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Jul 19 2012

Elite Marine Corps units to field new pistols

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-07-19 15:15
The Marine Corps’ elite special operations and reconnaissance units will field thousands of new .45-caliber pistols over the next four years, military acquisition officials confirmed Thursday.
Jul 19 2012

MH-53 Helicopter Crashes off Oman Top Stories - Thu, 2012-07-19 11:16
An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM) 15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, while conducting heavy lift support operations.
Jul 18 2012

Pentagon announces naval exercise in Middle East

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-07-18 14:55
The United States will join 20 other nations in a joint minesweeping exercise in the waters of the Middle East in late September, as tensions in the region continue to simmer.
Jul 18 2012

Webb Introduces New Bill to Punish Military Impersonators

Washington Examiner World News - Wed, 2012-07-18 14:55
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), introduced a new bill Tuesday titled, "The Military Service Integrity Act of 2012," which would bring criminal penalties to individuals making a false claim of military service.
Jul 18 2012

Panetta: U.S. can defeat any Iran effort to block oil shipping

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2012-07-18 12:55
The United States has the capacity to defeat any Iranian attempt to shut down sea commerce in the oil-rich Gulf region and will hold Tehran directly responsible for shipping disruptions, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says.
Jul 18 2012

Shots fired, Russia detains Chinese fishing ships - Wed, 2012-07-18 00:27
The Russian coast guard seized two Chinese vessels and detained 36 fishermen Tuesday after they allegedly were found fishing in Russian-controlled waters in the Sea of Japan.
Jul 17 2012

VA official: Claims backlog continues to grow

USA Today - Tue, 2012-07-17 16:36
As of July 16, the Veterans Administration backlog stood at 919,461 with 66 percent of the cases pending more than 125 days.
Jul 17 2012

VA expands grants to tackle veteran homelessness

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2012-07-17 15:26
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would award nearly $100 million in grants to groups that help homeless veterans as well as those at risk of becoming homeless.
Jul 17 2012

Russia To Take Delivery of BrahMos

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2012-07-17 14:14
Russia will begin taking delivery of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile being built in India as a joint Indo-Russian venture.
Jul 17 2012

Pentagon: Skiff came within 150 yards of Navy ship in Persian Gulf

MSNBC - Tue, 2012-07-17 08:56
The small vessel disregarded warnings as it approached the U.S. ship near Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, NBC's Brian Williams reports.


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