Top Daily Stories for January 2013

Jan 17 2013

Secret Nuclear Redesign Will Keep U.S. Subs Running Silently for 50 Years

Wired.com - Thu, 2013-01-17 06:30
The U.S. Navy is betting the future of its submarine force on a secret and revolutionary nuclear drive system that aspires to be more efficient and quieter than anything under the water today.
Jan 17 2013

Minesweeper stuck on coral reef in Philippines

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-01-17 06:08
A U.S. Navy minesweeper ran aground on a coral reef in the Philippines on Thursday, but there were no injuries to the crew.
Jan 16 2013

DOD leaders warn Congress of ‘hollow’ force

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-01-16 20:15
The nation’s top military leaders warned Congress that its failure to pass a 2013 defense budget—coupled with the threat of automatic cuts—has pushed the Pentagon to the brink of a crisis.
Jan 16 2013

Instructor accused of sexually assaulting mid

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-01-16 12:56
A Marine major is being charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a female midshipman while he served as a Naval Academy instructor in April 2011.
Jan 16 2013

World sea piracy falls to five-year low in 2012

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-01-16 11:47
World sea piracy fell to its lowest level in five years in 2012, thanks to a huge reduction in Somali piracy, an international maritime watchdog said Wednesday.
Jan 15 2013

Korea to Buy Navy Helicopters from U.K.

The Chosun Ilbo - Tue, 2013-01-15 20:09
Korea decided on Tuesday to buy AW-159 Wildcat multi-purpose helicopters from the U.K. for Navy missions like antisubmarine operations.
Jan 15 2013

New version of Stolen Valor bill introduced

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-01-15 16:53
A Nevada lawmaker has reintroduced a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly benefit from lying about receiving a military valor medal.
Jan 15 2013

Surface Navy boss sounds readiness alarm

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-01-15 16:20
Caught between a straining operations pace and continued budget woes, the surface Navy’s top boss warned Tuesday that his force of 167 ships is drifting ever closer to a readiness drop-off.
Jan 15 2013

Military suicides on the rise, Pentagon reports

CNN.com - Tue, 2013-01-15 14:54
As many as 349 U.S. service members committed suicide last year, which would be the highest number since the DOD began keeping detailed statistics in 2001.
Jan 14 2013

CMC updates required reading list for Marines

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-01-14 20:15
Commandant Gen. Jim Amos has released the newest version of his professional reading list, some of which is required for all Marines.

 
 

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