Top Daily Stories for July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Hagel: Under cuts, pay, benefits and force will all shrink

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-31 14:25
He suggests Army and Marine Corps force levels could drop to historic lows, the Navy’s carrier fleet will face cuts, and the some fighter squadrons will be eliminated.
Jul 31 2013

Early out program for company-grade officers announced

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-07-31 12:33
Company-grade officers who agree to join the Reserve can leave active duty up to a year early, according to recently announced details of the program.
Jul 31 2013

3-star: Navy amphibs can expect stops in Australia

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-07-31 06:36
A three-star admiral has given the strongest assertion yet that more sailors will be heading Down Under.
Jul 31 2013

Kenya Jails Nine Somali Pirates

Maritime News - Security - Wed, 2013-07-31 03:19
A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa has sentenced 9 Somalis to 5 years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant vessel 'MV Courier' in the Gulf of Aden in March 2009.
Jul 30 2013

LCS Supports First Overseas Crew Swap Navy - Tue, 2013-07-30 09:31
As the deployment to Southeast Asia draws to a close for USS Freedom's "Gold" crew, an advance team of "Blue" crew sailors is in Singapore as part of an upcoming crew swap.
Jul 29 2013

DOD: Playboy, Penthouse are not indecent

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-07-29 11:10
Adult magazines including "Playboy," "Penthouse," and "Nude" are permitted for sale on military installations because they do not meet the definition of indecent material under federal law, a top Pentagon official said.
Jul 27 2013

Marines may see Philippine tours

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-07-27 08:29
Marines may soon head to the Philippines on rotational deployments as officials discuss strengthening an already tight military partnership to counter China's rise to a major regional power.
Jul 26 2013

Marine nominated for new position with Joint Staff

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2013-07-26 15:30
The president has nominated Lt. Gen. Thomas D. Waldhauser to become director for operations plans and joint force development, J-7, with the Joint Staff.
Jul 26 2013

Battle continues over sex assault in the military

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-07-26 12:05
The battle over who should decide to prosecute sex crimes in the military—lawyers or commanders—has exposed a rift among the Senate Armed Services Committee's Democrats, with high stakes for DOD.
Jul 25 2013

Navy Energy Chief Likely to Be Confirmed After Smooth Hearing

The Wall Street Journal - - Thu, 2013-07-25 11:23
The White House’s nominee to head the Navy’s clean-energy push didn’t encounter much opposition at a Senate hearing Thursday, a signal that he is likely to be confirmed for the job.


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