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Aug 3 2014

South America's Growing Interest in Antarctica Drives Polar Ship Buys

Defense News – Naval - Sun, 2014-08-03 13:31
Colombia is set to join its South American neighbors in their plans to upgrade Antarctic assets and establishments, which are opening bases and buying polar ships.
Aug 3 2014

Corps to combine drug, alcohol screenings

Marine Corps Times - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:57
Commanders will now test Marines for alcohol and drug use during the same screening, a shift that replaces the previous policy requiring all members of a unit to take a breathalyzer twice a year.
Aug 3 2014

Coast Guard's early retirement could expand to enlisted ranks

Navy Times - Sun, 2014-08-03 12:33
Officers nearing 15 years in service next year have an opportunity to retire sooner than usual thanks to the latest early retirement program.
Aug 2 2014

Indian Navy Wants To Fast-Track Purchase of Russian Subs

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2014-08-02 14:42
The Defence Ministry's delay in floating a tender for six conventional submarines appears to be helping Russia, as India's Navy is now asking the MoD to buy two Russian-built Amur-class subs to help bolster the force.
Aug 2 2014

Tricare appeals lengthy but not unfair, report finds

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 2014-08-02 13:49
Appealing a Tricare decision to the highest level within the Defense Health Agency may take nearly a year but that doesn't necessarily mean those decisions go against beneficiaries, according to a new report.
Aug 2 2014

Poseidon completes debut deployment

Navy Times - Sat, 2014-08-02 10:02
The inaugural deployment of the P-8A Poseidon is now in the books.
Aug 1 2014

Chief of Chaplains Retires after 31 Years of Faithful Ministry, Service Top Stories - Fri, 2014-08-01 19:28
Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben relieved Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd as the chief of Navy chaplains during a change of office and retirement ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, August 1.
Aug 1 2014

DOD may send personnel to Africa to help fight Ebola epidemic

Navy Times - Fri, 2014-08-01 15:51
Defense Department officials are discussing the possibility of sending personnel to western Africa to assist with the Ebola epidemic there.
Aug 1 2014

Japan offers vessels to Vietnam to boost its sea strength

Reuters (World) - Fri, 2014-08-01 02:25
Japan will give six navy boats to Vietnam to boost its patrols and surveillance in the South China Sea, Japan's foreign minister said on Friday.
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.


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