Top Daily Stories for February 2012

Feb 29 2012

Navy fires Cheatham Annex-based CMC

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-02-29 21:04
The command master chief of Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group was fired at admiral’s mast for fraternization with two of his chief petty officers and other infractions, the Navy confirmed.
Feb 29 2012

Marine Commandant Has Surgery

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-02-29 19:31
Marine General James Amos underwent back surgery Wednesday and is recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Feb 29 2012

North Korea Agrees to Suspend Nuclear Activities

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-02-29 14:41
North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and accept a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States.
Feb 29 2012

Pirates kidnap two in armed raid on cargo ship

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Wed, 2012-02-29 04:00
Pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday.
Feb 29 2012

Russian Navy Frigate Under Construction

Maritime News - Vessels - Wed, 2012-02-29 03:14
The Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic area of Kaliningrad is to start the construction of a new Krivak IV class frigate for Russia's Black Sea Fleet.
Feb 28 2012

Navy tests first of two railgun prototypes

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-02-28 20:59
The first of two new prototype railguns is now firing bullets, moving the Navy’s long-held dream of fielding an electromagnetic weapon a step closer to reality.
Feb 28 2012

EP-3 squadron commanding officer fired

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-02-28 15:38
The commanding officer of an EP-3 squadron was fired Monday amid an ongoing investigation into alleged “personal misconduct,” according to Naval Air Force Pacific.
Feb 28 2012

DOD, VA Trying to Smooth Transitioning

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-02-28 14:35
The heads of the Pentagon and Veterans Affairs said Monday they want to improve the process by which active servicemembers become veterans but also acknowledged it would take a lot of work.
Feb 28 2012

Officials say Guam Not Ready for Okinawa Marines

Military.com - Headlines - Tue, 2012-02-28 08:04
The U.S. and Japan may be moving ahead with plans to move thousands of Marines from Okinawa, but it will be years before they could be stationed on Guam, according to the Navy and the government there.
Feb 27 2012

Britain preps for Afghanistan withdrawal

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Mon, 2012-02-27 14:59
Britain has signaled the start of the withdrawal of its vast military infrastructure with the signing of a crucial new pact that should ensure safe passage home for billions of dollars worth of vital equipment.

 
 

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