Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 30 2011

Navy explores longer sub deployments

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-30 13:57
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 29 2011

Formal end of 2nd Fleet marked today

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 21:16
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 Military.com - Thu, 2011-09-29 20:54
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

F-35B set for sea trials next week

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-29 11:38
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.
Sep 29 2011

Sealift Command Accepts USNS William McLean

Navy News from Military.com - Thu, 2011-09-29 07:38
Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12) during a ceremony at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego Sept. 28.
Sep 28 2011

Lockheed lobbies anew for new Taiwan F-16s

Reuters - Wed, 2011-09-28 22:51
Lockheed Martin Corp is helping arm U.S. lawmakers for a renewed push to sell its new F-16 fighters to Taiwan, rather than just an upgrade for older jets that the Obama administration plans.
Sep 27 2011

Report: 1,400 suffered war-zone brain injuries

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 23:01
Nearly 1,400 U.S. troops were found to have concussions or mild brain injuries this year under a program that forces service members to take a break from combat when exposed to a blast or other jarring incident.
Sep 27 2011

SECNAV OKs forced retirements for 126 officers

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 17:01
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus approved the results of a selective early retirement board, a measure designed to trim officer ranks, according to a naval message released Monday.
Sep 27 2011

Rocket with untested Navy satellite takes off

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-27 17:01
A rocket launched from an Alaska island is carrying an experimental Navy communications satellite designed for safer combat communications.
Sep 26 2011

Australia to end ban on women in combat

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2011-09-26 22:52
Australian women will be allowed to serve in frontline combat roles, including as special forces soldiers in Afghanistan, after the government said it is dropping all gender restrictions for the military.

 
 

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