USAF, IAF joint exercise with "large numbers" of F-35

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Unread post26 Mar 2020, 07:37

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/03/ira ... 1525277921

TEL AVIV: As the COVID-19 virus hammers Iran, killing senior government officials and at least several thousand citizens, Israel may be readying for a confrontation, even as the US signals that it is ready to act against Iranian forces on Iranian soil, should it be necessary.

A joint military exercise of the IAF and the U.S. Air Force started yesterday over southern Israel. Expected to end tomorrow, a large number of F-35 fighters will perform a variety of missions over the desert.

According to the IDF, the exercise will be conducted only in the air. Israel defense sources told Breaking Defense the exercise includes large formations of fighter aircraft, including F-35s, performing joint attacks on ground targets with the two air forces sharing targeting data. The sources said the U.S fighter aircraft flew to Israel from the Gulf region and are air-refueled. No US aircraft will land in Israel.

The United States and the United Arab Emirates held a large exercise, Native Fury, on Monday with troops from both countries operating side by side at Al Hamra Military Base. They practiced clearing and taking a Middle East city with 4,000 U.S. troops from the Army, Marines and Navy. They used armored vehicles and other equipment from Kuwait and the island of Diego Garcia....
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Unread post26 Mar 2020, 08:01

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Unread post26 Mar 2020, 08:48

Its not just cruise ships that get impacted by COVID-19 but even the 5000 population floating cities...no more R&R.

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/navy ... oronavirus

Stay safe everyone. Social distancing for physical health. Social media distancing for mental health.
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Unread post26 Mar 2020, 09:27

Finally, we can agree on something........ :wink:
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Unread post27 Mar 2020, 03:34

No force on earth can ever forcibly make a CVN return to port and keep it out of action for a while....except a virus. If anyone thinks it isn't a war, biological warfare! 1 case a couple of days back, 25 today...

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/26/poli ... index.html

Looks like virus contingency is going to be standard in navy lingo.
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Unread post28 Mar 2020, 01:26

Now Reagan gets it. Roosevelt cases above 30.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/coronavirus- ... ft-carrier
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Unread post30 Mar 2020, 04:48

The chinese think with 36 or more sailors onboard getting Covid 19, the CVN will take at least 2 weeks to disinfect. That could mean 2 carriers out of action for a short while, if correct.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/militar ... oronavirus

Opportune to relook at bunk design for future CVNs.
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Unread post30 Mar 2020, 04:56

Poor submariners if it strikes the.
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Unread post30 Mar 2020, 06:57

The virus does not recognize -. Russian nuke sub crew also quarantined.

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/secur ... quarantine
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Unread post30 Mar 2020, 15:29

https://www.iaf.org.il/9274-52089-he/IAF.aspx


Posted on 30.03.2020
Shira Feinsky

Yesterday, an "Enduring Lightning" exercise was conducted in which the "mighty" (I35-F) planes were trained together with American 35-F jets in the State of Israel. The teams practiced a wide range of descriptors, while tightening the cooperation between the air forces
Yesterday, the "Enduring Lightning" exercise - a joint training of "mighty" (I35-F) aircraft of 140 ("Golden Eagle") with 35-F aircraft of the American 34 Squadron. Also, the 122 Squadron ("Nachshon") operating the "Nachshon" (Gulfstream) control aircraft took part in the exercise. The teams practiced air-to-air and ground-air descriptors. A full cooperation between the troops was included, which included learning and learning together.


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Unread post31 Mar 2020, 18:13

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/31/poli ... index.html

Numbers hit 70+ covid 19 cases for Roosevelt crew. More help requested for better isolation. Senior officer told San Francisco chronicle that numbers could be above 200...
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Unread post01 Apr 2020, 01:19

The Chronicle's article with the captain's letter. Looking at the experience of the diamond princess, valid points all round.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/art ... 167883.php

Also this weasel is giving a shout out to all medical staff, military and otherwise in every country who are the frontline soldiers currently at war with an insidious enemy. Stay strong, stay safe everyone.
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Unread post03 Apr 2020, 00:42

Roosevelt Captain joins the 10 million on the dole line for not having clean hands after a leak.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/poli ... index.html

Absolute no no in a virus pandemic besides the other sin of pointing out the incompetence of his boss. This weasel will however salute him and anyone who puts the lives of his crew above his job. Too few at the top nowadays.
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Unread post09 Apr 2020, 05:17

After intentionally avoiding the brouhaha of the past few days, back to the facts. Nimitz is now the 4th carrier to have personnel with Covid 19 (2 cases), joining the Carl Vinson (1 case), Reagan (2+ cases) and Roosevelt (286 cases).

https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/0 ... 586380721/

Carl Vinson just undocked on 6th after a deep clean.
https://www.cpf.navy.mil/news.aspx/130586
https://www.dvidshub.net/image/6144010/ ... p-cleaning
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Unread post09 Apr 2020, 08:53

and underlining that a virus does not recognize nationalities...the French get it too. CdG now going back to port.

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronaviru ... -found-abo

The French navy's flagship, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, is returning to home port after dozens of crew members showed signs of COVID-19, the armed services ministry announced Wednesday.

In a statement, the ministry said "around forty sailors are today under close medical observation. They are showing symptoms consistent with possible COVID-19 infection."
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