Top Daily Stories for June 2013

Jun 20 2013

Navy wants seasoned officers for specialized career paths

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-06-20 09:54
Most unrestricted line officers start out with the idea of an at-sea command. But not everyone is cut out for (or wants) that job. And the Navy doesn't want to lose their experience and expertise.
Jun 20 2013

Quick-drying cammies, skivvies in the works

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-06-20 08:50
The Marine Corps' next-generation boots are being developed alongside an array of quick-drying gear that includes a new, lightweight tropical uniform ensemble.
Jun 19 2013

Military Entrance Processing Command chief removed from duty

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-06-19 16:13
The chief of U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., was abruptly relieved of command this week.
Jun 19 2013

Navy Awards $6.2 Billion In Destroyer Contracts

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-06-19 05:15
Construction contracts worth more than $6 billion were awarded Monday to shipbuilders General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls to build nine new DDG-51 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
Jun 18 2013

Italian Navy Chief Proposes New Dual-Use Vessel

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-18 21:15
As warships get sleeker and stealthier, the head of the Italian Navy wants to buck the trend and plan a one-size-fits-all warship that will be cheap, roomy and dual-use, even with space for containers on deck.
Jun 18 2013

Marines won't let women in the infantry until at least 2015

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-06-18 18:37
Women won't be allowed in the infantry until at least 2015, according to a new plan outlining how the Marines will conform to the decision allowing female troops into ground combat units.
Jun 18 2013

SpecOps may need exemption from integrating women, official says

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-06-18 18:00
Special Operations Command may require special exemptions from the Pentagon's plan to open all military jobs to women by 2016, a top SOCOM general said Tuesday.
Jun 18 2013

5 More U.S. Patrol Ships Heading to the Gulf

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2013-06-18 13:15
Five additional coastal patrol ships are moving to Bahrain starting this summer.
Jun 18 2013

West African Piracy Exceeds Somali Attacks, Report Says

The New York Times - Global - Tue, 2013-06-18 04:21
In a marked shift in patterns, three groups report that in 2012, for the first time, the number of maritime attacks off West Africa exceeded those made by pirates based in Somalia.
Jun 18 2013

Military plans would put women in combat jobs including SEALS, Rangers

Fox News - Tue, 2013-06-18 02:28
Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.


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