Amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) pulled into Augusta Bay, Sicily for a scheduled port visit July 11. …read more
Naval Station Everett (NSE) welcomed the newest addition to the base family, guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), July 9. …read more
Capt. Bill Lintz, Center for Information Warfare Training (CIWT) commanding officer, announced the information warfare (IW) community’s training arm officially changed its name from Center for Information Dominance (CID) to CIWT, July 7. …read more
Though he’d planned to stay on for two more months while his party chose a new leader, Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down Wednesday after opposition to Theresa May evaporated. What’s getting everyone’s attention, though, is the odd little tune he hummed after making his announcement.
Believing himself off the air, Cameron’s mic was in fact still hot as he turned from the podium in Downing Street to retreat into Number 10.
“Do doooo, do doo,” Cameron hummed, to a tune suggestive both of ironic victory and melancholy detachment.
Then, as he closed the door, he paused a moment and added a stout “Right”—the customary rhetorical punctuation mark of a British man who has completely and irremediably ruined everything around him.
The video above was captured by ITV journalist Vincent McAviney.
With the goal of raising awareness about Navy Medicine’s mission, Navy Medicine ambassadors traveled to the “badger state” during Milwaukee Navy Week, July 5-8. …read more
UK politics are in disarray: the leaders of the Conservative and UK Independence Parties have both quit; the Tory leadership race is a neverending night of the long knives and the Blairite wing of the Labour Party can’t figure out which dice-lawyers to trust on their roll for initiative.
President Barack Obama made his inaugural visit to Naval Station Rota, July 10, and spoke to more than 2,400 U.S. and Spanish service members gathered at the Explosive Mobile Unit (EODMU) 8 headquarters. …read more
U.S. Sailors and Marines from the U.S. 7th Fleet staff
were warned to stay on the trails to keep safe from unexploded ordinance, poisonous snakes and other hazards on the historic volcanic island. …read more
Pacific Partnership 2016 departed its second mission stop, the Republic of the Philippines July 11, after completing two weeks of humanitarian assistance and disaster response training, medical subject matter expert exchanges, cooperative health engagements and community relations events. …read more