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Jul 19 2011

After 100 Years, Walter Reed Closing in August

Navy News from - Tue, 2011-07-19 14:39
Walter Reed Army Medical Center will close at the end of August and move patients, staff and health care operations to new and expanded facilities in Bethesda, Md., and Fort Belvoir, Va.
Jul 19 2011

Pakistan navy surveillance drone crashes in Karachi

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2011-07-19 04:50
An unmanned Pakistan naval aircraft crashed in the southern city of Karachi Tuesday, but there was no damage on ground, police and naval officials said.
Jul 18 2011

Britain, U.S. Propose F-35 Fighter Swap

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 23:01
The United Kingdom has proposed trading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft with the United States, according to a Pentagon letter to the U.S. Congress.
Jul 18 2011

Liberals see opportunity for big cuts in defense

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-07-18 21:10
The political left is pressing the White House and Congress to inflict a wave of Pentagon budget cuts not seen since the post-Cold War 1990s.
Jul 18 2011

Navy to Disestablish 29 NJROTC Units

Navy News from - Mon, 2011-07-18 19:49
The Navy announced that it will disestablish 29 Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) units, effective June 30, 2012.
Jul 18 2011

Study: U.S. pays a 35% more for defense as in 2001

Reuters - Mon, 2011-07-18 19:27
The U.S. military has essentially the same size, force structure and capabilities as it did a decade ago but costs 35 percent more, an independent public policy think tank says.
Jul 18 2011

Pentagon To Set Acquisition Oversight Meetings Earlier

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 19:01
The Pentagon will start holding top-level program oversight meetings earlier in the acquisition process, according to a senior U.S. Defense Department official.
Jul 18 2011

U.K. To Up Equipment Funds, Cut Active-Duty Troops

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 19:01
Britain has signaled the go-ahead to a series of equipment programs for the three armed services but balanced that with a plan to significantly cut Army manpower and replace frontline troops with more reservists.
Jul 15 2011

U.S. drawdown begins in Afghanistan

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2011-07-15 07:46
The first U.S. troops have left Afghanistan as part of President Barack Obama's planned drawdown of about a third of the 100,000 U.S. forces there during the next year.
Jul 14 2011

Eglin Air Force Base Gets 1st Production F-35

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-14 19:01
The U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II training wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., received its first Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Thursday.


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