Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 19 2011

Air Force secretary offers firm backing to JSF

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 18:01
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley on Monday reiterated his fervent support for the F-35 fighter program, but declined to discuss what programs or capabilities he might be willing to sacrifice as budgets come down.
Sep 19 2011

Obama plan calls for new Tricare fee hikes

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 14:01
President Obama’s $4.4 trillion deficit-reduction plan proposes additional increases in Tricare pharmacy co-pays and the charge of an enrollment fee for those using Tricare for Life health benefits.
Sep 19 2011

White House plan calls for cuts in benefits

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 12:01
President Obama is proposing to cut $42.5 billion from military service members' and federal civilian employees’ retirement programs as part of a $3 trillion deficit reduction program.
Sep 19 2011

CG chief talks uniforms, manning, the Arctic

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-09-19 08:02
Q&A with Commandant Admiral Bob Papp.
Sep 19 2011

Navy's Newest Ship: Pick-Up Truck of the Sea - Mon, 2011-09-19 06:12
There's not much inside the Navy's newest ship. The 338 foot-long catamaran is basically a thin aluminum shell wrapped around four diesel engines. Essentially it's a "large and fast maritime truck."
Sep 18 2011

Atlantic City CG First to Get Ungraded Helo Fleet

Coast Guard News - Sun, 2011-09-18 20:29
The recovery helicopters based at Air Station Atlantic City are among the first to undergo a significant upgrade to improve communications and flying maneuvers when the aircraft are close to the water.
Sep 18 2011

Relatives doubt inquiry in Ganjgal battle

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-09-18 18:01
Relatives of U.S. troops killed during a 2009 Afghanistan battle that led to a Medal of Honor are questioning whether Army officers got off too easy for mistakes.
Sep 18 2011

Lehman rocks Navy with complaints about political correctness

The Washington Times - Sun, 2011-09-18 12:56
The Navy's former top civilian has rocked the service with an article in Proceedings magazine that accuses officials of sinking the storied naval air branch into a sea of political correctness.
Sep 18 2011

Retiring CNO Roughead Discusses Today's Navy

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-09-18 10:01
Adm. Gary Roughead's four-year term as the U.S. Navy's 29th chief of naval operations ends Sept. 23. He spoke Sept. 15 with a group of reporters at the Pentagon.
Sep 17 2011

Navy's First Joint High-Speed Vessel Christened Top Stories - Sat, 2011-09-17 15:01
USNS Spearhead, the first of 10 Navy joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment, was christened Sept. 17 during a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.


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