Top Daily Stories

Aug 30 2012

New squadron will deploy, train UAV pilots

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-08-30 09:10
After three years of testing on frigates, the Navy is creating its first squadron to deploy and train pilots to operate the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout and MQ-8C Fire-X helicopters.
Aug 29 2012

SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden's death

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-08-29 04:18
A firsthand account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts previous accounts by administration officials.
Aug 28 2012

Piracy Around Horn of Africa Has Plunged, U.S. Says

The New York Times - Tue, 2012-08-28 13:40
The Navy credits aggressive patrolling by international forces and increased vigilance by the commercial shipping industry for the decrease.
Aug 28 2012

As Fire Scout Deployments Grow, Navy Seeks Beefed-Up Version

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-08-28 09:45
With its order of eight MQ-8Cs—essentially putting Fire Scout guts in a helicopter with more range and payload—the Navy is “moving forward with greater capability” in maritime ISR.
Aug 28 2012

Pirates attack tanker, kidnap 24 in gunfight off Togo coast

USA Today - Tue, 2012-08-28 05:50
Group says pirates have attacked a Greek-owned oil tanker off the coast of Togo, kidnapping 24 sailors in an exchange of gunfire.
Aug 27 2012

Veterans job training slots fill up quickly

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 14:54
The VA announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and expects to fill every slot by Sept. 30.
Aug 27 2012

Top-level talks consider eliminating blue NWUs

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 06:53
The Navy’s aquaflage uniform has been around just a few years, but there’s a message getting louder from many rank-and-file and senior officials alike: Ditch the blueberries.
Aug 25 2012

Moonwalker, former Navy pilot Armstrong dies

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2012-08-25 17:15
Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon.
Aug 25 2012

Key Pakistani Taliban Figure Killed in Afghanistan

The New York Times - Sat, 2012-08-25 03:26
A NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed a dozen militants including a senior leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, the international military coalition said Saturday.
Aug 24 2012

Former SEAL commander vouches for book author

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2012-08-24 17:00
An ex-Navy SEAL commander says the Obama administration hasn’t come clean on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and he hopes a new book will shine light on what really happened.


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