June 16, 2024

UAE Clears First US Hurdle to Purchase Chinook Helicopters


The State Dept. has cleared the United Arab Emirates to purchase of 10 Chinook helicopters for $830 million. The purchase must also be approved by Congress, which can still negotiate changes in quantities and cost.

USS Tulip Memorial Ceremony Planned Nov. 3

USS Tulip

The 47 sailors lost when the USS Tulip exploded in 1864 will be memorialized during a ceremony at 9 am on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in St. Inigoes. The memorial ceremony is hosted by Naval Air Station Patuxent River and will be held at the memorial site. The USS Tulip was destroyed when its boiler malfunctioned.

Names Floated for New DefSec

DoD Fails Audit

Among those whose names are being floated for secretary of defense are Duncan Hunter, Stephen Hadley, Pete Sessions, Jim Talent, and Mike Flynn.

Pax River Sailors Remember the USS Tulip

USS Tulip Ceremony 2012

Sailors from Naval Air Station Patuxent River commemorate the 148th anniversary of the USS Tulip explosion in St. Inigoes, Maryland.

Remembering the Tulip

Navy officials held a ceremony Friday for men who were killed aboard the USS Tulip in 1864.