Top Daily Stories for January 2013

Jan 6 2013

Navy to realign some engineman ratings

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 10:30
Nearly 2,000 sailors in the engineman rating will become machinist’s mates by the end of fiscal 2013 — and the days of the full-time support EN community are numbered.
Jan 5 2013

Marines told to meet strict fitness standards, or ship out

San Diego Union - Sat, 2013-01-05 15:01
Despite a fanatical emphasis on fitness in the Corps, some Marines continue to battle the bulge. The stakes are higher because competition to remain in uniform is rising.
Jan 4 2013

Japan said ready to up defense spending over isles row

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2013-01-04 23:51
Japan's government is likely to increase defense spending for the first time in 11 years, reports said Saturday, as a newly elected prime minister pledges a sterner response to a territorial dispute with China.
Jan 4 2013

First female commander of carrier air wing takes reins

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2013-01-04 22:34
Capt. Sara Joyner laughed when she realized that as the first female fighter pilot to command a carrier air wing, she would answer to the call sign "Battle Axe."
Jan 4 2013

Military suicides increased last year

San Diego Union - Fri, 2013-01-04 21:11
A growing number of active duty sailors, Marines and soldiers committed suicide last year, despite intensive government and community efforts to stem the war-time trend.
Jan 4 2013

Unemployment rises for all veterans in December

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-01-04 18:15
The unemployment rate rose slightly for veterans in December while remaining steady for the nation as a whole.
Jan 4 2013

Sub commander removed in wake of October collision

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-01-04 16:39
The skipper of a Navy attack submarine has been removed from the job after colliding with a guided-missile cruiser.
Jan 3 2013

Navy Implements Changes to INSURV Program Top Stories - Thu, 2013-01-03 18:15
The president of the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) rolled out major changes to the frequency and grading method of the INSURV program effective Jan. 1.
Jan 3 2013

Navy Preps to Build Robot Ship to Blow Up Mines - Thu, 2013-01-03 06:30
The Navy's next wave of robots will take on one of the most dangerous missions on the open water: destroying mines.
Jan 3 2013

U.S. drone kills key Pakistan Taliban commander

Reuters - Thu, 2013-01-03 06:20
A U.S. drone killed a key Taliban commander, his deputy and eight others in Pakistan, intelligence sources and tribal leaders say.


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