Top Daily Stories for December 2012

Dec 16 2012

Marine Corps embraces longer tours

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2012-12-16 13:15
The commandant wants more career Marines to receive Permanent Change of Station orders every four years, rather than three, said his three-star manpower chief.
Dec 16 2012

Paxton takes over as new No. 2 Marine

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2012-12-16 11:15
Gen. John “Jay” Paxton became assistant commandant of the Marine Corps on Saturday, saying it will be a great tour if he can be half as successful and admired as his predecessor.
Dec 14 2012

Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

Washington Examiner World News - Fri, 2012-12-14 06:00
The Pentagon will send Patriot air defense missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack.
Dec 13 2012

Tour lengths changing for 9,000 sailors

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-12-13 17:47
About 9,000 sailors in 10 ratings will see a change in sea and shore tour lengths as the Navy has released an update to its sea-shore flow.
Dec 13 2012

Pentagon warns of higher IED threat in drawdown

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-13 14:15
A senior Pentagon official says U.S. and coalition forces will be more vulnerable to improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, as the military draws down the number of American troops in Afghanistan.
Dec 13 2012

Report: 6 in 10 VA claim denials are in error

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-12-13 12:05
A new report on an old problem contains some sad statistics about veterans’ benefits claims.
Dec 13 2012

4 hurt in Navy helicopter ‘hard landing’

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-12-13 07:19
Officials say a Navy helicopter has made a “hard landing” at North Island Naval Air Station in Southern California, injuring four crew members on board.
Dec 13 2012

Japan Scrambles Jets in Island Dispute With China

The New York Times - Thu, 2012-12-13 07:02
A Chinese surveillance plane entered what Japan considers its airspace above disputed islands on Thursday, prompting the nations to exchange accusations
Dec 12 2012

Report: Fire can melt NWUs to your skin

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-12-12 09:17
The Navy working uniform will melt when exposed to flames, a new report has found, potentially putting sailors at risk.
Dec 12 2012

U.S. defense chief in Kabul for talks on future U.S. presence

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-12-12 06:41
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived on an unannounced visit to Kabul on Wednesday for talks with military commanders ahead of a decision on how large a U.S. military presence to keep in the country.


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