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Fleet Week NYC Parade of Ships — View from the Deck of USS Bataan

Yesterday thousands lined the shores of the Hudson to watch the Fleet Week Parade of Ships. Unfortunately, this year, I couldn’t be there. Here, courtesy of the US Navy, is a unique view of the festivities from the flight deck … Continue reading

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A Spice Problem in the Navy?

“Spice” is apparently the generic name for so-called “synthetic marijuana” or “fake pot.”  In most states,  it is still perfectly legal, though that may be changing.  “Spice” is, however, not OK with the US Navy.  At the end of last … Continue reading

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Schooner Amistad Sails for Haiti

While the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan arrived in Haiti yesterday and the hospital ship USNS Comfort arrived the day before,  naval ships are not the only vessels sailing to aid the earthquake victims.  The schooner Amistad is on her way bearing both supplies and a … Continue reading

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Salvage ship USS Grasp & Hospital ship Comfort on the way to Port-au-Prince

The US Navy is sending the rescue and salvage ship, USS Grasp, to Port-au-Prince, Haiti with divers and underwater construction personnel to assess the damage to piers and other port facilities. The USNS Comfort, a hospital ship with a capacity … Continue reading

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