Top Daily Stories for February 2012

Feb 10 2012

New LCS to be named for Gabrielle Giffords

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-02-10 15:00
In yet another break with tradition, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Friday that a new littoral combat ship will be named for Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived a 2011 assassination attempt.
Feb 10 2012

Commanding officer of cruiser Cowpens fired

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-02-10 14:58
The commanding officer of the Japan-based cruiser Cowpens was fired Friday “while an investigation into inappropriate personal behavior is conducted.”
Feb 10 2012

Navy Orders New Research Vessel

Navy News from Military.com - Fri, 2012-02-10 12:29
The Navy has awarded $70 million to a West Coast-based shipyard to begin building the second of two modern oceanographic research vessels, the Office of Naval Research announced yesterday.
Feb 10 2012

Miami Scores CG's First Fast Response Cutter

Coast Guard News - Fri, 2012-02-10 12:21
The Coast Guard Cutter Webber, the Coast Guard’s first Sentinel Class patrol boat, arrived at Coast Guard Sector Miami yesterday.
Feb 10 2012

Vets' Transition to Civilian Jobs Often a Perceived Step Down

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-02-10 08:38
From the lofty responsibilities of war to the bottom rung of the career ladder: That’s the reality that veterans often face when entering the civilian job market.
Feb 10 2012

Amputations Among Troops Hit Post-9/11 High in 2011

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-02-10 08:33
More U.S. troops lost limbs in 2011 than in any previous year of fighting since the 9/11 attacks, recently published Pentagon data show.
Feb 9 2012

More Military Positions Opened to Women

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2012-02-09 19:15
The Defense Department announced changes to its assignment policy Feb. 9 which will result in more than 14,000 additional positions being opened to women.
Feb 9 2012

Report: Iran adds two submarines to fleet

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-02-09 16:02
Iran’s official news agency reported Thursday that the navy has added two more domestically built light submarines to its fleet.
Feb 9 2012

U.S. military said to seek more access in Philippines

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-02-09 06:37
The United States is seeking more access to Philippines ports and airfields to re-fuel and service its warships and planes, diplomatic and military sources said on Thursday.
Feb 9 2012

U.S. drone reportedly kills al Qaeda chief in Pakistan

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-02-09 05:16
A U.S. strike is said to have killed a top target in Pakistan—the de facto leader of al Qaeda in the country who was wanted for the deaths of nearly 100 people.

 
 

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