Top Daily Stories for March 2014

Mar 28 2014

Navy says goodbye to fire-damaged USS Miami

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 06:45
A formal decommissioning ceremony is being held Friday at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where the nuclear-powered submarine was ravaged by a fire set by a shipyard worker in May 2012.
Mar 28 2014

Philippines signs $527M deal to buy 12 fighter jets, 4 helicopters

Fox News - World - Fri, 2014-03-28 05:18
The Philippines has signed contracts worth $527 million to buy 12 fighter jets from South Korea and four combat utility helicopters from Canada to boost its air force, one of the weakest in Southeast Asia.
Mar 27 2014

Amos, retired generals: Marines need more amphibious ships

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-03-27 15:56
Twenty retired Marine Corps generals joined forces with Commandant Gen. Jim Amos to call for a minimum of 38 amphibious warships to meet the Corps’ ongoing expeditionary mission.
Mar 27 2014

9 Air Force commanders fired over nuclear missile test cheating

CNN.com - Thu, 2014-03-27 15:06
Nine Air Force commanders have been "recommended for removal" in the wake of a scandal involving cheating on tests related to the U.S. nuclear missile program,
Mar 27 2014

Navy's Most Advanced Command and Control Aircraft Joins the Fleet

Navy.mil Top Stories - Thu, 2014-03-27 14:03
The E—2D Advanced Hawkeye officially became ready for tasking with Airborne Early Warning Squadron 125 (VAW-125) during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field, March 27.
Mar 27 2014

S. Korea seizes N. Korean boat amid new tensions

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2014-03-27 08:24
South Korea's military on Thursday seized a North Korean fishing boat that it said had crossed a disputed maritime border after ignoring warnings to retreat.
Mar 26 2014

Further delays predicted for F-35 program

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-03-26 19:48
The general in charge of the F-35 told a U.S. House panel Wednesday he sees more delays ahead—four to six months—for the often-troubled fighter jet program.
Mar 26 2014

Paxton: Budget cuts causing 'downward spiral' of Marine Corps unit readiness

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-03-26 19:23
Half of the Marine Corps' fixed-wing fighters are offline while 62 percent of non-deployed units are missing some kind of necessary equipment, the assistant commandant told lawmakers on Wednesday
Mar 26 2014

DOD official: 'Tough choices' necessary on pay and benefits reform

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-03-26 13:09
Comptroller Robert Hale pleaded with Senate lawmakers not to undo money-saving personnel changes in the fiscal 2015 DOD budget proposal, saying that would devastate spending plans for years to come.
Mar 26 2014

Gen. Dempsey on Russia: ‘We Have to March Carefully Here’

The Wall Street Journal - WSJ.com - Wed, 2014-03-26 13:07
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned Wednesday that the United States must take care not to trigger a Cold War with Russia.

 
 

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