Top Daily Stories for November 2011

Nov 15 2011

CO: Upgrades needed for toilets on carrier

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-11-15 19:36
Six months into a deployment that included ongoing problems with the ship’s commodes, the commander of the carrier George H.W. Bush said the toilet system needs to be upgraded to help prevent clogs.
Nov 15 2011

Transition Benefits: Veterans Job Bank Links Employers With Separating Sailors Top Stories - Tue, 2011-11-15 17:01
Sailors transitioning from the Navy seeking to begin a second career can access an online job bank geared to connect veterans with employers who desire the skills veterans bring to the work force.
Nov 15 2011

Pentagon Chief Defends U.S. Pullout from Iraq

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-11-15 16:14
Pentagon chief Leon Panetta on Nov. 15 defended the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq next month despite sharp criticism from some lawmakers, saying Washington had to accept that Iraq was a sovereign state.
Nov 14 2011

DoD Reports Program Delays to Congress

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-11-14 20:02
The U.S. Defense Department expects a nine-month delay to a part of a multibillion dollar multiservice radio program, the Pentagon has told lawmakers.
Nov 14 2011

Carrier Bush suffers widespread toilet outages

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-11-14 18:33
Since deploying in May, the Norfolk, Va.-based carrier George H. W. Bush has grappled with widespread toilet outages, at times rendering the entire ship without a single working head.
Nov 14 2011

Most looted missiles still in Libya: U.S. official

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2011-11-14 17:15
Most of Libya's missing stocks of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles are still in the country but they need to be secured before they are smuggled to militants elsewhere, a U.S. official said Monday.
Nov 14 2011

France Warns Against Military Intervention in Iran

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-11-14 15:52
The French foreign minister warns that taking military action against Iran over its nuclear program would drag the world into an "uncontrollable spiral."
Nov 14 2011

Navy's first hybrid-drive warship goes into action

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-11-14 14:56
The Makin Island departed on its maiden deployment, bound to prove that the Navy’s first half electric, half gas warship can cut it in real-life scenarios.
Nov 13 2011

Karzai calls meeting of 2,000 Afghans to debate U.S. ties

Washington Post - War Zones - Sun, 2011-11-13 12:37
The Afghan government will convene more than 2,000 Afghans from across the country this week to debate the country’s future relationship with the United States.
Nov 13 2011

U.S. To Buy Decommissioned British Harrier Jets

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-11-13 12:13
Britain has agreed to sell all of its 74 decommissioned Harrier jump jets, along with engines and spare parts, to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps.


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