Tag archive for ‘US Navy’
By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Amtrak train derails, 6 dead, 150 injured

Emergency workers are searching through the wreckage Wednesday of a New York-bound Amtrak train that derailed and overturned late Tuesday, killing six people, injuring 150, and disrupting train service for thousands More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Saudis end Yemen airstrikes, Iran sends warships, US to counter

Iran’s foreign minister has called for “urgent humanitarian assistance” in Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition ended air strikes against Houthi rebels. Now the Shiite nation has sent warships into More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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John McCain won’t retire, will seek reelection in 2016

Sen. John McCain announced that he will run for re-election in 2016, confirming a move that has been both widely expected and open to criticism, especially from those who support term limits. McCain, who will turn More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Drone use for real estate purposes discussed by CCIM’s Caleb McDow

Ben Crosby, CCIM, recognized that using drones, or small unmanned aerial systems (UAS), would be an inexpensive way to capture aerial video and photos for the thousands of acres of agricultural land that are the More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Seventy years ago US Marines invade Iwo Jima

On this day in 1945, Operation Detachment, the U.S. Marines’ invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. This five-week battle comprised some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the War in the Pacific of World More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Pentagon reveals new railgun technology

The Navy’s latest weapon is an electromagnetic “railgun” designed to fire projectiles fast and far without using gunpowder as a propellant, the Washington Post reports. Unveiled at a Navy expo More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

US Navy Band announces 2015 Spring Tour

America’s Navy is coming to a location near you as the tour of 32 cities in six states will a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour — one of the Navy’s signature More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, January 16th, 2015

Tampa native Jeffery Cavallo quoted by Navy in Iwo Jima coverage

RED SEA (Jan. 14, 2015) – Clean-shaven face. Pressed uniform. Boots shined like marble. This is the appearance of Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Zachariah Smith as he stands in line for chow. The line moves More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Navy removes Bibles from hotels on bases after Freedom From Religion complaint

The U.S. Navy is reportedly removing all Bibles from hotels which are located on bases, a decision that has upset religious military members and families. The Navy is respondng to the demands of atheist group More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Edgar Harrell talks USS Indianapolis sinking, shark attacks and a miraculous rescue

In the wake of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, The Global Dispatch was able to speak to an amazing World War II vet who survived the sinking of the USS Indianapolis. Still considered the most catastrophic naval disaster More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Nicholas Knight, former Navy officer hacking government websites ‘did dumb things’

The former US sailor accused of infiltrating government networks using the Navy’s own computers and posting links to his group’s findings on Twitter says he and his associates “did dumb things.” Public domain More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Navy yard shooter Aaron Alexis obsessed with shooting video games

Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old former Navy reservist identified as the man behind the Navy Yard shootings in Washington on Monday that killed 12 people, is said to have been obsessed with shooter video games, to More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Former contractor Aaron Alexis identified as Naval shooter, 12 confirmed dead

Aaron Alexis has been identified by authorities as the Navy Yard shooter in an incident that left at least 12 people dead in Washington, D.C. Alexis, age 34,recently began work as a civilian contractor, authorities More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, September 16th, 2013

Navy official says 1 suspect in Washington Navy Yard shooting dead

One suspect is dead in the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a senior Navy official told CNN’s Barbara Starr. At least two shooters, including one in fatigues, killed at least four people and wounded eight More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Cap’n Crunch revealed to only be a Commander, Pentagon says he’s has no US Navy record

A new scandal may be headed towards the U.S. Navy involving one of  the world’s most famous captains: Cap’n Crunch. The legendary cereal icon’s status as a captain has come under fire after an Internet blogger More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Richard J Kessler, sailor on USS Enterprise found dead

A sailor was found dead on board the USS Enterprise Friday. Master Chief Petty Officer Richard J. Kessler, 47, of Gulfport, Florida was found dead in his berthing compartment, according to a press release from the More...

By Robert On Sunday, November 7th, 2010

David Broder perpetuates the fallacy that war is good for the economy

Last Sunday’s Washington Post had veteran journalist David Broder suggesting that President Obama starting a war with Iran could be the trigger to bring us out of our economic doldrums. He of course uses FDR and More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Strykers: Did attitude lead to Afghan killings? Is Col. Harry Tunnell to blame for Calvin Gibbs hit squad?

When a Stryker brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord arrived in Afghanistan last year, its leader, Col. Harry Tunnell, openly sneered at the U.S. military’s counterinsurgency strategy. The old-school commander More...

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