Top Daily Stories for February 2013

Feb 15 2013

As VA struggles, delays and errors greet returning warriors

McClatchy News Service - Fri, 2013-02-15 01:10
Processing time for disability claims at the VA worsened in a majority of its regional offices last year, as the agency struggled with its plan to correct its problems.
Feb 14 2013

New high-tech warfare medal draws backlash

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-02-14 19:15
The Pentagon sparked an uproar when it revealed that a new high-level medal honoring drone pilots will rank above some traditional combat valor medals in order of precedence.
Feb 14 2013

CG Cutter Robert Yered commissioned today

Coast Guard News - Thu, 2013-02-14 18:16
The Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered, the fourth Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter, is scheduled to be commissioned at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Florida, today.
Feb 14 2013

G.O.P. Senators Block Vote on Defense Post for Hagel

The New York Times - Global - Thu, 2013-02-14 17:48
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, arguing that Democrats were trying to rush a choice that they needed more time to consider.
Feb 14 2013

2013 Association of Naval Services Officers Convention Canceled Top Stories - Thu, 2013-02-14 14:15
The President of the Association of Naval Services Officers announced the cancellation of the 6-10 May convention.
Feb 13 2013

South Korea unveils missile it says can hit North's leaders

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2013-02-13 23:43
South Korea unveiled a cruise missile on Thursday that it said can hit the office of North Korea's leaders, trying to address concerns that it is technologically behind its unpredictable rival.
Feb 13 2013

Advocates: VA should get smarter, not bigger

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-02-13 18:15
The solution to providing veterans adequate mental health services does not lie in a bigger Veterans Health Administration, members of a House committee and veterans advocates said Wednesday.
Feb 13 2013

CNO: Defense cuts hurt counterterror efforts

Navy Times - Wed, 2013-02-13 15:29
If pending budget cuts occur, the Navy’s top officer said by 2014 he would be unable to send ships to support U.S. forces operating in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
Feb 13 2013

Pentagon clears F-35B to resume test flights

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-02-13 14:16
The Defense Department has cleared the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter to resume test flights, roughly a month after the planes were grounded by engine issues.
Feb 13 2013

Pentagon creates medal for cyber, drone warfare

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2013-02-13 12:15
Defense officials say the Pentagon is creating a new medal that can be awarded to troops who have a direct impact on combat operations but do it from afar.


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