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WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic brought an invisible enemy to our shores and changed the way we operate as a Navy. The fight against this virus is a tough one. But our Sailors are tougher, and each of you plays a critical role in defeating this virus. We have embraced the […]

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Great Naval Weaponry Footage Against Somali Pirates

by Daniel Russ on April 15, 2020

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F-18 Carrier Take Off & Landing Pilot POV

April 10, 2020

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The DUKW

March 20, 2020
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Its nomenclature notwithstanding, the DUKW was one of the most successful collaborations between the US government weapons procurement mission and competent scientific and engineering experts.   The idea was to create a vehicle that could move troops from troop ships to a beachhead. It was designed by Rod Stephens who designed luxury yachts. Also Dennis […]

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The Amazing Cluster That Invading Sicily Became

February 25, 2020
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    From Rick Atkinson’s Day of Battle. “Ships wallowed like treasure laden galleons on the Spanish Main. The American convoys alone carried more than 100,000 tons  of supplies.  5,000 tons of crated airplanes, 7000 tons of coal, 19,000 tons of signal equipment the expedition manifest was Homerian in scale and variety. 6.6 million rations, […]

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78 Years Ago Today

December 7, 2019
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Japanese Strike US 7th Fleet In Pearl Harbor Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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USN Sees UFOs.

April 30, 2019
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The Nimitz Encounters

December 29, 2018
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D-Day Details.

December 21, 2018
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    On the way to Normandy, the British were more than generous, adding to the US food allotment 240,000,000 pounds of potatoes, 2.4 million tent pegs, 15 million condoms, 1000 cake pans, 260,000 grave markers, 80 million packets of cookies, 54 million gallons of beer.   The US Army aggregated from overseas and from […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson. Part II.

December 16, 2018

  The saying in England was that the problem with Americans is that they are “over sexed, overfed and over here.”   My father served in the 8th Air Force and was stationed in England in service there of. He told me that in England, women would signal that they were ready for sexual congress […]

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Reading from The Guns At last Light. The War in Western Europe 1944- 1945, by Rick Atkinson.

December 12, 2018
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  This book is brilliant as it paints pictures we rarely imagine. He talks about immensely altered landscape of Europe in the last year of the conflict.   Five years of warfare had left British cities as “Bedraggled, unkempt, and neglected as rotten teeth.” People talked about ‘Before the war” as if it were a […]

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The Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

July 10, 2018

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The Bell D-188

June 24, 2018
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In 1955 it was engineers at Bell Aircraft that received a US government contract to develop at short take-off and landing four engine Mach 2 jet fighter/bomber/interceptor. It was slow to prototype and for a lot of reasons the USAF fell out of love with the notion of what would become the F-109. Related Posts:Stay […]

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Developing The XF-108 Rapier

June 18, 2018
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A-5 Vigilante XF-108 Concept To the Cold War aviation engineers, speed was everything. So it is not surprising that as early as 1949 the USAF was issuing contracts to prototype Mach 3 interceptors. In fact the XF-103 was also known as the 1954 Interceptor, an all-weather radar equipped weapons platform for air to air missiles. […]

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D-Day Invasion Maps

June 6, 2018
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The Slug Fest That Began At Pearl Harbor.

June 3, 2018

  Nothing paints a struggle quite like taking a moment to look at casualty and lost lists. There was never a more brutal fight between two nations like there was between Japan and the United States. The environments were fetid, swampy, inundated with natural predators and configured to hide indigenous defenders. Both soldiers were filled […]

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Deployed During Christmas

December 25, 2017

  5,200 in Iraq 2,000 in Syria 28,000 in South Korea 60,000 U.S. Central Command area of operations and aboard ships. 710 in Kosovo. 3,100 in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa 505 in Niger. 34,300 in Germany 8,300 in the United Kingdom 44,500 in Japan. 20,000 National Guardsmen are operating far from their homes […]

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Chester Nimitz Also Thought The Atom Bomb Was Not Why Japan Surrendered.

February 28, 2017

Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, said at the Washington Monument on October 5, 1945: “The Japanese had, in fact, already sued for peace before the atomic age was announced to the world with the destruction of Hiroshima and before the Russian entry into the war…The atomic bomb played […]

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Admiral William D. Leahy Thought The Atomic Bomb Was Unnecessary.

February 24, 2017

  Admiral William D. Leahy, the President’s Chief of Staff of both the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Combined U.S.-U.K. Chiefs of Staff said:   “The use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender. […]

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CNET Shares Magnificent Photos Of The World War II Battleship Missouri

November 21, 2016

The Surrender Deck Where Japan Submitted To The Authority Of The Allies   Officer’s Mess     Captain’s Quarters   16 Inch Guns Facing Aft     The Gun Trigger   Plumbing   Crew Bunks   Officer’s Offices Related Posts:USS Missouri Fires 15 Inch Guns

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