Top Daily Stories for December 2012

Dec 20 2012

Spec ops troops’ stress ‘worse than we thought’

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-20 14:15
The nation’s most elite fighting forces—celebrated in film and best-selling books—are under more emotional strain after a decade of war than commanders realized, a senior NCO says.
Dec 20 2012

Senate OKs bill aimed at protecting GI benefits

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-20 08:15
A landmark veterans bill aimed at protecting valuable GI Bill benefits from being wasted passed the Senate late Wednesday and is on its way to final passage in the House.
Dec 19 2012

More sex assaults reported at service academies

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-19 22:15
The number of assaults reported by the U.S. Military Academy and the Air Force Academy increased, while reports at the Naval Academy declined.
Dec 19 2012

Marines to be lauded for Libya rescue

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-19 20:15
Three Marines with an MV-22B Osprey squadron will be honored next month for their heroics during a rescue mission last year in Libya in which they recovered a downed Air Force pilot.
Dec 19 2012

Pirates attack tanker in Nigeria

BBC News - Wed, 2012-12-19 07:36
Gunmen attack an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria, stealing personal belongings and kidnapping five crew members.
Dec 19 2012

Soldiers turn hijackers of N. Korea ship in Somali port

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-12-19 06:47
A dozen soldiers guarding a North Korean ship impounded in Somalia's autonomous Puntland region for maritime violations have hijacked the vessel and its 33 crew.
Dec 18 2012

Panetta outlines busy future for military

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-12-18 19:15
In a wide-ranging speech at National Press Club, the Secretary of Defense presents a vision of the future that includes a very active role for the U.S. military in a post-Afghanistan world.
Dec 18 2012

X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Completes First At-Sea Tests Top Stories - Tue, 2012-12-18 15:15
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first at-sea test phase aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
Dec 18 2012

DDG-1000 Program Successfully Integrates Deckhouse Top Stories - Tue, 2012-12-18 15:15
The Navy's next generation destroyer, the future USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000), completed a major ship milestone with the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship's hull.
Dec 18 2012

Navy to demonstrate landing practice on Wallops Island

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2012-12-18 05:25
The Navy will conduct a field carrier landing practice demonstration at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore this week in response to a request from county officials.


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