Top Daily Stories for August 2013

Aug 15 2013

DOD to allow transfer, reassignment of those accused of sexual assault

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-08-15 15:46
Troops accused of sexual assault may be reassigned or transferred during a pre-trial investigation, a measure intended to reduce the potential for contact between victims and alleged perpetrators, according to new rules unveiled Thursday.
Aug 15 2013

U.S. seeks more access in Philippines for temporary deployments

Yahoo Top News - Thu, 2013-08-15 05:01
The United States has formally asked for greater access to civilian and military facilities in the Philippines to deploy aircraft, ships, troops, and equipment.
Aug 15 2013

Gen. David C. Jones dies; led JCS under Carter and Reagan

Fox News - Wed, 2013-08-14 23:15
The retired Air Force general, who helped set in motion a far-reaching reorganization of the U.S. military command while chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has died at 92.
Aug 14 2013

ROA opens membership to NCOs

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-08-14 11:03
Noncommissioned officers are now eligible to join the Reserve Officers Association under a change in the 91-year-old group's bylaws approved over the weekend.
Aug 14 2013

Navy, Marines' Flying Truck Nearing Final Testing

Aviation Week - Wed, 2013-08-14 07:45
The RQ-21A, a small tactical unmanned aircraft system (STUAS) being developed for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, is still on track to begin initial operational capability with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in mid 2014.
Aug 14 2013

Indian Sub Explodes With 18 On Board

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2013-08-14 05:16
A diesel-powered Indian submarine exploded and sank Wednesday in a Mumbai dock, leaving 18 sailors missing and the navy counting the cost of a major setback in its ambitious modernization program.
Aug 13 2013

Marine Corps: Captains, majors no longer guaranteed service through retirement

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-08-13 20:28
The Marine Corps has altered its longstanding policy of allowing non-promotable officers to serve 20 years in uniform and receive a full military retirement.
Aug 13 2013

Pentagon watchdog to release classified audit on V-22 Osprey

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-08-13 07:47
The Pentagon's internal watchdog is poised to publish a classified report scrutinizing how much time the military's V-22 Osprey spends in maintenance and unprepared for flight.
Aug 13 2013

CNO expects more deferred maintenance as budget strain continues

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-08-13 05:29
Federal budget cuts may force the service to defer $80 million of maintenance work on Hawaii-based ships in in the upcoming fiscal year, the Navy's top uniformed officer said Monday.
Aug 12 2013

Navy concerned about JPAC's exhumation plans

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-08-12 20:04
A Hawaii-based military command responsible for finding, recovering and identifying missing-in-action service members is at odds with the Navy over exhuming unidentified sailors from the USS Oklahoma.


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