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Aug 25 2011

Navy Trainer Completes First Biofuel Flight at Patuxent River Top Stories - Thu, 2011-08-25 15:01
The Navy's alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.
Aug 25 2011

Ships depart Norfolk as Hurricane Irene nears

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-08-25 10:01
The threat of a direct or near strike on Hampton Roads, Va., by powerful Hurricane Irene this weekend is scattering the fleet.
Aug 25 2011

Chinese media dismiss 'cock-and-bull' Pentgon report

Reuters - Thu, 2011-08-25 02:15
China's state news agency on Thursday condemned a Pentagon report on China's growing military might, calling its account of Beijing's weapons modernization drive an alarmist "cock-and-bull story."
Aug 24 2011

Naval Support Activity CO fired after arrest

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 21:01
The commanding officer of Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, N.Y., was fired Wednesday following an Aug. 20 driving while intoxicated arrest, the Navy said.
Aug 24 2011

Libya's missiles, chemical arms worry U.S.

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 19:36
U.S. military, intelligence and diplomatic agencies are quietly making plans to secure elements of Moammar Gadhafi's expansive arsenal of weapons as his regime nears collapse.
Aug 24 2011

Capt. Honors reprimanded, but can stay in uniform

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-08-24 16:01
The former executive officer of the carrier Enterprise can remain on active duty despite a finding that his job performance aboard the carrier fell short of standards, a Navy board of inquiry decided Wednesday.
Aug 24 2011

Mabus: Navy to use hybrid power in future ships

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-08-24 13:04
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus said Monday that the diesel-electric hybrid drive technology that debuted on the San Diego-based Makin Island will be used in other ships, such as destroyers.
Aug 24 2011

Norfolk-based ships prepare ahead of Irene

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-23 23:01
With Hurricane Irene forecast to brush the North Carolina coast and Hampton Roads, Va., over the weekend, Norfolk-based ships were ordered to prepare to sortie within 24 hours, 2nd Fleet announced.
Aug 23 2011

New ships boost naval power in Philippines, Vietnam

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-08-23 09:01
The Philippines and Vietnam each received warships this week to beef up their navies as they face tensions with China over disputed islands—raising the prospect of a deepening arms race in the South China Sea.
Aug 23 2011

Pirate-Fighters, Inc.: Mercenaries Become Ships' Best Defense - Tue, 2011-08-23 05:30
Somali pirates have outrun the world's navies, and are still hijacking ships in the Gulf of Aden. So now shipping companies are turning to guns-for-hire for protection. The mercenaries may be better equipped to handle the job than the military.


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