Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 30 2013

Final Type 45 Destroyer Enters UK Royal Navy Service

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-12-30 12:15
The Royal Navy's sixth and final Type 45 destroyer has entered service four months ahead of schedule, the Ministry of Defence announced Dec 30.
Dec 30 2013

The year ahead: Crucial issues for the Corps in 2014

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:37
Marine combat troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the year—after more than a decade of war—returning the Corps to a predominantly peacetime posture for the first time since 2001.
Dec 30 2013

Singapore Contracts for 2 New German Subs

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-12-30 07:15
Singapore's Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) signed a contract to procure two new Type 218SG attack submarines from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems.
Dec 27 2013

Deal to Move Okinawa Base Wins Approval

The New York Times - Fri, 2013-12-27 04:17
A long-simmering dispute between the United States and Japan over the fate of a Marine base on Okinawa seemed to have been resolved on Friday.
Dec 24 2013

Edwin A. Shuman III, Former POW Who Defied Hanoi Hilton Guards, Dies at 82

The New York Times - Tue, 2013-12-24 10:10
Commander Shuman, a Navy pilot whose plane was shot down in 1968, led an effort by prisoners to conduct church services in the North Vietnamese camp known as the Hanoi Hilton.
Dec 24 2013

Navy to intensify sonar use off California, Hawaii

Fox News - Tue, 2013-12-24 09:05
The U.S. Navy is moving forward with a plan that will intensify its sonar use off Southern California and Hawaii.
Dec 23 2013

Marine Corps is first service to pass audit

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-23 17:59
The Marine Corps is the first military service to pass a financial audit, a small but potentially important budgetary milestone.
Dec 23 2013

More Marines readied for possible South Sudan evacuations

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-23 13:51
Additional Marines and aircraft are being moved from Spain to the Horn of Africa to provide embassy security and help with evacuations from violence-wracked South Sudan.
Dec 23 2013

China says carrier tests in South China Sea going well

Reuters - Mon, 2013-12-23 05:01
China's first and only aircraft carrier has successfully carried out a series of tests during a training mission in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported on Monday.
Dec 23 2013

Military pension cuts now unsure; changes likely

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-12-23 05:01
The Pentagon's top civilian says it's time to tame burgeoning personnel costs, but he's facing a test of wills with the nation's powerful veterans groups, which want no cut in their benefits.


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