Top Daily Stories

Dec 16 2011

K-MAX Makes First Unmanned Flight in Afghanistan

Aviation Week - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:42
It’s been years in the making, but the Marines are inching ever closer to using unmanned aircraft to supply troops in the field.
Dec 16 2011

Navy's 'Old Salt' torch passes to Admiral Harvey

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:38
Head of Fleet Forces Command is now the longest-serving active-duty surface warfare officer in the Navy.
Dec 16 2011

Study: Troops still fear reporting PTSD

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-12-16 16:09
Even as the military works on easing the stigma of seeking help for mental health issues, many service members remain loath to acknowledge they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder or have suicidal thoughts.
Dec 16 2011

Capability Reviews Bring Changes for Australia's Navy

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-12-16 14:24
The Australian government this week announced its response to two reports that criticize the operational capability of the Royal Australian Navy.
Dec 16 2011

Russia sells 42 Sukhoi fighters to India, but nuke-plant deal fails

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2011-12-16 08:43
Russia signed a deal Friday to provide India with 42 fighter jets, but the two nations have failed to strike a deal on a controversial nuclear power plant.
Dec 16 2011

Navy may station ships in Singapore, Philippines

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-16 02:54
The Navy said it would station several new coastal combat ships in Singapore and perhaps the Philippines in coming years, moves likely to fuel China's fears in the South China Sea dispute.
Dec 15 2011

Corpsman awarded the Army's Soldier's Medal

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-12-15 20:00
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 15:52
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 15:23
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 14:01
Sailors and Marines may be awarded the Purple Heart for certain mild traumatic brain injuries that were caused by enemy action.


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