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Jan 6 2013

Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as SecDef

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 17:14
President Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official says, choosing a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready for a contentious confirmation fight.
Jan 6 2013

Congressional chaos costs Navy millions

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 14:34
The recently-deceased 112th Congress failed to approve a normally prosaic measure allowing the transfers of old Navy ships to friendly navies.
Jan 6 2013

70 years later, 'temporary' Navy Annex coming down

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2013-01-06 13:51
Washington's Navy Annex is coming down, more than 70 years after it was built as a temporary warehouse.
Jan 6 2013

Navy to realign some engineman ratings

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 11:30
Nearly 2,000 sailors in the engineman rating will become machinist’s mates by the end of fiscal 2013 — and the days of the full-time support EN community are numbered.
Jan 5 2013

Marines told to meet strict fitness standards, or ship out

San Diego Union - Sat, 2013-01-05 16:01
Despite a fanatical emphasis on fitness in the Corps, some Marines continue to battle the bulge. The stakes are higher because competition to remain in uniform is rising.
Jan 4 2013

Japan said ready to up defense spending over isles row

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2013-01-05 00:51
Japan's government is likely to increase defense spending for the first time in 11 years, reports said Saturday, as a newly elected prime minister pledges a sterner response to a territorial dispute with China.
Jan 4 2013

First female commander of carrier air wing takes reins

Virginian-Pilot - Fri, 2013-01-04 23:34
Capt. Sara Joyner laughed when she realized that as the first female fighter pilot to command a carrier air wing, she would answer to the call sign "Battle Axe."
Jan 4 2013

Military suicides increased last year

San Diego Union - Fri, 2013-01-04 22:11
A growing number of active duty sailors, Marines and soldiers committed suicide last year, despite intensive government and community efforts to stem the war-time trend.
Jan 4 2013

Unemployment rises for all veterans in December

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-01-04 19:15
The unemployment rate rose slightly for veterans in December while remaining steady for the nation as a whole.
Jan 4 2013

Sub commander removed in wake of October collision

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-01-04 17:39
The skipper of a Navy attack submarine has been removed from the job after colliding with a guided-missile cruiser.


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