Top Daily Stories for March 2014

Mar 29 2014

USCG updates alcohol rules, expands drug screening

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-03-29 13:38
In an effort to increase accountability in the service, the Coast Guard is cracking down on drinking and illegal drug use with a slate of new regulations, outlined in a recent servicewide message.
Mar 29 2014

Top U.S. general to visit Israel amid strategy spats

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2014-03-29 03:06
The United States' top military officer will visit Israel next week where he will meet the defense minister who has angered Washington by criticizing its strategies in the Middle East and Ukraine.
Mar 28 2014

DOD to look at consolidating commissaries, exchanges

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 15:53
Defense officials have ordered a review of options that include consolidating commissaries and exchanges, as well as having commissaries adopt an "Exchange-like business model."
Mar 28 2014

Night-vision contact lenses may be in your future

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 15:03
Night-vision goggle technology has become more effective, streamlined and nimble in the past 10 years. But what if you could ditch that bulky headgear and pop in a pair of night-vision contact lenses?
Mar 28 2014

Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam POW and ex-senator, dies

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 12:41
Former Sen. Jeremiah Denton, who survived 7½ years as a POW in North Vietnam and alerted the U.S. military to conditions there when he blinked the word 'torture' in Morse code during a TV interview, died Friday.
Mar 28 2014

Irregularities cited in student vet study

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:39
A study released by Student Veterans of America promised to bring much-needed clarity to veterans' college graduation rates, but irregularities in how the research was done may cast doubt on its findings.
Mar 28 2014

Sorry, Marines: No return of silkies imminent

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:09
The guns may be out, but the upper thighs are staying covered, at least for the foreseeable future.
Mar 28 2014

Navy says goodbye to fire-damaged USS Miami

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-03-28 06:45
A formal decommissioning ceremony is being held Friday at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where the nuclear-powered submarine was ravaged by a fire set by a shipyard worker in May 2012.
Mar 28 2014

Philippines signs $527M deal to buy 12 fighter jets, 4 helicopters

Fox News - World - Fri, 2014-03-28 05:18
The Philippines has signed contracts worth $527 million to buy 12 fighter jets from South Korea and four combat utility helicopters from Canada to boost its air force, one of the weakest in Southeast Asia.
Mar 27 2014

Amos, retired generals: Marines need more amphibious ships

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-03-27 15:56
Twenty retired Marine Corps generals joined forces with Commandant Gen. Jim Amos to call for a minimum of 38 amphibious warships to meet the Corps’ ongoing expeditionary mission.


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