Top Daily Stories for April 2013

Apr 29 2013

More Osprey aircraft heading to Okinawa

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-04-29 15:51
The U.S. will deploy a second squadron of the MV-22 Osprey to Okinawa despite controversy over the aircraft, officials said Monday.
Apr 29 2013

VA launches new hotline for female veterans

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-04-29 15:01
As part of an ongoing campaign to appeal to female veterans, the VA last week established a hotline exclusively for women for questions about health care, education benefits and claims.
Apr 29 2013

Pirates kidnap five crew from ship off Nigeria: agency

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2013-04-29 05:39
Pirates have kidnapped five crew members from a cargo ship off Nigeria, sources said on Monday, part of a growing trend of attacks that are pushing up maritime insurance costs in the Gulf of Guinea.
Apr 28 2013

Afghan commanders worry over loss of American air power

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2013-04-28 14:37
The Pentagon is accelerating deployment of mortars and artillery to Afghanistan's fledgling army in an effort to offset the loss of U.S. air power, which has proved devastating against the Taliban.
Apr 26 2013

Turkey becomes partner of China/Russia-led security bloc

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2013-04-26 14:31
NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a "dialogue partner" of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia.
Apr 26 2013

Air Force secretary stepping down after 5 years

Top Headlines - Fri, 2013-04-26 13:45
Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is stepping down after five years in the job marked by scandals surrounding its aircraft contracts, sexual assaults and the mishandling of war dead.
Apr 26 2013

Marine Corps adds new embassy security reinforcement teams

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-04-26 12:55
The Marine Corps will soon be able to dispatch squad-level teams for immediate embassy security reinforcement as the service responds to calls to better protect diplomatic facilities.
Apr 26 2013

F-35 office sees improved relations with contractor

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-04-26 08:24
The head of the F-35 Joint Program Office told Congress that the program is continuing to improve, in part because of turnover at primary contractor Lockheed Martin.
Apr 25 2013

Changes to Marine uniform regulations may allow religious apparel

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-04-25 11:58
The Marine Corps has announced changes to uniform and grooming regulations that will allow for the wearing of certain religious apparel that might, in some cases, be visible on Marines in uniform.
Apr 25 2013

Commandant relieves OCS commander

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-04-25 06:50
The commander of the Marine Corps' Officer Candidates School, where last month three Marines died in an apparent murder-suicide, was removed from his job this week by the service's top officer.


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