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Nov 17 2011

Budget Official: DOD Not Planning for Sequestration

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:15
The Defense Department is not planning for more than $600 billion in cuts possible if consensus on a plan to cut federal spending isn't reached by next week, said Mike McCord, DOD deputy comptroller.
Nov 17 2011

Keel Laid for First DDG 1000 Destroyer Top Stories - Thu, 2011-11-17 18:01
The U.S. Navy laid the keel for its first Zumwalt-class destroyer (DDG 1000), Nov. 17, at General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine.
Nov 17 2011

CO of Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter relieved

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2011-11-17 17:09
The commanding officer of a Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter has been permanently relieved of command for inappropriate conduct toward the crew, the service announced Thursday.
Nov 17 2011

McCain: Tricare fees must rise to control costs

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 16:07
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday that “dire circumstances” are the reason he’s willing to make military retirees pay more for health care benefits.
Nov 17 2011

DOD Successfully Tests Hypersonic Flying Bomb

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-11-17 14:48
The Pentagon held a successful test flight of a flying bomb that travels faster than the speed of sound and will give military planners the ability to strike targets anywhere in the world in less than a hour.
Nov 17 2011

U.S. vows second warship for Philippines

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-11-17 09:41
The United States will provide a second warship to the Philippines as it confronts China in increasingly tense territorial disputes in the South China Sea, an official said
Nov 16 2011

N.Korea Said To Test-Fire Missiles in West Sea

The Chosun Ilbo - Thu, 2011-11-17 00:09
Reports suggest that North Korea recently test-fired air-to-ship missiles over the West Sea on two separate occasions—in October and again earlier this month.
Nov 16 2011

Navy launches its largest biofuel test on ship

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-16 20:47
The Navy launched its largest alternative-fuel test to date on Wednesday, pumping 20,000 gallons of algae-based fuel into a destroyer for a 20-hour trip along the California coast.
Nov 16 2011

Pentagon defends Medal of Honor process

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-11-16 20:20
Responding to criticism from some combat veterans, the Pentagon defended its Medal of Honor process and deflected calls for a review of top awards for potential upgrades.
Nov 16 2011

Congress passes veterans employment bill

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-11-16 20:17
A landmark $1.7 billion package of veterans employment aid has passed Congress and is on its way to the White House, where President Obama has vowed to sign it into law.


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