Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 18 2012

Navy Commissions New LPD tomorrow

Navy News from - Fri, 2012-05-18 08:05
The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego during a ceremony tomorrow in San Diego.
May 17 2012

Essex arrives at San Diego Bay after collision

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-05-17 14:15
The amphibious assault ship Essex arrived to cheers in San Diego Bay on Thursday, 24 hours after it collided with a tanker in the Pacific when the warship’s steering apparently failed.
May 17 2012

Chinese boats seized by N. Korea in rare public spat

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-05-17 00:46
North Korea is demanding payment before Chinese fishing boats with 29 men on board will be released, Chinese media reported on Thursday.
May 16 2012

Essex collides with oiler off California coast

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-05-16 16:26
The amphibious assault ship Essex collided with the oiler Yukon during an underway replenishment operation Wednesday in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California, 3rd Fleet said in a statement.
May 16 2012

Army Rangers Considering Going Co-Ed - Headlines - Wed, 2012-05-16 14:35
In addressing the specifics of the plan to allow females to join infantry battalions the Army is considering making the prestigious Ranger School co-ed, Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno said.
May 16 2012

Brain Disease Is Found in Veterans Exposed to Bombs

The New York Times - Global - Wed, 2012-05-16 13:50
The same degenerative brain disease found in football players and boxers has been found in veterans exposed to roadside bombs, a finding with potentially profound implications.
May 16 2012

Army chief hits automatic budget cuts, eyes 'slowing' benefits

The Washington Times - Wed, 2012-05-16 11:00
The Army would be forced to remove an additional 80,000 to 100,000 troops from its active-duty and Reserve rosters if automatic budget cuts occur, its chief of staff says.
May 16 2012

Pakistan Agrees to Reopen Supply Route—For a Fee - Headlines - Wed, 2012-05-16 06:21
The cost of the U.S.-led war effort in Afghanistan is about to rise by $365 million annually under a deal to reopen a key NATO supply route through Pakistan that’s been closed nearly six months.
May 15 2012

House panel raises doubts over manning LCSs

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-05-15 17:47
A congressional subcommittee has questioned the manning plan for the Navy’s newest class of warships and signaled that it will force the Navy to keep three of seven selected cruisers from an early retirement.
May 15 2012

U.S. Commander of Afghan War May Shift to Europe - Headlines - Tue, 2012-05-15 12:30
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Gen. John Allen, is likely to leave to become the supreme allied commander in Europe next year as the war effort moves toward its final phase.


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