Top Daily Stories for October 2012

Oct 11 2012

CNO: Two carriers in 5th Fleet through March

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-10-11 16:03
The Navy’s top officer said Thursday that the service will continue stationing two aircraft carriers in 5th Fleet through March, a standing requirement that has pushed the fleet’s pace.
Oct 10 2012

Ex-CNO: Cut defense, but not with deficit ax

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-10-10 22:51
Retired Admiral Vern Clark says defense spending should shrink, after years of ballooned wartime budgets. But he said the draconian deficit-cutting plan facing the nation will leave a "hollow force."
Oct 10 2012

Gens. Allen, Dunford tapped for top commands

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-10-10 14:15
President Obama nominated Marine Gen. John Allen as next supreme allied commander Europe. Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford was tapped to succeed Allen in Afghanistan.
Oct 10 2012

General Atomics delivers huge 'railgun' to Navy

San Diego Union - Wed, 2012-10-10 13:37
General Atomics formally provided the Navy with the prototype of a ship-borne railgun designed to use electromagnetic energy to shoot projectiles about 100 miles.
Oct 10 2012

Panetta: U.S. sends troops to Jordan

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-10-10 08:37
The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country’s military capabilities.
Oct 9 2012

Corps to add 18 athletic trainers to battalions

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-10-09 14:15
Marines who have been through boot camp in the past decade might have interacted with athletic trainers. Now, all infantrymen can expect to see them in their battalions — and the initiative could go Corps-wide.
Oct 9 2012

N. Korea claims its missiles can reach U.S.

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 2012-10-09 05:29
North Korea said Tuesday that its missiles can reach the U.S. mainland -- days after South Korea announced a deal with the United States to extend its missile range.
Oct 8 2012

U.S. and Philippines Start Training Exercise

The New York Times - Mon, 2012-10-08 02:56
The two militaries will train together on disaster relief, humanitarian assistance and maritime security.
Oct 7 2012

Southeast Asia splashes out on defense, mostly maritime

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-10-07 16:54
Wary of China and flush with economic success, Southeast Asia is ramping up spending on military hardware to protect vital shipping lanes, ports and maritime boundaries.
Oct 7 2012

Realistic marksmanship training examined

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2012-10-07 12:15
Range upgrades and a new plan for combat pistol marksmanship are on the agenda for the annual Combat Marksmanship Symposium, Oct. 15-19 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.


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