Top Daily Stories for July 2014

Jul 31 2014

$16.3B VA reform bill passes Senate; Obama expected to sign

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:08
The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs reform bill on Thursday night, sending the measure to the White House.
Jul 31 2014

German general assigned as U.S. Army Europe's new chief of staff

The Washington Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 15:27
Brig. Gen. Markus Laubenthal was announced by the German Federal Ministry of Defense as the next USAREUR chief of staff on Thursday.
Jul 31 2014

Chiefs list coming next week

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:51
The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.
Jul 31 2014

Marines developing gender-neutral MOS tests as 11 new jobs open to women

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:40
The Corps' top general said the service plans to adopt a gender-neutral screening test that would assess Marines' physical qualifications for various military specialties.
Jul 29 2014

SOCOM chief McRaven is chancellor finalist for University of Texas System

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 20:31
University of Texas System regents Tuesday selected Adm. William McRaven as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.
Jul 29 2014

Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 18:12
Amid concerns about its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, a U.S. Navy admiral said Tuesday.
Jul 29 2014

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in US

Yahoo Top News - Tue, 2014-07-29 16:35
The last surviving member of the U.S. crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died.
Jul 29 2014

McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:06
It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald—and there will be no honeymoon.
Jul 29 2014

U.S. admiral hails successful drills with China

Yahoo Top News - Tue, 2014-07-29 04:51
A top US commander has praised China's participation in U.S.-led drills, seen as a step toward potentially thawing tensions between the two powers, saying it had gone "very, very well."
Jul 28 2014

Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:09
The commandant has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command.

 
 

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