Top Daily Stories for April 2012

Apr 30 2012

Navy's secret Sea Shadow may end up on scrap heap

McClatchy News Service - Mon, 2012-04-30 07:03
A secret chapter in American naval research could soon reach an ignoble close when a rusty barge and its once-classified contents leave Suisun Bay for the scrap heap.
Apr 30 2012

Navy Nears Deal to Help Avoid Calif. Blackouts - Headlines - Mon, 2012-04-30 06:06
The U.S. Navy is nearing a first-time agreement to curb electricity use at its sprawling San Diego-area bases if power runs short in Southern California this summer.
Apr 28 2012

As defense cuts loom, U.S looks south to boost security, strengthen ties

Fox News - World - Sat, 2012-04-28 03:04
In these days of shrinking defense budgets, the United States is looking to its southern neighbors to help monitor and protect the Asia Pacific region in the years ahead.
Apr 27 2012

9,000 Marines To Relocate From Okinawa - Headlines - Fri, 2012-04-27 07:02
About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will move to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under an agreement announced Thursday.
Apr 26 2012

Crackdown on schools targeting GI benefits

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-04-26 20:50
President Obama will sign an executive order that attempts to limit deceptive or misleading practices by schools that target current and former service members and their families.
Apr 26 2012

Lawmaker wants Navy to keep 3 cruisers

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-04-26 11:27
The Navy would have to upgrade and keep three of four Ticonderoga-class cruisers scheduled to be retired in 2013, according to proposed legislation released by House Republicans.
Apr 25 2012

McKeon: No more cuts to Army’s heavy brigades

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-04-25 20:33
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee plans to block cuts to the Army’s heavy brigades as part of a broader effort to roll back mandated defense cutbacks.
Apr 25 2012

‘Crisis of confidence’ in VA, says IAVA chief

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-04-25 20:21
The head of a major veterans’ organization has harsh words after the VA was caught by its own inspector general misrepresenting waiting times for veterans seeking mental health counseling.
Apr 25 2012

Navy releases officer early to pursue NFL dream

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-04-25 19:05
A lieutenant (junior grade) was released early from his active-duty contract to pursue his dream of playing in the National Football League, the Navy said, in a move that reverses a prior denial.
Apr 25 2012

China makes veiled warning to N. Korea on N-test

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-04-25 01:51
China on Wednesday issued a veiled warning to neighboring North Korea not to carry out what is widely expected to be an imminent nuclear test.


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