Top Daily Stories for February 2011

Feb 20 2011

Ex-pilots shoot down 'revisionist' timeline of Navy aviation

The Washington Times - Sun, 2011-02-20 20:28
A foundation set up to celebrate Navy aviation's 100th anniversary has disavowed an official history on its Web site, after former combat pilots complained of inaccuracies and political correctness.
Feb 20 2011

Top U.S. military officer visits Persian Gulf region

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 2011-02-20 17:32
The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has arrived in the Middle East for talks with military and civilian leaders in a region where popular uprisings and political turmoil have captured world attention for weeks.
Feb 18 2011

Enterprise Strike Group Enters Gulf of Aden Top Stories - Fri, 2011-02-18 13:01
Enterprise Carrier Strike Group transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait and entered the Gulf of Aden, Feb. 18 in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
Feb 17 2011

Military to bolster its forces in Pacific

The Washington Times - Thu, 2011-02-17 20:42

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Thursday that the Pentagon is developing new battle plans for Asia that include adding Marines to better-coordinated naval and air forces in the region where China is expanding its military might.

Feb 14 2011

Americans Remain Divided on Defense Spending

Gallup - Mon, 2011-02-14 22:00
Before Monday's White House announcement of $78 billion in defense cuts, Americans leaned toward saying the government is spending too much on national defense rather than too little.
Feb 14 2011

Gates Reaches Out to GOP Freshmen to Shut Down Fighter Engine

The Wall Street Journal - - Mon, 2011-02-14 18:06
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is appealing to new, fiscally minded conservatives in Congress to help him kill plans to build an alternate engine for the Joint Strike Fighter.

Feb 13 2011

Family Members of 1st Navy Pilot Attend Navy Centennial Events Top Stories - Sun, 2011-02-13 01:01
The daughter and several descendants of the Navy's first aviator visited Naval Air Station, North Island, for the base's open house and the Centennial of Naval Aviation's Parade of Flight.
Feb 12 2011

Navy celebrates centennial in grand style

San Diego Union - Sat, 2011-02-12 23:49
In a masterful bit of choreography, exactly 189 aircraft were brought together in cloudless skies above San Diego Bay Saturday to celebrate a century of naval aviation in the city where it was born.
Feb 11 2011

Manned and unmanned planes in the Navy's future

San Diego Union - Fri, 2011-02-11 23:27
The Navy celebrates its centennial of flying today. But looking ahead to the next 100 years, or even the next decade, Navy aviation may be a tailless airplane, flown by a nonpilot with enlisted stripes on his sleeve.
Feb 11 2011

USS Memphis to Decommission Top Stories - Fri, 2011-02-11 19:01
The Navy will hold a decommissioning ceremony for Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Memphis (SSN 691) aboard Naval Submarine Base (NSB) New London, Conn., April 1.


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