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The USS George Washington just won the sh*t out of Christmas
The United States Navy is recalling some its most seasoned leaders in time for the holiday season to train up its green pilots, and no, we're not talking about Peter 'Maverick' Mitchell.
On Tuesday, the official Facebook page for the Nimitz-class carrier USS George Washington shared a holiday gag post reporting that the service "issued orders today to Adm. S. Claus, recalling him to active duty, with a report date of Dec. 24, 2019."
Claus is listed as a reservist — go figure, since he's off work 11 months out of the year — with 1,742 years of service, and is a naval aviator who specializes in logistics and the "vertical delivery of high-value items."
He is also flight deck qualified, and is apparently a public affairs officer, which makes me think his "naughty or nice list" is really just an awards press kit and a copy of this month's police blotter.
In addition to Clause, Lt. Cmdr. Dasher, Master Chief Dancer, Senior Chief Prancer, Lt. Vixen, Cmdr. Comet, Lt. Cmdr. Cupid, AW1 Donner, and AW1 Blitzen, were also recalled.
As was Ensign Rudolph, who appears to have failed his carrier qualification training three times.
Though the individual services, and the Department of Defense, at large, have taken heat for social media faux pas in the past, (some quite recently), we're going to chock this one up as an unmitigated win.
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In a Galaxy — err, I mean, on a military base far, far away, soldiers are standing in solidarity with galactic freedom fighters.
Sitting at the top of an Army press release from March 2019, regarding the East Africa Response Force's deployment to Gabon, the photo seems, at first glance, just like any other: Soldiers on the move.
But if you look closer at the top right, you'll find something spectacular: A Rebel Alliance flag.
The first of the CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft the Navy plans on adopting as its carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft of choice has successfully completed its first flight operations, manufacturer Boeing announced on Tuesday.
Another 300 lawsuits against 3M flooded federal courts this month as more military veterans accuse the behemoth manufacturer of knowingly making defective earplugs that caused vets to lose hearing during combat in Iraq or Afghanistan or while training on U.S. military bases.
On another front, 3M also is fighting lawsuits related to a class of chemicals known as PFAS, with the state of Michigan filing a lawsuit last week against the Maplewood-based company.
To date, nearly 2,000 U.S. veterans from Minnesota to California and Texas have filed more than 1,000 lawsuits.
GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States' failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and "brutal and inhumane" U.S. sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set an end-December deadline for denuclearization talks with the United States and White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said at the time the United States had opened channels of communication.
O'Brien said then he hoped Kim would follow through on denuclearization commitments he made at summits with U.S. President Donald Trump.