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Aug 15 2011

Pilot persuades Navy to rethink landing drill site

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2011-08-15 22:32
The Navy has halted the search for a commercial airport where Navy planes could practice carrier landings after an officer complained that a less expensive alternative is being overlooked.
Aug 15 2011

A golden decade for defense companies is ending

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-15 20:01
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in debt. This spells the end of what was a golden decade for the defense industry.
Aug 15 2011

Ex-cruiser XO punished for assault, harassment

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-08-15 16:01
The former executive officer of the cruiser Gettysburg received nonjudicial punishment for sexual harassment and assault at an admiral’s mast and could be forced to retire, the Navy announced.
Aug 14 2011

U.S. To Deny Taiwan New F-16 Fighters

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2011-08-14 19:01
Bowing to Chinese pressure, the United States will deny Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter aircraft, a Taiwan Ministry of National Defense official said.
Aug 14 2011

Carolinas see bump in homeless female veterans

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-08-14 17:01
The number of homeless women veterans is increasing in North Carolina and South Carolina as they become a larger part of the military, but the resources to help them are limited.
Aug 13 2011

CG Commandant: Arctic response capability lacking

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-08-13 10:01
The commandant of the Coast Guard said Friday the nation must decide what level of pollution cleanup response capability the agency should have along the Arctic coast as an oil company prepares to begin drilling there.
Aug 13 2011

EU anti-piracy mission faces tough challenges

Deutsche Welle - Sat, 2011-08-13 08:19
Germany on Saturday took control of the EU's anti-piracy Operation "Atalanta." But despite European efforts to combat piracy along the Horn of Africa, attacks on ships are on the rise.
Aug 12 2011

Somali pirates sentenced in Dutch court

AlJazeera - Fri, 2011-08-12 14:04
Five Somalis sentenced to prison for abducting a South African couple off a yacht in the Seychelles last year.
Aug 11 2011

Norway Pulls F-16s from Libya Operation

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-08-11 23:01
Norway has withdrawn its F-16 fighter squadron from NATO's Operation Unified Protector, ending Norway's direct involvement in the operation and the enforcement of NATO's no-fly zone.
Aug 11 2011

Barrow Vital to CG’s Future Arctic Presence

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2011-08-11 20:28
With its strategic location in mind, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp visited Barrow, Alaska, last week to learn first-hand about the challenges that face future Coast Guard operations there.


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