Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 4 2011

Pakistani Taliban splintering into factions

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-12-04 10:58
Battered by Pakistan's military and U.S. drone strikes, the once-formidable Pakistani Taliban has splintered into more than 100 smaller factions and weakened, according to security officials, analysts, and tribesmen.
Dec 4 2011

Senate to Navy: Study keeping frigates

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-12-04 09:43
The Navy will study whether to move more destroyers to Mayport, Fla., to offset the scrapping of frigates, or to consider extending frigate lifespans.
Dec 3 2011

PCU Mississippi Successfully Completes Christening Milestone

Navy.mil Top Stories - Sat, 2011-12-03 20:01
Pre-Commissioning Unit Mississippi (SSN 782) sponsor Ms. Allison Stiller christened the ninth Virginia-class submarine during a ceremony at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Dec. 3.
Dec 2 2011

Wear Rules for Navy Working Uniforms Expanded

Navy.mil Top Stories - Fri, 2011-12-02 23:01
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert announced expanded occasion for wear and updated policies for the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type I, II and III in NAVADMIN 366/11, released Dec. 2.
Dec 2 2011

Panetta To Discuss DoD Review in January

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-12-02 17:26
U.S Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will discuss the Pentagon's comprehensive strategy review in "early January," the DoD press secretary said Dec. 2.
Dec 2 2011

Navy to Begin Accepting Applications for NASA's Next Astronaut Class

Navy.mil Top Stories - Fri, 2011-12-02 17:01
The Navy will begin accepting applications for the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) Astronaut Candidate class of 2013 at Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Dec 2 2011

White House Unveils 2013 Defense Budget Plan

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-12-02 13:37
The Obama administration is planning for a $523.42 billion base defense budget in 2013 with an additional $82.5 billion for contingencies, a combined one-year reduction of about $47 billion in the base budget.
Dec 2 2011

Fired Ponce CO allowed to retire as O-5

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-12-02 13:03
The fired commanding officer of the amphibious transport dock Ponce will be allowed to retire in grade despite a long list of substantiated claims of lapses in command.
Dec 2 2011

Camp Victory: Icon of U.S. military now in Iraqi hands

The Washington Times - Fri, 2011-12-02 08:36
On Friday, the base that at its height was home to 46,000 people was handed over to the Iraqi government as part of efforts to move all U.S. troops out of the country by the end of the year.
Dec 1 2011

U.K. navy apprehends 7 suspected pirates

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-12-01 13:51
Britain's navy arrested seven suspected pirates after a helicopter-led chase in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defense said Thursday.

 
 

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