Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 16 2012

Helo squadron XO fired for sexual comments

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-07-16 15:52
The executive officer of a helicopter squadron was removed from his post Sunday for making inappropriate comments to a subordinate, a Navy spokesman said Monday.
Jul 16 2012

Navy fires on motor boat off UAE

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-07-16 11:48
A security team aboard a U.S. Navy refueling vessel fired on an approaching motor boat off the United Arab Emirates on Monday after it ignored warnings.
Jul 16 2012

Pentagon sending aircraft carrier to Mideast early

The Washington Times - Mon, 2012-07-16 11:13
The Pentagon is sending the USS John C. Stennis to the Middle East several months early to make sure two carriers constantly will be present in the troubled region.
Jul 16 2012

Sea piracy falls in first 6 months of 2012

USA Today - Mon, 2012-07-16 06:12
Sea piracy worldwide fell by 54% in the first half of 2012, led by a dramatic drop in Somali piracy, an international maritime watchdog said Monday.
Jul 16 2012

In surprise move, N. Korea strips military chief of all duties

Washington Post - World - Mon, 2012-07-16 05:26
North Korea on Monday announced the dismissal of its top military leader, the latest in what analysts see as a series of increasingly bold shake-ups to strengthen support for young leader Kim Jong Eun.
Jul 15 2012

Spokesman reaffirms CNO’s faith in F-35

Navy Times - Sun, 2012-07-15 09:05
Despite what’s circulating in the blogosphere, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert is firmly committed to the F-35C Lightning II, a Navy spokesman said.
Jul 15 2012

China frigate heads home, averts new Philippines row

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2012-07-14 23:04
A Chinese frigate that ran aground in disputed waters close to the Philippines managed to extricate itself on Sunday and was heading home, averting a possible standoff with Philippine vessels.
Jul 14 2012

LCS: The Quick Swap Concept Dead

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2012-07-14 11:50
An LCS in a given operation will likely operate in a single “as-is” configuration, requiring additional ships equipped with other mission modules to provide the flexibility the concept once promised.
Jul 13 2012

Richardson Nominated as Naval Nuclear Propulsion Director

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-07-13 14:21
Vice Adm. John Richardson, commander of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet submarine force, was nominated July 13 for a fourth star and to become the next director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
Jul 13 2012

Report: DOD doesn't know if PTSD programs work

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-13 12:08
The agency has a woeful lack of information on its post-traumatic stress disorder programs, despite having spent millions on various initiatives to address psychological health and traumatic brain injury.


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