Top Daily Stories for June 2013

Jun 26 2013

EU Mulls Extending Anti-Piracy Operation, Use of Battlegroups

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-06-26 14:16
In the second half of 2013 the EU Military Committee plans to consider whether or not to extend the EU NAVFOR anti-piracy mission off Somalia, and look into its use of battlegroups.
Jun 26 2013

Commandant: Marine Corps bracing to cut another 8,000 Marines

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-06-26 13:27
The Marine Corps is bracing to lose another 8,000 active-duty Marines on top of what already had been planned as it faces deep, federally mandated budget cuts, Gen. James Amos said Wednesday.
Jun 26 2013

Navy opening more jobs to women, but some might stay closed

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-06-26 07:33
Women will be able to serve in nearly every Navy billet by January 2016, according to the Navy's official plan to integrate female sailors into new jobs across the Fleet.
Jun 25 2013

Army to Cut Its Forces by 80,000 in 5 Years

The New York Times - Tue, 2013-06-25 21:11
The Army will institute its largest reorganization since World War II to meet budget goals while winding down from wars.
Jun 25 2013

Congressional agreement on common combat uniform

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-06-25 16:56
The days of service-specific combat and camouflage uniforms are clearly numbered: the Senate Armed Services Committee has joined its House counterpart in telling the services to stop spending on their own styles.
Jun 25 2013

Section of USS Indiana heading to IU stadium

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-06-25 15:44
A prominent portion of the World War II battleship USS Indiana will become part of a permanent display at Indiana University's Memorial Stadium.
Jun 25 2013

Officer: U.S. Has No 'Plan B' For Bahrain Naval Base

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-25 09:16
The U.S. military has failed to prepare a realistic "Plan B" if political turmoil forces the closure of the vital naval base in Bahrain, an officer argued in a report released Monday.
Jun 24 2013

New leader for Navy SEALs

San Diego Union - Mon, 2013-06-24 21:25
Rear Adm. Brian Losey, a career naval special warfare officer, has assumed command of Naval Special Warfare command in Coronado, California.
Jun 24 2013

Navy admirial tapped to lead STRATCOM

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-06-24 17:19
Adm. Cecil Haney, head of Pacific Fleet, has been nominated to lead U.S. Strategic Command, the Defense Department announced.
Jun 24 2013

Navy relieves O-6 in charge of major IT network program

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-06-24 16:36
The head of the Navy program that manages the Fleet's IT networks was fired after a "substantiated investigation . . . into an improper relationship and unprofessional behavior."

 
 

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