Sunday, November 2, 2014

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The List 3738
To All,
I hope your week has been going well
This Day In Naval History - October 30
1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United
1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain.
The American Minute
  John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735.
A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in
In the Continental Congress, John Adams recommended Thomas Jefferson pen
the Declaration and George Washington be Commander-in-Chief.
John Adams authored Massachusetts' 1780 Constitution and was U.S. Minister
to France, signing the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.
While U.S. Minister to Britain, John Adams helped ratify the Constitution
by writing a three volume work: Defense of the Constitution of the
Government of the United States.
John Adams was the first Vice-President, serving under George Washington,
and in 1796 was elected the 2nd U.S. President.
He established the Library of Congress and the Department of Navy.
His son, John Quincy, became 6th President.
This day in History
Thanks to Laurel
This is an interesting article....might be good for The List....
Subject: Fast and faster
Thanks to Allen
Different vehicles accelerating to 300KPH.
Thanks to Chuck
New short movie coming out in 2015 – Aviation -- The Invisible Highway…
Harrison Ford introduces it below …
Thanks to Fred.. I got all 10 it was not that hard
A quite tough geography quiz.
On 10/29/2014 4:59 PM, Chuck Nash wrote:
Figuring it out.
This Is  Not A Mosquito!! Look  closely....................Incredible
  Have you  ever wished you could be a fly on the wall to spy on what's  going on or being said? How about being a mosquito  instead!
 No, this  isn't a real mosquito. It's an insect spy drone for urban  areas, already in production, funded by the US  Government.
   It can be  remotely controlled and is equipped with a camera and a  microphone.
   It can  land on you, and even has the potential to take a DNA sample  or leave RFID tracking nanotechnology on your  skin.
   It can fly  through a slightly open window, or it can attach to your  clothing until you unwittingly take it into your home. It can  then be guided to the top of a curtain  or other invisible location where it can scope entire rooms  and monitor everything being  said.
   Given  their propensity to request macro-sized drones for  surveillance, one is left with little doubt that the  government has big
plans for  these micro gadgets.

(And to think we were  worried about West Nile virus!)

So now it comes to this
Thanks to Dutch

U.S. military ordered to hide identities, change routines to avoid terrorist attacks

By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
The agency in charge of protecting the Pentagon has sent out a warning that "ISIL-linked terrorists" want to attack employees and is urging them to change routines and mask their identities.
The Pentagon Force Protection Agency, citing intelligence reports, says members of the Islamic State terrorist group, also known by the acronym ISIL, may use knives, guns or explosives.
"Recent threats, revealed through various intelligence and law enforcement sources, indicate that terrorists, directed or inspired by the Islamic States of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), view members of U.S. military members and law enforcement officers as legitimate targets for attacks," the agency warns in memo that The Washington Times has obtained.
The warning represents one of the Obama's administration's most extensive domestic responses to the Islamic State. The violent al Qaeda-linked terror group, which controls parts of Syria and Iraq, is urging followers via social media to kill Westerners, especially government and military personnel.
"Attacks would most likely involve edged weapons, small arms, or improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and could be perpetrated with little-or-no advanced warning," says the Oct. 24 two-page warning. "In light of these threats and recent attacks in the United Kingdom, France, and Canada, remaining vigilant is paramount.
"It is important that you ensure all members of your family are made aware of this valuable information so they not only protect themselves, but also become an integral part of the overall community antiterrorism effort."
The alert is titled "Recent Threats and Individual Protective Measures."
The alert lists 11 protective steps that require employees to alter their ways of life, including:
Remove decals and other identifiers from clothing and vehicles.
Vary travel routes.
Avoid large gatherings and places where people congregate.
Guard what you post on Facebook and Twitter.
Do not post anything that links you to the Defense Department.
Do not post any opposition to terrorist groups.


Thanks to Gloria
A husband went to the police station to report his missing wife:

Husband : I've lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not
come home.

Sergeant : What is her height ?

Husband : Oh, 5 something, maybe 5,5

Sergeant : Build?

Husband : Not slim, not really fat, but could loose a few.
Sergeant : Color of eyes?

Husband : Dark. Not sure - maybe Brown.

Sergeant : Color of hair?

Husband : Changes according to season -  lightish brown now .

Sergeant : What was she wearing?

Husband : I don't remember exactly but she wears jeans a lot.

Sergeant : Did she go in a car?

Husband : yes.

Sergeant : What kind of car was it?

Husband : 2015 Corvette Stingray 3LT with the Z51 Performance Package, shark
gray metallic paint,  with the 6.2 litre V8 engine with Direct Injection
generating 460 HP. 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, and Black
leather GT bucket seats, and has a very thin scratch on the front left door
near the....... at this point the husband started crying...

Sergeant : Don't worry sir.......We'll find your car.
Item Number:1 Date: 10/30/2014 CANADA - WATCHDOG FINDS INSUFFICIENT BUDGET FOR PLANNED ARCTIC FLEET (OCT 30/CP)  CANADIAN PRESS -- A government watchdog agency says Ottawa's plan to buy six to eight Arctic patrol ships for the Royal Canadian Navy is not funded sufficiently, reports the Canadian Press.   The current budget of Can$3.1 billion (US$2.8 billion) covers just four ships, according to an analysis by the Parliamentary Budget Office. Coverage could drop to three vessels if there is a delay of more than a year.   Earlier this month, industry and military sources said the government had scaled back its original plan from six to eight ships to five, with an option for a sixth.   The deadline for signing a deal with Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to begin building the ships is the end of the year.   If Ottawa does want to buy at least six ships, the budget to purchase them would need to be increased by about Can$470 million (US$419 million), says the analysis.  
Item Number:2 Date: 10/30/2014 CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - U.N. PEACEKEEPERS SET FREE 67 HOSTAGES HELD BY MILITIA GROUPS (OCT 30/REU)  REUTERS -- Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic have freed dozens of hostages being held by milita groups, said U.N. officials cited by Reuters.   Sixty-seven hostages were released after the operations conducted by MINUSCA, the U.N. mission in the Central African Republic, said the U.N. on Wednesday.   Four hostages had been taken from the capital Bangui by anti-balaka militas, mainly Christian and animist militias formed against Muslim rebels.   Around 60 were abducted in the interior of the country by Muslim Seleka rebels on Oct. 21, said a U.N. spokeswoman.  
  Item Number:3 Date: 10/30/2014 CHINA - RUSSIAN, CHINESE OFFICIALS CONTINUE DISCUSSIONS OVER SU-35 FIGHTER DEAL (OCT 30/RIAN)  RUSSIAN INFORMATION AGENCY NEWS -- Talks between China and Russia are continuing over the potential sale of Su-35 Flanker fighters to China, reports RIA Novosti.   Moscow and Beijing are going through domestic government agreements and clarifying the contract, said the deputy general manager of the Rosoboronexport agency on Wednesday.   Reports have indicated that China plans to purchase 24 Su-35 fighters from Russia. Negotiations for the purchase began in 2010.  
Item Number:4 Date: 10/30/2014 CONGO REPUBLIC - CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES CONCLUDE MILITARY DRILLS (OCT 30/APA)  ANGOLA PRESS AGENCY -- The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) has just wrapped up a military exercise in Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo, reports the Angola Press Agency.   The Angolan military sent 192 military personnel from various services to the Loango drills. Also dispatched were a boat, Il-76 cargo aircraft and two Super Tucano reconnaissance aircraft.   The European Union supported the peace facilitation training, which was designed to test the ability of the community to deploy an integrated multidisciplinary mission under the guidelines of the African Standby Force.   The drills also demonstrated the operational and rapid deployment capability of the Central Africa Multidimensional Force (FOMAC), said officials
Item Number:5 Date: 10/30/2014 ESTONIA - BORDER MARKING, TREE CLEARANCE OPERATIONS CONTINUE (OCT 30/EPR)  ESTONIAN PUBLIC RADIO -- Estonian police and border guards have begun demarcating the border with Russia, reports Estonian Public Radio.   The work began on Monday, with the clearing of trees and brush starting on Wednesday, said officials.   The marking process is expected to be completed in mid-November. The clearance and removal of timber will conclude in the spring, according to the Interior Ministry.   The project covers 667 acres (270 hectares) of land along 50 mi (80 km) of the border.  
  Item Number:6 Date: 10/30/2014 IRAQ - DELAYED VISAS STYMIE AUSTRALIAN SPECIAL OPERATORS WAITING TO FIGHT ISIS (OCT 30/SMH)  SYDNEY MORNING HERALD -- About 200 Australian special operations personnel are in Iraq awaiting local visas to join the battle against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reports the Sydney Morning Herald.   Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop about 10 days ago reached an agreement with the Iraqi government for the deployment.   Baghdad insists that the troops have valid visas before they can enter the country.   However, bureaucratic inefficiency seems to have prevented the granting of the visas. The documents are expected to be granted in another week or two, said an unnamed source this week.   Some Australians have been waiting a month to enter Iraq, others have been delayed for two months, said an Australian government source.   The troops from the 2nd Commando Regiment are expected to work with an elite brigade of Iraqi special operations forces
  Item Number:7 Date: 10/30/2014 LITHUANIA - 9 NATIONS READY FOR NATO IRON SWORD DRILLS (OCT 30/LIMOD)  LITHUANIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE -- Lithuania is about to host NATO's Iron Sword multinational exercises, reports the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense.   Next week's drills will take place at Lithuania's two largest ranges. They will involve more than 2,500 troops from the Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the U.K. and the U.S., reported the Baltic News Service.   The largest contingent, around 1,900, is from Lithuania, noted the BNS.   This is the first time that Luxembourg troops have taken part in Iron Sword away from their home country, noted Maj. Gen. Jonas Vytautas Zukas, Lithuania's defense chief.   The interoperability drills, which will run from Nov. 2 to Nov. 14, will focus on defensive, offensive and stabilization operations.   Some Lithuanian units will also be certified to serve with the NATO Response Force in 2015 and 2016.  
  Item Number:8 Date: 10/30/2014 NIGERIA - CHINESE SHIPBUILDER WRAPS UP SEA TRIALS FOR NIGERIA'S OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL (OCT 30/CMO)  CHINA MILITARY ONLINE -- The Chinese Wuchang shipbuilding group has completed sea trials for the F91 offshore patrol vessel being built for the Nigerian navy, reports China Military Online.   The 295-foot (90-m) vessel, which displaces 1,800 tons, is expected to become the flagship of the Nigerian navy. The design has been developed for export.   The stealth warship features a 76-mm main gun and two 30-mm automatic cannons.   In Nigerian service, the patrol vessel will protect offshore oil facilities and conduct counter-terrorism operations.  
  Item Number:9 Date: 10/30/2014 PAKISTAN - CIVILIANS FLEE FROM KHYBER MILITARY OFFENSIVE (OCT 30/REU)  REUTERS -- Thousands of civilians are fleeing Pakistan's Khyber region as the military continues on offensive against Taliban militants in the region, say military officials cited by Reuters.   More than 18,000 people have been forced to leave the region since the offensive began two weeks ago, said national disaster officials. The military said 29 have been killed -- 21 suspected militants and eight troops.   The military says it has killed dozens of militants in airstrikes and fighting since the beginning of the operation.   The militants reportedly insisted that residents stay, and set up bunkers and patrols to prevent locals from leaving. The military, meanwhile, was telling locals to leave and avoid the bombing, according to residents.  
  Item Number:10 Date: 10/30/2014 PAKISTAN - U.S. DRONE TARGETS MILITANTS IN S. WAZIRISTAN (OCT 30/DAWN)  DAWN -- A U.S. drone strike in Pakistanis tribal region has killed at least four suspected militants and injured several others, reports Dawn (Pakistan).   Missiles were fired at a compound in Birmal in South Waziristan early Thursday, said Pakistani security officers.   One security official told AFP that all those killed were foreign nationals. The region near the Afghan border is considered a Taliban stronghold.   Pakistan's Foreign Ministry released a statement condemning the strike, calling it unnecessary
  Item Number:11 Date: 10/30/2014 RUSSIA - PENTAGON OFFICIALS WORK ON DETAILS OF RUSSIAN HELICOPTER DEAL FOR AFGHANISTAN (OCT 30/RIAN)  RUSSIAN INFORMATION AGENCY NEWS -- A Pentagon delegation is in Moscow to discuss the servicing of Russian helicopters for the Afghan military, say Russian officials cited by RIA Novosti.   The delegation is negotiating the delivery of spare parts and post-sale servicing of Mi-17V5 helicopters used by the Afghan military, said the deputy director of the Russian Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation on Wednesday.   Under a contract with the Pentagon, Russia is expected to complete the delivery of 63 Mi-17V5 transport helicopters to Afghanistan by the end of October.   Russia is also under contract for spare parts and to train helicopter mechanics for the Afghan army.   Sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia for its actions in Ukraine have not affected this arrangement
Item Number:12 Date: 10/30/2014 RUSSIA - UNUSUAL AMOUNT OF RUSSIAN AIR ACTIVITY ATTRACTS ATTENTION OF NATO JETS (OCT 30/GUARDIAN)  GUARDIAN -- NATO has noted increased activity this week by Russian military bombers and tanker aircraft, reported the Guardian (U.K.).   NATO fighter jets shadowed four groups of Russian aircraft over the Atlantic, Black Sea and Baltic Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the alliance.   The groups included Tu-95s accompanied by refueling tankers and fighter jets.   The Russian aerial maneuvers attracted military aircraft from eight nations, reported the Wall Street Journal.   That were no violations of NATO airspace, said the alliance.   There have been more than 100 interceptions of Russian aircraft this year, a threefold increase compared to 2013, prior to the conflict in Ukraine, said NATO
Item Number:13 Date: 10/30/2014 RUSSIA - WITH MILITARY RELATIONS BACK ON TRACK, TOKYO RESUMES NAVAL EXERCISES WITH RUSSIA (OCT 30/ITAR-TASS)  ITAR-TASS -- The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has resumed joint exercises with Russia after a diplomatic hiatus, reports Itar-Tass.   Relations between Tokyo and Moscow were disrupted after Japan imposed sanctions on Russia following its actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.   However, on Tuesday, the Japanese destroyer Hamagiri joined Russian vessels in a rescue exercise in the Peter the Great Bay near Vladivostok.   The Russian contingent included the destroyer Admiral Panteleyev, Sayany rescue craft, MB-105 tugboat and a Ka-27PS helicopter.   The exercise included an anti-piracy component. Other scenarios dealt with a shipboard fire, rescuing people from inflatable rafts and simulated combined maneuvers, said a spokesman for Russia's Pacific Fleet
  Item Number:14 Date: 10/30/2014 SEYCHELLES - DUTCH SAILORS SHOW ROPES TO STUDENTS FROM EAST AFRICA STANDBY FORCES (OCT 30/EUNAVFOR)  E.U. NAVAL FORCE -- A Dutch frigate assigned to the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) has played host to a group of students from the African Union's East African Standby Forces (EASF).   The Van Speijk berthed at the Seychelles coast guard headquarters last week, reported EUNAVFOR.   Sixteen EASF trainees from several East African countries, were guided through the operational planning process by Dutch naval trainers.   A Dutch officer also briefed the students on how a ship at sea plans operations at the tactical level.  
  Item Number:15 Date: 10/30/2014 SOUTH KOREA - MILITARY COURT SENTENCES 6 SOLDIERS IN HAZING DEATH (OCT 30/YON)  YONHAP -- A South Korean military court has handed down sentences to six soldiers for the death of a fellow conscript, reports the Yonhap News Agency.   A military judicial panel sentenced the six defendants on Wednesday with punishments ranging from six months of probation to 45 years in jail.   They were accused of causing the death of a private in April.   Witnesses testified that the private had been beaten and denied food and sleep, reported Reuters.   He was reportedly forced to swallow a chunk of food that stuck in his throat before his death.   Prosecutors are expected to appeal, believing the sentences were too lenient.  
  Item Number:16 Date: 10/30/2014 SYRIA - RESIDENTS OF REFUGEE CAMP SAY BARREL BOMBS KILLED DOZENS (OCT 30/DAILYSTAR)  DAILY STAR -- As many as 75 people have been killed after a Syrian army helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a refugee camp in northern Syria, reports the Daily Star (Lebanon).   The bombs were dropped on a camp in the northern province of Idlib on Wednesday, an activist told Al Jazeera (Qatar).   Footage of the aftermath of the bombing appeared on YouTube, showing apparent corpses of women and children and burning tents.   The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Right monitoring group said that 10 civilians died. Other sources say that up to 75 people were killed.   The U.S. State Dept. said it could not confirm any details and Syrian official media made no mention of the incident, reported Reuters.  
  Item Number:17 Date: 10/30/2014 UNITED KINGDOM - ARMY CHIEF SEES RESERVISTS AS EMERGENCY FORCE (OCT 30/DTL)  DAILY TELEGRAPH (LONDON) -- The head of the British army says reservists should only be used in a national emergency and should not "routinely" be called for active service, reports London's Daily Telegraph.   Gen. Sir Nick Carter, the chief of general staff, said the reserves are "certainly not" intended to offset cuts to the regular forces.   The general's remarks seem to contradict the government's announced plan to replace 20,000 active-duty personnel with a larger reserve force of 30,000.   When the defense secretary unveiled the plan in 2012, he said the reserves would receive better equipment, train alongside regulars and expect to serve abroad for six months every five years. Carter helped draft the plans, noted the paper.   Since then, the army has failed to reach its reserve recruitment targets.   "If there's a national emergency, we've got a body of trained people who are connected to civil society who are able to stand up," said Carter.   "The sense that there is an obligation to be routinely and regularly used is not how I would see this being used," he said. "It is there for worst case. It's certainly not there to mitigate the reduction in regular numbers."  
  Item Number:18 Date: 10/30/2014 UNITED KINGDOM - RAF INTERCEPTS RUSSIAN-BUILT LATVIAN CARGO PLANE OVER ENGLAND (OCT 30/DAILYTEL)  DAILY TELEGRAPH -- A Russian-built cargo plane over southern England on Wednesday caused the Royal Air Force to scramble fighters.   Two RAF fighters intercepted what turned out to be a Latvian cargo plane entering England's airspace, reports the Daily Telegraph (U.K.).   When there was no communication between air-traffic controllers and the An-26 ariliner, two Typhoon fighters escorted it into Stansted Airport.   The Typhoons were cleared to fly at supersonic speeds to reach the aircraft, causing a sonic boom, which startled some on the ground.   Police determined that the loss of communication was due to a change in airspace jurisdiction
  Item Number:19 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - 200 TROOPS FROM FORT STEWART'S 3RD ID ABOUT TO HEAD TO AFGHANISTAN (OCT 30/ARMY)  ARMY TIMES -- The U.S. Army has announced that about 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters in Fort Stewart, Ga., will head to Afghanistan in November, reports the Army Times.   The troops will serve as part of the U.S. Force Afghanistan National Security Element during their 12-month deployment.   The deployment includes a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait, according to a division release on Tuesday.   The troops will be among 9,800 who will remain in Afghanistan once the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force mission ends on Dec. 31.   The Resolute Support mission will focus on training, advising and assisting Afghan security forces, said the release.   About 60 3rd ID troops have already deployed to Afghanistan to succeed the 10th Mountain Division at Regional Command-East. That command is to be renamed Train, Advise and Assist Command-East in the new year
Item Number:20 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - COAST GUARD RESCUES MORE CUBANS (OCT 30/VOA)  VOICE OF AMERICA NEWS -- The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued 33 Cubans off the coast of Florida, reports Voice of America.   The Cubans were picked up 11 km (6.8 mi) off the coast from Boca Raton on Wednesday.   The boat was overloaded since one of the two initial vessels capsized, reported the Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale).   This is the second major interception this week, with 11 being picked up Monday off the Miami coast, reported Reuters. About 150 Cubans have been picked up off Florida since Oct. 1
Item Number:21 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - FIGHTER CRASHES DURING TRAINING MISSION NEAR BASE IN CALIF.; PILOT DIES (OCT 30/UPI)  UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL -- A pilot has been killed in a military plane crash near a naval base in southern California, reports UPI.   The Hawker Hunter MK-58 crashed Wednesday evening near Naval Station Ventura County as it returned home from a training exercise, reported the Guardian (U.K.).   The commercially owned aircraft is a British fighter developed in the 1950s, noted the Los Angeles Times.   The plane had been playing the role of enemy aircraft in an exercise. It was operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., which often flies aircraft in such exercises.   The National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are launching investigations
Item Number:22 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - HAGEL ANNOUNCES MANDATORY EBOLA 'MONITORING' (OCT 30/WP)  WASHINGTON POST -- All U.S. military personnel returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa are to be quarantined for 21 days under policies announced by the Pentagon on Wednesday.   The order came from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended the move, reported the Washington Post.   The Pentagon says the military personnel will be held in "controlled monitoring," which includes no physical contact with the outside and eating separately from other service members.   The military is expected to develop a plan in the next two weeks. A review by the Joint Chiefs of the monitoring system will be held in 45 days.  
  Item Number:23 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - REPAIRS MADE TO COMSTOCK AMPHIB ENGINE WHILE AT SEA (OCT 30/NTIMES)  NAVY TIMES -- The dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD-45) has returned to duty after suffering a significant engine mishap in mid-deployment, reports the Navy Times.   The ship, assigned to the Makin Island amphibious ready group, arrived in Manama, Bahrain, in mid-October after a cracked cylinder was found in her No. 2 main engine.   "The ship pulled into port on its own power to pick up repair parts, a diesel engine inspector and a diesel engine technician, and then left port," said a spokesman for the Naval Sea Systems Command in an email. "Repairs were done at sea and took five days."   Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center, Detachment Bahrain, completed the repairs, said a Navy release.   The Comstock and the Makin Island ARG arrived in the Middle East in September, relieving the Bataan ARG. The Makin Island and Bataan are Wasp-class amphibious assault ships
Item Number:24 Date: 10/30/2014 USA - UPGRADED W88 NUCLEAR WARHEAD PASSES TESTING BY NATIONAL LAB (OCT 30/SANDIA)  SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES -- Sandia National Laboratories says it has completed the first flight and drop tests for the latest version of the W88 nuclear warhead.   Two successful tests were completed this summer to provide data for the W88 ALT 370 (alteration) project, said the lab, which has its main facilities in Albuquerque, N.M, and Livermore, Calif.   The critical radar arming and fuzing test was the first flight test of a prototype radar for the W88 ALT 370. It demonstrated how the radar performed during re-entry through plasma generated at the hypersonic speeds at which the warhead travels, said a Sandia release on Tuesday.   Another test simulated a crane accidentally dropping the re-entry body onto a concrete surface. The drop test demonstrated that the weapon remained safe during an accident, said the lab.   The new radar functioned as expected after being launched on a Trident II missile from a Navy submarine, said the program manager.


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