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Nov 4 2011

Coast Guard Plans Advanced Ships off East Coast

Coast Guard News - Fri, 2011-11-04 08:13
The commandant of the Coast Guard, in Maryland this week to visit a newly launched national security cutter, said he expects to deploy two of the state-of-the-art vessels off the East Coast.
Nov 3 2011

DCNO for Ops, Plans, Strategy Addresses HASC Subcommittee Top Stories - Thu, 2011-11-03 19:01
The Navy's deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy appeared before the House Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee Nov. 3.
Nov 3 2011

Lasers Power Pentagon's Next-Gen Artificial Limbs - Thu, 2011-11-03 05:30
After decades of sluggish progress, the military's prosthetic research has finally seen the light: Experts are making rapid progress on ultra-sensitive prosthetic devices, all thanks to teeny, tiny laser beams.
Nov 2 2011

China-to-Iran Arms Sales Challenged in Report

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 18:58
China continues to provide advanced missiles and other arms to Iran, possibly in violation of U.N. sanctions against Tehran, according to a draft report by the congressional U.S.-China Commission.
Nov 2 2011

Service leaders defend MV-22, STOVL F-35B

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 18:03
The U.S. industrial base will be irreversibly damaged if unique aircraft such as the Marines’ short-takeoff-and-vertical-landing F-35B stealth fighter and MV-22 tiltrotor are terminated, top officers say.
Nov 2 2011

Air Force cutting 9,000 civilian jobs now, 4,500 later

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-11-02 17:48
The Air Force said Wednesday it plans to eliminate 9,000 civilian jobs, with more reductions to come later as part of a military-wide effort to adjust to a new era of defense spending cuts.
Nov 2 2011

Eligible vets to receive 3.6% COLA next year

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 17:29
Congress acted to make sure veterans don’t miss out on the 3.6 percent cost-of-living adjustment that is already coming Dec. 1 for Social Security recipients and military retirees.
Nov 2 2011

CNO warns that deep cuts will hollow fleet

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 13:12
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert warned Tuesday that nearly $1 trillion in cuts over 10 years will “cause irreversible harm” to the Navy.
Nov 2 2011

New campaign star approved for OEF medal

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-02 10:37
A new phase has been approved for the Afghanistan Campaign Medal that will allow qualifying troops to add an additional campaign star, the Pentagon announced.
Nov 2 2011

Brass warn of dire results if defense budget cut deeper

Washington Post - Wed, 2011-11-02 09:40
The Army’s top general and other service chiefs are warning that if steeper defense spending cuts are imposed by failed congressional budget negotiations, it would mean an “unacceptable” risk to U.S. national security.


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