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Navy cruiser in port after drone-training mishap

A Navy guided missile cruiser hit by a malfunctioning drone during a training exercise returned to San Diego, where investigators will assess the damage and determine what went wrong, a Navy official said Sunday. Two sailors were treated for minor burns after the USS Chancellorsville was struck by the unmanned aircraft during radar testing Saturday […] Continue reading →

Profiling or Situational Awareness?

By Russ Vaughn Looking back to those long-ago years, it’s difficult to pinpoint when, as a private, I first heard some Army officer or NCO use the term situational awareness.  Like most young privates, I likely paid little heed to the critical, even mortal, importance of that term. But with more experience in the field […] Continue reading →

More like President Carter all the time

California refineries are starting to ration gasoline due to reduced output. This is causing some gas stations to close. “The profit margins are so low it’s not worth it,” said one owner. Bloomberg: Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) stopped selling gasoline on the spot, or wholesale, market in Southern California and is allocating deliveries to customers. […] Continue reading →