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(Photo: Creative Commons / Shannon E)U.S. Sends Another Aircraft Carrier as Warning to N.Korea
The Pacific Ocean (December 11, 2004) The Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams along the coast of California. Nimitz is currently conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the coast of southern California...Full Story

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(Photo: US Navy)US: 2 Chinese jets conduct unsafe intercept of Navy aircraft
File - An armed Chinese fighter jet flies near a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft over the South China Sea about 135 miles east of Hainan Island in international airspace....Full Story

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Peterson: The modern makeover Pleasanton woman is giving Memorial Day
Kate Kelly will tell you she is not the story here. She insists the veterans — 93 and counting — whose oral histories she has documented are the stars of the show. Being anointed Mother of the Modern Memorial Day is unlikely to be the highlight of her holida...Full Story
Salt Lake City veteran Jim Kearl, 96, to lay wreath at World War II Memorial ceremony
Clayton James “Jim” Kearl plans to arrive at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., early Monday morning, dressed in his white-trimmed Navy jacket and blue USS Salt Lake City cap. The 96-year-old Salt Lake City veteran will listen to tales of battle told by ...Full Story
As Kim Jong Un Continues Missile Tests, Typhoon Trump Moves Toward the Koreas
HONG KONG—Loose lips sink ships, and U.S. President Donald Trump’s lips are about as loose as they get. But what might lie behind his gaffes? And what might lie ahead of them? In the looming showdown with North Korea, the answers are potentially apocalyptic. | For t...Full Story
Japan vows action after North Korea launches missile into its waters
Japan’s prime minister vowed to take “specific action” after North Korea launched another missile that plunged into the Sea of Japan, the latest provocation from the regime’s bellicose leader Kim Jong-un. | “As we agreed at the recent G ...Full Story
The Mysterious Sale of Warships to an Ex-Nigerian Warlord—And Why the U.K. Let It Happen
Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, is not a household name, but he was once among the most wanted men in Nigeria. After playing a leading role in a militant group that bombed oil pipelines and kidnapped employees of international companies in the oil-produci...Full Story
“Sea Stories – A Memoir of a Naval Officer” – Review by Mark Barnes
The book is similar in style to a number of books we have seen during the past year, but this one is helped by Mr. Slaughter’s experience as an author by dint of his series of novels. I have to be honest and say I haven’t read them, but his book has proven to be ent...Full Story
Frank H. Newcomb – Hero of Cardenas
“I revere that long line of expert seamen who by their devotion to duty and sacrifice of self have made it possible for me to be a member of a service honored and respected, in peace and in war, throughout the world.” (uscg.mil) | This is the second verse of the cre...Full Story
The United States Navy’s First Submarine – Lost at Sea
The was the first known submarine of the United States Navy. But it wasn’t the first American submarine. That was the “Turtle,” a submarine built during the Revolutionary War. | The was built for wartime use during the American Civil War. The ship was launched May...Full Story
Memorial Day events around the Bay Area
Memorial Day Events Memorial Day Mill Valley Memorial Day Parade Mill Valley’s annual parade has a new route starting on Throckmorton and proceeding around downtown due to construction on Miller Avenue. 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 29. www.facebook.com/events/ 2201521751401...Full Story
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Salt Lake City veteran Jim Kearl, 96, to lay wreath at World War II Memorial ceremony
As Kim Jong Un Continues Missile Tests, Typhoon Trump Moves Toward the Koreas
Japan vows action after North Korea launches missile into its waters
The Mysterious Sale of Warships to an Ex-Nigerian Warlord—And Why the U.K. Let It Happen
“Sea Stories – A Memoir of a Naval Officer” – Review by Mark Barnes
Frank H. Newcomb – Hero of Cardenas
The United States Navy’s First Submarine – Lost at Sea
How a band of German Pirates Captured 15 Ships During World War 1
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Mon 29 May 2017
How a band of German Pirates Captured 15 Ships During World War 1
War History Online On Christmas day, 1916 a Norwegian clipper ship, the Irma, was boarded by the  British cruiser, Avenger. There was nothing particularly unusual, the captain spoke the broken English of an old Norwegian salt, the entire ship was damp from the past fo...
Cleveland Indians Hall of Famer Bob Feller cherished his military career more than his MLB career: Memorial Day 2017
Cleveland > | CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Bob Feller and Ted Williams sat in a suite at the Marriott in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, and traded tales. | The Hall of Famers exchanged anecdotes about their prolific playing days as they signed hundreds of baseballs for a fu...
More US lawmakers line up to derail Trump’s $110bn arms deal with Saudi
Press TV US President Donald Trump’s massive $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia faces a bleak future in Congress as more lawmakers raise questions about the regime's atrocities in Yemen. | Trump signed the multi-billion dollar deal with Saudis...
Another launch without mishap, but for how much longer?
Asahi News SEOUL--North Korea's ballistic missile test May 29 was its third since the U.S. deployment of a carrier-led strike force headed by the mighty USS Carl Vinson in the Sea of Japan in late April. | Pyongyang, as usual, offered no advance warning of its ...
Amazon taps military vets' ability to lead
Arkansas Online Rick Nielsen, a former Navy captain, was just a few years ago at the helm of the USS Kearsarge, an amphibious assault ship designed to help Marines stake out beachheads on hostile shores. When deployed, the vessel's crew could number as many as 1,700...
Of memories and medals on Memorial Day
Albuquerque Journal Joe Herman, pictured in 1943, just after he was inducted into the Navy. (Courtesy of Joe Herman) | More than 71 years ago, J.W. “Joe” Herman, watertender first class, disembarked from the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans at Philadelphia and ...
JFK at 100: Trump comparisons fuel nostalgia for 'Camelot'
The Guardian The 35th US president’s legacy remains questionable, but his latest successor’s travails makes many yearn for a more eloquent leader | John F Kennedy | JFK at 100: Trump comparisons fuel nostalgia for 'Camelot' | The 35th US president’s legacy ...
JFK at 100: Trump comparisons fuel nostalgia for 'Camelot'
Yahoo Daily News On 14 June 1956, then-senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered the commencement speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “Our nation’s first great politicians were also among the nation’s first great writers and scholars,” h...
U.S. Navy skydiver killed in parachuting accident in New York Harbor
Mid Day Representational picture | A member of the U.S. Navy's elite skydiving demonstration team plunged to his death on Sunday when his parachute malfunctioned while performing in an aerial exhibition as part of New York Harbor's annual Fleet Week festival...
New French president promises tough talk at first Putin meeting
Yahoo Daily News More | By Michel Rose and John Irish | VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign when his team accused Russian media ...
North Korea Fires 'Scud-type' Ballistic Missile: S. Korea
Malaysian National News Agency SEOUL, May 29 (Bernama) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its eastern coast early Monday morning, dealing another blow to efforts by South Korea's new government to improve inter-Korean ties, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. | T...
Obit: Paul Painter
Times Free Press ROSSVILLE — Savannah attorney Paul W. Painter Jr. passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017. He was born in Cleveland, Tenn., on Aug. 10, 1945, while his father was on active duty in World War II. He grew up and attended public schools in Rossville, Wa...
New French president promises tough talk at first Putin meeting
The Himalayan VERSAILLES: New French President Emmanuel Macron is promising tough talk at his first meeting with Vladimir Putin on Monday, following an election campaign when his team accused Russian media of trying to interfere in the democratic process. | Macro...
US deploys third carrier group to Korea as China beefs up border, pleads at UN
asiatimes In a show of force amid continued missile tests in North Korea, the US is sending yet another aircraft carrier strike group to the Korean Peninsula. | The Kitsap Sun reported the USS Nimitz will depart on Thursday from the US, with expected visits i...
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