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Feb 11 2013

Benefits for military same-sex partners set

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 15:15
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the Pentagon is extending benefits to same-sex partners of military service members, including the right to visit their loved ones in military hospitals.
Feb 11 2013

Military weighs cutbacks, shifts in drone programs

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2013-02-11 15:05
The Pentagon for the first time is considering scaling back the massive buildup of drones it has overseen in the past few years. It would be both to save money and to adapt to changing security threats.
Feb 11 2013

U.S. ships military equipment out of Afghanistan

Yahoo Top News - Mon, 2013-02-11 14:37
The United States began its withdrawal from Afghanistan in earnest, officials said Monday, sending the first of what will be tens of thousands of containers home through a once-blocked land route through Pakistan.
Feb 11 2013

Servicewomen don't want standards changed

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 11:15
Women in the military do not want standards to be lowered to help them get into ground combat jobs, advocacy groups and servicewomen say.
Feb 11 2013

Navy previews better re-up rules

Navy Times - Mon, 2013-02-11 09:42
Ask a sailor what he thinks of Perform to Serve, and you’re liable to get an earful. Navy officials understand PTS has a bad rap, and admit sailors’ impression of the re-enlistment approval process is based in truth.
Feb 10 2013

Navy relieves CO, XO of attack sub Jacksonville

Navy Times - Sun, 2013-02-10 18:02
The commanding officer and executive officer of attack submarine Jacksonville were relieved of command on Sunday, the Navy said.
Feb 10 2013

Report: Saudi Arabia Mulls German Patrol Boat Deal

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2013-02-10 15:05
Saudi Arabia is planning to buy German patrol boats for a total of around 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) despite some opposition in Germany, a newspaper reported Feb. 10.
Feb 10 2013

New U.S. commander takes helm in Afghanistan

AP News - Sun, 2013-02-10 09:15
Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took over Sunday as the new and probably last commander of all U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan.
Feb 9 2013

Brass: Women in combat will curb sex assault

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2013-02-09 11:15
Repealing the longtime policy banning women from combat units will help the Pentagon’s effort to crack down on sex assaults, top military brass says.
Feb 9 2013

Dempsey: Sufficient troops to remain in Afghanistan

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2013-02-09 08:50
The top U.S. military officer said Saturday he was confident enough U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014 to accomplish the three-part mission agreed to by allies last year.

 
 

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