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The Navy Has Retired The EA-6B Prowler After 45 Years Of Service

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Navy wrapped up its “Prowler Sunset” retirement celebration last weekend at the picturesque Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington State. The open house included the airfield’s last EA-6B flanked by EA-18G Growlers, the Grumman jet’s replacement, ripping overhead and performing the missing man formation. Read more...

July 4: Rumblefish claims to own US Navy rendition of "America the Beautiful"

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Adafruit Industries has been stripped of revenues from its Youtube channel after Rumblefish -- a notorious music-rights agency -- claimed to own the copyright on a public domain, taxpayer-funded rendition of "America the Beautiful." Read the rest

Jim Webb announces presidential bid

You’ve probably already heard about veteran, former Navy Secretary and former Senator Jim Webb announcing his intentions to run for President next year as a Democrat. Dave Hardin and I had an email discussion about this yesterday, We agreed that in the Democrat pool of candidates – Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley – Webb was probably […]

Blinded in Afghanistan, Navy vet finds purpose as a Paralympian

For Brad Snyder, it's the little things that present the biggest challenges. Take Uber rides, for example An explosion in Afghanistan's Kandahar Valley spewed shrapnel into Snyder's face on September 7, 2011, while he was on deployment as a weapons expert embedded with a team of Navy SEALs. Show More Summary

False Navy Yard shooting report highlights terror jitters

16 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A massive response to what turned out to be a false report of gunshots at the Washington Navy Yard highlights widespread jitters.

Lessons from 2013 Navy Yard killings helped guide much-improved response

The police response to Thursday’s unfounded fears of a gunman at the Washington Navy Yard appeared more streamlined and less confusing than in 2013, when a lone gunman killed 12 people and officers sent to confront him were met with an array of obstacles, according to initial assessments by law enforcement authorities.Read full article >>

Jim Webb On Education: 5 Things The Presidential Candidate Wants You To Know

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb entered the race today for the Democratic presidential nomination. Webb, a decorated Marine who served as Secretary of the Navy under Republican President Ronald Reagan, is known for his focus on foreign issues, but he did mention education in his announcement video. “Let’s put a [...]

All-clear given after reports of shooting at Navy Yard

17 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Reports of an active shooter at the site of a deadly 2013 attack spurred a massive response from law enforcement.

Deadspin “The Worst Team In The World” Is Living Its World Cup Dream | io9 What to Expect From Alien

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

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Paid Leave This Week: It Just Got Easier to Be a Mother in the Navy

Millenials are more accepting of working mothers than earlier generations. Only 22 percent of high school seniors believe that young children suffe

Navy, Marines Take Step Toward Open Trans Service

Effective immediately, decisions about discharging transgender Marines and members of the Navy must be approved by Pentagon officials. read more

Navy Expands Maternity Leave. Are Dads Next?

An announcement from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus brings great news: paid maternity leave is being expanded to 18 weeks. .@SECNAV @USNavy @USMC Great! That's fantastic and VERY important. Now what about #paternity leave? #PeopleMatter...Show More Summary

Chinese Navy Simulates Combat Missile Resupply in First Ever Drill

According to the Chinese Defence Ministry, Beijing’s navy held a military drill to rehearse resupplying missiles in a combat situation, the first of its kind.


credit: U.S. Navy Could this summer’s #icebucketchallenge be the #givethem20 challenge? Maybe. But first, what is it you ask? It is a new social media campaign launched by American Corporate Partners to generate awareness of its efforts to help veterans transition to the civilian workforce. Show More Summary

Glenn Beck profiles non-existent Navy Yard shooter: ‘His three middle names and last name are Muhammad’

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Reports of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard early this morning turned out to be a false alarm. But that didn’t stop Glenn Beck from saying the non-existent shooter was a Muslim during his radio show, Right Wing Watch reports. Authorities responded after an employee at the yard...

Oh And By The Way, Jim Webb Is Running For President

Here, you can read his announcement here. Or you can read this: Jim Webb, the former Virginia senator and Reagan-era secretary of the Navy, announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing his antiwar credentials to the field in what many consider a long-shot campaign for the presidency. Mr. Show More Summary

US Navy Yard Shooting Scare Raises Terror Fears Before July 4 Celebrations

Employees and bystanders at the US Navy Yard in Washington, DC feared another terror attack before July 4 celebrations.

Latest LCS Completes US Navy Trials

Littoral Combat Ship 6 (LCS 6), the future USS Jackson, has completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials, shipbuilder Austal Limited announced.   The trials, the final milestone before delivery,

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