Posts Tagged: Accidents

“They survived the combat, came back and – within two months – died on a motorcycle”

The Army is training soldiers in motorcycle safety to curb the high number of cycle fatalities that have occurred since 2005.  An Army spokesperson said that “motorcycles are a great tool to release adrenaline” and that one possible reason for the fatalities is the “aggressive soldier mind-set”.    First of all, motor vehicles shouldn’t be tools… Read more »

USS Port Royal grounding details emerge

Posted on: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Navy ship grounding detailed By William Cole Advertiser Columnist Here are a few more details of the Feb. 5 grounding of the guided missile cruiser Port Royal in 14 to 22 feet of water off Honolulu International Airport’s reef runway. The Advertiser ran a story Tuesday about the grounding… Read more »

USS Stennis port visit to Pearl Harbor

Updated at 3:44 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2009 USS Stennis arrives at Pearl Harbor Advertiser Staff The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis arrived at Pearl Harbor this morning for a port visit after a four-month deployment to the Western Pacific. Advertisement The Stennis, with nearly 5,000 crew and air wing members, is based out… Read more »

Another story on chopper crash in Wahiawa

Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2009 Army helicopter crash at Hawaii base kills 2 Two-seater was landing after maintenance flight, Army says By William Cole Advertiser Staff Writers WAHIAWA – Two Army pilots whose unit is preparing for deployment to Iraq died yesterday after their helicopter crashed during a training flight at Wheeler Army Airfield,… Read more »

Helicopter crash kills two

CARROLL COX / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-BULLETIN The wreck of a U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior helicopter lay on the tarmac at Wheeler Army Airfield yesterday after a crash that killed both pilots. Army officials are investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred while the helicopter was performing exercises above the main runway. Copter crash… Read more »

When we almost nuked Savannah May 15-17, 2009 When We Almost Nuked Savannah The Case of the Missing H-Bomb By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR Things go missing. It’s to be expected. Even at the Pentagon. Last October, the Pentagon’s inspector general reported that the military’s accountants had misplaced a destroyer, several tanks and armored personnel carriers, hundreds of machine guns,… Read more »

Sky full of drones?

According to this article by the AP, the military wants to use unmanned drones over U.S. airspace to perform various operations, but the FAA is concerned about the increased risk of collisions. It begs the question, Why is the military so anxious to utilize drones within the U.S.? Leaps in unmanned aircraft technology have military… Read more »

State seeks damages from Navy for USS Port Royal reef damage

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 State to seek claims against Navy for damage to reef off airport Advertiser Staff The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said today it has formally notified the U.S. Navy that it has identified substantial coral reef damage caused by the grounding of the USS Port Royal in February. DLNR… Read more »

What does an F-22 cost? What Does an F-22 Cost? Posted By Winslow T. Wheeler On March 27, 2009 @ 8:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled On Wednesday, March 25, an F-22 crashed near Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Very sadly, the pilot was killed. The news articles surrounding this event contained some strange assertions about the cost… Read more »

F-22 fighter crash near Edwards AFB, pilot killed

F-22 Fighter Crashes Near Edwards AFB Last Update: 12:33 am EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) – One of the Air Force’s top-of-the-line F-22 fighter jets crashed Wednesday in the high desert of Southern California. The pilot was killed in the crash. That pilot, 49-year-old David Cooley, was an employee of defense contractor Locakheed Martin…. Read more »