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The Fort Report On The Fitzgerald Collision

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#41 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 1223 PM

There was a online lecture, cant remember whether it was CSIS or Atlantic Council, but Marine aviation was having severe problems coming up with the number of aircraft required for operations. I wonder if this was at least part of the reason for moving the last of the A and C model Hornets over to the Marines.  But that was less due to sequestration than the 16 years they had been fighting the war on terror.


That said, whe you read that under sequestration the USAF was flying LESS hours per month than the RUAF, then I think a lot of the problems ascribed to sequestration are probably true.

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#42 Ken Estes

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Posted 23 January 2019 - 1655 PM

The very nature of sequestration indicates treason.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 1553 PM

Multimedia depiction of the USS Fitzgerald incident.

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Posted 06 February 2019 - 1743 PM

The article provides confirmation that the kettlebells found littering the bridge were indeed kept there for exercise purposes, presumably by those on duty, and in the presence and with the approval of the ship's commissioned officers.

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