I went to the Marine Corps Museum and saw my uncle Clarence ‘Bud’ Fairchild in an exhibit honoring Navy Corpsmen who served in World War II. He was an amazing man who, despite a permanent disability, was always upbeat and kind. He passed away two decades ago, and I’m proud to see him remembered here. #usmc#ww2#usnavy#okinawa#silverstar
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U.S. Navy’s next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 30) to be named USS Canberra
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The U.S. Navy’s next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 30) will be named as USS Canberra, Donald Trump, the President of the US, announced.
Trump made the announcement Friday as he opened a White House news conference with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull after a day of meetings. The President said that a U.S. combat ship will be named in honor of an Australian cruiser that was lost fighting alongside the U.S. Navy in World War I . #csmarinellc#litoralcombatship#LCS#USNavy#presidenttrump#usscanberra
We so rarely get to take pics together coz of our schedules...but it doesn’t mean we aren’t working together on a daily basis... Building our home and future family foundations from the ground up...literally.
I’m so excited for everything we have planned for our future, and so proud of how hard we are working to get there. Our kids will be even prouder.
I couldn’t do it without my soulweezy 😘
Love you babe
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Guadalcanal itself was still in need of naval assistance during December and January. Mountainous strongholds continued to stunt progress by the Marines and Army, and warships were brought in where possible to assist in efforts to take these fortifications. One such occasion occurred on 25 December, but not in the form of direct assault.
Destroyers USS Mustin (DD-413) and USS Perkins (DD-377) were called upon to shell the rear area of the Japanese position as a diversion while infantry assaulted the pillboxes from the front. Mustin and Perkins were simultaneously tasked with preventing, or at least delaying, supplies and reinforcements from reaching the embattled fighters at the front. So it was that the two old tin cans slung nearly one thousand 5” shells into the jungle as a Christmas gift to the IJA. However, the intended frontal assault did not have the success expected of it, and the effort was largely a sidenote in the struggle for the Gifu pillbox line.
The photo shows USS Mustin, of the Sims class, on 26 May 1940. Halfway across the world, the Battle of France was raging; Operation Dynamo, the famous evacuation effort from Dunkirk and the Channel ports, began on the very same day as this photo. Calais fell in the afternoon, while Boulogne had fallen the day prior. Belgium and the Netherlands were overrun, and the French had burned their archives and begun preparation for migrating the government. Mainland Europe’s eastern defenses had failed. Yet the American ship wears her large peacetime hull number, in start contrast to the devastation occurring in older lands. One of USS Enterprise’s (CV-6) scout bombers is front and center in the photograph, which is an interesting bit of timing and the reason I chose to mention Mustin and Perkins’ foray. The aircraft is a Curtiss SBC-3.
So normally I wouldn’t do this; but..... As a veteran I must say something. The military camouflage uniform is exactly that a uniform for war/battle not fucking fashion. If you haven’t earned the right to wear it dont fucking touch it. My brothers and I have lived and died in this uniform for people like you. So respect it. #respectmyuniform#USMC#usarmy#usnavy#usairforce.
The Lockheed Martin led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy's 21st Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Ship sponsor Jodi Greene completed the time-honored tradition and authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a steel plate that will be placed in the hull of the ship. "It is a tremendous honor to serve as the sponsor of the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul," Greene said. "I look forward to supporting the ship and its crew throughout the building process and the life of the ship. I know the people of Minneapolis and Saint Paul will proudly support her when she is commissioned and officially enters the Navy fleet." The Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant of the LCS, and has delivered five ships to the U.S. Navy to date. The future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is one of eight ships in various stages of construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine, with one more in long-lead production.
The Freedom-variant LCS team is comprised of Lockheed Martin, shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine, naval architect Gibbs & Cox and more than 800 suppliers in 42 states.