Top Daily Stories for October 2013

Oct 22 2013

Former Marine attorneys call for congressional inquiry into actions of commandant

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-10-22 19:59
More than two dozen Marine Corps and Navy officers and lawyers have asked for a congressional inquiry into allegations of unlawful command influence on the part of Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos.
Oct 15 2013

Wounded Warrior Project will help vets hurt by shutdown

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-10-15 19:59
A non-profit group says if the government shutdown results in cutting off VA compensation benefits, it will send out $20 million to some 40,000 young veterans it has assisted in the past.
Oct 15 2013

Obama presents Afghan war vet with Medal of Honor

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-10-15 14:11
A former Army captain whose actions in a deadly Afghan battle were captured on video received the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, from President Obama on Tuesday.
Oct 15 2013

Coast Guard cutter CO removed after reports of poor command climate

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-10-15 13:26
The commander of an Alaska-based Coast Guard cutter has been temporarily relieved amid an investigation into command-climate issues, the service said.
Oct 15 2013

Navy names first 2 attack subs to receive female officers

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-10-15 11:35
The Navy's top civilian named the first two attack submarines Tuesday to receive female officers as the Fleet moves forward with integrating the last all-male swath of the silent service.
Oct 15 2013

Indo-S. Korean Defense Ties Deepen with Minesweeper Purchase

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-10-15 10:16
India's Defence Ministry has decided to award a US $1.2 billion contract to Kangnam Corp. for eight mine-countermeasure vessels in India's first big-ticket defense program with South Korea.
Oct 14 2013

Marine officer faces separation after warning of insider threat

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-10-14 09:27
The Marine Corps has ordered a major to appear before a board that could end his career because of the way in which he warned deployed Marines in Afghanistan about a potential security threat.
Oct 13 2013

Marine Corps focusing on lighter, safer gear for troops

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-10-13 09:27
Despite deep budget cuts, top Marine officials say they will fight to preserve procurement programs for equipment that directly supports those going into harm's way.
Oct 11 2013

Navy: Shutdown postpones DDG 1000 christening

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-10-11 15:04
The christening of the first-in-class destroyer Zumwalt, which had been set for Oct. 19, has been postponed by the government shutdown, the Navy said in a Friday news release.
Oct 11 2013

China raps Kerry for giving tacit backing to Philippines in dispute

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2013-10-11 05:47
China criticized U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday for giving tacit backing to the Philippines' stance in a tense maritime dispute, stressing again that it rejects Manila's attempt to seek arbitration.


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