Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 19 2013

Iran's air force to hold exercise over Strait of Hormuz

Fox News - World - Thu, 2013-12-19 03:20
The acting chief of Iran's air force says his pilots will hold a military drill over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the waterway for one-fifth of the world's oil tanker traffic.
Dec 19 2013

Attorney seeks files in Naval Academy sex assault

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-12-19 00:52
An attorney for the woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving two U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen is asking the academy's superintendent to release records from court proceedings.
Dec 18 2013

Medal of Honor: General orders review of tracking battlefield awards

The Washington Times - Wed, 2013-12-18 22:30
The top U.S. commander for the Persian Gulf has ordered a review of how recommendations for battlefield awards are tracked by the Afghanistan command.
Dec 18 2013

Marine Corps: Guaranteed careers for staff sergeants at risk

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-12-18 21:27
Staff sergeants may no longer be guaranteed a 20-year career and full retirement benefits, according to Manpower & Reserve Affairs officials.
Dec 18 2013

Marine Corps cracks down on how troops style their hair

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-12-18 12:59
The Marine Corps has approved a few new hairstyles for women, but it's taking a hard line against other styles—for both males and females—that it considers "faddish" or "eccentric."
Dec 17 2013

Corps: Marine officer kept classified docs to pen book

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-12-17 21:58
A Reserve Marine officer hailed for trying to inform colleagues about a corrupt Afghan official also illegally kept classified information so he could use it in a memoir, Marine attorneys argued this week.
Dec 17 2013

Navy investigator pleads guilty in bribery case

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-17 20:27
A senior U.S. Navy criminal investigator has pleaded guilty to bribery charges stemming from a multi-million dollar fraud probe targeting an Asian defense contractor.
Dec 17 2013

Japan's hawks unveil sweeping defense upgrades

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-17 16:15
Moving from decades-long pacifism, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Japan will significantly boost defense spending to challenge the growing military threats from a rising China.
Dec 17 2013

Navy to christen LCS Milwaukee today

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-12-17 13:32
The Navy is planning to christen its newest littoral combat ship, the USS Milwaukee, in a ceremony in Marinette.
Dec 17 2013

Army to cut up to 4,000 captains and majors

The Washington Times - Tue, 2013-12-17 12:24
The Army is sending roughly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors to a screening board for early separation this spring and up to 3,800 could be scheduled to leave the service.


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