Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 28 2013

Pentagon to resume F-35 jet flights

BBC News - Thu, 2013-02-28 23:43
The Pentagon says it will resume flying its F-35 fighter jets, days after the whole fleet was grounded when a crack was discovered on a turbine blade.
Feb 28 2013

Contractors push back on JSF criticism

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-02-28 14:48
Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney are pushing back against criticisms leveled by Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the head of the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program office.
Feb 28 2013

Commander in Norfolk to lead Naval War College

Virginian-Pilot - Thu, 2013-02-28 11:52
Navy officials announced Wednesday that Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter Jr. will be the college's 54th president.
Feb 27 2013

USMC 3-star to retired CNO: ‘Where’s the beef?’

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-02-27 19:15
The Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for manpower questions the analysis behind a new report suggesting the service should cut another 10,000 Marines, bluntly asking, “Where’s the beef?”
Feb 27 2013

Five Somali men convicted on piracy charges

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2013-02-27 13:50
Five Somali men were convicted Wednesday of piracy in connection with a 2010 attack on a Virginia Beach-based Navy ship off the coast of Africa.
Feb 27 2013

Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivers State of the Coast Guard Address

Coast Guard News - Wed, 2013-02-27 12:26
U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp delivered the 2013 State of the Coast Guard Address at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.
Feb 27 2013

Putin calls for upgrade of Russian army

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2013-02-27 05:33
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a drastic upgrade of the armed forces in the next three years to fend off attempts from abroad to "tip the strategic balance" in the world.
Feb 26 2013

Roughead: USMC can cut another 10K people

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 20:15
The Navy’s former top officer has suggested cutting the Marine Corps by an additional 10,000 personnel, dropping the service’s manning levels to approximately 172,000.
Feb 26 2013

Hagel confirmed as SecDef after long battle

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 17:04
A seven-week battle over the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon came to an end Tuesday.
Feb 26 2013

DoD releases new plan for mobile devices

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-02-26 15:28
Troops may soon see new cell phones and wireless tablet computers issued across the force after top DOD tech officials issued a long-awaited plan for military use of mobile devices.


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