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Senator Wicker

Senator Wicker says China’s navy will be twice the size of ours by 2030

This morning, Senator Wicker (R-MS) made a bold statement on twitter. The long serving Mississippian tweeted that China’s Navy will be twice the size of ours by 2030. He continued on by stressing the importance of building our fleet to deter the possibility of future war. Furthermore, he believes this is critical to preserving freedom of the …

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Navy

DoD says China now has the largest navy in the world

Recently, the Department of Defense stated, “The [People’s Republic of China] has the largest navy in the world, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines including over 130 major surface combatants.” A quick look at China vs USA: Naval stats In contrast, the U.S. Navy has around 300 ships in its …

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Navy

Scientists say 95% of Sailors hungover after Navy birthday

Yesterday was the 245th birthday of the US Navy. Today, scientist estimate that 95% of all US Navy Sailors reported for duty hungover, or even still drunk. This is not surprising considering the Navy’s historic traditions. The Navy’s official fight song, Anchors Away, is the only military fight song that references drinking alcohol. The song …

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Bonhomme Richard

Bonhomme Richard update: 59 injured, still burning

Unfortunately, the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard continues to burn. The official Naval Surface Forces Twitter account made the following statement: “In the past 48 hours, Federal Fire Department San Diego and U.S. Navy Sailors have conducted numerous firefighting operations, making significant progress with the help of aerial firefighting operations conducted by U.S. Navy helicopters.” They followed …

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NAS Corpus shooting may be “terror related”

This morning, NAS Corpus released a statement saying an active shooter was in the vicinity of the base’s North Gate. They advised all personnel to go into a lockdown status. An hour later, they reported the shooter had been neutralized. Current reports state a vehicle attempted to speed through one of the base security gates. …

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fitness

Meet the Navy fitness expert with 357k YouTube subscribers

Austen Alexander has made a name for himself by inspiring others to meet their fitness goals. He has done workout videos with celebrities and athletic champions alike. We were fortunate enough to spend some time getting to know the Sailor with tens of millions of views on YouTube. After 7 years in the US Navy, …

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Iranian Navy attempts to harrass US Navy

Yesterday, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet released photos and video of Iranian Naval boats getting close to them.  The event happened in international waters off the North Arabian Gulf. In the photos and video, you see several speed boat-looking vessels coming up very quickly to the much larger U.S. Naval ships.  You can also see there …

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Former SECNAV Modly spends $243k taking Guam trip, worth it?

Former acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly recently took a trip to Guam. This trip cost the US taxpayers $243,000 and arguably, it cost Modly his job. If you are not familiar with the bizarre story of the USS Roosevelt you can refresh yourself, here. After Captain Crozier was relieved of his command, Modly took a …

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