Top Daily Stories for November 2011

Nov 30 2011

Panel: Nigerian terrorists pose threat to U.S.

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-11-30 19:40
The Nigerian Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram poses an "emerging threat" to the United States and is set to join other al Qaeda affiliates in plotting attacks against the Unites States, a congressional panel says.
Nov 30 2011

For Army, Navy players it’s more than a game

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-30 18:05
Wednesday’s media day for 112th Army-Navy game was a reminder that this rivalry features players who will soon face dangers far greater than the triple option.
Nov 30 2011

USMC F-35B Training Likely To Begin in Aug. 2012

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-11-30 17:51
The Marine Corps could start training new students to fly its F-35B short take-off vertical landing version of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in August 2012, a senior Defense official said.
Nov 30 2011

Transition Benefits: "Shipmates to Workmates" Transitions Talent Top Stories - Wed, 2011-11-30 17:01
Now that the Navy is notifying the more than 3,000 Sailors affected by Enlisted Retention Boards, six major commands have started a program to help transitioning sailors compete for federal jobs as civilians.
Nov 30 2011

Brazil Boosts Navy, But Fleet's Age, Size a Concern

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-11-30 10:53
As it bids for great-power status, Brazil is boosting its naval presence in the South Atlantic with an ambitious submarine program to protect its deep-water oil reserves and project growing influence.
Nov 29 2011

Report: China Aims at Sub Fleet of 100

The Chosun Ilbo - Tue, 2011-11-29 21:08
The Chinese navy is expected to procure 30 more submarines by 2020 and bring the total from the current 62 to 100 by 2030, Hong Kong's Ming Pao daily reports.
Nov 29 2011

House OKs easing airport screening for troops

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-11-29 20:53
The House on Tuesday voted unanimously to allow military travelers on official duty to get a special preference to move through airport security checks faster.
Nov 29 2011

Senators seek answers on VA mental health waits

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-11-29 15:31
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee wants to know why nearly a third of veterans seeking mental health care at VA facilities wait longer than 14 days — sometimes more than two months — for an appointment.
Nov 29 2011

Camcopter At Sea On Gowind

Aviation Week - Tue, 2011-11-29 11:00
It's not bragging if you did it. While some large navies are still thinking of UAVs on board smaller craft, Austria's Schiebel has been going ahead and doing it with its Camcopter S-100.
Nov 28 2011

Senate vote backs Guard joining JCS

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-11-28 19:53
The Senate has voted to expand the Joint Chiefs of Staff to include the National Guard despite the opposition of the current chairman and service chiefs.


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