Top Daily Stories for October 2013

Oct 28 2013

House OKs task force to study VA claims solution

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-10-28 19:00
Over VA objections, the House passed a bill Monday night creating a commission to evaluate new ways of reducing the backlog of veterans benefits claims.
Oct 24 2013

New coveralls start rolling out in December

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-10-24 15:06
New flame-proof coveralls are rushing to the Fleet.
Oct 24 2013

Navy: Most sailors aren't receiving mandatory anti-prostitution training

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-10-24 10:12
In 2005, a change in military law made it illegal for anyone in the military to patronize a prostitute—even where such businesses are legal.
Oct 23 2013

Militants reportedly attack U.S.-flagged cargo ship off Nigeria coast

Fox News - World - Wed, 2013-10-23 17:56
Nigerian militants have reportedly attacked U.S.-flagged platform supply vessel off the coast of Brass, Nigeria.
Oct 23 2013

Three-star: Enlisted women to join silent service in 2016

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-10-23 16:08
The silent service aims to begin a final phase of its historic integration effort in 2016, when enlisted women could begin serving aboard submarines.
Oct 23 2013

Marine scout sniper who tossed live grenade from compound to get Navy Cross

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-10-23 15:41
A Marine scout sniper who tossed a live grenade from an Afghan compound before it exploded will receive the Navy Cross next week for his heroism, Marine officials said.
Oct 23 2013

Navy to replace frigate Ford with destroyer at Everett

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-10-23 14:36
The Navy plans to decommission the frigate USS Ford at the end of the month and replace it next year with a destroyer at Naval Station Everett.
Oct 23 2013

Somali pirates sentenced to seven years in prison

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-10-23 10:56
Four Somali pirates were sentenced to seven years each in prison on Wednesday by a Kenyan court that found them guilty of hijacking a fishing dhow in the Indian Ocean in 2010.
Oct 23 2013

Navy's Blue Angels returning to air with full 2014 lineup

USA Today - Wed, 2013-10-23 07:08
Next year's sequestration cuts won't hit the service's precision flying squadron.
Oct 23 2013

Lockheed protests US Navy radar decision

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-10-23 06:15
Lockheed Martin, stung Oct. 10 by a Navy decision to award Raytheon the contract to develop and build a new radar that could be installed on generations of new missile ships, filed a protest.


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