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Thank You Veterans , God Bless You



Uploaded on Nov 16, 2010

” This is a video I did to honor and thank all United States military personnel, past and present, for the selfless sacrifices they make to keep our nation free. It was used for our church’s annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 14, 2010.

I’m paying special honor to my grandfather, RICHARD A. PESTKE, who was a photographer in the US Navy during WWII. His picture is at the 2:20 mark of the video.

PLEASE, NO PROFANITY IN COMMENTS! I want this video to be something families and children can view without offense. If you use profanity your comments will be removed. If it continues I may shut off the ability to leave comments. I don’t want to do that, so PLEASE don’t use profanity. It’s not necessary. Thank you!

One last thing. I’m sorry for the random “flickering” on the video. You can thank Microsoft for making such a poor software program called “Windows Movie Maker.” I won’t be using it again for any more major projects. Now I know why most graphics experts like using Macs.

All images were taken from Google images and the sound effects from YouTube or sounddogs.com. A special “thank you” to Mr. Dustin Evans for the use of his song “If I Die Before You Wake.” “








 … And More Water Hijinks At DSEI




” James Bond was loaded into a torpedo tube and fired into the ocean in the 1967 film “You Only Live Twice” — and now amphibious forces like Navy SEALs are getting exactly the same tech.

Only this is no movie.

Revealed this week at DSEI — the world’s largest defense show — the SEAL Pod vehicles come in three different models for different missions: Torpedo SEAL Sub SEAL and the Sea Carrier.

Shooting SEALs from Torpedo tubes?
The Torpedo SEAL vehicle uses a submarine torpedo tube to deploy two divers.

Stowed and carried within a NATO-standard torpedo tube or beneath the submarine outer casing, it just needs to be extended and it is ready to use. Torpedo SEAL achieves speeds of about 4 knots with a lithium polymer battery and, depending on requirements, one or two thrusters.”








Suspect In Shooting Had Interest In Thai Culture, And Problems With The Law



In 2004, according to a Seattle police report, Mr. Alexis walked out of his grandmother’s home one morning, pulled a .45-caliber pistol from his waistband and fired three rounds at a construction worker’s car, two at the rear tires and one into the air.

During his time in the service, he exhibited “a pattern of misbehavior,” Navy officials said, though they declined to elaborate. Upon leaving, he became a Navy contractor. At the time of the shooting, Mr. Alexis worked for a company affiliated with Hewlett-Packard that serviced the Navy’s Internet system, Hewlett-Packard said in a statement. He had been living for weeks in a long-term-stay hotel with colleagues to work on the Navy Yard project, according to a government official.

In 2010, Mr. Alexis was arrested in Fort Worth for discharging a firearm. At the time, Mr. Alexis had been living in an apartment complex called Orion at Oak Hill. His upstairs neighbor called the police after she heard a pop, saw dust fly and noticed holes in her floor and ceiling. She told the police that Mr. Alexis had confronted her in the parking lot about making too much noise, and she felt threatened by him, according to the Fort Worth police report.”

 US Submarine Forces Decline As China, Russia, Iran Advance Warfare Capabilities



” China, Russia, and Iran pose regional and strategic submarine threats and are building up undersea warfare capabilities as the Navy is cutting its submarine force by 30 percent, the admiral in charge of Pentagon submarine programs told Congress on Thursday.

Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, director of Navy undersea warfare programs, said the decline of U.S. submarines is placing a key U.S. military advantage at risk.

“Our adversaries are not standing still, and so even though we have an advantage and we have a lead, we can’t sit on our lead,” Breckenridge told a hearing of the House Armed Services seapower subcommittee.” 










Norwegian Armed Forces Destroy Marine Vessel With Naval Strike Missile






” The missile was launched against the old KNM Trondheim outside Andøya in Nordland, Norway.The missiles is produced Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the Norwegian armed forces.”




     For those of you who might prefer to witness the death of a ship from below , again courtesy of the Norwegian Navy , witness this test of a sub-launched torpedo. 




Royal Norwegian Navy – KNM Stavanger Sunk By Ula-Class Sub





” Norwegian Navy Frigate KNM Stavanger sink after being hit by a single DM2A3 torpedo from KNM Utstein, a Ula-class submarine.”








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Spec-Ops Edition

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One more

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” Months of increased tension at the Guantanamo Bay prison boiled over into a clash between guards and detainees Saturday as the military closed a communal section of the facility and moved its inmates into single cells.

Prisoners fought guards with makeshift weapons that included broomsticks and mop handles when troops arrived to move them out of a communal wing of the section of the prison known as Camp 6, said Navy Capt. Robert Durand, a military spokesman. Guards responded by firing four “less-than-lethal rounds,” he said.

There were no serious injuries from the rounds, which included a modified shotgun shell that fires small rubber pellets as well as a type of bean-bag projectile, said Army Col. Greg Julian, a spokesman for Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which oversees the prison at the U.S. base in Cuba.”







Navy Deploying Laser Weapon Prototype Near Iran




” The Navy is going to sea for the first time with a laser attack weapon that has been shown in tests to disable patrol boats and blind or destroy surveillance drones.

A prototype shipboard laser will be deployed on a converted amphibious transport and docking ship in the Persian Gulf, where Iranian fast-attack boats have harassed American warships and where the government in Tehran is building remotely piloted aircraft carrying surveillance pods and, someday potentially, rockets.

The laser is designed to carry out a graduated scale of missions, from burning through a fast-attack boat or a drone to producing a nonlethal burst to “dazzle” an adversary’s sensors and render them useless without causing any other physical damage.”











Navy SEAL Killed, Another Injured In Arizona Training Exercise




” A Navy SEAL killed in a parachute training accident this week in Arizona belonged to the same elite squad that includes those chosen to go after Osama bin Laden in Pakistan two years ago, a source familiar with the matter said.

It was the second deadly military training accident in as many weeks and the third notable one in the United States since February. The other two killed 14 Marines combined in a mortar explosion and a helicopter collision.

The latest incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. local time on Thursday in a rugged part of the U.S. Special Operations Command facility at Pinal Airpark, military officials said on Friday.

Two sailors were undergoing a free-fall routine before opening their parachutes, a Navy official said in a statement, which added it was a normal exercise to maintain readiness.”



Navy: Lincoln Refueling Delayed, Will Hurt Carrier Readiness



The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo

The aircraft carriers
 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
 USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77),
 USS Enterprise (CVN-65), 
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75),
 and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
 are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo




” The U.S. Navy will delay the refueling of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) for an unknown period because of the uncertain fiscal environment due to the ongoing legislative struggle, the service told Congress in a Friday message obtained by USNI News.

Lincoln was scheduled to be moved to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipyard later this month to begin the 4-year refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the ship.

“This delay is due to uncertainty in the Fiscal Year 2013 appropriations bill, both in the timing and funding level available for the first full year of the contract,” the message said.
“CVN-72 will remain at Norfolk Naval Base where the ships force personnel will continue to conduct routine maintenance until sufficient funding is received for the initial execution of the RCOH.” ”



      So the Obama administration shirks the one true responsibility of the Federal government ,  ” to provide for the common defense” in order to continue the advancement of the entitlement state … got to have those Obamaphones and free wireless for the “oppressed” but fuel for the Navy … not so much .



Steady…now, Choose your Weapon (32 HQ Photos)



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One more sample to pique your interest 



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Aboard The USS Carl Vinson (31 Photos)



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One Last Gratuitous Photo Post 




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Very Cool LEGO Ships

These LEGO aircraft carriers are pretty amazing (30 HQ Photos)



How Appropriate

“Naval expert: Ships shown during Democratic convention tribute to veterans were Russian”

  “The Democratic National Convention’s final night included a stirring tribute to America’s veterans from a retired naval four-star admiral, complete with a backdrop of jets flying over a row of proud warships. But convention organizers may soon regret it.

Norman Polmar, author of “The Naval Institute Guide to the Soviet Navy” and other military handbooks, told the Navy Times on Tuesday that the ships were Russian vessels.

“The ships are definitely Russian,” Polmar told the military newspaper. “There’s no question of that in my mind.” The ships depicted in the Democrats’ backdrop had radar designs that the U.S. fleet doesn’t use.”

” Russian attack submarine sailed in Gulf of Mexico undetected for
weeks, U.S. officials say”

” Of the submarine activity, Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas), member of the Senate Armed Services.Committee, said, “It’s a confounding situation arising
from a lack of leadership in our dealings with Moscow. While the president is touting our supposed ‘reset’ in relations with Russia, Vladimir Putin is actively working against American interests,
whether it’s in Syria or here in our own backyard.” “

Silver Star Recipients

398  Total Awards

These are only the recipients we have thus fire identified and confirmed. USMC totals are believed 100% complete. We believe Navy and USAF totals to be about 90% complete, but estimate that the Army may have as many as 100 recipients not yet identified in our database.

  Army Navy* Marines Air Force TOTAL
Iraq 178 10 73 10 270
Afghanistan 88 1 4 18 111


265 28* 77 28 398
*Published news reports indicate that as of March 2008, TWENTY-THREE U.S. Navy SEALs have been awarded the Silver Star in GWOT. We have thus far identified only FOUR of them. 

Since our illustrious leaders have managed , by accident or intent , to erode virtually all respect once held for the official institutions of our government including but not limited to the executive , legislative and judicial branches , it appears they have in their sights the one  government entity that has managed to withstand this onslaught of degradation and maintain it’s place of respect in the hearts of most Americans .
   Yes , I refer to the military . We are now witnessing the subjugation of the military brass to the alter of Political Correctness . Gone are the days when we named our ships after fallen service people and people of major accomplishment . Now we settle for crime victim back benchers of no particular note other than victimhood and community organizers of the socialistic persuasion . Woe is We .

PS: And how sure are we the pointed end of the stick won’t be thrust on American citizens ?

San Diego, CA (AP) — The military
has christened its newest cargo-
ammunition ship for civil rights
leader and labor activist Cesar
Chavez, who served in the Navy
during World War II.