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Jul 25 2012

Congress questions extra DOD health care funds

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-07-25 17:15
It wants to know why the Pentagon has a $708 million surplus in health funds when DOD consistently has argued it needs to raise beneficiary costs to sustain health care benefits.
Jul 25 2012

Gen. Amos expects 'rolling transition' in Afghanistan

USA Today - Wed, 2012-07-25 17:02
The surge of U.S. Marines and other forces in Afghanistan has broken the Taliban's grip on a former stronghold, commanders say.
Jul 25 2012

Military-to-civilian transition still a challenge, VA, defense chiefs say

McClatchy News Service - Wed, 2012-07-25 16:48
Layers of bureaucracy have bogged down government efforts to help troops transition to civilian life, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki told Congress on Wednesday.
Jul 25 2012

China's hawks gaining sway in South China Sea dispute

Yahoo Top News - Wed, 2012-07-25 16:06
China has adopted a more aggressive stance on territorial disputes in the South China Sea as hard-line officials and commentators call on Beijing to take a tougher line with rival claimants.
Jul 25 2012

Navy to Christen Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Somerset Top Stories - Wed, 2012-07-25 15:15
The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, Somerset on Saturday at a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Avondale, La.
Jul 25 2012

Pentagon launches new valor medals database

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-07-25 10:41
The Defense Department launched a new website Wednesday, the first step in the creation of an official database designed to deter fraudulent claims of military valor.
Jul 25 2012

Panel seeks answers on VA cuts

Virginian-Pilot - Wed, 2012-07-25 07:04
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki are to testify in Congress today and likely will be queried on whether the VA is completely exempt from sequestration spending cuts.
Jul 24 2012

Japan: No flights until Osprey confirmed safe

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-24 09:15
Japan’s prime minister says he will not allow any flights of the U.S. military’s latest transport aircraft in his country until its safety has been confirmed.
Jul 24 2012

New system expands ships’ tracking range

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-07-24 08:58
The Navy will soon get a leg up in locating illegal fisherman, drug smugglers, pirates, human traffickers and others at sea who don’t want to be found.
Jul 24 2012

President: New website will aim to deter fakers

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-07-24 07:15
The Defense Department plans to unveil a new website listing high-level military honors in an effort to deter military fakers, President Barack Obama said Monday.


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