Top Daily Stories for May 2013

May 10 2013

5 more patrol ships heading to the gulf

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-05-10 15:02
Five more coastal patrol ships are moving to Bahrain starting this summer.
May 10 2013

U.S. Carrier Group To Take Part In S. Korea Drills

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2013-05-10 07:15
A strike group led by the aircraft carrier Nimitz will arrive in South Korea this weekend for sea drills, officials said Friday, following joint exercises that infuriated North Korea.
May 8 2013

CO of diving unit fired after deaths

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-05-08 17:09
The Navy fired the commanding officer of the Virginia-based dive unit that suffered two diving deaths in February after an investigation found problems with compliance and command climate.
May 8 2013

3 Marine officers dismissed in wake of deadly mortar accident in Hawthorne, Nev.

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-05-08 14:31
Three Marine officers, including a battalion commander, were removed from their jobs Wednesday in the wake of a training accident in Nevada that killed seven Marines and wounded eight others.
May 7 2013

Two USMC squadron commanders dismissed for 'loss of confidence'

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-05-07 19:26
The commanding officers of two Marine Corps helicopter squadrons were removed from their jobs in recent weeks after senior leaders lost confidence in them, Marine Corps Times has learned.
May 7 2013

Greenert: Shift to Asia on Track Despite Budget Cuts

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-05-07 15:15
Plans to expand the American naval presence in the Pacific with new ships and hi-tech weaponry will go ahead despite steep budget cuts, the Navy's top officer said before a trip to the region.
May 7 2013

VA to expedite fewer claims than first announced

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-05-07 09:46
A VA initiative to quickly and dramatically reduce the disability claims backlog will concentrate for at least two months on a smaller number of claims than previously indicated.
May 7 2013

Marines successfully employ drone copters in Afghan war

The Washington Times - World - Tue, 2013-05-07 07:44
The K-MAX unmanned drone helicopter is proving invaluable to U.S. Marines in Afghanistan, according to a report on Tuesday.
May 6 2013

France OKs Joint Missile Development with UK

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-05-06 20:15
France will develop and build a new anti-ship missile with the UK, taking a big step in bilateral cooperation that allows European missile maker MBDA to consolidate industrial capabilities.
May 6 2013

Annual DOD Report Sees Steady Chinese Military Expansion

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2013-05-06 18:15
China continues to rapidly modernize and expand its military and has deployed an anti-ship missile that could attack vessels more than 1,500 kilometers away, a new Pentagon report says.


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