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Apr 17 2012

U.S., Vietnam to Hold Five-Day Naval Exchange - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 12:51
Vietnam and the United States will hold five days of "non-combatant" naval exchange activities next week in the port city of Danang, the U.S. Embassy said, amid rising tensions in the South China Sea.
Apr 17 2012

Navy, Corps IT staffs to take $2B budget hit

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-04-17 12:42
The Navy and Marine Corps will shrink their information technology staffs to meet a $2 billion budget cut over the next five years.
Apr 17 2012

Coast Guard Arctic Focus Might Impact Drug War - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 06:24
As the Coast Guard rogers up to new and expanded missions in a warming Arctic Circle, budget cuts means pulling back elsewhere—probably in its role interdicting cocaine bound for the United States.
Apr 17 2012

Navy Eyes Apache Helo's Gun for Use at Sea - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 06:15
After years of admiring the Army Apache's powerful, nose-mounted 30-mm cannon,the Navy is now looking to arm its patrol boats and helicopters with the same withering firepower.
Apr 17 2012

Vietnam Vet to be Awarded MoH Posthumously - Headlines - Tue, 2012-04-17 05:47
A 101st Airborne soldier will be posthumously awarded the nation’s highest valor award for actions that took place in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, more than 40 years ago
Apr 17 2012

Navy Looking for New Jet? - Tue, 2012-04-17 05:30
The Navy quietly has asked defense contractors for "candidate[s]" for "strike fighter aircraft" in the future—a little weird, considering the Pentagon already is spending a trillion dollars on the troubled Joint Strike Fighter.
Apr 16 2012

Navy to name destroyer after Lyndon Johnson

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-04-16 17:44
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has announced that the next Zumwalt-class destroyer will be named the Lyndon B. Johnson.
Apr 16 2012

SECNAV: Navy can meet mission with 300 ships

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-16 15:03
The Navy can meet global defense needs, including the increased emphasis in the Pacific, with a 300-ship fleet, down from the 313 previously planned, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday.
Apr 16 2012

Greenert: Fleet operations pace unsustainable

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-04-16 12:19
The fleet’s pace of operations is surging and unsustainable as high demand for ships and submarines continues, the Navy’s top officer reiterated at a panel Monday alongside two fellow service chiefs.
Apr 16 2012

U.S., Philippines start drills amid spat with China

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-04-16 05:36
American and Filipino forces launched two weeks of annual naval drills on Monday amid a territorial stand-off between China and the Philippines.


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