Top Daily Stories for March 2014

Mar 8 2014

Navy plans to retire all frigates by end of 2015

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-03-08 08:52
The steady decline of the fleet's frigate force is being stepped up, and it's looking like the last ship, previously scheduled to inactivate in 2020, will leave service by the end of 2015.
Mar 7 2014

Navy to survey women on interest in sub duty

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-03-07 16:24
A survey to be issued to femaless across the Navy will measure their level of interest in serving in submarines—a review that could lead to enlisted women joining the undersea force by 2016.
Mar 7 2014

Navy drone-killer laser to deploy this summer

The Washington Times - Fri, 2014-03-07 11:42
The Laser Weapon System—to be used to protect Navy vessels from drones and other small aircraft, will be deployed this summer with the USS Ponce, the website Ars Technica reported.
Mar 7 2014

Riverine jobs open to women as combat exclusion lifts

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-03-07 10:52
Women are officially joining the elite ranks of the brown-water Navy, leaving Navy SEALs as the sole Navy branch to bar females under combat exclusion rules.
Mar 7 2014

Vet unemployment rate jumps to 9.2 percent

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-07 09:54
The unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans jumped in February, nearly erasing the gains of a few months ago, Bureau of Labor Statistics data show.
Mar 7 2014

Researchers link Iraq dust with some vets' lung problems

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-07 09:07
Researchers have coined the term 'Iraq-Afghanistan war lung injury' to describe respiratory symptoms in some veterans, and have duplicated the problem in mice using dust from Baghdad.
Mar 7 2014

India navy ship blast kills officer

BBC News - Fri, 2014-03-07 06:09
A blast on a navy ship in Mumbai has killed one naval officer and injured several dockyard workers, the Indian navy tells the BBC.
Mar 6 2014

Exclusive: DOD proposes revolutionary changes in retirement benefits

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-03-06 18:52
After years of silence on the issue of military retirement reform, the Pentagon has unveiled a detailed proposal for fundamental, far-reaching changes to the current pension system.
Mar 6 2014

Coast Guard names new top enlisted member

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2014-03-06 16:11
The Coast Guard announced Thursday the selection for the next Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard.
Mar 6 2014

Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases

The Washington Times - Thu, 2014-03-06 14:56
The Senate on Thursday blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses.


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