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Smooth sailing for first Fil-Am to command US aircraft carrier

SKIPPER’S SELFIE Capt. Ronald Ravelo is all smiles in this selfie, which is posted on Facebook, during the change of command of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. He took over from his brother-in-law in a unique turnover at Victory Landing Park in Newport News, Virginia, on Aug. 7. Behind him are his crew and guests. PHOTO FROM USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN FACEBOOK PAGE

He doesn’t think he’s any more special than his fellow Navy officers but Capt. Ronald Ravelo made history by becoming the first Filipino-American to command an aircraft carrier in the US Navy after taking command of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Aug. 7, taking over from his brother-in-law Capt. Karl Thomas.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Memorial Day Ceremony at USS Hornet Museum


The USS Hornet Museum, the renowned aircraft carrier now a San Francisco Bay Area landmark, is again hosting a special Memorial Day ceremony, on Monday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Posted: May 9th, 2014 in Events | Read More »

US 7th fleet backs alliance with PH


The chief of the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet has reaffirmed the alliance between the United States and the Philippines amid negotiations between the two countries on an agreement that will allow greater US military presence in the country.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US has Philippines’ back vs China’s threats

Admiral Greenert. Photo from Facebook page.

Uncle Sam’s got Juan’s back. This was, in essence, the assurance given by the chief naval officer of the United States who said that his country was ready to help the Philippines in matters regarding the conflicted areas in the Spratlys group of islands which China wants to occupy.

Posted: February 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

SC urged to act on compensation plea for Tubbataha

This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

Environmentalists, church leaders and militant groups on Thursday reiterated their call for the Supreme Court to act on their petition compelling the United States government to compensate the Philippine government for the damage caused by the grounding of minesweeper USS Guardian on the Tubbataha reef a year ago.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »