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Jul 15 2012

China frigate heads home, averts new Philippines row

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2012-07-14 23:04
A Chinese frigate that ran aground in disputed waters close to the Philippines managed to extricate itself on Sunday and was heading home, averting a possible standoff with Philippine vessels.
Jul 14 2012

LCS: The Quick Swap Concept Dead

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2012-07-14 11:50
An LCS in a given operation will likely operate in a single “as-is” configuration, requiring additional ships equipped with other mission modules to provide the flexibility the concept once promised.
Jul 13 2012

Richardson Nominated as Naval Nuclear Propulsion Director

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-07-13 14:21
Vice Adm. John Richardson, commander of the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet submarine force, was nominated July 13 for a fourth star and to become the next director of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program.
Jul 13 2012

Report: DOD doesn't know if PTSD programs work

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-13 12:08
The agency has a woeful lack of information on its post-traumatic stress disorder programs, despite having spent millions on various initiatives to address psychological health and traumatic brain injury.
Jul 13 2012

Panel calls for annual PTSD screening

Top Headlines - Fri, 2012-07-13 10:39
The Institute of Medicine says troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan should be screened for post-traumatic stress disorder at least once a year and wants federal agencies to conduct more research.
Jul 13 2012

Peeling paint sidelines USCG’s newest cutter

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-07-13 10:18
Three months after commissioning, the Coast Guard's fast-response cutter Bernard C. Webber was back on land to repair chunks of top coat literally peeling from the ship’s hull.
Jul 13 2012

Chinese Frigate Stranded in Disputed Waters

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2012-07-13 07:10
A Chinese naval frigate has run aground while patrolling disputed waters in the South China Sea, the defense ministry said July 13, amid tensions with the Philippines over territorial claims.
Jul 12 2012

Navy creates panel to study fire aboard sub

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2012-07-12 22:24
The Navy is convening a special panel to investigate the fire that damaged the submarine Miami while it was in dry dock at Portsmouth (Maine) Naval Shipyard.
Jul 12 2012

Russian Ship With Syrian Helicopters Embarks on Renewed Voyage

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2012-07-12 15:07
The Alaed, which has emerged as a barometer of Russia’s intentions toward the government of President Bashar al-Assad, was reported heading south off Norway’s northern coast.
Jul 12 2012

VA to expand health program for rural veterans

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-07-12 11:14
Veterans in rural communities may have more access to specialized health care under an expansion of a physician education program announced Wednesday by the Veterans Affairs Department.


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