Top Daily Stories for December 2012

Dec 6 2012

VA, DoD call for better exit physicals

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-06 17:15
More comprehensive separation physicals could soon be required for service members, even if they have no specific complaints, to reduce problems down the road if they file for benefits for a service-connected disability.
Dec 6 2012

Panetta taps Austin to be new CENTCOM chief

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-06 15:15
The Army commanding general who helped wind down the Iraq war last year has been tapped to serve as the next chief of U.S. Central Command.
Dec 5 2012

Report: Mullen’s personal computers hacked

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-05 19:15
Foreign computer hackers have targeted retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Dec 5 2012

U.S. military helping plan Mali intervention

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-05 19:15
U.S. military planners are working closely with African nations in advance of an offensive to wrest control of northern Mali from al-Qaida linked extremists, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.
Dec 5 2012

3 female submariners make history

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-12-05 17:47
The Navy’s first female submariners have earned their “dolphins.”
Dec 4 2012

Senate approves $650B defense bill

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-12-04 19:15
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously authorized the Pentagon to spend $650 billion in fiscal 2013, slightly less than requested by the Obama administration in February.
Dec 4 2012

Coast Guardsman dies trying to stop suspect boat

The Washington Times - Tue, 2012-12-04 18:15
A Coast Guardsman fired several gunshots from an inflatable boat before it was slammed by another vessel in a crash that killed him.
Dec 4 2012

VA trademarks term ‘GI Bill’

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-12-04 13:15
The Department of Veterans Affairs has trademarked the phrase “GI Bill,” in an effort to prevent private companies from misleading service members.
Dec 4 2012

Naval Academy plans football hall of fame

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-12-04 13:03
The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy says the school has plans to create a Navy football hall of fame.
Dec 3 2012

Indian navy prepared to deploy to South China Sea

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-12-03 09:03
The Indian navy is prepared to deploy to the South China Sea to protect oil interests there, the navy chief said Monday amid growing fears over the potential for naval clashes in the disputed region


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