Top Daily Stories for August 2012

Aug 31 2012

Pirates reportedly release Greek-run oil tanker

Top Headlines - Fri, 2012-08-31 06:57
Pirates released a Greek-operated oil tanker seized off Togo on Tuesday after stealing 3,000 tons of fuel from it, an official for the ship's operator said.
Aug 30 2012

Report: Misjudged wake caused USAF CV-22 crash

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-08-30 21:15
An Air Force report blames human error for the crash of a CV-22 Osprey in June near Hurlburt Field, Fla., but also identified shortfalls in training and techniques that are “areas of concern.”
Aug 30 2012

DOD may take legal action against SEAL author

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-08-30 19:55
The Pentagon’s top lawyer has told the former Navy SEAL who wrote a book describing the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that legal action against him is being considered.
Aug 30 2012

New squadron will deploy, train UAV pilots

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-08-30 09:10
After three years of testing on frigates, the Navy is creating its first squadron to deploy and train pilots to operate the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout and MQ-8C Fire-X helicopters.
Aug 27 2012

Veterans job training slots fill up quickly

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 14:54
The VA announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and expects to fill every slot by Sept. 30.
Aug 27 2012

Top-level talks consider eliminating blue NWUs

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-08-27 06:53
The Navy’s aquaflage uniform has been around just a few years, but there’s a message getting louder from many rank-and-file and senior officials alike: Ditch the blueberries.
Aug 25 2012

Moonwalker, former Navy pilot Armstrong dies

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2012-08-25 17:15
Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step on to the moon.
Aug 23 2012

SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book identified

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-08-23 15:15
The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer.
Aug 23 2012

Australia fighters first to get hi-tech U.S. jammers

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-08-23 05:11
Australia will upgrade half of its frontline warplanes with sophisticated American jammers to become the first nation outside of the United States to use the system.
Aug 23 2012

U.S. said to be planning new missile shield in Asia

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Thu, 2012-08-23 03:37
The United States reportedly is planning to build a new missile-defense shield in Asia to contain threats from North Korea and counter China's growing capabilities.


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