Top Daily Stories for August 2011

Aug 30 2011

Mabus Outlines New Program to Support Energy Initiatives

Navy.mil Top Stories - Tue, 2011-08-30 06:01
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus outlined a new dedicated energy master's degree program during a recent speech to students at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Aug 29 2011

Panel Blasts DOD Over Waste in War Contracts

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-08-29 22:01
The Pentagon has wasted more than $30 billion on contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan because of shoddy management and a lack of competition, an independent inquiry said.
Aug 29 2011

Retired Navy officer found guilty in 9/11 fraud

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-29 16:01
A retired Navy officer honored for his valor during the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon has been found guilty of defrauding the victims' compensation fund by exaggerating his injuries.
Aug 29 2011

Perry: U.S. brass should lead troops abroad

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-29 16:01
GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry told the nation’s oldest major veterans organization Monday that U.S. forces must be led by American commanders rather than “multilateral debating societies."
Aug 27 2011

No. 2 in al Qaeda killed in Pakistan

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-08-27 14:45
Al Qaeda's new second-in-command, Atiyah abd al-Rahman, was killed earlier this week in Pakistan, dealing a "major blow" to the group still reeling from the death of Osama bin Laden, U.S. officials said Saturday.
Aug 26 2011

Retirement board forces out 55 Coasties

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-08-26 16:01
More than 50 Coast Guardsmen have been selected by a panel for forced retirement, a measure that the Coast Guard says likely will be used again next year.
Aug 25 2011

Navy Trainer Completes First Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2011-08-25 16:01
The Navy's alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.
Aug 25 2011

Ships depart Norfolk as Hurricane Irene nears

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-25 11:01
The threat of a direct or near strike on Hampton Roads, Va., by powerful Hurricane Irene this weekend is scattering the fleet.
Aug 25 2011

Chinese media dismiss 'cock-and-bull' Pentgon report

Reuters - Thu, 2011-08-25 03:15
China's state news agency on Thursday condemned a Pentagon report on China's growing military might, calling its account of Beijing's weapons modernization drive an alarmist "cock-and-bull story."
Aug 24 2011

Naval Support Activity CO fired after arrest

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 22:01
The commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was fired Wednesday following an Aug. 20 driving while intoxicated arrest, the Navy said.

 
 

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