later (Memories Included)

Paul Grisham, now 91, left his wallet behind when he was stationed on “the ice” in the 1960s as a meteorologist for the U.S. Navy.

#antarctic-regions, #california, #lost-and-found-property, #mcmurdo-station-antarctica, #united-states-navy

Judge Postpones Guantanamo Arraignments Over Covid Concerns

A military judge who was to travel to Guantánamo Bay this week ruled that the health risks the base posed were reason enough to delay the arraignments of three prisoners.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #indonesia, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Jonathan Pollard, Convicted Spy, Arrives in Israel

Mr. Pollard, who gave a range of classified documents to Israel starting in 1984, recently completed his parole, and his case was a longstanding irritant to American-Israeli ties.

#central-intelligence-agency, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #israel, #netanyahu-benjamin, #pollard-jonathan-j, #united-states, #united-states-navy

Biden Expected to Expand US-India Relationship, While Stressing Human Rights

Most experts agree that China will be the driving force behind how India’s relationship with Washington changes in a Biden administration.

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Navy Warship’s Secret Mission Off West Africa Aims to Help Punish Venezuela

The tale of the cruiser San Jacinto underscores the Trump administration’s animus toward Venezuela and how the postelection purge of top Pentagon leaders is roiling the military.

#abrams-elliott, #arreaza-jorge, #cape-verde, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #iran, #maduro-nicolas, #miller-christopher-c-1965, #money-laundering, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-africa-command, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #venezuela

Dysfunctional Prison and Court Pose Guantánamo Headaches for Biden

The new administration confronts decaying infrastructure and a military justice system moving at a glacial pace.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #defense-department, #detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #military-tribunals, #presidential-transition-us, #terrorism, #torture, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

Cooperative Competition Is Possible Between China and the U.S.

A former vice foreign minister of China proposes a way forward for the world’s two leading powers.

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Jonathan Pollard, Convicted Spy, Completes Parole and May Move to Israel

The former Navy intelligence analyst served 30 years in prison for stealing American secrets during the Cold War. Some of them ultimately ended up with the Soviet government.

#classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cold-war-era, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #israel, #pollard-jonathan-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Sydney Barber Will Be First Black Woman to Lead Midshipman at U.S. Naval Academy

Sydney Barber will break one of the final leadership barriers in the Annapolis, Md., school’s 175-year history.

#annapolis-md, #askew-simone, #brigade-commander, #sydney-barber, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-military-academy, #united-states-navy

For Veterans Day, Some Former Military Officers Reflect on Lessons From Their Parents

The values that shaped them include leadership, optimism and charting your own course.

#careers-and-professions, #children-and-childhood, #defense-department, #families-and-family-life, #parenting, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

Navy Plane Crashes in Alabama, Killing Crew

The plane crashed into a residential area. No civilians on the ground were injured, the authorities said.

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Guantánamo Bay Navy Base Raises Health Alert and Closes Facilities

Residents received little information about the source of the health scare that halted activities at the outpost in Cuba.

#detainees, #guantanamo-bay-naval-base-cuba, #international-committee-of-the-red-cross, #military-tribunals, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

In Wake of Recent India-China Conflict, U.S. Sees Opportunity

India’s border dispute with China has accelerated its relations with the United States. Others worry that warming ties ignore India’s persecution of Muslims.

#abe-shinzo, #china, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #india, #jaishankar-subrahmanyam, #modi-narendra, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

Bahrain Will Normalize Relations With Israel, Trump Says

The island kingdom in the Persian Gulf becomes the second Arab nation in a month to more openly embrace Israel, dismissing Palestinian objections.

#kushner-jared, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

How the U.S. Won the War Against Japan

Ian W. Toll’s “Twilight of the Gods,” the third volume of a trilogy, details the American triumph in the Pacific War.

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Medics Save Lives. Let Them.

The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.

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I’ve Been Married to the Military for 15 Years. Our Luck Just Ran Out.

The men and women of the military are essential workers, too.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

Facing a Military Deployment During a Pandemic

The men and women of the military are essential workers, too.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

The Untold Story of the Black Marines Charged With Mutiny at Sea

Racial strife aboard a Navy ship left three men facing the threat of the death penalty. They became little more than statistics in the military’s dismal record of race relations in the Vietnam era.

#black-people, #courts-martial, #discrimination, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #vietnam, #vietnam-war

The Japanese Surrender During World War II: A Sailor’s Perspective

What the end of a long war might have been like for a sailor in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945.

#japan, #tokyo-japan, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Remains of Sailor and 7 Marines Killed in Training Accident Are Recovered

The servicemen had been missing since the amphibious assault vehicle they were in sank off the coast of Southern California on July 30.

#camp-pendleton-calif, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy

Navy Investigates Video of Dogs Attacking Man in Kaepernick Jersey

The Navy condemned the video, which it said was taken at an “independent organization’s event” last year. A filmmaker said it took place at a museum dedicated to the SEALs.

#corben-billy, #florida, #fort-pierce-fla, #kaepernick-colin, #navy-seals, #san-francisco-49ers, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public

For over a decade, the program, now tucked inside the Office of Naval Intelligence, has discussed mysterious events in classified briefings.

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Army Pauses Twitch Game Streaming After First Amendment Claim

Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.

#freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #social-media, #twitch-interactive-inc, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity

U.S. Says Most of China’s Claims in South China Sea Are Illegal

The announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo portends more American military operations to push back Chinese maritime activity and sanctions on Chinese companies.

#china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #law-of-the-sea-un-convention, #mischief-reef, #pompeo-mike, #south-china-sea, #spratly-islands, #state-department, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Long-Planned and Bigger Than Thought: Strike on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Some officials say that a joint American-Israeli strategy is evolving — some might argue regressing — to a series of short-of-war clandestine strikes.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #central-intelligence-agency, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #elections, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #esper-mark-t, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #joint-chiefs-of-staff, #mckenzie-kenneth-f, #milley-mark-a, #mossad, #netanyahu-benjamin, #nuclear-weapons, #pompeo-mike, #state-department, #terrorism, #treasury-department, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-navy

With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force.

#aircraft-carriers, #china, #defense-and-military-forces, #defense-department, #paracel-islands, #south-china-sea, #united-states, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy

The V.A. Made Me Vomit. And That Was a Good Thing.

After suffering from sleeplessness and anxiety for months, I finally saw a psychiatrist. I became so relaxed so quickly that I passed out.

#anxiety-and-stress, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #vasovagal-syncope-fainting, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

Defense Secretary Faces White House Pressure on Aides and a Military Promotion

Senior Defense Department personnel who are perceived as White House critics are resigning or facing what is viewed as reprisal.

#defense-department, #esper-mark-t, #impeachment, #mccusker-elaine-a, #national-security-council, #rood-john-c, #senate-committee-on-armed-services, #shanahan-patrick-m-1962, #trump-ukraine-whistle-blower-complaint-and-impeachment-inquiry, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #vindman-alexander-s

Why Is the G.O.P. Fighting to Preserve Monuments to Traitors in the Capitol?

Portraits and statues venerating Confederate leaders are an insult to freedom and democracy.

#blunt-roy-d, #booker-cory-a, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #cobb-howell, #davis-jefferson-f, #house-of-representatives, #hunter-robert-m-t-1809-87, #juneteenth, #lee-robert-e, #mcconnell-mitch, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-assn-of-stock-car-auto-racing, #orr-james-l-1822-73, #pelosi-nancy, #schumer-charles-e, #slavery-historical, #united-states-marine-corps, #united-states-navy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Navy Inquiry Faults Two Top Officers Aboard Roosevelt for Handling of Virus

The Navy will not restore Capt. Brett E. Crozier to command of the nuclear-powered carrier, and the promotion of his boss will be put on hold.

#aircraft-carriers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crozier-brett-e, #gilday-michael-m, #guam, #philippine-sea, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-navy, #uss-theodore-roosevelt-cvn-71-ship

Solving the Mystery of What Became of J.F.K.’s Other Patrol Boat

A boat believed to be the PT-59, a Navy vessel Kennedy commanded after the PT-109 was sunk, has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.

#boats-and-boating, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45