Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 6 2013

Panetta Warns of Dire Consequences to Military From Cuts

The New York Times - Global - Wed, 2013-02-06 15:13
The defense secretary, who has been cautioning about the impact of cuts for months, said in a speech that “this is not a game, this is reality.”
Feb 6 2013

Pentagon to recommend 1 pct. pay raise in 2014

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-02-06 12:51
The Pentagon will formally recommend that troops next year should receive a 1 percent bump increase in basic pay, which would be the smallest bump in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force.
Feb 6 2013

Navy's First 4G Network Will Head Out to Sea in March - Wed, 2013-02-06 06:30
The Navy's first-ever WWAN 4G LTE network is about to head out to sea, on board the USS Kearsarge and the San Antonio.
Feb 6 2013

Pirated French tanker, crew now free

The Washington Times - World - Wed, 2013-02-06 06:28
The crew of a French oil tanker that had been hijacked by pirates off the Ivory Coast on Sunday are now free, according to various media reports.
Feb 5 2013

More Marines to Japan; Vietnam, Cambodia next

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-02-05 21:15
The Marine Corps’ shift to the Pacific will ramp up considerably this year, with more personnel and aircraft rotating to Japan and other destinations throughout the region.
Feb 5 2013

New Waterjets Could Propel LCS to Greater Speeds Top Stories - Tue, 2013-02-05 17:15
The Navy's fifth littoral combat ship (LCS), Milwaukee, will be the first to benefit from new high-power density waterjets aimed at staving off rudder and propeller damage experienced on high-speed ships.
Feb 5 2013

AP: Pentagon extending benefits for gays

Top Headlines - Tue, 2013-02-05 16:16
The military is poised to extend some benefits to the same-sex partners of service members, U.S. officials said Tuesday, about 16 months after the Pentagon repealed its ban on openly gay service.
Feb 5 2013

Japan Says China Aimed Military Radar at Ship

The New York Times - Tue, 2013-02-05 07:06
A Chinese military vessel trained its radar on a Japanese naval ship last week, the Japanese defense minister said Tuesday, intensifying the dispute over islands in the East China Sea.
Feb 4 2013

VA to study Iraq, Afghanistan vets’ health

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-04 17:15
The Veterans Affairs Department will conduct a long-term study of the possible health effects of deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, including exposure to environmental hazards and open-air burn pits.
Feb 4 2013

Frigate XO fired for ‘offensive comments’

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-02-04 10:22
The second-in-command of a deployed frigate was fired Sunday “because of offensive comments and behavior towards the crew,” reported Naval Surface Forces Pacific.


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