Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 16 2012

French Navy to Get Female Commodore

Aviation Week - Mon, 2012-01-16 13:38
Captain Anne Cullerre, 54, is set to become the French navy's first female commodore with seagoing experience.
Jan 16 2012

Navy Aircrew Assists in At-Sea Rescue Top Stories - Mon, 2012-01-16 13:15
An aircrew assigned to Patrol Squadron 47, from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, helped rescue 68 people adrift in the Mediterranean Sea more than 80 miles from the southwest coast of Malta.
Jan 15 2012

S. Korean Navy's Anti-Piracy Units Get Better Gear

The Chosun Ilbo - Sun, 2012-01-15 23:44
South Korea has reinforced the equipment and training of navy units in charge of defending the seas from pirates after they successfully rescued a freighter from Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden last January.
Jan 15 2012

New Navy budgets may sink plans for carriers

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 21:13
On the surface, the Navy's cherished fleet of 11 active aircraft carriers seems safe from budget slashers. But sources say the Navy will be down to 10 or even nine carriers within the next five years.
Jan 15 2012

Veterans' new battle front: Job market

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 20:30
The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 13.1 percent, up from 11.1 percent a year ago. The December unemployment rate was 4.5 percentage points higher than the national rate.
Jan 15 2012

Report: Joint U.S.-Israel military exercise postponed

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-01-15 16:06
The United States and Israel have postponed a joint military exercise due to be held in the coming weeks until later in the year, an Israeli security source says.
Jan 15 2012

Dempsey to head to Israel as Iran tension grows

The Washington Times - Sun, 2012-01-15 11:32
The top U.S. military commander is scheduled for talks in Israel this week, Israel says, at a time when the United States is concerned Israel might be preparing to attack Iran.
Jan 15 2012

Somali pirates release Indian ship, 21 crew

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2012-01-15 01:53
The all-Indian crew of a chemical oil tanker that was hijacked by Somali pirates in August last year has been released, along with the ship, Indian authorities said.
Jan 13 2012

Navy's SEAL program turns 50

San Diego Union - Fri, 2012-01-13 23:32
Created at Kennedy’s behest in 1962 to counter Communist guerrillas in Vietnam, the former World War II frogmen have transformed into one of the U.S. military’s elite forces.
Jan 13 2012

U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Given Budget Priority

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-01-13 18:48
The general state of the Navy's shipbuilding programs is good, two senior officials said, and construction programs apparently will not be slashed to meet an expected Pentagon-wide $263 billion cut in spending.


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