Top Daily Stories for March 2012

Mar 3 2012

Navy's Target Practice on Old Ships Raises Concern

Fox News - Sat, 2012-03-03 16:16
The program for disposing of old ships—"Sinkex," for sinking exercise—is under fire from environmentalists for the pollution. The ship recycling industry complains about lost jobs and revenues.
Mar 3 2012

Veterans, VA split over mental health expansion

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-03-03 15:03
Two years after Congress passed a law to improve health care for veterans, some are again raising alarms that the Department of Veterans Affairs is not expanding help as quickly or widely as intended.
Mar 3 2012

Navy report spots ‘reasonable’ Guam range site

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-03-03 15:00
Naval Magazine has been identified as a “potentially reasonable alternative” for the construction of a military firing range, according to newly released Navy report.
Mar 2 2012

Two bodies found from CG crash in Alabama

USA Today - Fri, 2012-03-02 07:55
U.S. Coast Guard said it has recovered bodies of two of three crewmembers who were missing since a helicopter crashed in Mobile Bay in Alabama.
Mar 2 2012

New Army Guidelines Make It Tougher for NCOs to Re-Up - Headlines - Fri, 2012-03-02 07:06
It just got a lot harder to stay in the Army. Under new guidelines that went into effect Thursday, E-6s and above may not have the option to re-enlist if they have certain negative marks on their records.
Mar 2 2012

China to unveil military budget on heels of U.S. 'pivot'

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2012-03-02 03:27
China is likely to unveil its military spending for 2012 this weekend, signaling the direction Beijing will take after President Barack Obama launched a new "pivot" to reinforce U.S. influence across Asia.
Mar 2 2012

Israel Plans Interceptor Missile Test

The New York Times - Global - Fri, 2012-03-02 01:20
With nerves on edge over tensions with Iran, Israeli officials took the unusual step of announcing the test of antiballistic missile ahead of time.
Mar 1 2012

Saudis, Qatar plan to arm Syrian rebels

Washington Post - World - Thu, 2012-03-01 21:53
Arab plans to arm Syrian rebels threaten to overtake the cautious approach advocated by the United States and other, which fear that sending weapons could fuel a regional conflagration.
Mar 1 2012

Littoral ship Freedom back in dry dock for repairs

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-03-01 21:12
Barely a month after leaving a dockyard the Freedom, first of the Navy’s littoral combat ships, is back in dry dock in San Diego.


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