Top Daily Stories for August 2014

Aug 31 2014

Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:12
Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated WW II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments, died in San Diego. He was 96.
Aug 31 2014

DOD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussion

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:08
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussion.
Aug 29 2014

John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 13:08
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
Aug 29 2014

Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:26
The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.
Aug 27 2014

U.S. Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:57
A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday.
Aug 27 2014

SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:14
Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.
Aug 27 2014

Army general loses rank, forced out

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:04
A major general who formerly headed U.S. Army operations in Japan will be forced to retire at a lower rank for failing to "properly address" sexual assault allegations in his command, the Army said on Wednesday.
Aug 27 2014

Report urges Pentagon to allow transgendered military personnel to openly serve

The Washington Times - Wed, 2014-08-27 11:33
Gay military service personnel may now serve openly, and now former top Pentagon officials believe that another group should be afforded the same treatment: transgendered Americans.
Aug 27 2014

Carrier Eisenhower moved from dry dock to pier

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2014-08-27 10:39
The carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower, in dry dock since last September for maintenance was pushed by tug boats to a pier Tuesday at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Aug 26 2014

New Army helmet fails brain injury protection test, may cause worse injuries

The Washington Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 07:27
A helmet designed by the U.S. military to protect soldiers from traumatic brain injuries during explosions could actually cause worse medical damage, researchers concluded.


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