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Dec 15 2011

Corpsman awarded the Army's Soldier's Medal

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-12-15 21:00
In the scheme of things, the act of heroism for which Roy Jaquez was honored this week—helping to rescue three civilians from a downed helicopter that could have exploded—was just another day at work.
Dec 15 2011

Somali pirate leader gets life sentence

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-12-15 16:52
A former Somali police officer was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for his role as a leader in the hijacking of a yacht that left all four Americans on board dead.
Dec 15 2011

Israel Approves New Joint SOF Command

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-12-15 16:23
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved the formation of a joint special operations force oriented to multidisciplinary missions far from Israel's borders.
Dec 15 2011

Navy Updates Purple Heart Award Policy Top Stories - Thu, 2011-12-15 15:01
Sailors and Marines may be awarded the Purple Heart for certain mild traumatic brain injuries that were caused by enemy action.
Dec 15 2011

Wraps Off Northrop's Fan-in-Wing MUVR

Aviation Week - Thu, 2011-12-15 09:39
At the Quad-A UAS show in Washington today, Northrop Grumman has taken the wraps off the MUVR fan-in wing high-speed VTOL ship-to-shore cargo resupply unmanned aircraft.
Dec 15 2011

U.S. military marks end of its war in Iraq

Reuters - Thu, 2011-12-15 06:51
The U.S. military officially ended its war in Iraq on Thursday, packing up a military flag at a ceremony with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta nearly nine years after the invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.
Dec 14 2011

Bids Submitted for Aegis Follow-On System

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-12-14 18:11
Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing have submitted proposals to take over support and development of the Aegis combat system, the companies said Dec. 14.
Dec 14 2011

White House drops veto threat on defense bill - Wed, 2011-12-14 18:07
The White House lifted a veto threat against a giant $662 billion defense authorization bill on Wednesday after legislators made changes in language involving detainees.
Dec 13 2011

Report: Slow Down Production of F-35

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-12-13 19:52
A "quick look" report on the U.S. Defense Department's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) says aircraft production should be slowed while 13 test issues are resolved. But it also declares the F-35's design fundamentally sound.
Dec 13 2011

Blood test shows promise in diagnosing TBI

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-13 15:35
In a small Army study, a hand-held device that tests for protein fragments released into the bloodstream after a head injury accurately detected concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, in 34 patients.


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