Top Daily Stories for June 2012

Jun 30 2012

Amphib Wasp to get combat system upgrade

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-06-30 15:36
The amphibious assault ship Wasp’s combat system is obsolete, the Navy says, and has been that way for years, leading to the ship’s withdrawal in 2009 from the regular deployment schedule.
Jun 30 2012

6 months after U.S. left, Iraq violence surges

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-06-30 15:29
Half a year after the U.S. military left Iraq, dire predictions seem to be coming true: The country is mired in violence and the government is on the verge of collapse.
Jun 29 2012

CO, CMC sacked at Pax River health clinic

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-06-29 14:04
The commander and command master chief of Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River, Md., have been fired after an inspector general’s investigation and administrative reviews.
Jun 28 2012

LCS Freedom passes key weapons test

San Diego Union - Thu, 2012-06-28 18:13
Sailors on board the high speed vessel successfully tested a package of weapons designed to be moved on and off the ship.
Jun 28 2012

Plebes arrive for Naval Academy Induction Day

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-06-28 14:11
More than 1,200 new students have arrived in Annapolis for Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Jun 28 2012

China starts combat-ready patrols in disputed seas

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-06-28 05:48
China has begun combat-ready patrols in the waters around a disputed group of islands in the South China Sea, its Defense Ministry said Thursday.
Jun 27 2012

CNO: More ships deploy to meet growing missions

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-06-27 18:44
Over the next four years, the number of ships and subs deployed will jump by 15 percent, the Navy’s top officer said Wednesday.
Jun 27 2012

Fleet Forces chief named next MCPON

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-06-27 11:45
Fleet Master Chief Mike Stevens, currently the top sailor at Fleet Forces Command, will be the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy.
Jun 27 2012

Data shows IEDs kill fewer Coalition troops

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-06-27 10:33
U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show.
Jun 26 2012

Gen. Allen in Pakistan on Wednesday

Top Headlines - Tue, 2012-06-26 17:34
The commander of U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan is due to meet with with Pakistani army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani on Wednesday amid strained relations between Islamabad and Washington.


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