Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 14 2012

Museum to mark return of destroyer Laffey

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-04-14 12:39
A celebration is scheduled to mark the return of the "The Ship That Would Not Die" to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on the South Carolina coast.
Apr 14 2012

DOD: Make vets a minority on retired pay panel

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-04-14 08:39
A Pentagon proposal to create an independent commission to overhaul military retired pay has three key requirements that indicate where the effort is headed.
Apr 14 2012

Standoff near Philippines over; Chinese boats keep catch

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2012-04-14 02:43
Chinese fishing boats left a disputed area of the South China Sea with their catches on Saturday, ending a six-day standoff and dealing a blow to Philippine efforts to assert sovereignty over the area.
Apr 13 2012

Federal judge won't block Tea Party Marine's discharge

San Diego Union - Fri, 2012-04-13 15:51
A federal judge ruled Friday that she will not step in to stop the Marine Corps from discharging a Camp Pendleton Marine for making disparaging comments about President Barack Obama on Facebook.
Apr 13 2012

5 newest Virginia-class subs named for states

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-04-13 10:11
The Navy announced Friday the names of the five latest Virginia-class attack submarines, all for states.
Apr 13 2012

At new naval lab, scientists make it rain, robots put out fires

The Washington Times - Fri, 2012-04-13 08:40
Mark Twain famously said, "Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." Now the Navy has found a way.
Apr 13 2012

U.S., allies weigh response N. Korea’s failed rocket launch

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2012-04-13 05:32
In the aftermath of North Korea’s failed rocket-launch attempt, leaders in Washington and Asian capitals moved to condemn the nation while containing its next move — a balance that has proven elusive in the past.
Apr 12 2012

North Korea Launches Missile, Officials Say

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2012-04-12 18:41
Defying weeks of international warnings of more censure and sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket on Friday, though some early reports said the effort had failed.
Apr 12 2012

2 Coast Guard members killed in Alaska

CNN Top Stories - Thu, 2012-04-12 17:26
Two Coast Guard members have been shot dead on an island off Alaska's coast, prompting the lockdown Thursday of their base and at least one nearby school.
Apr 12 2012

Pentagon asked to account for brain injuries

USA Today - Thu, 2012-04-12 17:09
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is being asked to account for potentially thousands concussions in Iraq or Afghanistan before 2010 that were never diagnosed or treated.


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