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Jan 4 2012

India OKs $1.18B Deal To Buy Mica Missiles

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2012-01-04 12:20
Five months after signing a $2.2 billion deal to upgrade its French Mirage aircraft, India on Wednesday cleared an additional $1.18 billion deal to procure Mica air-to-air missiles from France.
Jan 4 2012

Top Guard officer joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-01-04 11:43
As of Tuesday, the biography of the current chief of the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley, is posted on the Joint Chiefs website, alongside bios for the other military service chiefs.
Jan 4 2012

USAF Will Retire Hundreds of Planes in Pentagon Plan

Wired.com - Wed, 2012-01-04 05:00
Defense Secretary Panetta is set to reveal his plan to chop $450 billion from the Pentagon's budget. It won't be pretty for the Air Force, which is poised to lose hundreds of planes and thousands of airmen.
Jan 3 2012

Law signed to speed troops through TSA security

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-03 18:21
President Obama has signed a law that within six months could make it easier for service members and their families to get through security checkpoints at major airports.
Jan 3 2012

Air Force general named next DISA leader

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-03 15:31
Air Force Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr. will replace Army Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett next week as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Jan 3 2012

Carrier Reagan nears overhaul in Puget Sound

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-03 14:37
The aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan is changing homeports—just for a year—as the Nimitz-class ship will go into drydock for a major overhaul in Washington state.
Jan 3 2012

Officials spell out new NWU rules

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-01-03 11:19
The Navy in December loosened the rules for wearing the digital Navy working uniform. But the rules, which took effect Jan. 1, left a lot of room for interpretation, and there are aspects that sailors need to know.
Jan 3 2012

Report: Pakistan Taliban chiefs "at each other's throats"

Reuters - Tue, 2012-01-03 08:31
Al Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban and Pakistani militants have had a series of meetings aimed at containing what could soon be open warfare between the two most powerful Pakistani Taliban leaders, sources say.
Jan 3 2012

Taliban say office in Qatar has been agreed

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2012-01-03 07:53
The Afghan Taliban said Tuesday they have reached a preliminary deal to set up a political office in the nation of Qatar, and asked for the release of prisoners held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.
Jan 2 2012

Navy: Cost overruns on Ford carrier may hit $1.1 billion

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-01-02 01:00
The Navy has estimated a worst-case cost overrun of as much as $1.1 billion for the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, the service's most expensive warship.

 
 

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