Top Daily Stories for September 2011

Sep 6 2011

William & Mary names Gates to honorary post

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 12:01
The College of William & Mary has named former Defense Secretary Robert Gates as its next chancellor.
Sep 6 2011

Sub CO, former skipper earn top Navy honor

Navy Times - Tue, 2011-09-06 10:01
The commanding officer of an attack submarine and the former CO of a Florida-based destroyer have been named the Navy’s top skippers for 2011.
Sep 6 2011

Somalia pirates free MV Panama for $7 million ransom

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2011-09-06 07:39
Somali pirates freed the Liberian-flagged container ship MV Panama, seized last December, after receiving a $7 million ransom Tuesday, pirates holding the ship said.
Sep 5 2011

After DADT, gays press for more from military

The Washington Times - Mon, 2011-09-05 20:20
With the official end of the U.S. military's ban two weeks away, gay-rights activists are pressing the Pentagon for more than just the right to serve openly.
Sep 5 2011

Pakistan captures 'senior al-Qaeda leader'

AlJazeera - Mon, 2011-09-05 08:36
Younis al-Mauritani and two other high-ranking figures arrested with ISI-CIA co-operation, the military says.
Sep 2 2011

VA adds to list of Agent Orange-exposed ships

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-02 17:01
The Veterans Affairs Department has expanded its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may be eligible for disability compensation as a result of exposure to the toxic defoliant Agent Orange.
Sep 2 2011

India: Ship near Vietnam confronted by China

Navy Times - Fri, 2011-09-02 09:01
Indian officials say a naval vessel on a trip to Vietnam was warned by China that it was allegedly violating Chinese waters.
Sep 1 2011

Sweden Ready To Send Ground Troops To Libya

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-09-01 21:01
Sweden is prepared to send an air-supported ground troop contingent to Libya, independently or as part of a joint Nordic force, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said.
Sep 1 2011

Spruance Begins Maiden Voyage

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-09-01 20:37
The newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Spruance (DDG 111), sailed away from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine Sept. 1 on her maiden voyage to Key West, Fla.
Sep 1 2011

$2.2B in new Agent Orange claims paid

Navy Times - Thu, 2011-09-01 18:01
In the year since three diseases were added to the list of conditions presumed to be linked to the defoliant Agent Orange, the VA has paid $2.2 billion in benefits to 89,000 Vietnam veterans or survivors.


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