Badass and Hilarious New Navy Video

The US Navy Special Operations Youtube channel has put up a new video for the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC), and it's pretty awesome. Especially at the end.

USS Saratoga To Be Scrapped

The decommissioned USS Saratoga (CV-60) is headed to a scrapyard in Texas - costing the US taxpayer 1 cent.

The Saratoga, one of four Forrestal-class carriers, was commissioned in 1956, served until 1994. She participated in many different conflicts; the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, and others.

Pilot of Experimental 'Pogo' Aircraft Dies

The test pilot fearless (or crazy) enough to test the aptly-named Convair XFY Pogo experimental aircraft in 1954 has died.

J.F. Coleman passed away from natural causes earlier this month in Oceanside, CA - he was 95 years old. Mr. Coleman served as a dive-bomber pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and received a degree in aeronautical engineering after the war.

Sneak Peak at New CCB in Persian Gulf

A new coastal command boat(CCB) just introduced into the Persian Gulf area is giving sailors there a look at a new and more sophisticated boat for the coastal Navy forces.

Built by SAFE Boats Internation, this new craft is very similar to the larger Mark VI boats, the first of which is due to arrive in the fall. The Mark VI is an 85-foot vessel, while the CCB is a smaller 65-foot vessel where new operating concepts and tactics can be developed and honed.

Iran Threatens US Naval Power in Gulf, and Builds a US Carrier

According to a report over at NavyTimes.com not only is Iran building a mock-up of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, but it would consider US aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf a primary target in the event of a war.

"Shoot 'Em if You Got 'Em" Preview!

Aviators from VFA-27 The Royal Maces have released a 5 minute preview video for their upcoming cruise video "Shoot 'Em if You Got 'Em".

Based on this preview, it's going to be awesome!

Triton Drone Reaches Testing Milestone

The Navy's big ship-hunting drone, the MQ-4C Triton, has completed it's ninth test flight, meaning that future test flights can focus on installation and testing of its sensors.

In this last flight, the Triton reached an altitude of around 50,000 ft and stayed aloft for 9.4 hours. When outfitted, the surveillance sensors aboard the Triton will allow it to search a 2,000 mile radius, 360-degree circle for ships and subs.

NEX Locations to Receive Wireless Internet

About 50 Naval Exchanges are getting free Wi-fi to help customers save both time and money.

The Navy is providing larger NEX locations with wireless internet to help customers compare prices and research products, at an annual cost of about $400,000. Although this is not a final list of locations that will receive Wi-fi, although smaller exchanges (which have less selection and fewer customers) are less likely to receive the service.

Movie Star Sub Returns from Final Deployment

The legendary Los Angeles-class nuclear powered attack submarine the USS Dallas, star of Tom Clancy's hit book and movie The Hunt for the Red October has returned from its last overseas deployment.

Drone Operations Suspended after Accident

This past Saturday a BQM-74E targeting drone collided with the US Navy cruiser USS Chancellorsville, punching a hole in the side and giving two sailors minor burns.

As a result of this accident, the Navy has suspended all drone exercises until a cause for the accident can be found. These targeting drones are used to practice targeting and engaging aircraft and missiles with the ships radar, gun, and missile systems.

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