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Oct 3 2011

F-35B Makes First Vertical Landing at Sea

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-10-03 15:35
A U.S. Marine Corps F-35B made its first vertical landing on an amphibious assault ship Monday, Joint Strike Fighter program officials confirmed.
Oct 3 2011

Somali gets life in prison for yacht hijacking

Navy Times - Mon, 2011-10-03 11:50
A federal judge sentenced a third Somali man to life in prison on Monday for his role in the hijacking of a yacht off the coast of Africa that left all four Americans on board dead.
Oct 2 2011

Corps asking Navy to extend Peleliu’s service

Navy Times - Sun, 2011-10-02 07:55
The amphibious assault ship Peleliu is slated to be decommissioned in three years, but the Marine Corps would like the old gator to stay around a little longer.
Oct 1 2011

New Navy destroyer Spruance commissioned

Washington Post - Sat, 2011-10-01 19:45
The Navy’s newest destroyer, the 509-foot USS Spruance, was commissioned at a sunset ceremony Saturday in this island city whose naval history dates back to the 1820s.
Sep 30 2011

Navy explores longer sub deployments

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-30 12:57
The Navy is considering lengthening the standard deployment of attack submarines beyond six months as it faces rising demands with a shrinking fleet, the commander of U.S. submarine forces says.
Sep 30 2011

NATO Calls for More EDA Cooperation

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-09-30 12:43
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen called for greater cooperation between NATO and the European Defence Agency to reduce costly duplication of effort.
Sep 29 2011

Formal end of 2nd Fleet marked today

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 20:16
The book will close on 65 years of naval history today when 2nd Fleet is disestablished in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
Sep 29 2011

Navy to Commission USS Spruance Tomorrow

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-09-29 19:54
The Navy will commission the newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Spruance in a ceremony at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla.
Sep 29 2011

Military retirees to paying more fore health care

Washington Post - Thu, 2011-09-29 17:16
Military retirees will pay slightly more for their health care starting Saturday, and more cost increases are on the way.
Sep 29 2011

F-35B set for sea trials next week

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 10:38
The Marine Corps' F-35B short-take off vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the Joint Strike Fighter will begin sea trials next week, the service’s top aviation officer said.


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