The headline reads:

4,539 soldiers, dozens of fighter planes: The USS Gerald R. Ford arrives in Israel

They aren’t soldiers.

Categories: Fake News


D · October 16, 2023 at 10:36 am

You mean they’re “sailors”? Never served. I’m fairly clueless on the distinction.

    Divemedic · October 16, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Army= Soldiers
    Navy= Sailors
    Air Force= Airmen
    Marines= Marines
    Space Force= Guardians

      D · October 16, 2023 at 10:48 am

      Makes sense…except for that last one. 😉

        Divemedic · October 16, 2023 at 11:03 am

        Lame. Like Guardians of the Galaxy or some other childish BS

          Skyler the Weird · October 16, 2023 at 7:38 pm

          Spaceforce should be the Redshirts.

      Rick T · October 16, 2023 at 12:01 pm

      Submariners, Sailors and Naval Aviators… There should be a couple of Fast Attack boats attached to the Carrier Group that don’t get mentioned in the news.

      Per USNI News (not the Ynews clowns) the Air Force is moving F-15s, F-16s and A-10s to the region. Carrier Air Wing 8 is the wing assigned to the Ford, they fly F/A-18s, E-2s, EA-18s, and MH-60 helos.

former F/A-18 pilot · October 16, 2023 at 10:56 am

“USS Gerald R. Ford, named after the 38th President of the United States, is regarded as the U.S. Navy’s most advanced aircraft carrier. It holds thousands of naval personnel and carries on board over 75 F-35, F-15, and F-16 fighter jets, A-10 attack aircraft”

F-15s, F-16’s, and A-10’s are not found on aircraft carriers; they are not carrier compatible. I hope this journalist is an intern.

    Birdog357 · October 16, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Hell, the Ford doesn’t have F-35s either. There are only two squadrons of them I. The Navy and neither one is in the Med.

    Ricky Bobby · October 16, 2023 at 12:41 pm

    Doesn’t much matter what planes are on board when you can’t reliably arm, launch or recover them. Kinda defeats the purpose but at least it carried them there. Thanks USN for your zealous hatred of hydraulics and steam powered catapults In favor electromechanical substitutes.

Big Ruckus D · October 16, 2023 at 11:20 am

To quote Chevy Chase, circa late 1970’s:

“Hi, I’m Gerald Ford.” (Proceeds to fall down).

    ModernDayJeremiah · October 16, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Gerald Ford was an All American college football player at Michigan. Chevy Chase’s mockery of him was no more valid than was Tina Fey’s belittling portrayal of Sarah Palin.

    Rick · October 16, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    The media had a field day with Ford’s *occasional* stumble. Ford had a legitimate excuse. The media regularly used Ford as the butt of jokes.

    Compare & contrast the media coverage of an actual stumblebum occupying the White House.

      Rick · October 16, 2023 at 4:24 pm

      What’s going on is wholesale looting of the treasury. Most all in government are in on it. Then there are the ever more increasing numbers of ‘special interest groups’ each taking an ever larger piece of the pie. Its a fire sale, America is being sold off by bits and pieces.

Anonymous · October 16, 2023 at 12:03 pm

Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers deployed this week, with four carrier strike groups currently deployed across the globe, USNI News has learned.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) left Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday morning, according to ship spotters. Ike’s deployment will take the CSG to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to join USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and its strike group, according to a late Saturday Pentagon statement.

Aesop · October 16, 2023 at 12:05 pm

‘s okay.
The Ford isn’t a real aircraft carrier, either.

And those “dozens of fighters” are mostly guys on Article 15 NJP pulling extra duty in the bilge.

June J · October 16, 2023 at 1:33 pm

Written either by AI or by someone whose primary language is not English, who is too lazy to research and write an accurate article.

No One · October 16, 2023 at 3:28 pm

Ahh, the Ford. That’s the new carrier with the electromagnetic elevators and catapults that don’t work all that well even when they do work.

But hey, at least they don’t have to make and store steam anymore. You know, the aircraft launch system that has worked reliably for 60+ years. I’m surprised they didn’t put one of those recockulous ski jumps on the bow end of the flight deck like all the rest of the recockulous carriers afloat these days found in every Navy except the USN.

Oh and more space for crew, if they can find anybody that wants to volunteer.

Danny · October 16, 2023 at 4:34 pm

That would be a typical media headline. I wonder if it’s deliberate — brilliant media people couldn’t be that ignorant? 🙂

The Pentagon might regret putting those people in harm’s way. Or maybe they don’t care.

dave in pa · October 16, 2023 at 8:19 pm

why ? about the only thing it is good for there is a target. a big fat juicy target.
seems like they are willing to lose a carrier to get their war started after all.
and once war is declared, all bets are off. so are elections I bet.
and the military is nothing like it once was too. all of those gender clowns will stay stateside
and leave the poor boys to come home in a box. it not hard to loathe these bastards at all.

Anonymous · October 17, 2023 at 2:34 am

The Ford boasts “a barbecue station in the dining area”.

    Aesop · October 17, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    So do most sailboats; they clamp a Weber grill to the fantail rail, since about the 1970s.

Screwtape Post-It Notes · October 18, 2023 at 3:04 am

The black flag has been raised in Iran at the Razavi Shrine in Mashhad for the first time in history.
Albert Pike said that WWIII would be about getting rid of the major world religions.
I wonder what tribe would benefit from that?

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