Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 30 2011

Navy explores longer sub deployments

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-30 12:57
The Navy is considering lengthening the standard deployment of attack submarines beyond six months as it faces rising demands with a shrinking fleet, the commander of U.S. submarine forces says.
Sep 30 2011

NATO Calls for More EDA Cooperation

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-09-30 12:43
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called for greater cooperation between NATO and the European Defence Agency to reduce costly duplication of effort.
Sep 29 2011

Formal end of 2nd Fleet marked today

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 20:16
The book will close on 65 years of naval history today when 2nd Fleet is disestablished in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Sep 29 2011

Navy to Commission USS Spruance Tomorrow

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-09-29 19:54
The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Spruance in a ceremony at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla.
Sep 29 2011

Military retirees to paying more fore health care

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-09-29 17:16
Military retirees will pay slightly more for their health care starting Saturday, and more cost increases are on the way.
Sep 29 2011

F-35B set for sea trials next week

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 10:38
The Marine Corps' F-35B short-take off vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter will begin sea trials next week, the service’s top aviation officer said.
Sep 29 2011

Sealift Command Accepts USNS William McLean

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-09-29 06:38
Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Sept. 28.
Sep 28 2011

Lockheed lobbies anew for new Taiwan F-16s

Reuters - Wed, 2011-09-28 21:51
Lockheed Martin Corp is helping arm U.S. lawmakers for a renewed push to sell its new F-16 fighters to Taiwan, rather than just an upgrade for older jets that the Obama administration plans.
Sep 28 2011

After demise of DADT, activists seek end to ban on transgenders

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-09-28 20:05
The gay rights movement's next battleground is to persuade the Obama administration to end the armed forces' ban on "transgenders," a group that includes transsexuals and cross-dressers.
Sep 28 2011

Chinese Newspaper Calls for War in Asia

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-09-28 14:55
The lead article the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Global Times on Tuesday contained an alarming call for a declaration of war against Vietnam and Philippines.


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