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Aug 21 2011

USNS Comfort to suspend work off Haiti during storm

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-21 15:01
The Navy hospital ship will suspend operations off the coast of Haiti’s capital in advance of Tropical Storm Irene.
Aug 21 2011

CG’s Deepwater program continues to founder

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-21 15:01
Nearly a decade into a 25-year, $24.2 billion overhaul intended to add or upgrade more than 250 vessels, the Coast Guard has two new ships to show after spending $7 billion-plus.
Aug 21 2011

Wounded Warriors Move Into New Barracks at Bethesda

Navy.mil Top Stories - Sun, 2011-08-21 06:32
Wounded warriors began moving into new specialized barracks on board Naval Support Activity, Bethesda Aug. 20 following the official opening of the Tranquility Hall barracks.
Aug 20 2011

Somali pirates hijack ship with 21 crew off Oman

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-08-20 11:37
Somali pirates hijacked a chemical-oil tanker with 21 Indian sailors on board Saturday from near an Omani port, although the exact location was unconfirmed.
Aug 20 2011

Turkey strikes Kurd rebels in Iraq for third night

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2011-08-20 04:44
Turkish warplanes and heavy artillery struck Kurdish guerrilla targets in northern Iraq in a third consecutive night of raids, military headquarters said on Saturday.
Aug 19 2011

Panetta sees progress on keeping some U.S. troops in Iraq

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-08-19 17:41
The Secretary of Defense said Friday he thinks progress has been made in talks with Baghdad on maintaining some U.S. military presence in Iraq after the end-of-year deadline for withdrawing American forces.
Aug 19 2011

Tiny 'Pocketbots' Prepped for Combat

Wired.com - Fri, 2011-08-19 07:00
A new wave of reconnaissance robots is getting ready for war, some as light as a pound. Which means they'll not only fit inside a backpack, they might even squeeze inside a jacket. Call them pocketbots.
Aug 18 2011

Marines Train on Robotic Truck

Next week, in a test area just east of Pittsburgh, six Marines will learn to control a robotic truck that may represent the future for logistics convoys, route-clearing missions and other high-risk battlefield operations.
Aug 18 2011

White House Wants Budget Options for Defense Cuts

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-18 20:01
The White House has directed the Defense Department, along with all other federal agencies, to draw up budget options for 2013 that meet the strict spending guidelines put in place by the debt-ceiling agreement of Aug. 2.
Aug 18 2011

Senator slams DOD on suicide prevention efforts

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-18 18:01
It’s been a year since a blue-ribbon commission on military suicide prevention issued its final report. But many of its key recommendations have not been implemented.

 
 

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