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A hidden camera was found in the women's bathroom on the USS Arlington
The Navy is investigating reports that a female Marine discovered a hidden camera in one of the women's restrooms aboard the USS Arlington, an amphibious transport dock that's currently on at port in Greece, NBC News originally reported.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is looking into "a recording device in the head" according to NBC News. The Marine found the device in March, which is able to "record images," but military officials who spoke with NBC stopped short of specifying whether it could record still photos or video.
The NCIS investigation was launched after the device was first reported. The Arlington was docked in Greece on Friday, after being deployed from the East Coast in December along with the "USS Kearsage, USS Fort McHenry and the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of an amphibious ready group operating in the 5th and 6th Fleet theaters," according to Stars and Stripes.
"The command has taken, and will continue to take, all necessary actions to ensure the safety and privacy of the victim," Cdr. Kyle Raines, a Navy spokesman told NBC News. "The Navy/Marine Corps team takes all reports of sexual harassment seriously, and are committed to thoroughly investigating these allegations and providing resources and care to victims of sexual harassment."
"To protect the legal rights and the privacy of all involved, we cannot release details, names or any other identifying information at this time," Raines said.
While this investigation is still under way, it is reminiscent of another incident when a ring of U.S. Navy sailors aboard the ballistic submarine the USS Wyoming were revealed to have secretly filmed female sailors undressing or showering over a 10 month period. The scandal came to light in 2014, and led to a sprawling investigation, and eroded trust aboard the USS Wyoming's crew, and the submarine fleet at large, Navy Times reported in December 2015.
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There's something very, very wrong with a recent tweet from the official Twitter account of the Defense Department. Can you spot it?
Let's zoom in, just in case.
The main takeaways from this whole incident:
1. That's clearly a Stryker, not a Paladin.
2. The use of #KnowYourMil in this tweet is the funniest self-inflicted wound of 2019.
3. We have no idea how the crew of this Stryker, clearly named 'Tazerface,' might feel about this flub, but we can venture a guess according to the vehicle's Guardians of the Galaxy namesake:
I love this job.
2 years after the Fitzgerald and McCain collisions, the Navy has no idea if its new ship-driving training is working
Two years after a pair of deadly collisions involving Navy ships killed 17 sailors and caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage, the Navy still can't figure out whether its plan to improve ship-driving training has been effective.
In fact, according to senior Navy officials quoted in a recent Government Accountability Office report on Navy ship-driving, it could take nearly 16 years or more to know if the planned changes will actually have an impact.
The command chief of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, was removed from his position last month after his chain of command received evidence he disrespected his subordinates.
An Air Force private housing company faked its maintenance records to get millions of dollars in bonuses
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A U.K. company that provides housing to U.S. military families came under official investigation earlier this year, after Reuters disclosed it had faked maintenance records to pocket performance bonuses at an Oklahoma Air Force base.
At the time, Balfour Beatty Communities said it strove to correctly report its maintenance work. It blamed any problems on a sole former employee at the Oklahoma base.
Now, Reuters has found that Balfour Beatty employees systematically doctored records in a similar scheme at a Texas base.