Top Daily Stories for September 2012

Sep 15 2012

Navy's Second Joint High-Speed Vessel Christened Top Stories - Sat, 2012-09-15 20:15
The Choctaw County, the second of the Navy's new joint high-speed vessels designed for rapid intratheater transport of troops and equipment, was christened Saturday in Mobile, Alabama.
Sep 15 2012

U.S.: Sudan balks at Marine troop mission

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-09-15 14:26
Objections by Sudan's government have held up the security mission of an elite Marine team that the U.S. planned to send to Khartoum, a U.S. official said Saturday.
Sep 14 2012

Japan: Chinese Ships Leave Disputed Waters

The Chosun Ilbo - Fri, 2012-09-14 19:04
All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands, Japan's coast guard says.
Sep 14 2012

Marine unit heading to Sudan in wake of violence

Top Headlines - Fri, 2012-09-14 17:56
A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum.
Sep 14 2012

Neil Armstrong's ashes scattered at sea

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 2012-09-14 17:38
The remains of Neil Armstrong were committed to the Atlantic Ocean on Friday during a ceremony on board the Navy cruiser USS Philippine Sea.
Sep 14 2012

Vets' benefits to be exempt from sequestration

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2012-09-14 17:15
VA disability and education benefits, health care and counseling are all exempt from sequestration, according to a Friday report from the White House.
Sep 14 2012

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership Top Stories - Fri, 2012-09-14 17:15
Adm. Bill Gortney relieved Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., as USFF commander in a traditional ceremony Friday on board the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) in Norfolk.
Sep 14 2012

USS Fort Worth Departs Mayport for Commissioning Top Stories - Fri, 2012-09-14 12:15
The Navy's newest littoral combat ship, Fort Worth (LCS-3), sailed from Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Sept. 13, on the final leg of its maiden voyage to its commissioning in Galveston, Texas.
Sep 14 2012

Congressman: Navy may need fewer LCSs

San Diego Union - Fri, 2012-09-14 10:28
Rep. Duncan Hunter says the Navy should consider building fewer littoral combat ships and use the savings for amphibious warships to support Marine Corps operations.
Sep 13 2012

SecDef soon heading to Japan, China

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-09-13 19:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will soon be traveling to China and Japan, amid escalating tensions in the region including tussles over several disputed islands in the East China Sea.


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