Top Daily Stories for October 2011

Oct 20 2011

Ballistic-missile sub skipper is sacked

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-10-20 12:52
The commanding officer of a Bangor, Wash.-based ballistic-missile submarine was fired Tuesday for inadequate leadership, a Navy spokesman said Thursday.
Oct 20 2011

Navy to Push Cargo UAS Capabilities

Aviation Week - Thu, 2011-10-20 11:00
The U.S. Navy is getting interested in unmanned cargo aircraft. A 1-2 November workshop will brief industry on the Office of Naval Research's Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility Vehicle prototype program.
Oct 19 2011

IED attacks increase beyond Afghanistan, Iraq

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-10-19 19:41
Attacks with homemade bombs are growing worldwide and pose an increasing threat to the United States, says the head of the Pentagon agency charged with combating makeshift bombs.
Oct 19 2011

Greenert Says for Navy, Asia Is Priority

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-10-19 14:55
The U.S. Navy will place a top priority on deploying ships in the Asia-Pacific region even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other missions, the CNO says.
Oct 19 2011

Military retirees’ COLA to rise by 3.5 percent

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-10-19 08:16
After two years of having no annual adjustment, military retirees will receive a 3.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment effective Dec. 1.
Oct 19 2011

Panetta, Shinseki Discuss More Support for Vets Top Stories - Wed, 2011-10-19 06:01
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki this week to discuss ways to aid separating service members and veterans prepare for civilian careers.
Oct 18 2011

U.S. Reportedly Weighed Cyberattack in Libya War: Officials

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-18 18:38
The United States is said to have weighed launching a cyberattack to disrupt Libyan air defenses before the start of an air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
Oct 18 2011

JCS Chief Dempsey Taps Schmidle to Lead QDR Update

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-18 17:47
The Pentagon has stood up a team that will rapidly update the document that serves as the foundation of the U.S. military's strategy and priorities, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).
Oct 18 2011

Brazil May Delay Fighter Purchase: Minister

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-10-18 10:04
The international economic crisis has pushed Brazil's plans to update its fighter jet fleet to the sidelines, Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim said.
Oct 17 2011

Last Marine Team of 'New Dawn' Leaves Iraq

Marines assigned to Iraqi Marine Training Team 03 completed their mission and made history as the last Marine team of Operation New Dawn to leave the country.


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