Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 24 2012

Navy places order for new class of patrol boats

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 15:20
SAFE Boats International has won a competition to build a new class of patrol boats for the Navy’s Naval Expeditionary Combat Command, the company announced Thursday.
May 24 2012

Milestone marked in aircraft carrier construction

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-05-24 11:25
Shipbuilders in Virginia on Thursday slowly lowered the massive lower bow into place in what will become the Gerald R. Ford.
May 24 2012

Famous ‘shell shock’ documentary to air online

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-24 06:30
Eerie then-and-now parallels abound in legendary director John Huston’s long-suppressed 1946 documentary, “Let There Be Light,” a gripping look at the mental health issues of troops returning from war.
May 24 2012

Fire on Nuclear-Powered Sub in Maine Injures 6

Fox News - Thu, 2012-05-24 06:06
A fire on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Miami has injured six people, including five firefighters, but did not affect the reactor, which was not active.
May 24 2012

Flag planting launches Memorial Day at Arlington

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-05-24 05:48
Soldiers are placing more than 220,000 small U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery to mark the start of Memorial Day weekend activities.
May 24 2012

Pirate attack on U.S.-flagged ship foiled in Gulf of Oman

Washington Examiner World News - Thu, 2012-05-24 05:44
Danish shipper A.P. Moller-Maersk says armed guards have thwarted a pirate attack on one of its U.S.-flagged cargo ships in the Gulf of Oman.
May 23 2012

Ships Sail into New York City for Fleet Week Top Stories - Wed, 2012-05-23 17:15
Six U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters and 12 coalition ships from around the world sailed into New York harbor Wednesday to commence Fleet Week New York 2012.
May 23 2012

Wait gets longer for VA disability benefits

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-23 16:34
Ill or injured service members now wait an average of 394 days to move through the disability evaluation process, an increase of more than 10 percent since 2010 and well off the goal of 295 days.
May 23 2012

13 commands to start breath testing Thursday

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-23 16:29
The Navy will kick off its Breathalyzer beta test on Thursday at 13 commands. The tests, which include the U.S. Fleet Forces Command staff and 12 other units, were announced Wednesday.
May 23 2012

5 Things the Pentagon's Not Saying About China

Foreign Policy - Wed, 2012-05-23 16:17
Here's an analysis on what you won't find in the Defense Department’s latest report on China's military rise.


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