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USA: MV-22 Osprey Lands Aboard MSC for First Time in At-Sea Exercise

first_img View post tag: For Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: MV-22 Osprey Lands Aboard MSC for First Time in At-Sea Exercise The Osprey adds increased capabilities in terms of range, speed and payload over the current method of utilizing helicopters or landing craft to transport supplies ashore. Previously, supplies heading to shore needed to be transported from an MSC ship to the large-deck amphibious ship in the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). Once the supplies were aboard a ship within the ESG, transportation to shore was accomplished via helicopter or landing craft. Now, with the Osprey and T-AKE working together, Marine Corps units on the ground have a direct connection to the supplies they need while also increasing their operational sustainability over the full range of missions and simultaneously freeing up helicopters, landing craft and other ESG ships to focus on different tactical needs.The event also marked the first time that an MSC civilian crew loaded and refueled an Osprey. Before Bold Alligator began, Peary’s flight deck and cargo teams had a one day familiarization with the Osprey on dry land at Marine Corps Air Station, New River. The next time they saw an Osprey was during the operation at sea, on Peary’s flight deck while pitching and rolling with the ocean. “I thought this was great,” said Lance Cpl. Matthew McGriff, 2nd Supply Battalion, Supply Co., Supply Management Unit, Customer Service. “I never thought I’d ever get to sea as a Marine, so this test has been really interesting. Supporting expeditionary Marines is what I do, so seeing what the Osprey and T-AKE can do together is really impressive.”BA2012 is the largest naval amphibious exercise in the past 10 years and represents the Navy and Marine Corps’ revitalization of the full range of amphibious operations. The exercise focused on today’s fight with today’s forces, while showcasing the advantages of seabasing. This exercise took place Jan. 30 through Feb. 12, 2012 afloat and ashore in and around Virginia and North Carolina.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , February 15, 2012 View post tag: Osprey View post tag: Exercise View post tag: At-Sea View post tag: first View post tag: lands View post tag: Navy USA: MV-22 Osprey Lands Aboard MSC for First Time in At-Sea Exercise View post tag: MV-22center_img For the first time in an at-sea exercise, an MV-22 Osprey landed aboard a Military Sealift Command (MSC) ship while conducting a proof of concept test during Bold Alligator 2012 (BA12) Feb. 9.The Osprey, flown by the Fighting Griffins of VMM-266, landed aboard USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), loaded with four pallets of cargo, refueled and flew off to deliver its supplies directly to Marine Corps units operating more than 150 miles away near Ft. Pickett, Va.The combined Marine Corps Combat Development Command Combat Development Directorate Seabasing Integration Division and Marine Corps Warfighting Lab experiment tested the concept of utilizing the Osprey and T-AKE platforms to bring increased capabilities and efficiency to the resupply and sustainment of ground units ashore.In the near future, three of the 14 T-AKE ships operated by MSC will be dedicated to maritime prepositioning ships squadrons, serving the logistics needs of Marine Corps units. “Bold Alligator gets us back to the Navy and Marine Corps’ fundamental role of power projection from the sea,” said Commander, MSC, Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby. “It also gives us an opportunity to try new concepts, like this. The last time we conducted a major amphibious exercise on the East Coast neither the Osprey nor the T-AKE were operational.” View post tag: MSC View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic February 15, 2012 View post tag: Aboard Training & Education View post tag: time Share this articlelast_img read more


Helen M. Burnell, on October 31, 2016, of Marlton, NJ

first_imgHelen M. Burnell, on October 31, 2016, of Marlton, NJ and (Sea Isle City).Beloved wife of Eugene R. Burnell. Loving mother of Ronald R. Burnell(Sharon) and Eugene G. Burnell (Pamela). Devoted grandmother ofAmanda, Melissa, Kristina, Andrew, Christopher, and Julie. Dear sister ofLeonard Aleszczyk (Irene). She is also survived by many loving nieces andnephews. Raised in Philadelphia, she moved to New Jersey in 1966 whereshe lived for 50 years. Mom was our family’s guiding light always ready tohelp without reservation. “Gmom” thought the world of her grandchildrenand she will be missed deeply. She was our guardian angel. A funeralMass will be offered 11:00AM on Friday, November 4, 2016, at St.Joseph’s Church on Landis Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets in SeaIsle City, NJ. Visitation will be 10:00AM to 11:00 AM on Friday, November 4th, 2016, at the Church before the Mass. Burial will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery,Clermont NJ. Contributions in lieu of flowers in her memory may be madeto: Polish American Cultural Center, 308 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA19106. Make Checks payable to BLIND CHILDREN IN LASKI, POLAND.Donations acknowledged in writing. For condolences to the family, visit read more


Mikel Confirmed for Rio Olympics

first_imgChelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi will feature at the Rio Olympics after initial fears he will not, according to Nigeria Olympic team coach Samson Siasia.Siasia himself had raised fears over the availability of the Chelsea midfielder as one of the over-aged players for the Olympics in August.But he has now confirmed Mikel will feature in Rio in August.“Mikel has confirmed his availability,” Siasia disclosed. “We have some other players who have promised to join us and they have shown commitment like Wilfred Ndidi, who has assured us that he will join us in America.“Other players who will be available are goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi and Kenneth Omeruo. These are the players who are confirmed for now.”This should be some cheering news for Siasia, who will be without several players not released by their foreign clubs.Siasia is however disappointed that after Alex Iwobi and his father failed to keep the promises they made to him over the Arsenal forward’s participation at the Rio Olympics.“Alex Iwobi is not coming. I tried to call his father, but he wasn’t picking my calls. He used to call me frequently when he wanted his son to play for the country, but now that we need his son for the Olympics football tournament, he is not picking my calls,” lamented Siasia.“But there is no problem, Alex remains my boy, I love him like my own son, but I am just disappointed that he and his father couldn’t keep the promises they made to me.”Incidentally, the 20-year-old Iwobi first trained with Siasia’s Under-23s before he changed his international allegiance from England to make his debut for the Super Eagles last year.Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, Watford striker Odion Ighalo and Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City opted out of the tournament after their clubs blocked them as the Rio2016 football tournament is not on the FIFA calendar.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more


FIFA Women’s World Cup: USA put 13 past Thailand

first_img Source: BBC The United States recorded the biggest ever victory in the Fifa Women’s World Cup as they crushed Thailand 13-0.The 2015 winners were 3-0 up at half-time, scored four times in 10 minutes in the second half and then added six more goals in the last 16 minutes.Alex Morgan scored five times for the United States with two goals apiece for Rose Lavelle and Samantha Mewis.Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Mallory Pugh and Carli Lloyd also scored to beat Germany’s 11-0 win over Argentina.The United States’ previous biggest win in the tournament was a 7-0 success over Chinese Taipei in 1991, while Germany’s thrashing of Argentina came in 2007.How the goals went in1-0, 12 minutes: An unmarked Alex Morgan nodded in Kelley O’Hara’s cross.2-0, 20 minutes: Rose Lavelle’s powerful strike was helped into the net by the keeper.3-0, 31 minutes: Lindsey Horan scores from six yards out after Wilaiporn Boothduang fails to clear Tobin Heath’s free-kick.4-0, 50 minutes: Samantha Mewis’ deflected effort gave her the 800th goal in Women’s World Cup history.5-0, 52 minutes: Morgan tucked in after Thailand failed to clear a free-kick.6-0, 54 minutes: The ball bounced kindly to Mewis in the box and she struck another.7-0, 56 minutes: Mewis turned provider this time for Lavelle, who placed in the seventh.8-0, 74 minutes: A neat turn and finish from Morgan completed her hat-trick.9-0, 79 minutes: Megan Rapinoe timed her run to perfection and completed a flowing move.10-0, 81 minutes: Morgan hit a cracking strike from the edge of the box for her fourth of the night.11-0, 84 minutes: Substitute Mallory Pugh rounded the goalkeeper and rolled the ball in.12-0, 87 minutes: Morgan’s brilliant flick and powerful finish delivered the best goal of the night.13-0, 90+2 minutes: Carli Lloyd raced through the middle and slotted in from close range.Ruthless USA do not let upThe USA players refused to take their foot off the accelerator in the closing stages, taking an 8-0 lead into the final 12 minutes before adding five further goals.Several of Thailand’s players were clearly upset at the final whistle, with tears streaming down forward Suchawadee Nildhamrong’s face, while some members of the USA team attempted to console their opponents.Five-goal striker Morgan said: “With the scoreline tonight, we have to look at the group stage as every goal counts.“It was important for us to continue to go. We knew every goal could matter.”The defending champions have lost just one international game since July 2017 and have now won seven games in a row, scoring 36 goals in the process, and not conceding in five matches.last_img read more


Puente will defend the McGregor Trophy

first_img Spain’s Ignacio Puente will defend the McGregor Trophy next week at Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club in Sussex – and can expect a strong English challenge. Puente, who has just turned 16, won the title last year at Wallasey, Cheshire, when he birdied the first hole of a three-way play-off. The 2016 English U16 boys’ open stroke play championship has, as usual, attracted a top-quality field from England and across Europe. The 144 players who will tee off on the first round on Tuesday, July 12, will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of past winners such as Justin Rose and Edoardo Molinari. Among those who can be expected to launch a strong title challenge are the England U16 internationals Harry Goddard of Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire; James Cooper of Cumberwell Park, Wiltshire; and Charlie Daughtrey of Rotherham, Yorkshire. Michael Gilbert of Chelmsford, Essex, will arrive at the championship in fine form having just won the Henry Cooper Junior Masters at eight-under par. Meanwhile other players who have recently been selected to represent England in Nations Cup events include Hugo Kedzlie of Spalding, Lincolnshire; Charlie Salter from Northamptonshire County and Charlie Hilton of Ifield, Sussex. Another Sussex player, Oliver Smith, will represent the host club.  There are two past winners of the U14 Reid Trophy in the field: Harry Bigham of Redbourn, Hertfordshire, who won in 2014, and last year’s champion, Alexandre Lasalarie of France. The championship will be played on the Old Course at Royal Ashdown Forest, which is described as heathland golf at its finest, calling for accuracy and inventive shot-making. All competitors will play 36 holes over the first two days of the championship. The field will then be cut to the leading 40 players and ties who will play the final 36 holes on Thursday, July 14. For more information, including tee time, scoring, news and pictures visit the championship webpage: Picture caption: Ignacio Puente and other Spanish players celebrate his win in the 2015 McGregor Trophy (image © Leaderboard Photography) 7 Jul 2016 Puente will defend the McGregor Trophy last_img read more