Top Daily Stories

Aug 1 2011

Navy eyes Google Plus as outreach tool

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-01 08:01
The Navy may soon use another social media outlet alongside Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to reach sailors and their families.
Aug 1 2011

West Point plans new $131M barracks for cadets

Washington Post - Mon, 2011-08-01 07:18
The U.S. Military Academy plans to start construction on a $131 million cadet barracks in 2013 to ease overcrowding.
Jul 30 2011

Chinese General: Country Needs 3 Carriers

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-07-30 19:01
China needs at least three aircraft carriers to defend its interests, a general said, days after the state media broadcast footage of its first carrier in a rare public mention of the project.
Jul 30 2011

Iraq says it will buy 36 F-16 fighters from U.S.

Reuters - Sat, 2011-07-30 11:14
Iraq's prime minister said on Saturday his government would buy 36 F-16 fighters from the United States, doubling the number of aircraft it had initially planned to buy to strengthen its weak air defenses.
Jul 30 2011

Navy: Air readiness better than reports indicate

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-07-30 09:01
With campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan driving a high operational tempo, the Navy and Marine Corps have fallen short of meeting readiness goals for both deployed and stateside aircraft.
Jul 30 2011

Marines in Demand: Special Operations Grows

San Diego Union - Sat, 2011-07-30 01:03
The Marine Corps at large is downsizing, but the relatively new Special Operations Command and its Camp Pendleton battalion are poised for growth.
Jul 30 2011

New Defense Minister May Up Role of Turkey's Navy

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2011-07-30 00:01
Turkey's naval programs are expected to gain prominence after the appointment of a maritime expert as the country's new defense minister, officials said.
Jul 29 2011

Admiral Mullen aims to reassure Afghans after attacks

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-29 16:02
The top U.S. military officer made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Friday, aiming to reassure a country rattled by a wave of high-profile attacks and assassinations.
Jul 29 2011

GAO: Deepwater program costs still unclear

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 16:01
How much will the Coast Guard’s beleaguered Deepwater acquisition program cost, and what’s the timeline? The service has pinned down neither a true cost nor schedule, according to a new report.
Jul 29 2011

Vets with PTSD, government reach settlement

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-07-29 09:01
More than 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder would be given lifetime disability retirement benefits under a settlement.

 
 

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