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HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL

first_img View post tag: News by topic HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL Share this article December 23, 2014 View post tag: fight View post tag: against View post tag: US Navy View post tag: HMS Kent View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: middle east Authorities View post tag: ISIL View post tag: joins More than 300 Royal Navy sailors, aircrew and Royal Marines have been supporting ongoing air strikes against ISIL forces in the Middle East as part of a US Navy carrier battle group.Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Kent, two Sea King helicopters from 849 Naval Air Squadron and support ship RFA Fort Austin joined Carrier Strike Group One, led by the USS Carl Vinson whose F/A 18 Hornets have been striking at ISIL targets as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.The Sea Kings, using their radars to provide the task group early warning of any threats by sea or air, joined EA-18G Growlers of Electronic Attack Squadron 139 and E-2C Hawkeyes AWACs aircraft in Gulf skies as part of efforts to support air strikes and shield the task group.As well as the 100,000-tonne carrier at the heart of the force, the task group comprised cruiser USS Bunker Hill, three Arleigh-Burke class destroyers as well as HMS Kent.HMS Kent is one of more than half a dozen Royal Navy warships and RFA support vessels deployed east of Suez over the Christmas period. And more than 3000 Royal Navy, RFA and Royal Marine personnel are deployed across the world over the festive period.HMS Kent’s operations come as the US and Royal Navies set out their vision for future co-operation with the Combined Seapower narrative.[mappress mapid=”14818″]Press release, Image: UK Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Kent Joins US Navy in Fight Against ISIL View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Bob Weir And Phil Lesh To Perform “Terrapin Station” In Its Entirety At LOCKN’

first_imgAll week long, LOCKN’ has been announcing new additions to their already-exciting lineup. On Monday, Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, and Sinkane were added to the bill. Tuesday’s announcement added John Fogerty. Yesterday, LOCKN’ added The Disco Biscuits to the list.Today, Rolling Stone announced that Bob Weir will join Phil Lesh and The Family Band at LOCKN’ Festival to perform the Grateful Dead‘s classic 1977 album Terrapin Station in its entirety. Lesh was already set to return to LOCKN’ for the fifth year in a row, planning performances with both Phil Lesh and Friends and the Terrapin Family Band.“Having Bobby and Phil perform Terrapin Station together is one of those moments that we created Lockn’ for,” festival promotor Peter Shapiro says in the Rolling Stone announcement. “I’m hoping it’s a musical experience that Deadheads will be able to lose themselves into and then live on as a live recording that will create lasting magic for a long time after.”This incredible tribute joins an already stacked lineup featuring Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Avett Brothers, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Gov’t Mule, Moe., Greensky Bluegrass, John Butler Trio, Widespread Panic, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, TAUK, JJ Grey & Mofro, Eric Krasno Band, and more.For tickets and more info, head to the festival’s website.[h/t – Rolling Stone]last_img read more