Top Daily Stories for January 2012

Jan 12 2012

Pacific Fleet to get new commander

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-01-12 11:56
Admiral Cecil D. Haney will take command of the Pacific Fleet from Admiral Patrick Walsh at Pearl Harbor on Jan. 20.
Jan 11 2012

Photo: FIrst F-35Bs Arrive At Eglin

Aviation Week - Wed, 2012-01-11 19:09
The U.S. Marine Corps ferried its first production F-35Bs, BF-6 and BF-8, to Eglin AFB, Fla., Jan. 11 to join the small fleet of F-35As already there.
Jan 11 2012

Marines probe video of men urinating on Taliban corpses

Reuters - Wed, 2012-01-11 18:06
The Marine Corps said on Wednesday it would investigate a video showing what appears to be American forces in Afghanistan urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters.
Jan 11 2012

Pakistan fires defense secretary in memo flap

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-01-11 13:41
Pakistan’s prime minister fired the defense secretary Wednesday in a dispute over a memo sent to Washington, escalating a crisis pitting the civilian government against its military leadership.
Jan 11 2012

First lady to unveil effort on treatment for troops

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-01-11 00:00
In a visit to Virginia for this afternoon, first lady Michelle Obama is to announce an initiative to train more doctors—civilian and military—to diagnose and treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.
Jan 10 2012

Navy readies for Chinese power grab on shipping

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-01-10 20:52
The Navy's top officer detailed a strategy for making sure the South China Sea and Western Pacific remain open to international shipping, saying an emerging China might try to "limit access in the region."
Jan 10 2012

Obama sending 5 military officers to S. Sudan

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-10 16:24
President Obama is sending five American military officers to South Sudan amid recent outbreaks of violence in the newly independent African nation.
Jan 10 2012

Carrier Carl Vinson joins Stennis in 5th Fleet

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-10 16:01
The carrier Carl Vinson has arrived in 5th Fleet, putting U.S. naval forces closer to Iran as tensions between that country and the United States continue to escalate.
Jan 10 2012

Greenert: Pivot to Asia won't affect Mideast presence

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-01-10 15:04
The United States will not be "taking its eye off the ball" in the Middle East as it looks to strengthen its military presence in the Asia-Pacific, the Chief of Naval Operations said Tuesday.
Jan 10 2012

N. Korea Military Pledges Support for New Leader

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-01-10 09:36
North Korea's powerful military held a mass rally to pledge loyalty to the country's new chief Kim Jong Un, vowing to become "rifles and bombs" to protect him.


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