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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.
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.”


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