Top Daily Stories for May 2012

May 15 2012

Military families to get free pass to national parks - Tue, 2012-05-15 06:22
Members of the U.S. military and their families are now eligible for free passes to national parks and monuments as part of a program timed to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday.
May 14 2012

Panetta to speak at Naval Academy graduation

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 19:37
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation this month.
May 14 2012

Mental disorder hospitalizations up 19% in 2011

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 16:18
The number of active-duty troops hospitalized for mental disorders rose 19 percent in 2011, to 21,735, up from 18,250 in 2010, according to a Defense Department report.
May 14 2012

Pentagon Wants Web Apps to Stop Piracy, for Some Reason - Mon, 2012-05-14 16:00
The Navy's far-out research wing thinks it's found a way to cut down on the scourge of maritime piracy: apps. Commence the face-palming.
May 14 2012

Navy to create Coastal Riverine Force command

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-05-14 14:16
A new command will be responsible for conducting high-level security near ports, providing protection for certain ships in coastal waterways and to sometimes take part in offensive combat.
May 14 2012

$2.2M sub mishap ‘avoidable,’ report says

Navy Times - Mon, 2012-05-14 07:28
"Catastrophic” mistakes, a Navy report concludes, sidelined the guided-missile submarine Georgia for three months when it should have deployed for operations against Libya in 2011.
May 14 2012

Report says Cowpens CO Was Sacked for Affair - Headlines - Mon, 2012-05-14 06:17
The former commander of the destroyer USS Cowpens was fired earlier this year for having an adulterous affair, according to a Navy investigation report.
May 14 2012

Army One-Star Removed From Job in Afghanistan - Headlines - Mon, 2012-05-14 05:48
The Army is investigating Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who has been reassigned from Afghanistan back to Fort Bragg. "This is a criminal investigation," said Fort Bragg spokesman Ben Abel.
May 12 2012

Gen. John Allen hastily transforming U.S. mission in Afghanistan

Washington Post - War Zones - Sat, 2012-05-12 15:29
“My instruction to my commanders is to get the [Afghans] into the fight,” he says. “The sooner I can get them there, while I still have the time and the combat power, the more I can catch them if they fall.”
May 11 2012

Afghan commanders show new defiance in dealings with Americans

Washington Post - World - Fri, 2012-05-11 05:30
Afghan commanders have refused more than a dozen times within the past two months to act on U.S. intelligence regarding high-level insurgents, arguing that night-time operations would result in civilian casualties.


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