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Chinese Navy Kicks Off South China Sea Drills to Enhance Combat Readiness

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy vessels embarked on the South China Sea for drills to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the naval, air and other forces, Chinese media reported Wednesday.

Sentences to ponder

The Naval Academy has risen to 9th on the list of national liberal arts colleges, tied with Davidson and Claremont McKenna. Meanwhile, West Point ranks 22nd, just behind Grinnell, Colby and Colgate, and the Air Force Academy is 29th, tied with Scripps and Barnard. That is from Nick Anderson. The post Sentences to ponder appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Becomes World's Fastest Convertible

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Blink and you'll miss it. The Texas-made Hennessey Venom GT Spyder just became the fastest convertible in the world, hitting speeds of 265.6 mph on a 2.9-mile-long runway at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, the company said. "I’ve...Show More Summary

Air power in the South China Sea: Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines

Much of the recent strategic analysis on the South China Sea has largely focused on the naval sphere, with the acquisition of new submarines by Vietnam and Malaysia and the US Navy conducting freedom of navigation missions in the contested waters. Show More Summary

US Navy Awards $151 Million Contract for V-22 Design Changes Needed to Supply Ships

Naval Air Systems Command awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $151 million to begin engineering the Navy variant of the V-22 Osprey, which the service will use as a carrier onboard delivery plane.The funding, adding onto anShow More Summary

WA: Twin Transit Director to Remain in Position After Applying Elsewhere

March 31--The Island Transit Board of Directors has offered its executive director position to Mike Nortier, the recently retired base commander of Naval Air Station Whidbey. Rob LaFontaine, general manager of Twin Transit, was one of thre

Fatal car chase ends as motorists crash into parked fighter jet

Two people were killed Thursday after their car crashed into a parked F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Naval Air Station Lemoore during a pursuit with law enforcement. The driver of the Jeep Cherokee died at an area hospital, and the female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the...

Car Chase Ends with Crash into Jet at California Naval Base

A wrong-way driver being chased by the CHP crashed through a gate and into a fighter jet at Naval Air Station, Lemoore.

Seeing Revolutionary Info-structure

[extract from keynote at the Mobile Life Centre, University of Stockholm, March 17, 2016] Its the summer of 2015 and I am on a former Naval Air Force base in Keflavik, Iceland. The wind is 20 miles per hour and still won’t keep the midge flies from darting into my eyes. A massive once-white satellite … Continue reading Seeing Revolutionary Info-structure ?

Petition Demands Navy Stop Removing Indian Artifacts

More than 390 people have signed a petition demanding that the Navy suspend plans to relocate artifacts to the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, Calif.

Petition demands Navy stop removing Indian artifacts from California's 'Island of the Blue Dolphins'

More than 390 people, many of them archaeologists and Native American leaders, have signed a petition demanding that the Navy suspend its plans to relocate artifacts from San Nicolas Island to a former icehouse at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, Calif. The artifacts include stone blades,...

Sailors Remain in Hospital after Carrier Mishap

After eight sailors were injured aboard the aircraft carrier Dwight Eisenhower March 18 after equipment malfunctioned during a landing attempt, four were still being hospitalized today, officials from Naval Air Force Atlantic said.

Lost at sea and presumed dead, missing dog returns to owner

It will soon be a very tail-wagging moment when a dog lost at sea and presumed dead is reunited with her owner. The canine moved one paw closer to that goal recently after being flown to Naval Air Station North Island, in San Diego Bay, and picked up by a family friend. Luna, a 1½-year-old, blue-eyed...

Lost at sea and presumed dead, missing dog returns to owner

It will soon be a very tail-wagging moment when a dog lost at sea and presumed dead is reunited with her owner. The canine moved one paw closer to that goal recently after being flown to Naval Air Station North Island, in San Diego Bay, and picked up by a family friend. Luna, a 1½-year-old, blue-eyed...

Israel Seeks Russian Assurance Syrian Pullout Not to Boost Hezbollah

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin wants Russia to provide guarantees that the withdrawal of its air and naval forces from Syria will not result in Iran or the Lebanon-based Shiite Hezbollah militant group gaining power in the war-torn country, a source in Israel’s delegation to Moscow told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.

Russian Begins Withdrawing Planes from Syria

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will maintain its air base and a naval facility in Syria and keep some troops there

South China Sea: Why US Hegemony in Southeast Asia May Vanish Into Thin Air

The South China Sea has turned into Asia's battleground for supremacy between Beijing and Washington, Richard Javad Heydarian, a specialist in Asian geopolitical affairs, notes, adding that the US decades-long naval hegemony in the region may soon vanish into thin air.

US THAAD System in South Korea Would 'Threaten China’s Deterrent'

The Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system the United States wants to deploy in South Korea would allow US ballistic missile defenses to target China, former US Chief of Naval Operations science and policy advisor Theodore Postol told Sputnik.

Saudi conducts military exercises with 20 states

'Thunder of the North' exercise aims to bolster ground, air and naval coordination against threat of "terrorist groups".

Security Changes Mark End of Era at Pensacola Naval Air Station

PENSACOLA NAVAL AIR STATION, Fla. -- For nearly 15 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and more than eight years since the mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, Pensacola Naval Air Station has re...

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