Top Daily Stories for July 2012

Jul 9 2012

Gender-neutral Ford layout nixes urinals

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-07-09 06:11
Gerald R. Ford-class carriers will have gender-neutral berthing and heads without urinals, differentiating them from all previous carriers.
Jul 7 2012

U.S. beefs up naval force amid tension with Iran

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2012-07-07 10:04
A U.S. navy ship that had been slated for decommissioning has been sent instead to the Persian Gulf, the latest move in a gradual U.S. build-up as tensions with Iran smoulder.
Jul 7 2012

Cruiser to test new nonskid coating

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-07-07 07:59
A new nonskid coating for ship flight decks and walkways is being tested aboard the cruiser Cape St. George.
Jul 6 2012

Big dip in unemployment rate for young veterans

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-06 08:29
The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans fell dramatically in June despite an overall economy that produced few jobs and left the national unemployed rate unchanged.
Jul 5 2012

Navy probe: No truth to exam-cheating claims

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-07-05 11:19
An investigation by the Navy’s inspector general for the Atlantic submarine force has found that allegations of widespread cheating on exams are unsubstantiated.
Jul 5 2012

Base closures, mergers save less money than projected

McClatchy News Service - Thu, 2012-07-05 06:14
In 2005, the Pentagon said joint bases would save $2.3 billion over 20 years. In reality, the Government Accountability Office says, the savings likely will total about $249 million.
Jul 3 2012

China aligns with India, Japan on piracy patrols

Washington Examiner World News - Tue, 2012-07-03 05:01
China is closely cooperating with the navies of Japan and India in patrolling against piracy off Somalia, a sign of the country's greater willingness to work with other nations in safeguarding global trade.
Jul 3 2012

Iran says long-range missiles launched in exercise

Fox News - Tue, 2012-07-03 03:39
Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, including a long-range type capable of hitting U.S. bases in the region as well as Israel, Iranian media reported.
Jul 3 2012

U.S. Adds Forces in Persian Gulf, a Signal to Iran

The New York Times - Tue, 2012-07-03 01:41
The quiet but significant American military buildup in the Strait of Hormuz, in response to Iran’s threat Monday to disrupt sea traffic, carries risks of confrontation.
Jul 2 2012

New problems for troubled LCS Freedom

San Diego Union - Mon, 2012-07-02 19:59
Three news organizations have raised fresh concerns about the design, construction and operability of the Navy's littoral combat ship Freedom, a new type of vessel that has had problems virtually from the start.


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