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Navy Yard

The United States Navy Yard, New York, also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), is a shipyard located in Brooklyn, New York, northeast of the Battery on the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the river across from Corlear's Hook in Manhattan.

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HUZZAH! I can at least make it into town. Now, the Navy Yard? That will be the true test.
it was the Navy Yard store in DC. Cheese-less snowstorms are the worst 😫😪🐀
Why hyding the truth about contact with FFCHS?
And the snow has started in Navy Yard. here we go.
Boston bombing? Navy-yard attack? Texas attacks? millions of criminal illegals entering the country? Are you that blind?
NAVSEA employees return to Navy Yard home
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See how many US presidents have paid a visit to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (we forgot to mention Truman in 1945)
I also wonder if the shooter was on any sort of mind-altering prescription meds; Navy Yard shooter, etc.
My uncle and my grandfather both worked in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
It was so good to seeing my bros justinvm202 nigelthegreat.. @ navy yard
Nearly a year and a half after a shooting killed 12 and injured 3 more, employees are returning to Building 197 at Washingtons Navy Yard
The Washington Navy Yard building that was the site of a mass shooting in 2013 has reopened after extensive renovations
Build affordable and communal neighborhoods: ... workers were employed at the Navy Yard and by defense contrac...
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I kind of want to live at Navy Yard.
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Obama calls for gun control on anniversary of Navy Yard shooting
There's one in the navy yard where I work and it's not fair driving by it twice a day
Per Boston National Historic Park, Faneuil Hall will open at 11am Monday, but C'Town Navy Yard visitor center & Bunker Hill will be closed.
can you pick it up from SE dc near the Navy Yard metro? I work in that area and can bring it with me if it's convenient
it's the navy... It is a prison yard.
Celebrating with a gigantic ❤️at @ Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard
The shows about to start @ Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Stop in the name of ❤️. Well done @ Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard
As usual an amazing show for Bravo remoruffini @ Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard
the finale the sickest show i've been to so far!! @ Duggal Greenhouse, Brooklyn Navy Yard
Why are New York Harbor's dry docks important to the global economy? Find out on Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour 2/15 h…
Now starring in awkward Navy Yard renderings: Meryl Streep!
We're currently dredging in the upper portion of Charleston Harbor near the Navy Yard. This is part of the...
L'Enfant Plaza is currently closed due to smoke in the station. Green & Yellow Line svc is suspended between Navy Yard and Mt. Vernon Square
Big news for Navy Yard and Hill families: Van Ness Elementary will reopen w/kindergarten classes
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FORT GREENE: Money docks: Taxpayer cash for Navy Yard renovation: See this story at BrooklynPa...
Big thanks to for a five star experience at his new restaurant at the Navy Yard!…
here is that aircraft carrier in the Navy Yard
what about a Capitol Hill or Navy Yard location?!?! Pretty Please!!!
Pres Obama calls for "common-sense reforms that respect our traditions while reducing the violence."1st anniv DC Navy Yard shootings.
I recently received this comment though a message: “Also I don't agree with you going out and speaking about Sandy Hook seeing you were not involved at all. You don't have enough 1st hand knowledge and the appearance is that you do it for profit?” Unfortunately the way it was sent I could not respond. So I wanted to respond on my page and I hope that person reads my response. How do I respond to such a backward thinking statement? So no one who isn’t involved directly to any incident can’t comment on the incident. How then does anyone expect any change from our government officials if there isn’t anyone with expertise to be critical of serving officials, do they correct themselves? What of us that develop expertise? Do we just leave service go home and keep quiet? What this person and others of the same mind set believe there are no experts in any field qualified to be critical of any actions taken by anyone unless you were there. As far as for the profit part, does this person believe if you we ...
Just checked out the new VIDA Navy Yards. So nice! The pool area is AMAZING!
Back in Navy Yard after 6 years. It is totally changed.
We moved to Tuxedo from Indianapolis when Dad was transferred to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and then retired.
History of the United States - Section 6 19th century - Part 2 Declaration of war of 1812 On June 1, 1812, President James Madison sent a message to Congress recounting American grievances against Great Britain, though not specifically calling for a declaration of war. After Madison's message, the House of Representatives deliberated for four days behind closed doors before voting 79 to 49 (61% in favor) the first declaration of war, and the Senate agreed by 19 to 13 (59% in favor). The conflict began formally on June 18, 1812, when Madison signed the measure into law and proclaimed it the next day. This was the first time that the United States had declared war on another nation, and the Congressional vote would prove to be the closest vote to formally declare war in American history. (The Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 1991, while not a formal declaration of war, was a closer vote.) None of the 39 Federalists in Congress voted in favor of the war; critics of war subs ...
Quick sightseeing at the Navy Ship Yard in Philly before heading home.
on September 16 can you please remember on air the 12 individuals killed at the Navy yard. We will never forget !
After game fireworks at the Navy Yard were a great way to end the week
USS Norris (DD-859) crew place coins at base of her mast during overhaul. Philadelphia Navy Yard, August 1961
By the way , the Navy Yard doesn't adjudicate clearances OPM does.
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Hello Scott. Interesting story you did on the shortage of officers at the Navy Yard . You should be talking to me and Walls instead of Meely
Cool little write up from Washington Navy Yard.
Modi reaches at Naval Dock yard to commission the INS Kolkata. another feather in Navy's cap
Was aurora or Sandy Hook acts of terrorism? The navy yard shooting?
Why does hold trains at navy yard every game so that no timely connections can be made?
.told the truth, Navy Yard is so much more developed than it used to be
Pirates learning it is not safe near the Navy Yard! Go Nats!
Someone should come to Navy Yard in DC and ply me with various carbohydrates.
Wait...you want to demilitarize the police but want to protect against Sandy Hook, 9/11, and navy yard incidents. Focus on issue at hand
We are playing at this rooftop farm tonight at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Just got here and it's simply amazing. We hit at ten.
From to we've mapped all the construction sites in SW and Navy Yard.
Feinstein calls for new gun control laws again after Navy Yard shooting...but http…
I just spent 20 mins asking if we were near Navy Yard. (at Wholesale in Washington, DC)
Interested in this job? Operations Supervisor - Brooklyn Navy Yard in Brooklyn, NY
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Today in Undersea Warfare History (Aug 15, 1942), USS SNOOK (SS 279) was launched by Portsmouth Navy Yard.
Oh wow, Austal USA is the Navy shipbuilding yard we were organizing last summer. Good to see something progressing there.
I'm a sucker for some fireworks so if anyone wants to come with tonight to see em at the Navy Yard...hawlerrr.
Looks like the Armageddon Hit - NGA Building Completely Gone from Navy Yard:.
"I condemn the Navy SEALs for crashing their helicopter in Osama bin Laden's back yard, then calling it a compound."
Congrats to on their grand opening in Navy Yard - an Edit Lab at Streetsense project!
I was surprised by the insight and info from Naval Yard AAR:
Practice for a cause!! Join me tomorrow morning at 7am in Crescent Park at the Navy Yard for outdoor yoga. Suggested cash donation of $5, and proceeds support Philabundance!
Madison in Navy by Michael Miller Fabrics - ONE YARD CUT by SewFineFabric
Rocking out lobstah style at Navy Yard on M & Nj SE and at Franklin Sq on 13th & K NW. Come join the fun!
Happy Monday!!! The trucks are parked on Metro center and Navy Yard.
Family of victim in Navy Yard shooting sues U.S. for negligence
Report shows supervisors failed to tell Navy about their concerns about Navy Yard shooter
Oh yeah, it's Monday.. DoT/Navy yard, let us help you get this week kicking w/ fresh slices. On M st by 2nd st. Window open at 11:15!
.will be at Washington Navy Yard, Washingt starting at 11:15AM Monday
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Change of plans -- sorry but we will not be at the Navy Yard today for lunch. Catch us there next week Monday.
We're lucky to live in such a beautiful town. We love our morning walk along the river through the Navy Yard Park.
Low Mass at St. Vincent de Paul on the Saturdays in August - 8/9, 8/16, 8/23 at 9 a.m. 8/30 at 12 Noon. St. Vincent's is visible from the top of the Navy Yard metro escalator. Please bring cassock and surplice if you would like to serve any of these Masses.
Navy yard and State Department are the locations for today's lunch!!
Good Morning! Fasika Ethiopia is at the Navy Yard/Capital River Front today. Water FREE with purchase. Come By and Try!
I'm at Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC w/ 2 others
This Navy Yard is more to a Cemetery next to the Monumental Valley.
Good morning everyone! Today we bring pizza to Navy Yard and The State Department. That's Navy Yard and The State Department today. :)
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Excited to b at Navy Yard every Monday this August. C u start'n @ 11am.
Washington Navy Yard shooter leaves multiple victims, some fatalities
I felt him breathe: Escape from the Navy Yard - Greenwich Time
This is a special photo effect you get by building a photo booth in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, setting it up all...
it's apparently close to the navy yard and Nats stadium. Babe look up the hashtag on IG. You'll see why I wanna go so bad
Perfect weather for dinner and a stroll through the Navy Yard waterfront tonight with the one and only !
i know right. Our last few years in navy within a few yard from each other. Someone write us a book.
try the courtyard in the navy yard. Im staying there
Quick pop in to grab something at work I forgot (@ Brooklyn Navy Yard - Bldg 3 in New York, NY)
In the Navy and Marines, it's referred to the "thousand yard gaze". Works better than rolling the eyes…
from 2013-09-18: CNN says AR-15 not used in Navy Yard shooting. Carney says O...
Fresh chicken pesto panini by the Charlestown Naval yard @ Boston Navy Yard
Taking a bus tour. Apparently, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is the place of something...
Was Alexis a madman or are his fears, and the fears of others, possible? . “A New Breed: Satellite Terrorism in…
Police couldn't watch Navy Yard surveillance video - Winona Daily News
WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera
From Rick Dupuis "In every single mass shooting... every single one...Fort Hood, Littleton, Sandy Hook, the Navy Yard... every single mass shooting occurred in a gun-free zone and the shooting didn't stop until someone with a gun showed up and stopped it. Every time there is a mass shooting, it is against people who publicize the fact that they are unarmed. No one picks a fight with someone who can defend themselves. Did you notice Chris Kyle was shot in the back? In the back." Too many good points not to pass along. It's food for thought, friends. We have our permits and are glad everyday that we do. If you have questions or want to talk about getting yours- hit me up! ;)
Good morning Navy Yard, we are coming for lunch on New Jersey Ave. & M st SE. Special: Pastelon with white rice and beans.
This Day in Naval History - June 23 - 1812 - During the War of 1812, Commodore John Rodgers leads a squadron onboard USS President off New York until she battles HMS Belvidera. The first shot of the War of 1812 is fired by USS President during this engagement. 1861 - During the Civil War, the Confederate Navy begins reconstruction of ex-USS Merrimack as the ironclad CSS Virginia at Gosport (Norfolk) Navy Yard, Va. 1898 - During the Spanish-American War, USS Dixie fires on two Spanish gunboats at Maria Aguilar Point, Cuba. 1933 - USS Macon (ZRS 5) is commissioned. Less than two years later, Macon crashes during a storm off Point Sur, Calif., ending the Navy's program of rigid airship operations. 1942 - While on a routine search, a PBY rescues most of the crew of S 27 (SS 132) at Constantine Harbor, Amchitka, Aleutian Islands. The rest are brought out the next day. 1945 - PB4Y 2s (VPB 118), flying from Okinawa, continue aerial mining of waters of Korean Archipelago, sowing mines in waters in channel north o ...
Hey Cory Good, can you share this with the Scouts at the next meeting? Excellent story of Scouting skills, applied.
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President Obama to join victims families at Navy Yard shooting memorial -
shootings rarely become "mass" when shooter is met with counter force /// Like the Washington Navy Yard shooting?
Green Line: Delays possible in both directions due to post-baseball game travel at Navy Yard station.
Who wants to spend the 4th of July with me on the rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard viewing the East River...
We're performing in the Navy Yard in on July 31. More info to come!
We are happy to honor the Brooklyn Navy Yard at our fundraising gala tonight.
More condos are coming to the You know you want to get in on this
To the owner of the huge yacht that's in the navy yard right now, I think we should be friends 👫👍🚤
on a film studio lot overlooking the Bridge + Navy Yard. Join us July 10th.
Are you kidding me? parking enforcement taking a paid spot in Navy Yard during a Nats game. Classic dc.
freetobeBri: Came up on a free salad from their new spot by the navy yard
Nats game day. Crowded Navy Yard. Greenbelt No Passenger train whizzes by... 13 min to next train.
Project Management at Urban Outfitters corporate down in the Philly Navy Yard
5 miles. 7:49 pace. 91°. Ending with a shrimp/tofu/arugula salad from the new in Navy Yard!
I'm going to Gregory Porter at CAPITOL RIVERFRONT YARDS PARK in Washington Navy Yard, DC - Jun 28
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Enjoying the kiddie pool at Navy Yard! Can we get an adult version ?
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DC Peeps: If you are near the Navy Yard area, come by the new Sweet Green store. Tonight until 7 pm, come have...
Where's a Scout/Scouter, when you need one? These were in the right place, and at the right time!
I was researching the story of the "Sea Tiger" from Cary Grant's "Operation Petticoat" and found out the movie had it's beginning in truth. The USS "Sea Lion" was a Sargo class sub. On 10 December 1941 she took two direct hits in the Japanese air raid which demolished while at the Cavite Navy Yard for a refit. Unlike the movie "Sea Tiger" she was not refloated but destroyed to keep her out of enemy hands. I tinkered with a couple of images of the "Sea Lion" just to see what she might have looked like.
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Come out to sweetgreens at Navy Yard and pay what you want. All proceeds will go to freshfarm markets.…
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Scouter honored for heroism during Navy Yard shooting
the USS Forrestal is in Philly Navy Yard being prepared to be scrapped. I will post pics later in the week.
5 things you may not know about the Brooklyn Navy Yard
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In honor of the Brooklyn Navy Yard being named a national landmark, we went digging for little-known facts and fodder from its more than 200-year-old history. Photo: BLDG92 The Brooklyn Navy Yard has...
Staying in the city this weekend? Join us on Sunday for Family Fun Day in the Brooklyn Navy Yard!
Situ Studio honored the legacy of visionary architect Lebbeus Woods (1940–2012) with an all-day public-participatory DrawNow! drawing workshop on Saturday, June 7, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The workshop invited participants to produce a collective artwork on a shared, semi-rigid, drawing surface that transformed into a landscape throughout the course of the day.
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David Walker, Get Together, Flock of Birds Navy Fabric - Half Yard by luckykaerufabric
As a former Pararescueman (PJ), I have a first-hand appreciation for holistic continuity between equipment and training. It is with this mindset that I decided to embark upon my post-military venture; ADAPTAGEAR. As our first product, we are proud to launch a tactical medicine module consisting of training and equipment. With my background, I can clearly see the need for a higher level of readiness amongst First Responders when it comes to dealing with hostile and/or terrorist-type events. This has only been highlighted by the recent tragedies at both the Washington Navy Yard and Ft. Hood. Understanding that we all have constraints with time and money, I designed my 3TMC medical module with the goal of creating a system that is both effective and competitive in price. Clearly exceeding California's EMSA requirements for Tactical First Aid, we feel that as a single day course, 3TMC can have a direct affect on increasing survivability during these events. Feel free to contact me at any time should you have ...
Now that the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a national landmark, here are 5 facts about it to impress friends with
Also, one reason that couple has a housing problem is they apparently think living in DC = living near U St. Not SW, NoMA, Navy Yard, or H.
Here the original Star-Spangled Banner that inspired F.S. Key's anthem is displayed at Boston Navy Yard 1873:
Navy yard today serving up some great lunch.
This summer our sister Hannah is having a great experience here in DC. She is interning at the Navy Yard at the...
Landed at Navy Yard! Window opens around 11:15 so come and get it! Today's menu:
It's a shame that the ignorant liberal left wingers blame the TEA party for a shooting in Las Vegas because they had a Gadsden Flag (which they have no idea of what it even represents) while they remain silent on fact that the last eight mass murders in the last three years have all been registered Democrats in extremely liberal states. THE LIST: - Nidal Hasan – Ft Hood Shooter: Reg­istered Democrat and Muslim. - Aaron Alexis, Navy Yard shooter – black liberal/Obama voter - Seung-Hui Cho – Virginia Tech shooter: Wrote hate mail to President Bush and to his staff, registered Democrat. - James Holmes – the “Dark Knight”/Colorado shooter: Registered Democrat, staff worker on the Obama campaign, guy,progressive liberal, hated Christians. - Amy Bishop, the rabid leftist, killed her colleagues in Alabama, Obama supporter. - Andrew J. Stack, flew plane into IRS building in Texas – Leftist Democrat - James J. Lee who was the “green activist”/ leftist took hostages at Discovery Channel – progr ...
Today is insane. I have an event at 430, 530 and then heading to The Great Chefs at Navy Yard, and maybe the afterparty.
AND YOU DON'T THINK WE NEED TO PRAY ? May 23, 2014 - Six people are killed near the University of California, Santa Barbara campus, by student Elliot Rodger. The gunman later dies of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 2013 September 16, 2013 - Twelve people are killed inside the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. The shooter, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, is also killed. June 7, 2013 - As many as six people are killed in a random shooting rampage in Santa Monica, California, that ends in the library of Santa Monica College with the gunman dead. John Zawahri, 23, uses a rifle that the police describe as an AR-15 style gun.
Thanks! My unofficial start this past weekend was awesome. Worked a beer expo at the Navy Yard & networking event at World Cafe
The 50,000 square-foot Harris Teeter under construction in Navy Yard is scheduled to open on October 1, UrbanTurf has learned.
Tell Congress: Take action on mental illness, domestic abuse and guns Whether it's this latest incident, Adam Lanza in Newtown, Gabby's shooter in Tucson, James Holmes in Aurora, or Aaron Alexis at Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. — these mass shootings are too often followed by stories about the perpe…
This week, come see us at The Navy Yard for lunch at the Marine Parade Grounds, 11-2 and PHAIR at Headhouse on Saturday, 11-5. The rest of the week we are booked for private catering. Mon, June 2, we begin regular summer lunch service at the Navy Yard (Crescent Park) from 11-2 Tues, June 3, we will be in Horsham for lunch (200 Gibraltar Road), 11-2 Thurs, June 5, venturef0rth lunch (on Willow between 7th & 8th), 11-2 Fri, June 6, Garage Philly, 6-10pm
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False flag operations: Sandy Hook, Navy Yard, Santa Barbara... Wake up america, stage is set for confiscation...
Body count: my niece killed in Sandy Hook, my husband's colleague killed at the Navy Yard, DC, my sister-in-laws nephew killed at Fort Hood, and now, a mass shooting in Isla Vista, UCSB, where my son attends school. The excuses keep rolling in...when are we going to do something about gun violence in the US? Please- at least pray and think about it!
Some running is better than no running! A short 3 miler to start the day in Boston's Navy Yard.
Today in - Benedict Arnold crosses Lake Champlain and captures the British fort at Ticonderoga, N.Y. The U.S. Navy honors in following years by naming five ships after the battle. The ships are: A schooner that serves during the War of 1812, a sloop of war that serves during the Civil War, a converted German cargo ship brought into the Naval Overseas Transportation Service during WWI, the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV 14), and the guided missile cruiser USS Ticonderoga (CG 47). 1862 - The Norfolk Navy Yard is burned before being evacuated by Confederate forces in a general withdrawal up the peninsula to defend Richmond. Also on this date, Pensacola is reoccupied by Union Army and Navy forces. Confederate forces destroy the Navy Yard the day before. 1944 - USS Cod (SS 224) attacks a large Japanese convoy and destroyer off the west coast of Luzon. USS Silversides (SS 236) attacks a Japanese convoy about 120 miles south-southwest of Guam. The attack forces the Japanese convoy to return. USS Silverside ...
Rear Admiral David Lewis and several other individuals from the Navy Yard stopped by Browne Academy to thank the...
*** all the sailors out here at the Navy Yard got 5.0s I got to get Da Beast back out here.
Memorial to those that loss their lives at the Navy Yard last fall
Paul Williams, 71, fire officer at Navy Yard -
Paul Williams, 71, fire officer at Navy Yard: Paul Williams, 71, of Villas, N.J., who retired in 1989 as...
Big ups to everyone who made it to the Navy Yard this AM.
At my first visit to The Philadelphia Steak Bite truck by the Navy Yard. ..hope it's a yummy experience
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan was a student at Virginia Tech during the massacre there, and his mother worked at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and at Navy Yard during the mass shooting last week. News4's Dianna Russini reports.
Delaware River Fishing Report: After checking out Riverwinds in West Deptford, NJ early Sunday afternoon (just around the tide change- i.e., from incoming to outgoing), I drove over to "Beach Hill" in National Park, NJ (just across the river from the Philadelphia's Navy Yard) to see what [if anything] was going on there. I talked to a few fishermen, then ran into one of our new website members. While I was handing his fishing buddy a business card, the rod had a solid hit and before you know it, the first striped bass of the afternoon. That was followed by a nice catfish, and then a small striper. Nice day but a little too much wind. Bob
1653 Coup by Oliver Cromwell dissolves the "Rump" Parliament and institutes a dictatorship under the title "Lord Protector" (1653-1658) 1775 American patriots blockade the British in Boston 1789 George Washington is sworn in as the first POTUS, Federal Hall, NY 1792 Republican France declares war on Austria, Prussia, & Piedmont, initiating the War of the First Coalition 1799 Napoleon issues a decree calling for settling Jews in Jerusalem 1809 Battle of Abensberg: The French defeat the Austrians 1813 Battle of Bautzen, Day 1: Napoleon v. the Russo-Prussians 1836 Skirmish between Texian and Mexican outposts near San Jacinto 1861 Robert E Lee resigns from United States Army 1861 Union forces burn and abandon Gosport (Norfolk, Va) Navy Yard. 1864 Confederates capture 85th NY at Plymouth, NC 1915 US Navy issues its first contract for lighter-than-air craft. 1919 Polish Army captures Vilno from the Red Army 1934 Heinrich Himmler becomes head of the Prussian secret police 1936 The Battle of Petach Tikvah: Jews b ...
Vinegar Hill, the American Revolution, Eskimo Pies and the Navy Yard...2 really fun minutes:
Tragedy repeats itself, and so does stupidity… Fort Hood, Texas, is once again the site of a tragic shooting. Sixteen people wounded, and four dead. The shooter killed himself when a heroic MP pulled her gun on him. Authorities blamed mental issues and a personal dispute, not terrorism. Since this is a tragic repeat of history, I’ll just repeat this comment. Quote: “Military base shootings could be halted for good with the stroke of Obama’s pen. All he has to do is rescind Bill Clinton’s 1993 order banning military personnel from carrying sidearms. That turned our bases into ‘gun-free zones,’ or as I call them, sitting duck zones. And why? Is anyone better trained to carry a weapon than the US military? Yet when they were under siege at Fort Hood or the Navy Yard, they had to wait helplessly for the police to come save them. Banning US military members from carrying guns is not only deadly, it’s as senseless as banning construction workers from carrying hammers.” End quote. ...
Happening now! Like yard sales? You'll love Capitol Quarter's community-wide sale in the Navy Yard neighborhood!
Washington Nationals honor Navy Yard victims Associated Press, AP 11:32 AM, Apr 4, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Nationals will use opening day to honor people affected by the shooting at the nearby Washington Navy Yard, where a gunman killed 12 people in September. Four survivors of the shooting will help throw out the first pitch on Friday. And Danielle Knight, whose mother Mary Knight was killed in the shooting, will make the "play ball" announcement. Flags will be raised by Vice Adm. William Hilarides, the head of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The command's headquarters, the Navy Yard's building 197, were the site of the shooting. The Nationals are hosting the Atlanta Braves. (Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
MILITARY GUN-FREE ZONES CLARIFIED, IMPLEMENTED UNDER BILL CLINTON by AWR Hawkins With the April 2 shooting at Ft. Hood--the second such shooting at that base in five years--it is important to remember that military gun-free zones were implemented under President Bill Clinton. As Breitbart News reported on September 17--the day after Aaron Alexis opened fire on unarmed personnel in the gun-free DC Navy Yard--military bases became gun free zones just months into Clinton's presidency. To be fair, the original directive (5210.56) relating to military gun-free zones was issued during the last months of President George H.W. Bush's presidency. Then, an implementing regulation (AR 190-14)--which clarified and revised 5210.56--was issued just months into the Clinton presidency. Because of this, The Washington Times reported that "one of President Clinton's first acts upon taking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers on military bases." They reported this on November 11, 2009--six days after Nidal Hasan pulle ...
Remember the Navy Yard or last week when a creep slipped through 3 layers onto a USS & shot a sailor !
Given Army's description of Fort Hood shooter's mental health problems, more parallels to Navy Yard massacre than Maj Nidal Hasan rampage.
No April Fools joke, the Chick-fil-A Mobile will be serving lunch at Navy Yard, M st. / New Jersey Ave. near Metro. Waffle Fries are here!
Navy Yard friends, GREAT NEWS! Waffle Fries are now available at the Chick-fil-A Mobile Kitchen. Join us for lunch at M st. & New Jersey Ave
In case you missed it: Johnny Doc wants to extend subway to Navy Yard
Paris-Sorbonne, the IMF, and the Chicago White Sox at Navy Yard. Southeast DC didn't even see us coming. (Actually we're a block over from last September's mass shooting.)
Navy Yard shooting might have been prevented, Pentagon review shows - Washington Post
The KHON2 News World Report starts in five minutes. Here's what we're working on: Russian president Vladimir Putin refuses to back down despite repeated calls from the West, and one official blacklisted by the U.S. is mocking the measure. Why a new report says the Navy Yard killings that left 13 people dead, including the gunman, last year could have been prevented. And want to channel 007? How much you'd need to shell out to own 60 vehicles from the James Bond movies. Watch now:
Defense Department investigations show Navy Yard shooting could have been prevented.
Today, the DoD released a comprehensive review of the Navy Yard shooting. We're still waiting for one on Aurora.
Pentagon: Navy Yard killings should have been prevented - Merced Sun-Star
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Pentagon: Navy Yard killings should have been prevented - McClatchy Washington Bureau: CNN Pentagon: Navy Yard...
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Report: Concerns about Navy Yard shooter never reported - KENS 5 TV
US Navy Yard shooting could have been avoided – Pentagon review: WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel or...
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Navy Yard shooting rampage could have been prevented: Pentagon | Canadian HR Reporter via
US not told of Navy Yard shooter behavior - KESQ
Report: Concerns about Navy Yard shooter never reported - USA TODAY
Department of Defense review of Sept. 16 Navy Yard shooting - Washington Post
Report: Bosses failed to vet Navy Yard shooter
The Hill How the deadly Navy Yard mass shooting could have been prevented: The September 2013 Washington Navy ...
Navy Yard shooter raised concern previously, but military said it wasn't told -
(AP) — An independent review triggered by the Washington Navy Yard killings last year says threats to Defense Department personnel and facilities increasingly are coming from within. It says the department must rethink its outdated security theory that suggests defending the perimeters can keep threats away. Instead, it says that terrorism, espionage and even physical threats are coming from trusted insiders. The report recommends cutting the number of workers who hold security clearances, conducting better and routinely updated background checks, and setting up a system to evaluate and handle employees who may pose a threat. Former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis gunned down 12 civilian workers in a Navy Yard building last September. Investigations found there were gaps in his security clearance review and that he had mental health issues that went undetected.
An internal investigation by the Pentagon reveals, "missed opportunities for intervention" to stop gunman Aaron Alexis. He opened fire at the Navy Yard in September killing 12 people.
Plenty of people knew Aaron Alexis had problems but no one told people at the Navy Yard. via
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Aaron Alexis in Pentagon's review: Navy Yard shooting might have been prevented
Navy Yard tragedy's Aaron Alexis was reportedly in contact with an electronic surveillance and mind control "human rights support group" two weeks before killin
Green Line trains are single tracking from L'Enfant Plaza to Navy Yard after Metro officials confirm a man intentionally jumped in front of the train. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Riders heading toward Branch Avenue should expect delays. DETAILS:
Navy Yard killing could lead to greater scrutiny, less privacy for some federal ... - Washington Post
Busy day ahead . . . going to pick my Dad up, head to the Georgetown University Hospital to see my Mom, go by the Navy Yard to get my work laptop and do some grocery shopping before all this stupid snow comes.
Thanks to Bill Clinton Ft Hood and the Navy Yard are "gun free zones" as well! Insane!
NY fashion show held in Brooklyn Navy Yard
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1965, Rally to prevent the closing of the Brooklyn Navy Yard with Robert F. Kennedy at Park Ave & Carlton.
About 2 inches now at Navy Yard (SE DC) and counting... adding up quickly. Roads are gone.
13 February 1969, the former RAN Tribal class destroyer HMAS Arunta (I) cheated the breaker’s yard when she sank while under tow.
Got the Brat home safe!! It is not nice out there at all!!! DC & MD you *** suck when it comes to snow prepping!! Rte. 295 & 202 is jacked up!!! Didn't see 1 truck out there, however, I did see 3 trucks following each other by the Navy Yard.. Doing absolutely nothing!!
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Anthony Sills discusses new Challenges: Implications of the Navy Yard Shooting
Guards in uniforms and schedules and habits are mostly for show, See Navy Yard also.
Denver Helland was born August 26, 1913, at Havre, Montana, and moved with his parents to Preston Township, Ransom County, North Dakota, when he was six years old. He attended the local schools, and farmed with his parents. He also held various other farm-related jobs, and did some trucking. Denver has one brother, Marvin, who was born in December, 1914. His sister, Harriette, was born in 1916, and passed away in 1950. On October 12, 1940, Denver married Mabel Olson, daughter of John Olson's from Kathryn. They moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was employed as a machinist in the Puget Sound Navy Yards during World War II. Later, they returned to North Dakota, and purchased the Olson farm. As time went on, they purchased more land and now farm 100 approximately 1,100 acres. The Hellands have four children: Marlene is married to Tom Sagaser and they live on a farm near Jamestown. Deloris, R.N., is married to Larry Welken, and they live near Valley City. Dennis is at home. Donna works and lives in Fa ...
still feeling good about the storm? definitely piling up around Navy Yard now and stay cold thus far.
June 11, 1927- a fleet of warships and multiple flights of military aircraft escorted me to the Washington Navy Yard!
USS Lancetfish (SS 296) is commissioned. A month later she sank alongside the pier at the Boston Navy Yard due to...
Boat fires extinguished on District waterfront near Navy Yard
House panel to examine shooter and security clearances
snow and skating at canal park navy yard D.C.
When the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) wanted to further revitalize its 300 acres and continue to create local jobs, it needed additiona...
There's a gem of a quote in the Tester press release that begins "Whether it's Edward Snowden or Washington's Navy Yar…
Are local police departments to blame for Washington Navy Yard shooting?
...also do not go to a Sikh temple or the Navy Yard.
Pretty soon a beautiful bird the Eagle will leave her winter nest! Brand new masts and rigging. They were replaced in the Navy yard with snow all over her. She's one of kind hand built and the only active commissioned sailing ship that exists. The Constitution just as majestic and beautiful is not fully commissioned.
Hey All, we are pulling the plug on our service at The Navy Yard tomorrow.. *** hum :(
"Mayday Calls at the Navy Yard" by STUART EMMRICH via NYT The New York Times
It's snowing down here at the Navy Yard, Topper!
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Police have identified all of the victims of Monday's fatal shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard. The suspected gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas, fatally shot 12 people and injured...
Sorry to say we'll miss our Thursday friends at The Navy Yard tomorrow due to the storm. Stay warm and safe! We look forward to schmearing with you next week!
Something going down at the Navy Yard again. Keep people in prayers.
stay away from the Navy Yard the ghetto birds fly in on the police are swarming
DOD Official Reports on Security Clearance Process - The Defense Department has taken several initiatives to control security clearances in response to last September's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a DOD official told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
One of the most talked-about events of the week was Alexander Wang's show scheduled Saturday night in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a report on the September Navy Yard shooting that found a flawed security clearance process allowed Aaron Alexis access to the buildings. Alexis obtained and maintained a Secret …
A House panel is placing some blame on hundreds of police departments across the country for the September 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, according to Government Executive. The chairman and ranking member of the House Oversight and …
SHUTTLE ALERT: Tomorrow looks like it will be another day when The Navy Yard shuttles are affected by the snow storm. All should plan on delays and the possibility that the morning Express runs will not be made to Market East station. We will make an announcement via email and social media tomorrow as soon as a decision has been made.
I have forgotten to pub the Phyllis Wheatley Y's Afternoon of Smooth Jazz. $60. March 23rd. At the Navy Yard. Good food. Good music. Good cause. Let me know if you are interested in attending.
& so does Alexander Wang! Alexander Wang took his New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 Runway show to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this past weekend. Wang mentioned to the Associated Press, “Fashion is always...
Get your pre-snow yoga in today at Nava Yoga Center at The Navy Yard! Join me for Fleet! at 11:45am or Heated Flow at 6:15, and be sure to stick around this evening for Community Acupuncture from 7:15 - 8pm
Make a differnce as we fall in freedom our press becomes more like Russia media 6 corporations manipulate 90% of our news in America so if you have an agenda how do you get people behind what you want yes you control the information they receive and the courts have supported this by ruling that news does not have to be the truth it can be complete fabrication and our media is doing just that don't believe it take a look at some of what is going on as far as so called conspiracy theory I dare you Benghazi IRS voter fraud the official report of 9-11 the elementary school shooting la airport shooter the navy yard shooting take a look
See how the Brooklyn Navy Yard is facilitating job creation and small business growth with the help of Goldman Sachs.
Winner of Philly's Best Beer Fest. Sample some of the countries best craft beers at the Philly Craft Beer Festival at the Philadelphia Navy Yard
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In their first hearing examining last year s Navy Yard shooting, Republicans and Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee clashed on lessons to be learned from the tragedy.
Carnivore BBQ Food Truck will be on the Washington Navy Yard today for lunch! The truck is now located across from Subway/Dunkin' Donuts, Bldg. 184. Stop by and grab some grub!
All... I only share my achievements for one reason, because you never know where someone is in their life. You could give someone their "AHA MOMENT" I could INSPIRE you. Who knows. When I went deaf it was the darkest period in my entire life. Before my CI surgery I was inspired by a 10 yr old little girl.you know I have a relationship with Philadelphia CHOP ! From when Hyuston was in their NICU. Over the past 2 years I developed a close relationship with The Director Of "Phila Children's Hospital Center For Child Communication" I call her my BFF. She schooled me about the deaf life. So anyway yesterday I had a meeting with her, and wants me to be a speaker this year at "THE WALK FOR HEARING PEOPLE" ! SMH Its huge like SUSAN B. KOMEN with the breast cancer organization. She wants me to represent CHOP ! SMH I told her I was HONORED ! It's going to be 1000's of people from everywhere ! Smh Deaf and hard of hearing adults and parents. They want me to share my story with these kids. Smh tears.Smh She said y .. ...
I couldn’t believe it under all those layers of paint there was some wonderful information buried. The cannons were built at the US Navy Yard in Washington DC in 1886. Also marked 3 inch Rifle 500 Lbs. one was also marked number 28 the other number 29. Thus proving they are truly a matched pair having been built one right after the other at the Navy Yard.
Here Part 2 of my book The title is What is America like. In my book, it stated that I personally know some American people who is presently been targeted, and suffering for just being here on earth. These people are on drugs, have been abused for no apparent reason. For example: I do not personally know this Miriam Carey , but I did follow her story. According to research, Miriam Carey was targeted and killed. She was innocent, now her poor baby has to live without her mother. Driver killed after car chase from White House to Capitol A woman with a 1-year-old girl in her car was fatally shot by police near the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, after a chase through the heart of Washington that brought a new jolt of fear to a city already rattled by the recent Navy Yard shooting and the federal shutdown. The car was registered to Miriam Carey, 34, a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn., law enforcement officials said, adding that they believed Carey was the driver.
Business is thriving in South Philadelphia as a new tenant was officially added to the long list of companies at the growing Navy Yard campus.
Elizabeth Bishop: "Late Air" Late Air From a magician’s midnight sleeve the radio-singers distribute all their love-songs over the dew-wet lawns. And like a fortune-teller’s their marrow-piercing guesses are whatever you believe. But on the Navy Yard aerial I find better witnesses for love on summer nights. Five remote lights keep their nests there; Phoenixes burn quietly, where the dew cannot climb. BISHOP, Elizabeth. The Complete Poems: 1927-1979. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983.
Another spark key from the teens. This one was made by the Boston Navy Yard. Look at the size of the contacts and the current rating.
Isolated from the rest of Fort Greene by the BQE (a block to the south along Brooklyn’s Park Avenue) Flushing Avenue has also had its very own jail. It was originally built to house sailors stationed at the Navy Yard; the jailbirds, bars and barbed wire were added later when the sailors left. It was demolished by 2005.
℠2014 - Defense leaders testified before Congress that the DoD has improved its background check system since a mass shooting a the Washington Navy Yard. Available in high definition. Read more:
bertsbasket of memories ( home the old post office ) I wrote about living in the old blocker home but this next home was the old po in Cottageville . let me begin first uncle willie blocker lived in deland florida he visited his brother tiller and we had found a small little one room house up town that used to be the post office . the town had moved to a part of spells store for po . the little house belonged to Martha and james spell . they sold it to us for 187 dollars and uncle willie said he would help us move the house on a log truck to our lot we had next to the old blocker home . so it was a big exciting day and the house was moved . whitmore the oldest son of james and martha spell . was a little boy and he remembers the house being jacked up and moved . he called me one day to talk about it .he said his dad james spell was helping and the house almost fell on him . but the house was moved inside just one big room we made a half wall to divide the kitchen from lr and bed room . a half partitio ...
Don't forget tonight's fundraiser for our own Jefferson Middle School at Nando's Peri-Peri over in Navy Yard. 40% of proceeds 5pm-10pm to go the school, a delicious way to support the Trojans.
There's a boat on fire at the Navy Yard!!
Way to go Allie! NBCCD photography student goes to FASHION WEEK in New York A 20-year-old photography student at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design who cut class this week to shoot high fashion and supermodels in New York is hoping her instructors are understanding when she returns. "I'm missing school right now, actually," said Allie Beckwith in an interview with Shift host Paul Castle in advance of a Dennis Basso runway shoot in Allie Beckwith Allie Beckwith shoots the Alexander Wang fashion show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Courtesy Allie Beckwith) New York on Monday. "If no one swipes me up before then I guess I'll be back in school on Thursday." Beckwith was asked by a fashion blogger she met in Florida last year if she would like to attend Fashion Week in New York to photograph the unveiling of fall lines by various designers. "My first answer was `Yes, now I need details. Where am I going to sleep?'" Beckwith said it has been a whirlwind of half-dressed models, celebrity sightings and *** ...
Big *** boat on fire in DC in front of the navy yard
I'm on the highway over here by the Navy Yard and something is in flames as we speak
Moved to in front of 5 Giys at Navy Yard
Scenes from the Alexander Wang fashion show at the Navy Yard, which everyone complained about to trekking to:
Vogue UK called the Navy Yard 'the deepest depths of Brooklyn'
The Navy Yard Commerce Center developer team Liberty Property Trust/Synterra Partners has started site work on its newest project in the Commerce Center. The building is designed by Environetics, and will offer 75,000 square feet of flex space, similar to the adjacent two flex buildings on 26th Stre...
Some of you may be experiencing longer wait times to get through gates at bases as we bring hand-held ID scanners online across the fleet. The Washington Navy Yard is just one of several bases bringing on this technology on now, and we hope that as people register their IDs (which can be done on first scan) that wait times will go back to normal. Thanks for your patience and please plan ahead!
Inspired by "extreme conditions and survival" in the concrete jungle, Alexander Wang A/W 14 which was presented last night at Duggal Greenhouse - a new event space in Brooklyn's Navy Yard - had all of Manhattan's fashion elite crossing the river on a wintry weekend.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt. It's funny what fashion will dismiss as "outer borough." With today's Alexander Wang fall '14 show in the Navy Yard, there was no small amount of industry-insider grumbling about having to go "all the way" to Brooklyn. (Hey, we make the trek twice a day!) But, the...
MISSING DOG! From the Navy Yard, but she could have wandered. :(
Navy Yard - Pinky 3 is Here!!! We are parked on the corner of 2nd & M, SE. We will be here until 1:00 pm, so don't delay!!! Meet us at the curb for some cupcake bliss!!!
Looking forward to seeing our friends at The Navy Yard tomorrow morning for Thursday bagel breakfast...7:30-11am at Crescent Park!
Monthly Community Acupuncture is back next week! Stay after the Nava Yoga Center at The Navy Yard flow class or just drop in to join Flat Rock Health for a dose of February "focus and willpower."
The Navy's decision to award a sole source, $74 million contract to renovate the Washington Navy Yard building where a man shot and killed 12...
SHUTTLE ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to predicted inclement weather overnight and into the morning hours (freezing rain and icing), please expect a strong possibility of the Express shuttle runs being suspended for the morning commute. We strongly encourage those who use the Express to continue their trip via the subway system and use the Loop for the final leg of your commute. If the road conditions are hazardous, we will suspend the Express and increase the trips to AT&T Station, while still making all stops within The Navy Yard. In short, please plan for delays and the AM Express runs to Market East to be suspended. Stay tuned to this status for additional updates as they become available. Travel safely!
Refer two friends to Nava Yoga Center at The Navy Yard and earn a free class! See below for details.
SHUTTLE UPDATE: the latest forecast indicates that snow will begin to taper off mid-afternoon, but all should expect delays due to poor driving conditions or accidents. Please plan to leave early to ensure you get to your destination with plenty of time. Express Shuttle: Please be advised that if traffic and/or weather conditions dictate, we will have to divert the Express Shuttles to drop people off at AT&T station. We believe this is a better alternative than the risk of an accident or severe delay on 95. If we divert the Express shuttles, they will make the normal stops within The Navy Yard, but will run to AT&T station on a continual basis. We will update if this diversion occurs. Loop Shuttle: Due to an emergency docking of a ship into Dry Dock 3, Kitty Hawk Avenue west of 18th Street will be closed today at 11:00 a.m. through the rest of the day. The Loop will still make all stops within the Navy Yard, but may be delayed.
Weather permitting, the USS Forrestal will leave The Navy Yard on Tuesday on its last voyage - to a scrap facility in Texas. The Navy says the best place to view the ship will be from publicly accessible spots along the Delaware.
Yard shooter convinced doctors he was - Feb 1 @ 3:10 AM ET
Timeline of Navy Yard shooter's efforts to get medical care, disability benefits from VA
$44M awarded to repair Yard where 12 ..
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy has awarded a $44 million contract to make repairs to the Navy Yard building in Washington where a gunman killed 12 people. Read more.
The Washington Navy Yard gunman who killed 12 people last year conned Veterans Affairs doctors into believing he had no mental health issues before the shootings.
Veteran Affairs doctors were so sure the Washington, DC, Navy Yard gunman was clear of mental issues they declared there was “no problem” with him just weeks before his shooting spree killed 12 people.
Bout to go to this kick back around navy yard
Before the Navy Yard shootings, Alexis left behind a note that FBI agents recovered saying he had been targeted by ultra-low frequency radio waves for the previous three months — the period that covered his visits to the VA medical … Continue…
Yard gunman's doctor before rampage: "No problem there" ..
New Stills at the King's County Distillery in the Brooklyn Navy Yard
Went on a Photo Shoot with the Drink N Click group to the Brooklyn Navy Yard where we visited and toured the Kings County Whiskey Distillery complete with tastings! It was a cold snowy day but lots of fun.
MILITARY: Navy Yard gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there' - Washington Times: via
Doctors found 'no problem' with Navy Yard shooter weeks before rampage
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Doctor found 'no problem' with Navy Yard gunman before attack
$44M awarded to repair Navy Yard where 12 killed
Washington Navy Yard gunman convinced doctors he had no mental problmes: In emergency room visits, he denied...
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