Top Daily Stories for December 2011

Dec 31 2011

Marine Corps closes brig in Quantico

Navy Times - Sat, 2011-12-31 12:00
The Marine Corps permanently closed the brig at Quantico on Saturday as part of the cost-cutting measures recommended by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Dec 30 2011

North Korea names Kim Jong-un top military commander

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-30 18:02
North Korea said Saturday it has officially appointed Kim Jong-un, anointed successor and the youngest son of the late leader Kim Jong-il, the supreme commander of North Korea's 1.2 million-strong military.
Dec 30 2011

Boeing wins $3.48 billion U.S. missile defense contract

Reuters - Fri, 2011-12-30 17:54
Boeing Co beat out Lockheed Martin to retain its position as the prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Dec 30 2011

For Tacoma base, a grim milestone in soldier suicides

McClatchy News Service - Fri, 2011-12-30 16:53
Joint Base Lewis-McChord passed an unwelcome milestone in 2011, recording more soldier suicides than in any previous year. Twelve soldiers took their own lives in 2011, up from nine each in the two previous years.
Dec 29 2011

Russian N-sub catches fire at dockyard

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2011-12-29 11:29
A fire broke out aboard a Russian nuclear submarine during repair work at a shipyard on Thursday but emergency officials said radiation levels were normal.
Dec 28 2011

Adm. Locklear tapped to lead PACOM

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 15:33
President Obama has nominated Admiral Samuel Locklear to head the Hawaii-based U.S. Pacific Command, the Pentagon announced Wednesday.
Dec 28 2011

Navy to resume training at N.C. bombing range

Navy Times - Wed, 2011-12-28 14:11
The Navy on Wednesday said it will resume training at the Stumpy Point Bombing Range in North Carolina for the first time in about eight years.
Dec 28 2011

Iran navy chief says shutting off Gulf "very easy"

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-12-28 04:23
Closing the Gulf to oil tankers will be "easier than drinking a glass of water" for Iran if the Islamic state deems it necessary, Iran's top naval commander told the country's state television Wednesday.
Dec 27 2011

Mattis: More communication needed with Pakistan

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-12-27 17:33
Military officials have not ruled out disciplinary action as a result of the cross-border attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, but no one has been punished to date, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
Dec 26 2011

Memorial to fallen Marines stirs controversy

San Diego Union - Mon, 2011-12-26 22:00
The Marine Corps will soon decide whether two crosses that sit atop a remote hill in Camp Pendleton as a memorial to fallen troops should be removed.

 
 

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