Top Daily Stories for August 2014

Aug 31 2014

Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:12
Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated WW II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments, died in San Diego. He was 96.
Aug 31 2014

DOD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussion

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:08
The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussion.
Aug 29 2014

John Walker, a former sailor who spied for the Soviets, dies in prison

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 13:08
A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina.
Aug 29 2014

Fort Hood shooter asks to be 'citizen' of Islamic State

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-08-29 11:26
The man convicted in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 that left 13 dead is asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State in a letter to the militant group's leader.
Aug 27 2014

SOCOM orders more 84mm recoilless rifles

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2014-08-27 16:14
Special Operations Command has signed a contract worth up to $187 million for the purchase of more Carl Gustav recoilless rifles and ammunition from Swedish defense firm Saab.
Aug 26 2014

Obama to announce VA initiatives

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2014-08-26 05:30
The White House is unveiling a slate of executive actions Tuesday designed to ease troops' transition from military to civilian life and boost medical-care options in the wake of scandals at the VA.
Aug 25 2014

VA details sweeping changes to speed care to veterans

Navy Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 17:55
The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes—and ample contrition—in a prepared response to an inspector general's report due this week on the scandal over delayed health care.
Aug 25 2014

U.S., Chinese officials to meet at Pentagon after jet intercept

Reuters - Mon, 2014-08-25 17:52
U.S. and Chinese military officials will hold talks on rules of behavior on Wednesday and Thursday, days after the United States denounced a "dangerous" Chinese jet intercept of a U.S. Navy aircraft.
Aug 25 2014

VA touts progress on suicides; data tell another story

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-08-25 10:05
Seven years ago, the Veterans Affairs Department rejected allegations by media outlets and watchdog organizations that America faced a suicide epidemic among former military personnel.
Aug 25 2014

Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Top Headlines - Mon, 2014-08-25 00:34
China's state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat surveillance flights as an "act of hostility," after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. military aircraft.


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