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    US Navy's immediate actions on Sequestration

    http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2013/03/...sequestration/


    DTG 022300Z Mar 13

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    MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/MAR//

    SUBJ/DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY RESPONSE TO SEQUESTRATION//

    RMKS/1. LAST NIGHT, BECAUSE NO BUDGET DEAL HAD BEEN REACHED, THE BUDGET CONTROL ACT REQUIRED SETTING IN MOTION THE AUTOMATIC, GOVERNMENT-WIDE CUTS KNOWN AS SEQUESTRATION. GIVEN THAT REALITY AND THE ASSOCIATED IMPACT OF BUDGETARY UNCERTAINTY IMPOSED BY AN INDEFINITE CONTINUING RESOLUTION, THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY INTENDS TO COMMENCE SOME REDUCTIONS IMMEDIATELY.

    2. NAVY PLANS TO:
    A. SHUT DOWN CARRIER AIR WING TWO (CVW-2) IN APRIL. THIS WILL INITIATE THE PREPARATIONS TO GRADUALLY STAND-DOWN FLYING IN AT LEAST
    THREE ADDITIONAL AIR WINGS WITH TWO MORE AIR WINGS BEING REDUCED TO MINIMUM SAFE FLYING LEVELS BY THE END OF THE YEAR;
    B. DEFER USNS COMFORT HUMANITARIAN DEPLOYMENT TO CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, “CONTINUING PROMISE 2013″, INCLUDING SUPPORTING SHIPS,
    SEABEES, AND MEDICAL UNITS;
    C. CANCEL OR DEFER THE DEPLOYMENTS OF UP TO SIX SHIPS TO VARIOUS AORS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL;
    D. LAY UP FOUR COMBAT LOGISTICS FORCE (CLF) UNITS IN PACOM STARTING IN APRIL;
    E. RETURN USS SHOUP (DDG 86) TO HOMEPORT EARLY AND NOT PROCEED AS USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) ESCORT TO CENTCOM;
    F. RETURN USS THACH (FFG 43) TO HOMEPORT EARLY FROM DEPLOYMENT TO SOUTHCOM.

    3. WE WILL ALSO IMMEDIATELY:
    A. BEGIN NEGOTIATING CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS TO DE-OBLIGATE EFFORTS FOR ANY INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR WHICH THE REMAINING UNOBLIGATED BALANCE WILL BE INSUFFICIENT AFTER THE SEQUESTRATION REDUCTION IS APPLIED. MAJOR PROGRAMS AFFECTED INCLUDE VIRGINIA-CLASS SSN ADVANCE PROCUREMENT, REACTOR POWER UNITS AND JOINT HIGH SPEED VESSEL (JHSV 10);
    B. COMMENCE FINAL PLANNING TO SLOW MARINE CORPS DEPOT MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING REDUCTIONS IN THE NON-PERMANENT WORKFORCE;
    C. CANCEL MARCH INTRODUCTORY FLIGHT SCREENING FOR FUTURE PILOTS/NFOS;
    D. ANNOUNCE INTENT TO CANCEL BLUE ANGELS SHOWS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2013 [FOUR SHOWS: MACDILL AFB (TAMPA, FL), NAS CORPUS CHRISTI TX, VIDALIA GA, MCAS BEAUFORT SC];
    E. CEASE NEW USMC ENROLLMENTS IN VOLUNTARY EDUCATION TUITION ASSISTANCE;
    F. CANCEL MARCH NAVY RECRUITING MEDIA SUPPORT AND REDUCE THE MAJORITY OF ADVERTISING CONTRACTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE UNDER CONTRACTUAL CONDITIONS.

    4. THESE ACTIONS ARE BEING TAKEN TO PRESERVE SUPPORT FOR THOSE FORCES STATIONED OVERSEAS AND CURRENTLY FORWARD-DEPLOYED. REDUCTIONS IN LOWER-PRIORITY FORWARD OPERATIONS, AND SIGNIFICANT REDUCTIONS IN ALL OTHER OPERATIONS, TRAINING, AND MAINTENANCE ARE THE RESULTS OF THIS SELECTION PROCESS. WE MADE THESE CHOICES CAREFULLY, WHILE TRYING TO PRESERVE OUR ABILITY TO REVERSE OR QUICKLY RESTORE NEGATIVE EFFECTS IF AND WHEN FUNDING IS RESTORED.

    5. ACTIONS WE HAVE TAKEN TO DATE WILL CONTINUE, TO INCLUDE THOSE AFFECTING THE DEFERRAL OF MAINTENANCE FOR USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN 72); THE DEFERRAL OF REPAIR WORK FOR USS MIAMI (SSN 755) AND USS PORTER (DDG 78); THE DELAYED DEPLOYMENT OF USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75) AND USS GETTYSBURG (CG 64); THE CIVILIAN HIRING FREEZE; THE PLANNING FOR CIVILIAN FURLOUGHS; AND THE REDUCTION OF ALL TRAINING NOT RELATED TO THE READINESS OF DEPLOYED OR NEXT-TO-DEPLOY FORCES.

    6. NAVY DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP UNDERSTANDS THE UNCERTAINTY THAT THESE AND OTHER DECISIONS CREATE BOTH AMONGST OUR PEOPLE AND IN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY UPON WHICH WE RELY. THE LACK OF A LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION TO AVOID SEQUESTRATION IS DEEPLY REGRETTABLE. THAT SAID, WE MUST ENDEAVOR TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION AS WE FACE IT, NOT AS WE WISH IT COULD OTHERWISE BE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF OUR PEOPLE FOREMOST IN MIND, EVEN AS WE TRY HARD TO KEEP WHOLE THE FORCE STRUCTURE WHICH SUPPORTS THEM. WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO KEEP THE FLEET AND FLEET MARINE FORCE FULLY INFORMED AS FOLLOW-ON DECISIONS ARE MADE.

    7. RELEASED BY RAY MABUS, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.//
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    Good!

    Finally!

    At at last the "management" (note, not leaders) of the Navy realize they can no longer expand at the same rate as Walmart.
    Lay off people. Cut back. Get rid of all the waste.... stop being a 'global force for good."

    This is not what the US Navy is about BTW.
    "The evil genius always wins"

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    Perhaps eventually lack of finances will force our hand and we'll have to pull out of the Stan and all the other nations we have no business being in. If they are so concerned about the war on 'terror' then it should start with securing our borders and we have a good job for the military on our southern exposure. In real dollar tems we could return to the funding levels of FY2000 by cutting the Pentagon budget almost in half and nobody could say we had a hollow military in 2000. Quit all the overseas deployments and let other nations pay for their own defense and we could go quite a way towards getting our fiscal house in order. However, the plan is to crash the existing system and they really have no desire to fix it.
    What is the lake of fire? What is it's purpose? Is the lake of fire eternal hell? Is there any hope of escape for those cast into this lake?
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    But the welfare goes marching on......
    Not a hint of inconvenience for the gibsmedats.


    Even though these battle groups are in port, I wonder if they will be kept ready to sail on short notice.
    Proud Infidel...............and Cracker

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinmen Takezo View Post
    Good!

    Finally!

    At at last the "management" (note, not leaders) of the Navy realize they can no longer expand at the same rate as Walmart.
    Lay off people. Cut back. Get rid of all the waste.... stop being a 'global force for good."

    This is not what the US Navy is about BTW.
    "global force for good".....This always pisses me off when when I see it on the Navy commercial.....same with the Army of one

    -sd
    Lies, lies and more lies, the truth is so hard to find...!!!!

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    Meanwhile, the GSA, VA and other government agencies will continue to have lavish conferences, spend so as to make drunken sailors blush, and make rap videos about how great it is to spend taxpayers' dollars and not have to answer to anyone about it.
    We are the 53%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    But the welfare goes marching on......
    Not a hint of inconvenience for the gibsmedats.


    Even though these battle groups are in port, I wonder if they will be kept ready to sail on short notice.
    Mothballed?
    We are the 53%!

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    But the welfare goes marching on......
    Not a hint of inconvenience for the gibsmedats.


    This is what pisses me off about this whole thing.
    The parade of welfare will continue on and on.

    Emperor Seotoro would slash the military--and just use that money to hand it to gibs.
    These welfare pigs should be tossed into the trash.
    "The evil genius always wins"

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    If all Americans would go sit in the Welfare office for a few hours for just one day they would not tolerate Welfare as we know it any more!! People would finally be marching on Washington and demanding they stop the hand outs!! Why?? Well just go sit in the office yourself and see what type of people are coming in and what they are saying. It made me sick the day I had to take someone I know in to apply for Medicaid. I could not stand all the young girls with their black boyfriends, yes mostly, talking about how they were there to get their money and their foodstamps while they sat around every day and did nothing!!!

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    We can take the money we save there and put it into ASW and reinvigorate detection and denial of our waters to foreign nations as an hot zone for SLBM.

    And by the way, think how much can we save if NORAD comes up for fresh air and the guys drinking mountain DEW at 70 degrees give up that habit for the that's puddling on the table of the pale dwelling.
    Last edited by L.A.B.; 03-03-2013 at 12:46 PM.

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    Bring our armed forces home from these foreign adventures. Have our military guarding the borders. Hostiles get within 100 miles of our shores...Sink 'Em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinmen Takezo View Post
    But the welfare goes marching on......
    Not a hint of inconvenience for the gibsmedats.


    This is what pisses me off about this whole thing.
    The parade of welfare will continue on and on.

    Emperor Seotoro would slash the military--and just use that money to hand it to gibs.
    These welfare pigs should be tossed into the trash.
    Colourful as always - well said, and with a chuckle.

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    Shhhh. Suspicions

    This is not classified material...or at least wasn't sourced from such. This is merely and purely my own supposition. Take it as such.

    The carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was heavily contaminated by radioactive fallout during its humanitarian mission off the Japanese coast after the 9/11 earthquakes. The by-then-leaking Fukushima nuclear plant's emissions enveloped the Lincoln and severely contaminated the ship, crew and aircraft. This is not tinfoil or "woo woo" material. The events were well-documented and there is a wealth of open source material addressing the situation. There are also many videos shot by crewmen and the media showing the initial contamination and decontamination efforts.

    It is impossible to truly decontaminate any radioactively-contaminated ship: The levels of radioactivity might be reduced to a degree, but cannot be eliminated.

    In my opinion, the Lincoln - especially as it was due for refueling and refitting - is one more
    sacrificial lamb being quietly cast aside in the ongoing effort to minimize public awareness and concern over the ongoing Fukushima catastrophe.

    Best regards
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    Doc,

    Not a factor US ships have had NBC wash down systems for years:

    http://www.tcuec.com/nbc/module5/lesson52/f070.htm

    Countermeasures Washdown System (CMWDS)Prevents CBR agents from contaminating the ship

    Reduces the contact hazard time of agents

    Decontaminates a ship's exposed decks and bulkheads

    Uses:

    The firemain to supply seawater

    Sprinkler nozzles to spray vertical areas

    Flush nozzles to cover the deck

    Creates a mist of seawater surrounding the ship that prevents contaminants from adhering to the ship's surfaces and from entering the ship
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    Heard a report that snowplowing at some national parks is going to be "delayed" so anyone planning on using snowmobile trails en route to any bugout scenarios, the parking lots and entrances are going to be left rustic. Perhaps on purpose...

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    Lg,

    You could be correct however my sources tell me that decontamination protocols were not enacted until well into the event, long after contaminated air had permeated the ship. By then it was too late to button up the vents. Additionally, I have seen video of crewmen in the interior measuring high counts with GM counters. Once a ship is contaminated, it cannot be wholly decontaminated. Yes, levels can be reduced, but then we are talking matters of acceptable amounts. It - again - is my suspicion that the reality of the ships' contamination made deferring refueling and maintenance a very convenient option. Can I prove it? No, or at least not in any practical way, but again, it is my suspicion. Thanks for the input!

    Best regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Millwright View Post
    But the welfare goes marching on......
    Not a hint of inconvenience for the gibsmedats.

    You know I've thought about that for awhile, if they really and I mean really wanted to start the second civil war as many said. Why wouldn't they pull the plug on the various welfare programs across the Country. Whatsmissing that they are not ready to do that yet.
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    because I have hoped in Your word. Psalms 119:74

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    A bit of thread drift, but very true.


    Quote Originally Posted by medic38572 View Post
    You know I've thought about that for awhile, if they really and I mean really wanted to start the second civil war as many said. Why wouldn't they pull the plug on the various welfare programs across the Country. Whatsmissing that they are not ready to do that yet.
    This is in the top tier of things that will put peeps on high alert if they have to travel to a safe harbour.
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