Top Daily Stories for August 2013

Aug 23 2013

Navy expanding presence in Mediterranean over Syria

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2013-08-23 19:13
The U.S. Navy will expand its presence in the Mediterranean with a fourth cruise-missile armed warship because of the escalating civil war in Syria, a defense official said on Friday.
Aug 23 2013

Israeli warplanes strike Lebanon in response to rocket attack

Fox News - World - Fri, 2013-08-23 00:30
Israeli warplanes struck a target south of Beirut early Friday, a day after militants fired four rockets into northern Israel, the Israeli military and a Palestinian official said.
Aug 20 2013

Explosion injures 8 at Naval Weapons Station Earle

Navy Times - Tue, 2013-08-20 10:23
The Navy says an explosion at a New Jersey base has injured eight sailors and civilian employees, one of them seriously.
Aug 19 2013

Officer who ordered fire on insurgent vehicle exonerated

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-08-19 17:08
A Marine officer removed from his post for ordering fire on a known Afghan insurgent's vehicle in alleged violation of the rules of engagement has been exonerated.
Aug 17 2013

Navy changes how alcohol is sold on-base

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-08-17 14:37
On the world's largest naval base, sailors can pull into a gas station and buy a bottle of liquor before sunrise.
Aug 16 2013

CNO's 'navigation plan' stresses readiness, budget uncertainty

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-08-16 11:22
The Navy's top officer has released his "navigation plan," which links the Navy's 2014-2018 budget proposal to its goals for the near future—and stresses the uncertainty brought about by a budget in flux.
Aug 15 2013

Pentagon's top enlisted adviser backs off comments on common camouflage

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-08-15 18:01
The senior NCO insists comments earlier this month critical of the hodgepodge of U.S. camouflage patterns did not signal support for stripping Marines of their unique combat uniforms.
Aug 15 2013

CNO: Navy plans to restructure flag billets

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-08-15 17:50
The Navy is executing a plan to restructure a number of flag officer billets—cutting and merging some, while reducing the rank of others, Adm. Jon Greenert announced.
Aug 15 2013

DOD to allow transfer, reassignment of those accused of sexual assault

Navy Times - Thu, 2013-08-15 15:46
Troops accused of sexual assault may be reassigned or transferred during a pre-trial investigation, a measure intended to reduce the potential for contact between victims and alleged perpetrators, according to new rules unveiled Thursday.
Aug 14 2013

ROA opens membership to NCOs

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-08-14 11:03
Noncommissioned officers are now eligible to join the Reserve Officers Association under a change in the 91-year-old group's bylaws approved over the weekend.


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