The US Navy is to name one of its ships after acclaimed gay rights leader Harvey Milk, according to Congressional documents. Before he became the first openly gay California politician, Milk served in the Navy from to He was a diving officer in San Diego, stationed on a submarine rescue ship until his honourable discharge.
It was behavior Jones felt he had to expose, even if it cost him his job, or worse. This week the CIA declined to comment on Jones' specific allegations, but did not dispute his account. Jones told ABC News that in the decade-plus he has served on and off with the CIA GRS, mostly providing armed security for Agency assets in "high threat environments," he has routinely run into issues in which teammates use homophobic or racist language.
In the videos, Navy Capt. Owen Honors is shown cursing along with other members of his staff in an attempt to demonstrate humor. There are also anti-gay slurs, simulated sex acts, and what appear to be two female sailors in a shower together.
For years, Brett Jones lived a double life. He was also gay. He held his secret close, so close that his SEAL teammates — his closest friends — never suspected. Jones was careful to introduce his male lover, a Navy sailor, as his roommate.
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced he is considering a run for the party's nomination to be America's next president. Buttigieg, 37, was first elected city mayor in and then again inachieving 80 percent of the vote. He has overseen the economic redevelopment of a struggling South Bend.
The Department of Defense has made a lasting commitment to living the values we defend—to treating everyone equally—because we need to be a meritocracy. We have to focus relentlessly on our mission, which means the thing that matters most about a person is what they can contribute to national defense. Uniform Code of Military Justice supersedes service-specific disciplinary policies.
In one scene, two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard an aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three. In other skits, sailors parade in drag, use anti-gay slurs and simulate masturbation and a rectal exam.
I joined the Royal Navy in Junea scorcher of a summer. I was 26 years old. Seeing the lives they led and the pay they were getting made my life as a gas fitter seem dull by comparison. So I joined up, trained hard, and quickly worked my way up to the rank of lead radio operator.
We reported that the captain of an aircraft carrier in the US Navy had been temporarily relieved of his command because of those onboard ship videos that have surfaced that the Navy is not happy about. Well, tonight temporary has become permanent. Our Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski with us again tonight with an update on this story.
Brunei should be isolated as a pariah state, just like Isis was. The protest came amid calls for the sultan to be stripped of two honorary appointments awarded by the Queen: he is an air chief marshal in the RAF and an admiral of the Royal Navy. Their recommendation now passes to our senate to consider, which we anticipate to happen next week. Other universities have also taken steps to distance themselves.