Top Daily Stories for June 2014

Jun 30 2014

Iwo Jima-style landings are a relic of the past, says top Marine general

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-06-30 18:57
World War II-style full-frontal amphibious assaults are relegated to the annals of history, a top Marine general told reporters Thursday in Washington.
Jun 30 2014

Howard to receive history-making 4th star Tuesday

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-06-30 18:53
For the first time in the Navy's 236-year history, a woman will be pinned with a fourth star.
Jun 30 2014

U.S. sends 300 more troops, drones, helicopters to Iraq

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2014-06-30 16:41
The United States is again ramping up its military presence in Iraq, sending 300 additional troops into the country as well as a detachment of helicopters and drone aircraft, the Pentagon said Monday.
Jun 30 2014

MCPON wants every sailor to have a tablet

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-06-30 07:19
It may be 2014, but Fleet sailors know it takes way too long to get access to a shipboard computer. Waits are often like the doctor's office—or a Soviet breadline.
Jun 30 2014

Russian sailors in France for amphibious assault ship training

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2014-06-30 04:48
About four hundred Russian sailors arrived in western France on Monday for training on Mistral amphibious assault ships before the first of two is delivered to Moscow by the end of the year.
Jun 29 2014

Marine deserter who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in U.S.

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-06-29 16:47
A Marine—declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. saying he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again—is back in U.S. custody.
Jun 29 2014

New paint could mean lighter workloads - and lighter ships

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-06-29 12:30
The Navy is hoping that a new paint slathering its way into the fleet will mean a little less chipping and painting for sailors.
Jun 29 2014

North Korea launches two short-range Scud missiles in breach of UN sanctions

Reuters (World) - Sun, 2014-06-29 00:57
North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Sunday, South Korea said, in a breach of U.N. resolutions against the use of ballistic missile technology by the isolated country.
Jun 26 2014

Hue City XO ousted after report on ship fire

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-06-26 17:28
The executive officer of the cruiser Hue City is out of a job, fired for failing to ensure his crew properly stowed hazardous materials that caught on fire in April, days into their deployment.
Jun 25 2014

Blue Angels report calls out fighter pilot culture

Navy Times - Wed, 2014-06-25 15:04
The release of the Navy’s investigation into the Blue Angels under Capt. Gregory McWherter paints a picture of aviation culture lapsing into demeaning behavior from a bygone era,

 
 

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