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May 15 2015

U.S., China set for high-stakes rivalry in skies above South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2015-05-15 06:03
When the U.S. navy sent a littoral combat ship on its first patrol of the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea during the past week, it was watching the skies as well.
May 15 2015

U.S. helicopter destroyed, no survivors: Nepal defense ministry

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2015-05-15 03:55
A U.S. Marines helicopter that crashed on a mountainside in Nepal was destroyed and there were no survivors among the eight on board, the country's top defense official said on Friday.
May 14 2015

Two people injured following collision between Coast Guard boat and fishing vessel

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2015-05-14 18:35
A Coast Guard helicopter crew transferred two men to Neah Bay after they were injured in an apparent collision between their disabled recreational boat and a responding Coast Guard vessel.
May 13 2015

Navy secretary proposes doubling maternity leave

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-13 12:03
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus unveiled a proposal Wednesday that calls for doubling to 12 weeks the amount of paid maternity leave that sailors and Marines can take.
May 13 2015

Carter, Clapper to lawmakers: Don't deny access to Russian rocket engines

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2015-05-13 12:01
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are urging lawmakers not to deny military contractors access to Russian rocket engines.
May 13 2015

China concerned about possible US patrols around islands

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2015-05-13 11:42
China on Wednesday expressed "serious concern" about reports that the U.S. is considering sending military ships and planes to challenge Chinese claims to islands it is building in the South China Sea.
May 13 2015

Ex-Pentagon spokesman Kirby appointed State Dep't spokesman

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:54
Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed former Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby as the public face of the State Department Wednesday.
May 13 2015

Pentagon recommends nuclear director to be next Navy chief

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-13 09:42
The Pentagon is recommending that Adm. John Richardson, head of the Navy's nuclear program, be named the next chief of naval operations, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
May 13 2015

Missing U.S. helicopter spotted in Nepal

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2015-05-13 05:02
A U.S. military helicopter missing during an aid mission in Nepal has been spotted north of the capital, authorities said.
May 12 2015

U.S. helicopter missing in Nepal

BBC News - Tue, 2015-05-12 14:13
A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing by the Army.


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