Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 23 2012

Australia fighters first to get hi-tech U.S. jammers

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-08-23 05:11
Australia will upgrade half of its frontline warplanes with sophisticated American jammers to become the first nation outside of the United States to use the system.
Aug 23 2012

U.S. said to be planning new missile shield in Asia

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-08-23 03:37
The United States reportedly is planning to build a new missile-defense shield in Asia to contain threats from North Korea and counter China's growing capabilities.
Aug 22 2012

Navy Creates LCS 'Council' to Guide Development

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-22 18:59
A high-powered effort to boost development of the littoral combat ship is intended to help implement numerous proposals and suggestions to integrate the new ship type into Navy operations.
Aug 22 2012

DOD, VA to study airborne health hazards

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-22 17:15
At least 1,000 veterans have fallen ill with mysterious symptoms they say were caused by pollutants from open-air burn pits, fires and cleanup operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Aug 22 2012

First lady announces new hiring push for vets

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-22 17:15
First lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. businesses hired or trained more than 125,000 veterans and spouses in the past year, exceeding a goal of 100,000 by the end of 2013.
Aug 22 2012

CNO Discusses Future of the Navy Top Stories - Wed, 2012-08-22 15:15
Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert visited Naval Submarine Base New London, and spoke with more than 1,300 Sailors during an all hands call Wednesday.
Aug 22 2012

Navy Provides Updated Estimate for USS Miami Repair Top Stories - Wed, 2012-08-22 13:15
The Navy's revised cost estimate to restore USS Miami is approximately $450 million, with an estimated date of completion of 30 April 2015.
Aug 22 2012

Navy Seal's Book to Describe Raid That Killed bin Laden

The New York Times - Global - Wed, 2012-08-22 12:54
The book, written under a pseudonym by a member of Seal Team Six, will be published on Sept. 11 and offer a "blow-by blow narrative" of the raid that ended in the death of the al Qaeda leader.
Aug 22 2012

Navy to renovate historic quarters in Norfolk

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-08-22 12:47
The Navy says it will renovate four historic bachelor enlisted quarters at Norfolk Naval Station for $16.5 million.
Aug 22 2012

Pentagon taps Dunford as Afghan commander

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-08-22 11:01
Defense Secretary Panetta has recommended Marine General Joseph Dunford to lead the war effort in Afghanistan once General John Allen rotates out of the post.


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