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45 min ago | Roll Call

GAO: Littoral Combat Ship Too Fat

The littoral combat ship U.S.S. Freedom, LCS 1, departs San Diego Bay for deployment to the Asia-Pacific region last year in San Diego, Calif.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Northrop drone's development cost to Navy increases 25 percent

The cost to develop Northrop Grumman Corp.'s reconnaissance drone for the Navy has increased by at least 25 percent, or $720 million, according to Navy estimates and congressional investigators.

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Roll Call

Pentagon Liaisons to Hollywood Have Some Great Stories

Transformers robot Bumblebee tours Sydney harbour by barge to launch the DVD of "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen" at Mrs Macquaries Chair in 2009.

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The Daily Republic

Today in History for July 30, 2014

On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.

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NEWS.com.au

Aussie Navy joins the Hellfire club

THE Royal Australian Navy has boosted its airborne firepower with the successful test firing of a Hellfire missile from one of its new 'Romeo' helicopters.

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WHDH

Today in History: July 30

Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.

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Whidbey News-Times

Navy man short of pull-up record, but pulls in $9,600

At about pullup number 2,100 Saturday, Navy Petty Officer Michael McCastle began to experience muscle tears in his forearms and capillaries were bursting on his skin.

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M2.com

Former U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command Manager Sentenced for Receiving Bribes

Kenny E. Toy, 54, the former Afloat Programs Manager at the United States Navy Military Sealift Command, was sentenced today to serve 96 months in prison for receiving bribes.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Today in History: Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in suburban Detroit

On July 30, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces tried to take Petersburg, Virginia, by exploding a gunpowder-laden mine shaft that had been dug out beneath Confederate defense lines; the attack failed.

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The Straits Times

Singapore and US armed forces begin 11-day joint exercise

About 1,400 soldiers and several battleships and aircraft from the Singapore Armed Forces and the United States Navy and Marine Corps began an 11-day joint exercise yesterday.

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St.Petersburg Times

New Submarines Being Built

President Putin watches a Northern Fleet nuclear submarine go by in Severomorsk during Sunday's Navy Day celebrations.

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WVEC-TV Norfolk

Former Navy manager sentenced to 8 years in prison

A former manager at the Navy's Military Sealift Command has been sentenced to eight years in prison for receiving bribes.

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Hindustan Times

Navy takes stern steps to check mishaps

At least 25 naval personnel, including 16 officers, are facing disciplinary action for lapses that led to accidents under their watch and tarnished the force's image.

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Autoblog

Blue Angels appoint new executive officer, refit selection process

A scandal among the ranks of the US Navy's flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels , has forced a significant overhaul in the squadron's command structure, which will filter down to the way it selects everything from the naval aviators that perform the precise demonstrations to the ground and support crew that keep the planes in the air.

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Free Republic

China's navy no longer so inferior to Japan's, experts say

China's loss of the first Sino-Japanese war has been attributed to a disorganised navy.

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Marine News

USNS Ship Rescues Nine in Gulf of Oman

'USNS Richard E. Byrd' , a Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship, rescued 9 crew members from a Yemeni-flagged cargo vessel 'Asaed' that had lost power, was taking in water and was adrift in the Gulf of Oman, according to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

U.S. Department of Defense

DOD Identifies Navy Casualty

Boatswain's Mate Seaman Yeshabel Villotcarrasco, 23, of Parma, Ohio, died as a result of a non-hostile incident June 19 aboard USS James E. Williams while the ship was underway in the Red Sea.

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SiliconValley.com

Alameda Point -- a patchwork of possibilities

It's banked by boulders and cattails and breathtaking Bay views. And backed by a quirky collection of businesses and breweries, a haunted Hornet and hollow hangars, dry docks and a skate park, kids playing soccer, artists welding metal and someone learning to drive.

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Canada.com

Fisher: Royal Canadian Navy navigates rough seas

Earlier this month, Canada's top sailor, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, ordered HMCS Whitehorse home to CFB Esquimalt from a mine-sweeping drill near San Diego that is part of the Hawaii-based Rim of the Pacific exercise because of a series of incidents involving misbehaviour by its crew.

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Ars Technica

Special delivery: The Marines are getting a self-driving "jeep"

Meet GUSS, the little jeep that will follow you anywhere-if you happen to be a beacon-wearing Marine, that is.

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