2020 ELECTION/2A/CONGRESS/ENDORSEMENT/FLORIDA/MILITARY/NAVY/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS: “Scott Franklin (@ScottFranklinFL) will be an incredible Congressman for the State of Florida! A Navy Veteran, he will help us Lower your Taxes, Strengthen our Military and Defend your Second Amendment. Scott has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #FL15“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2020 5:07 am […]

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2020 ELECTION/2A/CONGRESS/ENDORSEMENT/JOBS/NAVY/POLICE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VETS/WALL: “.@DerrickVanOrden will be a terrific Congressman for Wisconsin! A former Navy SEAL, he will stand for Law & Order, Jobs, the Wall, and he will always Protect Life and the Second Amendment. Derrick has my Complete and Total Endorsement! #WI03“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 31, 2020 5:07 am […]

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DEFENSE/NAVY/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States Navy, or the Department of Defense, will NOT be cancelling its contract with Catholic Priests who serve our men and women in the Armed Forces so well, and with such great compassion & skill. This will no longer be even a point of discussion! @CardinalDolan“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September […]

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CALIFORNIA/MARINES/NAVY: “I am deeply saddened by the tragic loss of eight Marines and one Sailor during a training exercise off the coast of California. Our prayers are with their families. I thank them for the brave service their loved ones gave to our Nation. #SemperFidelis“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 4, 2020 9:26 am […]

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CRIME/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to Kristian Saucier, a man who has served proudly in the Navy, on your newly found Freedom. Now you can go out and have the life you deserve!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 10, 2018 10:52am […]

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MILITARY/NAVY/RUSSIA: “A Russian military jet performed an unsafe intercept of a US Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday [1-29-18], three defense officials told CNN. The American pilots reported that the Russian jet came within five feet of the US plane, according to two of […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/NAVY: “The Iranian military has halted the routine harassment by its armed ‘fast boats’ of U.S. naval vessels in the Persian Gulf, the U.S. military said, a turnabout that officials welcomed but were at a loss to explain. The boats for at least two years would dart toward the U.S. vessels as they passed […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/JAMES MATTIS/NAVY/VIETNAM: “In a move likely to irritate China, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier will probably visit Vietnam in March for the first time since the war, U.S. and Vietnamese officials said Thursday [1-25-18]. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed a plan for a carrier visit to Da Nang in March, […]

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LEGAL/NAVY: “The commanders of the two U.S. guided-missile destroyers involved in collisions that killed 17 sailors in Asia last year will be court-martialed on charges including negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday [1-16-18]. In total, the Navy is filing criminal charges against six sailors, officials said. Another eight will face nonjudicial punishment, a Navy official […]

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MILITARY/NAVY: “The readiness of the U.S. Navy has declined significantly in recent decades as the demand for naval operations increased but the number of ships and other resources dwindled, according to a report issued in the wake of a string of deadly accidents this year. The report, commissioned by the Navy’s top civilian leader and […]

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ARMY/MILITARY/NAVY/SPORTS: “Great Army – Navy Game. Army wins 14 to 13 and brings home the COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF’S TROPHY (last time was 1996). Wow! Congratulations!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 06:39pm […]

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ARMY/MILITARY/NAVY/SPORTS: “Have a great game today, @USArmy and @USNavy – I will be watching. We love our U.S. Military. On behalf of an entire Nation, THANK YOU for your sacrifice and service! #ArmyNavyGame #USA?? https://t.co/8m1W9rFwIh” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Dec. 9, 2017 01:37pm […]

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NAVY: “The @USNavy is conducting search and rescue following aircraft crash. We are monitoring the situation. Prayers for all involved. https://t.co/1AxmegKqvu” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Nov. 22, 2017 08:00am […]

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MILITARY/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Three U.S. aircraft carriers with around 200 jet fighters in total sailed in close formation with several other warships here in the Sea of Japan on Sunday [11-12-17], the largest display of U.S. naval firepower in the region for a decade as nearby North Korea trades war threats with Washington. In exercises […]

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9/11/AIR FORCE/ARMY/DEFENSE/NAVY/NEW YORK/PENNSYLVANIA/TERRORISM/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), and in furtherance of the objectives of Proclamation 7463 of September 14, 2001 (Declaration of National Emergency by Reason of […]

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CRISIS/HEALTHCARE/NAVY/PUERTO RICO: “After Hurricane Maria ravaged this island, leaving most hospitals here without reliable power, the U.S. Navy sent a massive floating hospital to help fill gaps in the fragile health-care system. Hardly anyone has used it. The USNS Comfort, a 70,000-metric-ton ship staffed with roughly 800 medical and support personnel and 250 beds, has […]

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NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have no greater privilege than to serve as your Commander-in-Chief. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the incredible men and women @USNavy! #242NavyBday https://t.co/qcdB4U8CqA” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 13, 2017 11:30am […]

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NAVY: “The secretary of the U.S. Navy plans to unveil potentially far-reaching changes in the wake of a deadly collisions at sea that led to the dismissal Wednesday of two top commanders. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said the ‘stress and strain’ on Navy crews in the Pacific from the high pace of operations clearly […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Tuesday [10-10-17], three U.S. officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs. The operation was the latest attempt to counter what Washington […]

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NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We pray for our fallen heroes who died while serving our country in the @USNavy aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain, and their families. https://t.co/t3kD8qj9Mt” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 22, 2017 02:15pm […]

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NAVY: “Thoughts & prayers are w/ our @USNavy sailors aboard the #USSJohnSMcCain where search & rescue efforts are underway. https://t.co/DQU0zTRXNU” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 20, 2017 10:01pm […]

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LGBTQ/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said he would follow directions from the president on transgender people in the military but believes ‘any patriot’ should be allowed to serve. Spencer, speaking to reporters on Thursday [8-10-17] on a visit to Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, said he would abide by any policy […]

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CHINA/MILITARY/NAVY: “A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ on Thursday [8-10-17], coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters. The operation came as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and […]

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NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A ship is only as good as the people who serve on it — and the AMERICAN SAILOR is the BEST in the world. @USNavy #USSGeraldRFord https://t.co/YmiTLXcCEh” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 22, 2017 02:22pm […]

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MILITARY/NAVY: “The #USSJohnFinn will provide essential capabilities to keep America safe. Our sailors are the best anywhere in the world. Congratulations! https://t.co/yTnMwSh1Kg” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 16, 2017 12:16pm […]

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MILITARY/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The navies of India, Japan and the United States began a set of war games on Monday [7-10-17] with a particular target: submarines capable of sliding unannounced into the deep waters of the Indian Ocean, silently taking positions near the Indian coastline. It is not a mystery whose submarines are at issue. […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/NAVY: “The U.S. conducted a naval patrol close to a China-controlled island in the South China Sea on Sunday—the second such operation confirmed by American officials in less than six weeks—following several recent moves that appear to signal Washington’s displeasure with Beijing. The U.S. Navy on Sunday [7-2-17] sent the guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem […]

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MILITARY/NAVY: “Thoughts and prayers with the sailors of USS Fitzgerald and their families. Thank you to our Japanese allies for th… https://t.co/BBvmTFxVkk” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 17, 2017 09:08am […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/IRAN/MILITARY/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday [4-26-17], marking the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries. The incident happened Monday as the vessel attempted to draw closer to […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/MILITARY/NAVY/NORTH KOREA: “The Navy confirmed Tuesday [4-18-17] that it didn’t send one of its aircraft carriers directly toward North Korea amid growing tensions with Pyongyang, despite representations by President Donald Trump and his top defense advisers that it was on its way. In fact, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson was thousands of […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/MILITARY/NAVY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. Navy strike group has been ordered to relocate to the western Pacific Ocean, providing a physical presence near the Korean Peninsula as concerns mount over North Korea’s missile program. The Pentagon announced the deployment late Saturday. In a statement, U.S. Pacific Command spokesman David Benham said the Carl Vinson […]

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TRUMP PEOPLE/NAVY: “President Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn his name from consideration, Bilden and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said Sunday in statements. Both Bilden’s and Mattis’ statements said Bilden’s business interests created complications. He recently retired from a private equity investment management firm, according to a White House […]

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