Top Daily Stories for January 2013

Jan 10 2013

Tricare Prime to be eliminated in some areas

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-01-10 15:15
Starting Oct. 1, Tricare Prime will be cut from areas that are 40 miles or more from an active or former military base—a change that will force 171,000 retired personnel to switch to Tricare Standard.
Jan 10 2013

Philippines asks Japan for help amid China dispute

Fox News - World - Thu, 2013-01-10 06:43
The Philippines, alarmed over territorial disputes with China, in diplomatic meetings Thursday sought coast guard patrol ships and communications equipment from Japan to better secure its territory.
Jan 9 2013

USMC: Spouses clubs must admit same-sex spouses

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-01-09 19:15
The Marine Corps has advised its legal staff that spouses clubs operating on its installations must admit same-sex spouses if they wish to remain on the bases.
Jan 9 2013

Court may force DOD’s hand on same-sex benefits

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-01-09 09:15
The Supreme Court is likely to strike down parts of a law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, experts say, which would mean big changes in the way the military treats gay couples.
Jan 8 2013

First female Marine Corps general dies

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-01-08 21:15
The Marine Corps lost one of its pioneering women last week with the passing of retired Brig. Gen. Margaret A. Brewer.
Jan 8 2013

Experts: Drones basis for new global arms race

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2013-01-08 21:15
The success of U.S. drones in Iraq and Afghanistan has triggered a global arms race, raising concerns the remotely piloted aircraft could fall into unfriendly hands, military experts say.
Jan 8 2013

U.S. does not rule out complete pullout from Afghanistan after 2014

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2013-01-08 16:35
The Obama administration does not rule out a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan after 2014, the White House said just days before the president is to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Jan 6 2013

Sources: Obama to nominate Hagel as SecDef

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 16:14
President Obama will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary, a senior administration official says, choosing a decorated Vietnam veteran and signaling he’s ready for a contentious confirmation fight.
Jan 6 2013

Congressional chaos costs Navy millions

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-01-06 13:34
The recently-deceased 112th Congress failed to approve a normally prosaic measure allowing the transfers of old Navy ships to friendly navies.
Jan 6 2013

70 years later, 'temporary' Navy Annex coming down

Virginian-Pilot - Sun, 2013-01-06 12:51
Washington's Navy Annex is coming down, more than 70 years after it was built as a temporary warehouse.


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