Top Daily Stories for May 2011

May 18 2011

Congressman criticizes César Chávez name for ship

San Diego Union - Wed, 2011-05-18 00:37
A seemingly benign decision to name a Navy cargo ship after the late labor leader and Navy veteran César Chávez drew ire Tuesday from Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who said there are more deserving candidates.
May 16 2011

U.S., Pakistan to cooperate on 'high-value targets'

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-05-16 08:57
The U.S. and Pakistan agreed Monday to work together in any future actions against "high value targets" in Pakistan.
May 14 2011

French Warship Disrupts Pirate Attack Group

Maritime News - Security - Sat, 2011-05-14 11:51
The French warship FS Nivôse disrupted a dhow on May 13 that was suspected of being used as a Pirate Action Group (PAG) mothership since it was pirated over a year ago.
May 12 2011

Navy Surgeon General Marks Nurse Corps' 103rd Birthday Top Stories - Thu, 2011-05-12 16:01
The Navy Surgeon General sent a message to the Navy Nurse Corps commemorating the corps' 103rd birthday which will be celebrated May 13.
May 10 2011

Court: 'Unchecked incompetence' in VA mental health care

San Diego Union - Tue, 2011-05-10 22:41
In an impassioned legal decision a federal appeals court said the VA has failed to provide adequate mental health care to battle-traumatized veterans, and ordered the agency to overhaul its programs.
May 10 2011

Reenlistment Standard Update Brings Big Changes

Recent changes in reenlistment procedures will help the Marine Corps identify and retain only the most qualified Marines by approving them through selection boards.
May 9 2011

Retired general warns of 'rush' to end 'don't ask'

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-05-09 19:44
The newly retired commander of Army forces in the Pacific says the "rush to repeal" the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military "is moving way too fast" and risks damaging the armed forces' fighting ability.
May 7 2011

Rocket takes missile-warning satellite aloft

Reuters - Sat, 2011-05-07 15:52
An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Saturday to put the first satellite of the Defense Department's new missile-warning system into orbit.
May 6 2011

Flag Officer Announcements Top Stories - Fri, 2011-05-06 21:01
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced May 6, that the president has made 20 nominations.
May 6 2011

Gates: Bin Laden death could be a game-changer

The Washington Times - Fri, 2011-05-06 10:52
The killing of Osama bin Laden could be a game-changer for the U.S. military in Afghanistan by splitting the native Taliban from the al Qaeda terror network, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday.


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