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Feb 13 2012

Russian Icebreaker Supplies U.S. Antarctica Base

Military.com - Headlines - Mon, 2012-02-13 14:16
The United States is relying on a Russian icebreaker to supply its main base in Antarctica, thanks to continued problems with the shrinking U.S. fleet of the cold-water vessels.
Feb 13 2012

Report: Top Spec Ops Officer Seeks New Powers

Military.com - Headlines - Mon, 2012-02-13 08:22
The top U.S. special operations officer, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is seeking new authority to move his forces faster and outside of normal Pentagon deployment channels.
Feb 13 2012

GE to hire 5,000 U.S. veterans, expand aviation arm

Reuters - Mon, 2012-02-13 07:06
General Electric Co plans to hire 5,000 U.S. military veterans over the next five years and to invest $580 million to expand its aviation footprint in the United States this year.
Feb 12 2012

5th Fleet commander says forces prepared to confront Iran

Fox News - Sun, 2012-02-12 20:26
The top U.S. Navy official in the Gulf said Sunday he takes Iran's military capabilities seriously but insists his forces are prepared to confront any Iranian aggression in the region.
Feb 12 2012

Schools on military bases could close under defense cuts

USA Today - Sun, 2012-02-12 18:46
If massive Defense Department cuts go through next year, little-noticed potential victims on the chopping block include the schools on military bases in the U.S. and abroad.
Feb 11 2012

Pentagon eyes $178.8 bln for R&D, procurement in FY2013

Reuters - Sat, 2012-02-11 15:02
The Pentagon's budget plan for fiscal 2013 calls for spending of $178.8 billion on new warships, fighter jets and other major weapons, a 7.5 percent drop from the level initially projected, a document says.
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.

 
 

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