Aircraft Carriers III


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Our ‘Bagger’ crews fought through weather conditions ‘on the limit’ to bid farewell to the people of Devon and Cornwall today in a three-hour flypast.

Two veteran Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron, struggled against rain and poor visibility – but were determined their retirement should not go unmarked… and many local residents braved the weather too - to see the penultimate flight of the Sea Kings.

“We were really surprised by the number of people who turned out – and especially the number of schoolchildren who spelled out messages for us. One group lined up as ‘BZ’ – naval terminology for ‘well done’,” said Commander Chris Hughes, 849’s Commanding Officer.

“It’s been really heartwarming to see so many people wanting to say goodbye to the old girl, particularly in the conditions: rain and fog, which became worse as the flight continued. The poor visibility and low cloud mean we were operating on the edge of our limits.”

The helicopters face one final flight – from Culdrose to HMS Sultan in Gosport, where they will await disposal – next week. The Helicopters themselves are being withdrawn, but the Searchwater 2000 Radars and Cerberus operating system will be upgraded an converted for use by 'Crowsnest' Merlin HM2s to provide AEW cover from the QECs from next year onwards.

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Yesterday at 10:47 AM
Jul 24, 2018
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After short deployment pause, USS Harry S. Truman returns to US 6th Fleet operations
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Truman is back in the saddle, again
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If you’re playing a
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game with the
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, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re doing exactly what
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wants you and America’s real and potential enemies to do, too.

“We are thrilled to have the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group back in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations and look forward to continuing to work with [the Truman Strike Group] team as we conduct the full spectrum of maritime operations,” said 6th Fleet commander Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti in a statement released Tuesday morning.

Where in the 20 million square nautical miles of ocean the strike group might be remains a mystery. Franchetti oversees Navy forces in the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North seas.

Parts of those waters won’t be new to the crews aboard the Truman, the guided-missile cruiser Normandy and their destroyers — the Arleigh Burke and Forrest Sherman.

The Truman began a non-traditional carrier deployment on April 11, sailing through the Mediterranean Sea to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria before cruising around the North Atlantic.

It made a surprise return to Norfolk on July 21 for what Navy leaders cautioned was merely an “extended working port visit.”

The Truman headed back to sea on Aug. 28 to conduct carrier qualifications and war games with sister flattop Abraham Lincoln.

Back then, Navy Times asked service leaders whether the Truman would keep going east across the Atlantic Ocean, but they cagily kept mum.

Now after finishing bilateral operations with the Royal Canadian Navy, the Truman and her escorts will rejoin the guided-missile destroyers Bulkeley and Farragut, which remained behind in 6th Fleet, officials say.

Officials have refused to hint on how long the strike group will stay in the 6th Fleet’s waters or if it will continue to the 5th Fleet’s area of responsibility in the Middle East.

But no one denies that the strike group continues to set the example for the new
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concept being pushed by Mattis, a retired four-star Marine general, and Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

They want all military units to become more agile and less predictable in their deployments, making potential foes uncertain about when they’ll arrive in a region and how long they might stay.
 

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Remains of GHWB Sailor Return Home

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Hurt)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. John Connolly, a Navy chaplain, prays over the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland John & Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kallysta Castillo)

Rest in Peace shipmate..Rest in Peace. Amen.


 

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Remains of GHWB Sailor Return Home

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Hurt)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. John Connolly, a Navy chaplain, prays over the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland John & Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kallysta Castillo)

Rest in Peace shipmate..Rest in Peace. Amen.

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Remains of GHWB Sailor Return Home


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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. GHWB is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting routine training exercises to maintain carrier readiness. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Hurt)

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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Lt. Cmdr. John Connolly, a Navy chaplain, prays over the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Naglak died in a flight deck mishap, Sept. 17. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph E. Montemarano)



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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 18, 2018) Sailors move the remains of Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Joseph Naglak, 21, from New Jersey, in preparation for his departure from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Roland John & Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kallysta Castillo)

Rest in Peace shipmate..Rest in Peace. Amen.

The deck of any carrier, and especially US Navy Super carriers are among the most dangerous places on earth...even in peace time.

The tempo of operations is high, there are powerful engines, ordinance, trap wires, and all sorts of other equipment that will kill or maim you in an instant if you do not know exactly what you are doing.

God rest this sailor and conduct him up to heaven above, and God bless his family, all of his loved ones and freiends for his sacrifice...even in peace time.
 

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Here's my Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group in 1/350 scale. I had waited for the new Queen Elizabeth or Prince of Wales carriers to come out in 1/350 scale, they have not done so, and I wanted to get a video of what I did have in 1/350 scale out there. So here it is, on YouTube, centered on the HMS Illustrious, R06, the 2nd Invincible Class carrier, which relieved the Invincible in the Falkland Islands at the end of that war, and to provide air cover for Falkland Island and Port Stanley while they built a new air base which could receive and support sufficent Royal Air Force aircraft to keep the peace after the Illustrious left. Let me know what you think:

 
Aug 23, 2018
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Beggin' you to touch and go ...
‘Top Gun’ sequel filming on Norfolk-based carrier, Navy says
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Tom Cruise Shoots 'Top Gun' Sequel at Lemoore Naval Air Station
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Tom Cruise has been shooting scenes to the next Top Gun movie in the central San Joaquin Valley.

A photo was snapped of the movie star at the Lemoore Naval Air Station this week, KFUN 92.5 FM radio host Joey Perez confirmed.

Perez posted the photo of Cruise shaking hands with naval personnel on the "Eggs Bacon & Joey Morning Show" Facebook page, and the posting quickly spread with more than 2,000 shares in the first six hours.

"It's a legit photo," said Perez, who acknowledged that he did not take the photo but received the pic from a contact who's "a military member."

"It happened this week. The photo was taken on the air field in NAS Lemoore."

When word spread that Cruise was on base, several people tried showed up to the naval facility to get a glimpse of the actor.

But no such luck. Even a local television crew in search of Cruise was denied on base.

Only vehicles with military identification and those will military IDs, however, are granted regular access on base.

Cruise, meanwhile, managed to keep his time in Lemoore as brief as could be -- in and out of the town after filming Tuesday then back in and out again Wednesday, Perez said.

And Cruise did it without ever staying a night in Lemoore, the radio host relayed from his contact.

"He was kept on a side of the base that was very secure, only specific people had access to that area," Perez said.

What was it like when Cruise wasn't shooting footage but just lounging around at Lemoore Naval Air Base?

"He was walking around, giving people high fives," Perez said, "and saying hi to the guys that work the tower and other departments."

In addition to Cruise, actor Miles Teller was at Lemoore NAS, Perez added. Teller might be best known for his role in the movie "Whiplash."

"Top Gun: Maverick" is a long-awaited sequel to the 1986 blockbuster when Cruise first played the character "Lt. Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell.

Cruise will reprise his role as a titular pilot. Teller will play Maverick's new protege and the son of Maverick's original co-pilot, who was named "Goose."

The movie was initially set to open in 2019 but the theatrical release has since been pushed back to June 26, 2020.
 

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