Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 21 2012

U.S. won't cut carrier fleet to fix budget, Panetta says

Reuters - Sat, 2012-01-21 20:24
The United States will not cut its fleet of 11 aircraft carriers to help trim the budget deficit, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
Jan 21 2012

VA expands list of ships with Agent Orange risk

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-01-21 09:19
The Veterans Affairs Department has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange.
Jan 21 2012

Haney takes command of PACFLEET at ceremony

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-01-21 09:07
Admiral Cecil Haney, former deputy of the U.S. Strategic Command, replaced retiring Admiral Patrick Walsh as commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
Jan 21 2012

Iran says U.S. presence in Gulf "not new issue"

Reuters - Sat, 2012-01-21 04:47
Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said it considered the deployment of U.S. warships to the Gulf part of their routine activity, apparently backing away from previous warnings to Washington not to enter the area.
Jan 20 2012

Defense Cuts: An Inconvenient Truth

Aviation Week - Fri, 2012-01-20 15:18
Michael J. McCord, the U.S. Defense Department’s comptroller, warns of dire consequences if more than $1 trillion in approved cuts to military spending over 10 years are allowed to take effect.
Jan 20 2012

STOVL F-35B Expected to Survive

Aviation Week - Fri, 2012-01-20 07:48
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta goes to the Pax River, Md., today, where he may declare the end of probation for the STOVL F-35B.
Jan 20 2012

Navy Examining Early Retirement for Some ERB-Separations Top Stories - Fri, 2012-01-20 06:15
The Navy plans to offer voluntary early retirement to certain sailors separating due to the Enlisted Retention Board.
Jan 20 2012

Copter crash kills 6 Marines in Afghanistan

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2012-01-20 05:19
Six U.S. Marines died when their CH 53 helicopter crashed in Helmand province, a U.S. military official said. The NATO-led force reported no enemy activity in the area at the time.
Jan 19 2012

Keel Laid for Navy's First Mobile Landing Platform Top Stories - Thu, 2012-01-19 18:15
General Dynamics NASSCO held a keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. Navy's first mobile landing platform (MLP), Jan. 19, in San Diego, Calif.
Jan 19 2012

Night flights commence for F-35

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-01-19 17:33
Pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have started to test fly the F-35 Lightning II fighter at night, Lockheed Martin announced Thursday.


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