Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 31 2012

Technology key to Pacific pivot, Panetta says

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-31 20:04
The Pentagon needs to “invest in new technologies that will help us build a stronger power projection” in the Pacific region, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.
May 31 2012

Newest JHSV to be named Millinocket

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-31 08:39
The next joint high speed vessel (JHSV) will be named the USNS Millinocket, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announced Wednesday.
May 30 2012

Adm. Hunt says LCS Freedom ‘is fit for service’

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-30 17:03
Overall, the littoral combat ship Freedom is moving ahead to meet its deployment schedule for next spring, the commander of the Navy’s surface forces proclaimed.
May 30 2012

Survey finds vet not confident about finding jobs

Reuters - Wed, 2012-05-30 12:24
More U.S. military veterans expect to look for work in coming months as they return to civilian life, but they are less confident about finding work that suits them, according to a new survey.
May 30 2012

Chinese Warship Escorts Training Ship Through Gulf of Aden

Maritime News - Vessels - Wed, 2012-05-30 03:07
Chinese cadet-training ship Zheng He transits Suez Canal after an escort through pirate-prone Gulf of Aden.
May 29 2012

Panetta: Asia is the ‘project’ for USNA grads

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-05-29 11:58
The Pentagon chief says building U.S. maritime strength across the Asia-Pacific will be the main project for the new generation of America’s naval officers.
May 28 2012

New vets set record for war-disability claims

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-28 12:07
America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ever seen.
May 25 2012

SOCOM chief sells plan for spec ops expansion

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 17:26
The commander of the raid to kill Osama bin Laden is defending his proposal that he have more authority to send special operations forces overseas to address problems like terrorists or sudden unrest.
May 25 2012

France: Combat troops out of Afghanistan in '12

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-05-25 08:45
All French combat troops will pull out of Afghanistan by the end of the year, France’s new president said Friday, but some trainers will remain to help Afghanistan’s nascent security forces.
May 24 2012

Navy places order for new class of patrol boats

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 15:20
SAFE Boats International has won a competition to build a new class of patrol boats for the Navy’s Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, the company announced Thursday.


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