Top Daily Stories for October 2013

Oct 31 2013

U.S. Navy cancels notice on possible F/A-18 fighter jet order

Top Headlines - Thu, 2013-10-31 20:06
The Navy on Thursday canceled a notice about a possible order of up to 36 more Boeing Co. F/A-18s after a procurement posting sparked confusion.
Oct 31 2013

USS Ford Decommissioned After 28 Years of Service Top Stories - Thu, 2013-10-31 19:38
The Navy bade farewell to the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate USS Ford (FFG-54) after more than 28 years of service during a decommissioning ceremony Oct. 31.
Oct 31 2013

Hagel: U.S. to fast-track V-22 sale to Israel

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-10-31 19:15
The Pentagon plans to fast-track the sale of six Bell-Boeing V-22 Ospreys to Israel, allowing the nation to begin receiving the aircraft in two years, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.
Oct 31 2013

Taiwan Displays 1st Long-Range Sub-Hunting Aircraft

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2013-10-31 14:16
Taiwan on Thursday displayed its first long-range submarine-hunting aircraft, days after Beijing showed off its nuclear-powered submarine fleet in yet another sign of China's expanding military might.
Oct 31 2013

Aircraft carrier Ford to be christened Nov. 9

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-10-31 07:22
The Navy's newest aircraft carrier is set to be christened in early November.
Oct 30 2013

360-degree reviews may never be part of formal evals

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-10-30 08:46
The Pentagon is rapidly expanding its use of '360-degree' reviews for senior officers, but legal concerns may limit their inclusion in any formal promotion or command screening process.
Oct 29 2013

DOD personnel chief: New job-specific physical standards being drafted

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-10-29 15:44
Opening the combat arms career fields for women will result in a new array of job-specific physical standards that will apply to both sexes.
Oct 29 2013

Report: Overhaul tracks that feed general, admiral ranks

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-10-29 11:08
A Washington think tank is sounding the alarm in a report released Monday that concludes today’s military may be setting up senior leaders for future failure.
Oct 29 2013

Four female Marines pass key hurdle during enlisted infantry training

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-10-29 06:03
Four female Marines have passed what is considered the most strenuous aspect of enlisted infantry training, prompting officials to surmise that at least some of the 15 women in the course will graduate.
Oct 28 2013

South Korea Stages Major Live-Fire Drill

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-10-28 19:15
South Korea on Monday deployed destroyers, jet fighters, attack helicopters, and rocket launchers in a major live-fire drill against the threat of North Korea landing troops, the defense ministry said.


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