USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017

first_img View post tag: Northern Edge Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017 Authorities USS Hopper arrives in Alaska ahead of Northern Edge 2017 The U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) arrived in Homer, Alaska, April 29 for a scheduled port visit prior to their participation in Exercise Northern Edge 2017.Northern Edge is a biennial training exercise conducted in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, which includes the area within the Gulf of Alaska, as well as land and airspace within the state.Northern Edge includes participation from several commands, including Alaskan Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet, U.S. 3rd Fleet, Marine Corps Forces Pacific, U.S. Army Pacific, and others.The exercise is planned to involve approximately 200 aircraft at Joint Base Elmendorf- Richardson and Eielson Air Force Base, along with Hopper, USS O’Kane (DDG 77), and USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200).USS Decatur (DDG 73) was the last ship to visit Homer in June 2011, while O’Kane visited in June 2006 and USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) in July 2004.Alaskans have objected to this exercise because of the impact the drills could have on the ecosystems. Alaskans fear that sonars used by the Navy during exercises might endanger the region’s commercially viable species of fish.The U.S. Navy did not comment on the ecological impact of the exercise but mentioned that during the 2015 edition of the drill, approximately $13 million was brought into the state of Alaska due to the additional military personnel, support contracts, and port visits.Hopper is a multi-mission surface combatant, capable of anti-air, anti-submarine, and anti-surface warfare missions. It can operate independently or in support of carrier and expeditionary strike groups. Hopper is homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Hopper May 1, 2017last_img read more

Mourinho: Young Blues will frustrate me

first_img The Portuguese hopes, after responding from successive defeats to Everton and Basle by beating Fulham and Swindon, drawing at Tottenham and winning at Steaua Bucharest, the Blues can win again at Norwich on Sunday. “It would be good,” said Mourinho, ahead of the final Barclays Premier League encounter before the international break. Jose Mourinho acknowledges his Chelsea side are far from the finished article and will suffer setbacks while they make advances. “We have a lot to improve, we have a lot to work. We will have moments of ups and downs, because teams of this profile, with young people, with some people that are not mature, the normal tendency is that performances are not always very stable. “We will have our ups and downs for sure. I’m ready for that.” Chelsea are still to win away from home in the Premier League this season. Their two victories away from Stamford Bridge were at Swindon in the Capital One Cup and in Romania last Tuesday night. The Champions League Group E game was all the more important after the loss to Basle and Mourinho was pleased with his side’s response. Following a run of a three successive away matches, Mourinho would like success in the fourth to enter the international break on a high, with the momentum continuing in the right direction. “Away, away, away, away is never easy, but we managed to get a good result under pressure in Bucharest, because we were really under pressure,” Mourinho said. “If we didn’t win that match we would’ve been in big trouble. We managed to win that game and that gave us a bit of confidence. “If we can win now, 15 days without football it will be a period to reflect, to analyse and to prepare for what is coming.” Chelsea play at home to Cardiff and Manchester City, either side of a Champions League match at Schalke, following the international break. Mourinho spoke highly of Norwich counterpart Chris Hughton, the investment made in recruiting the likes of Ricky van Wolfswinkel from Sporting Lisbon and insisted Chelsea would not underestimate the Canaries. Mourinho added: “They made a great investment this season. They had money to spend, they spent it. “They brought in good players, players with future, not just the next couple of years. The squad is very good. “The manager in my opinion is good too. I like the way he coaches. “I like the way he organises his teams, always a good mentality, always well organised. “We know it’s one more difficult match for us.” Juan Mata, who has impressed Mourinho with the new-found work ethic demanded by the manager, is confident of success at Carrow Road. The playmaker said on chelseafc.com: “We need our first away league win as soon as possible. “If we want to fight for the title you need to win your home games but also pick points up away as well. “Obviously when you play away it’s difficult, especially against teams like Norwich who are very good at home, but we’re good enough to do it. “We won 1-0 on Boxing Day there last season, I scored and I think we played really well, particularly in the first half. Now we are full of confidence and we believe we can go there and win again.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Kyrie Irving posts lengthy social media response to angry Celtics fans

first_imgKyrie Irving heard the Celtics’ fans harsh words for him even though he wasn’t inside Boston’s TD Garden on Wednesday night. He had a few things to say in response.The injured Nets guard did not make the trip to the place he called home the previous two seasons, and he was skewered in absentia. Chants of “Kyrie sucks” pierced the air early in the night as fans voiced their opinions of the point guard who left Beantown for Brooklyn in the offseason. Irving wasn’t about to let that go. His response on Instagram centered on fans and media lacking perspective about sports in general, plus some of his personal struggles through the years. “This Game of Sports entertainment matters more than someone’s mental health and well being right?” Irving wrote. Kyrie Irving just posted a long IG story: pic.twitter.com/WiryDi1m4b— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) November 28, 2019MORE: Jarrett Allen shoots down Kyrie mood swings rumorIrving has missed the Nets’ past six games with a shoulder ailment. Brooklyn lost 121-110 on Wednesday. Irving’s replacement in Boston, Kemba Walker, scored a game-high 39 points in his return from a neck injury.Irving could return to action Friday when the Celtics travel to Barclays Center for a return visit.last_img read more