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Coast Guard captain relieved of command - Boston Globe
Friday, May 08, 2009 - 11:16 PM - 10 years, 8 months ago   - 4  Reads  - Coast Guard  - Google Coast Guard
By Matt Byrne The captain of a Boston-based Coast Guard cutter on patrol in the Caribbean was relieved of his command yesterday after his superior officer lost confidence in him, Coast Guard officials said last night. Commander Howard R. Shaw, ...

Navy Names Ship After Howard O. Lorenzen 'Father Of Electronic Warfare'
Thursday, October 09, 2008 - 09:00 PM - 11 years, 3 months ago   - 3  Reads  - DoD  - DoD Releases
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 05:36 AM - 10 years, 5 months ago   - 3  Reads  - Coast Guard  - Photography
In this photo released by the Coast Guard, the Yu Feng, a Taiwanese fishing vessel, is seen in the waters of Sierra Leone, August 17, 2009. The vessel was boarded by a team consisting of United States Coast Guardsmen from the Coast Guard Cutter Legare, homeported in Portsmouth, Va., and members of the Sierra Leone Maritime Wing and Fisheries Ministry after being spotted inside the exclusive economic zone of Sierra Leone. The crew was cited with numerous violations including failure to produce a license, no government observer aboard and employing no crew from Sierra Leone. The Yu Feng and its crew were escorted to Freetown, Sierra Leone, by the crew of the Legare where members of the Sierra Leone Maritime Wing embarked the vessel. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer Second Class Shawn Eggert)

Marine denied bail in DWI case that killed brothers (Newsday)
Monday, August 24, 2009 - 04:16 PM - 10 years, 5 months ago   - 3  Reads  - Marine Corps  - Yahoo Marines
A Nassau judge Monday denied bail to a Marine, who prosecutors say, had almost three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he slammed into two brothers as they crossed Hempstead Turnpike Sunday morning, killing them both. Saying that it's possible the charges against Staff Sgt. James Farr will be upgraded in the future, District Court Judge Donald Birnbaum did something rare: He ...

Probe centers on Task Force’s top enlisted
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 - 06:07 PM - 10 years, 5 months ago   - 3  Reads  - General  - Stars and Stripes General
Master Chief Petty Officer John W. Bench Jr. was headed for a promotion. Investigators on Tuesday were still piecing together why Bench allegedly killed his 12-year-old son during an assault on his family and then died shortly afterward when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle collided with oncoming vehicles on an expressway near Sasebo Naval Base in Japan.

New nukes need more work, panel says
Monday, October 01, 2007 - 05:00 PM - 12 years, 4 months ago   - 2  Reads  - Nuclear Weapons  - Gyre Nuclear Proliferation
An independent group of nuclear weapons experts said Monday that substantial work remained to be done on a new generation of warheads in order to show, short of underground testing, that the bombs would be reliable.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969 - 04:00 PM - 50 years, 1 month ago   - 2  Reads  - Marine Corps  - MCCSMCRD
On Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 PM, in honor of the Veteran's Day holiday this weekend, the San Diego Symphony would like to invite all active and retired military personnel and their families to our very first Family Festival concert of the season.

Bush's 'Virtual Fence' Faces Trouble, Delays
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 09:00 PM - 12 years, 4 months ago   - 2  Reads  - Homeland Security  - Washington Post National Security
Technical and management troubles have caused the government's effort to secure a portion of the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border with a chain of surveillance towers to fall behind schedule, jeopardizing the success of a costly project meant to showcase the Bush administration's tougher stance on...

Coast Guard plays Santa in Northern Islands - Marianas Variety
Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 02:47 AM - 12 years, 1 month ago   - 2  Reads  - Coast Guard  - Google Coast Guard
US Coast Guard Washington commanding officer, Lt. William Kotowski, and executive officer LTJG. Ryan F. Adams, both based on Guam, brought Santa Claus to ...

Burro salutes new Marine (The Salinas Californian)
Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 05:16 AM - 12 years ago   - 2  Reads  - Marine Corps  - Yahoo Marines
Aaron Kaufmann, 19, a graduate of North Monterey County High School, completed U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in San Diego on Jan. 4.

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1757: Ahmed Shah, the first King of Afghanistan, occupies Delhi and annexes the Punjab.

1871: Surrounded by Prussian troops and suffering from famine, the French army in Paris surrenders. During the siege, balloons were used to keep contact with the outside world.

1915: The U.S. Coast Guard is founded to fight contraband trade and aid distressed vessels at sea.

1915: The German navy attacks the U.S. freighter William P. Frye, loaded with wheat for Britain.

1932: The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.

1945: Part of the 717-mile "Burma Road" from Lashio, Burma to Kunming in southwest China is reopened by the Allies, permitting supplies to flow back into China.

1952: The U.N. Command gave the communists four lists with the names of 132,080 POWs held by the United Nations forces.

1955: The U.S. Congress passes a bill allowing mobilization of troops if China should attack Taiwan.

1964: The U.S. State Department angrily accuses the Soviet Union of shooting down an American jet that strayed into East German airspace. Three U.S. officers aboard the plane were killed in the incident. The Soviets responded with charges that the flight was a "gross provocation".

1970: Israeli fighter jets attack the suburbs of Cairo.