Top Daily Stories for April 2014

Apr 25 2014

War-years military suicide rate higher than believed

USA Today - Fri, 2014-04-25 07:02
Suicides higher during war years than estimated, Pentagon says.
Apr 23 2014

Hagel seeking to deepen U.S.-Mexico ties

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:56
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.
Apr 21 2014

Navy denies access to dozens with criminal histories under new rules in wake of shooting

Fox News - Mon, 2014-04-21 03:03
Dozens of workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of criminal records since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting in Virginia.
Apr 20 2014

Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-04-20 12:43
With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.
Apr 19 2014

Naval Academy breaks ground on new clinic

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-04-19 14:52
The U.S. Naval Academy has broken ground on a new $41 million health clinic.
Apr 18 2014

Marine to receive Navy Cross for heroism in Afghanistan

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-04-18 16:04
Gunnery Sgt. Richard A. Jibson will receive the nation's second highest valor award on Tuesday for bravery exhibited during a five-hour firefight in Afghanistan.
Apr 18 2014

XO fired for issues while leading Blue Angels

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-04-18 13:48
The Navy fired the No. 2 officer at Naval Base Coronado Friday after allegations arose into his conduct while in command of the Blue Angels.
Apr 16 2014

Commissioning delayed for submarine North Dakota

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2014-04-16 17:50
The commissioning of the $2.6 billion submarine that will become USS North Dakota has been postponed because of issues with the design of the bow and component parts, the Navy said Wednesday.
Apr 16 2014

Veterans slam New York Times piece linking vets to hate groups

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-16 13:59
Veterans advocates are denouncing an opinion piece in the New York Times that draws links between veterans and white supremacist groups.
Apr 16 2014

Congress unhappy with DOD, VA health records progress

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-04-16 10:22
House lawmakers plan to hold back millions in technology funding from DOD and the VA planners until Congress is convinced they are making progress on developing a way to share electronic medical records.


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