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Navy pulls YouTube video made by sailors

August 19, 2007

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— The Navy has removed a video from YouTube shot aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan because it shows sailors using safety equipment inappropriately, a Navy spokesman said.

The video titled "Women of CVN76: 'That Don't Impress Me Much,'" was shot by an airman and not sanctioned by the ship's commanders or the Navy. It includes fleeting shots of the door to the ship's nuclear power plant and of a sailor dancing while wearing a full-body radiation suit.

Both could alarm Navy nuclear-propulsion officials, who are sensitive about security. Under Pentagon rules, images of any part of a ship's nuclear plant cannot be shown to foreign nationals.

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Ragingbear 7 years, 10 months ago

The video where the practice warhead misfired and flew around the deck of the boat is still alright.

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