Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 1 2012

Navy to Host Memorial Service for Former CNO Top Stories - Wed, 2012-08-01 20:15
A service for Admiral James D. Watkins, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
Aug 1 2012

New Problems Found on Avondale LPD 17s

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-01 17:31
A new issue involving improperly installed bolts has emerged in the latest ships built by the Avondale shipyard near New Orleans, delaying the delivery of one ship and affecting another.
Aug 1 2012

Obama authorizes secret U.S. support for Syrian rebels

Reuters - Wed, 2012-08-01 16:58
The president has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for rebels seeking to depose Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his government, sources familiar with the matter said.
Aug 1 2012

DOD medals database expands to service crosses

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-01 16:15
One week after launching an official database of military valor medal recipients, the Pentagon has expanded it to include recipients of the Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, and Air Force Cross.
Aug 1 2012

USS Abraham Lincoln Concludes Eight-Month Deployment Top Stories - Wed, 2012-08-01 16:15
The carrier is scheduled to arrive in its new homeport at Naval Station Norfolk 7 August following an eight-month deployment to the Navy's 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
Aug 1 2012

Analysis: China unveils oil offensive in South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-08-01 16:03
First came the diplomatic offensive, then the flexing of military muscle. Now, China is moving ahead with its first major tender of oil and gas blocks in disputed parts of its waters.
Aug 1 2012

Israel Navy Completes Major Exercise

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-01 15:23
The Israel Navy on Aug. 1 concluded a months-long surface fleet drill that included live missile launches, simulated combat with enemy forces and interoperability with the Israel Air Force.
Aug 1 2012

Congress tightens rules on funeral protests

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-08-01 14:15
Congress expanded the no-protest zone around military and veterans funerals and stiffened fines for violators, including the possibility of $50,000 in statutory damages for each violation.
Aug 1 2012

DOD outlines impact of ‘irrational’ budget cuts

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-08-01 09:48
An administration decision to exempt military personnel programs from potential across-the-board cuts in January does not mean troops and their families would feel no impact from sequestration.
Aug 1 2012

Navy Opens Fire Scout Training Center

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-08-01 09:36
The Navy has opened a training center for MQ-8B Fire Scout operators and maintainers at which they can conduct home-station training at one location.


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