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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.
Feb 10 2012

Vets' Transition to Civilian Jobs Often a Perceived Step Down

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-02-10 08:38
From the lofty responsibilities of war to the bottom rung of the career ladder: That’s the reality that veterans often face when entering the civilian job market.
Feb 10 2012

Amputations Among Troops Hit Post-9/11 High in 2011

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-02-10 08:33
More U.S. troops lost limbs in 2011 than in any previous year of fighting since the 9/11 attacks, recently published Pentagon data show.
Feb 9 2012

More Military Positions Opened to Women

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2012-02-09 19:15
The Defense Department announced changes to its assignment policy Feb. 9 which will result in more than 14,000 additional positions being opened to women.

 
 

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