Top Daily Stories for January 2014

Jan 22 2014

U.S. Military Relaxes Rules on Religious Garb

The Wall Street Journal - - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:56
The Pentagon announced Wednesday it had relaxing uniform rules to allow troops to wear jewelry and apparel as well as groom their hair to comply with requirements of their religion.
Jan 22 2014

Senate bill would restore COLA reduction for military retirees

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-01-22 15:36
The Senate is poised to consider a veterans bill that would improve education, health and employment benefits for former troops, and restore the cost-of-living adjustment reduction for military retirees.
Jan 21 2014

Iran sends warships to Atlantic

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2014-01-21 07:45
Two Iranian warships set sail Tuesday for the Atlantic Ocean on their navy's first-ever mission there, state TV reported.
Jan 21 2014

China to start regular patrols from island in South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2014-01-21 05:17
China will base a 5,000-ton civilian patrol ship on one of the main islands it controls in the disputed South China Sea and begin regular patrols, an official newspaper said Tuesday.
Jan 20 2014

John McGinty, who earned MoH for heroics in Vietnam, dies

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-01-20 17:32
Medal of Honor recipient and retired Marine Capt. John James McGinty III has died in Beaufort, S.C. He was 73.
Jan 20 2014

U.S. warships deploy for Sochi Olympics

The Washington Times - Mon, 2014-01-20 13:50
The United States will deploy at least two warships into the Black Sea off the coast of Sochi, Russia, to respond to a potential terror attack during the upcoming Olympics, top officials said on Monday.
Jan 19 2014

In a City on Okinawa, Mayor’s Re-election Deals a Blow to Marine Base Relocation Plan

The New York Times - Sun, 2014-01-19 19:40
Voters in an Okinawan city re-elected a mayor who promised to block construction of a replacement site for the United States base.
Jan 19 2014

CBO: Bar younger retirees from Tricare Prime, save $90 billion

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-01-19 17:10
Pushing working-age military retirees out of Tricare Prime could save the Pentagon nearly $90 billion over the next 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office says.
Jan 19 2014

China 'building second aircraft carrier'

The Telegraph (U.K.) - Sun, 2014-01-19 10:18
China reportedly has started work on a second aircraft carrier, as it bids to exert its authority over disputed territories in the South and East China Seas.
Jan 19 2014

Tricare centers closing soon

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-01-19 09:58
The hospital- and clinic-based offices that handle Tricare patients' claims and billing questions in the United States are closing April 1.


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