Top Daily Stories for February 2012

Feb 28 2012

Coast Guard to Station Ships at Alaska’s North Slope

Coast Guard News - Tue, 2012-02-28 13:13
For the first time in history the Coast Guard will be stationing responders at Alaska’s North Slope this summer, when Shell Oil begins drilling in Alaska's Chukchi and Beaufort seas.
Feb 28 2012

Officials say Guam Not Ready for Okinawa Marines - Headlines - Tue, 2012-02-28 07:04
The U.S. and Japan may be moving ahead with plans to move thousands of Marines from Okinawa, but it will be years before they could be stationed on Guam, according to the Navy and the government there.
Feb 27 2012

Coasties Soon to Take on Tug Assignments

Coast Guard News - Mon, 2012-02-27 16:33
Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy sail on a tall ship, go to dive school and work on buoy tenders, icebreakers and the service's newest cutters. Now they'll also be assigned to tugs.
Feb 27 2012

Britain preps for Afghanistan withdrawal

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Mon, 2012-02-27 13:59
Britain has signaled the start of the withdrawal of its vast military infrastructure with the signing of a crucial new pact that should ensure safe passage home for billions of dollars worth of vital equipment.
Feb 27 2012

DOD says military committed to Afghan strategy

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-02-27 13:59
The U.S. military is fully committed to its mission in Afghanistan and has no plans to change its strategy despite the recent deadly violence that has shaken the already fragile relations.
Feb 27 2012

Concerns about F-35 JSF keep pilots grounded

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-02-27 10:36
Fighter pilots from the Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are left cooling their heels at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.
Feb 27 2012

Aviator career pay up nearly across the board

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-02-27 07:41
If you’re a pilot or a flight officer approaching department head tour, you may want to crack the champagne: The Navy has upped career continuation pay for several communities, in some cases up to $10,000 a year.
Feb 26 2012

Lockheed readies aggressive F-35 test schedule

Navy Times - Sun, 2012-02-26 18:18
Lockheed Martin is preparing to ramp up flight testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the next year, including the first release of live weapons.
Feb 26 2012

Newport News Shipbuilding lands Navy contract

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2012-02-26 14:31
Newport News Shipbuilding has received a Navy contract to plan the refueling overhaul of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln.
Feb 26 2012

N. Korea Issues Threat Before S. Korea-U.S. Drills

The New York Times - Sun, 2012-02-26 02:09
North Korea threatened to launch a powerful retaliatory strike against South Korea if provoked, state media said on the day before the start of annual South Korean-U.S. military drills.


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