Top Daily Stories for April 2013

Apr 4 2013

Newest Amphib Warship Commissioning on Saturday Top Stories - Thu, 2013-04-04 15:15
The Navy will commission the newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship, Arlington, during a ceremony Saturday at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
Apr 4 2013

Rare Coast Guard surfboat being restored

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-04-04 06:39
One of the country's few remaining motorized Coast Guard surfboats is being restored on Cape Cod.
Apr 4 2013

U.S. sends F/A-18 warplanes to Philippine military drills

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2013-04-04 04:53
Washington is deploying a dozen F/A-18 fighters to the Philippines, the first time it has sent so many of the aircraft there, to take part in annual drills amid rising tension in the Asia-Pacific region.
Apr 3 2013

Four fired for marooning minesweeper on ocean reef

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-04-03 20:00
The Navy fired the former CO of the USS Guardian along with three of his officers after an investigation determined they “did not adhere to standard U.S. Navy navigation procedures.”
Apr 3 2013

U.S. to send missiles to Guam in response to N.Korea threat

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-04-03 15:57
In the face of escalating threats from North Korea, the Pentagon said Wednesday it will deploy a missile defense system to Guam to strengthen the Asia-Pacific region's protections against a possible attack.
Apr 3 2013

Pentagon OKs Lockheed or Boeing fighters sale to South Korea

Top Headlines - Wed, 2013-04-03 15:44
The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it has approved the sale of either the Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter or Boeing's F-15 Silent Eagle fighter to South Korea.
Apr 3 2013

Many Tricare beneficiaries can't find doctors

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-04-03 13:30
More than a third of Tricare Standard beneficiaries have trouble finding a doctor who takes Tricare—and the situation is worse for Standard users who live in areas served by Tricare Prime, a new report finds.
Apr 3 2013

Hamburg Is First German Ship to Deploy in U.S. CSG Top Stories - Wed, 2013-04-03 12:15
The German Sachsen-class frigate Hamburg is the first German ship to fully integrate and deploy with a U.S. carrier strike group, and is now in her second week of operating with the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Apr 3 2013

Hagel warns of deep, new spending cuts

Top Headlines - Wed, 2013-04-03 11:47
The Defense secretary is warning of sharply deeper cuts to personnel, health care, and weapon systems in order to put the brakes on spiraling costs and reshape the military for leaner budgets and new challenges.
Apr 3 2013

Reprimand likely ends admiral's career

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-04-03 09:57
The Navy reprimanded a former strike group commander March 25, five months after he was fired for swearing and allegedly making racially tinged comments.


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