Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Is This A New Beginning Or End To The Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ship Will Be Modified, If Not Replaced

DR: This news could be devastating to the communities that produce the Independence and Freedom class ships. It is undeniable though, that both classes are undermanned and underarmed. Future generations will no doubt decry this period of neglect for our Armed Forces.

While our enemies are arming, our Government is dismantling and overstressing our once unmatched Armed Forces. Nation-building and never ending spending have bleed America dry.

Friday, June 06, 2014

Rome Reports: Pope Francis gets ready to welcome presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace

USS Coronado Completes Final Contract Trials

USS Coronado Completes Final Contract Trials

From Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- USS Coronado (LCS 4) successfully completed final contract trials (FCT), June 6.

The trial, administered by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), is part of a series of post-delivery test and trial events through which the ship and its major systems are exercised.

The four-day FCT began with pre-underway and material condition checks, followed by at-sea demonstrations. Trial highlights included combat systems air and surface detect-to-engage scenarios, 57mm gun firing exercises, main propulsion full power and maneuvering testing, and launch and recovery of the 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat.

"It was a pleasure to witness Cmdr. Johnston and his crew put Coronado through her paces. I was equally pleased with the performance of the ship systems during this, the first final contract trial of the LCS Independence variant," said Capt. Tom Anderson, LCS program manager for the Navy's Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (PEO LCS). "It is clear that the changes incorporated into Coronado, based on lessons learned from the construction and operation of USS Independence, have contributed not only to her affordability, but to her operational capability."
LCS 4 will undergo a Post Shakedown Availability this fall. In 2015, the ship will execute an Initial Operation Test and Evaluation (IOTE) with a surface warfare mission package embarked and then forward deploy.

LCS is a high-speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatant designed for operations in the littoral environment, yet fully capable of open ocean operations. LCS is complementary to the surface fleet, with the ability to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or within a network of surface combatants.

PEO LCS provides a single program executive responsible for acquiring and maintaining the littoral mission capabilities of the class from end to end, beginning with procurement and ending with fleet employment and sustainment.

For more news from Naval Sea Systems Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/navsea/.

Chinese military growing in size and reach, Pentagon report shows - Washington Times

Chinese military growing in size and reach, Pentagon report shows - Washington Times

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Video: Chicago Cops Caught Brutalizing Woman, Says “You’ll Be Dead, Your Family Will Be Dead”

Video: Chicago Cops Caught Brutalizing Woman, Says “You’ll Be Dead, Your Family Will Be Dead”

President of Macedonia gives Pope an image of Sts. Cyril and Methodius

USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Mock Mass Casualty Drill

USS Theodore Roosevelt Conducts Mock Mass Casualty Drill
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Heath Zeigler, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs
THEODORE ROOSEVELT, At Sea (NNS) -- Sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) Medical and Air Departments participated in a flight deck mass casualty drill to measure the ship's responsiveness to large simultaneous casualties, May 20.

Sirens and alarms blared on the flight deck public announcement system. Sailors strewn about the flight deck simulated injuries and unconsciousness.

The drill depicted a grim scene, but the ship's first responders rushed in to fight simulated fires and treat mock casualties.

"This is the first time that we have done this type of drill since I have been here," said Chief Hospital Corpsman Jolando Lightner, member of the medical training team. "This is going to test us and see just how well Medical and Air can work together."

The drill simulated arresting gear malfunctions and aircraft destruction that resulted in personnel injuries and multiple fires. The drill helped measure the ship's responsiveness to a situation of this magnitude.

"Sailors will be under a lot of pressure to properly sort out the victims and bring them [to main Medical] in a quick and efficient manner," said Lightner.

The crew also responded to ruptured pipes and fuel fires, while ensuring the safety of injured personnel.

"We can never predict when an accident or a casualty is going to happen. The best we can do is train to fight whatever may come our way," said Lightner.

"The drill was chaotic just like a real mass casualty would be, but the Sailors preformed just as they should," said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Chelsea Turner. "It was a great success and lets us know that we can be ready when needed."

Join the conversation with TR online at www.facebook.com/USSTheodoreRoosevelt and www.Twitter.com/TheRealCVN71. For more news from USS Theodore Roosevelt, visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn71/.


For more news from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn71/.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tamra Tells It: That Old Kettle Keeps Calling the Crackpot Black

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Tamra Tells It: Are you allowed to be a Wisconsin Republican?

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Rand Paul: Can The Bucks Start There?

Rand Paul: Can The Bucks Start There?

Bundy Ranch Louisiana

Bundy Ranch Louisiana

Obama’s pivot to Asia will lack firepower | TheHill

Obama’s pivot to Asia will lack firepower | TheHill

USS Truxtun Departs Aqaba, Jordan

USS Truxtun Departs Aqaba, Jordan
By Ensign Christian Asaban, USS George H.W. Bush Public Affairs
USS TRUXTUN, At Sea (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the Royal Jordanian Naval Base, just outside of Aqaba, Jordan, following a four-day logistics stop, April 23.

Truxtun also conducted a change of command ceremony in which former executive officer, Cmdr. Drew Bates, assumed command.

While in port, Truxtun Sailors enjoyed a series of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) tours, including one to the ancient city of Petra.

"It was an excellent opportunity for our Sailors to get a look at sites as historic as those here in Jordan," Bates said. "We are grateful for the warm welcome and the support we've received".

Truxtun is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

For more news from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn77/.