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Mar 17 2012

SOCOM seeks down time for special operators

Navy Times - Sat, 2012-03-17 10:03
Special operations forces could soon enjoy more time at home as part of an effort to take care of and preserve a joint force that has shouldered a relentless operational tempo over the past decade of war.
Mar 16 2012

Navy orders four more LCS vessels

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-16 18:10
Construction contracts for four more littoral combat ships were awarded March 16 by the Navy, bringing the total number of LCS vessels under order or in service to 12.
Mar 16 2012

Congress Says No Money for Pacific Moves

Military.com - Headlines - Fri, 2012-03-16 14:58
The Secretary of the Navy told a Senate committee he does not know whether a contractor has been hired yet to conduct an independent review of plans to relocate thousands of Marines from Japan to Guam.
Mar 16 2012

North Korea plans to launch long-range rocket

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-03-16 09:35
North Korea announced plans Friday to send a satellite into space via a long-range rocket, a surprise move that could jeopardize a weeks-old agreement exchanging U.S. food aid for nuclear concessions.
Mar 15 2012

VA Tackling Mountainous Claims Backlog

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-15 17:00
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki told Congress Thursday his agency is at a “tipping point” toward tackling the mountainous claims backlog that has prevent veterans from receiving benefits.
Mar 15 2012

Marines Told Cuts Won't Affect Current Enlistments

Military.com - Headlines - Thu, 2012-03-15 06:54
The Marine Corps plans to trim its ranks by 20,000 over five years, but no Marines will be forced out of the service early, according to a Marine Corps deputy commandant.
Mar 15 2012

U.S. seeks to ease concerns over F-35 delays, costs

Reuters - Thu, 2012-03-15 04:44
The United States sought today to allay concerns over delays and escalating costs for the F-35 fighter, telling eight partner nations there would be no further delays in the rollout of the radar-evading aircraft.
Mar 14 2012

Marines to cut four battalions, 12 air squadrons

Reuters - Wed, 2012-03-14 20:40
The Marine Corps said on Wednesday it would cut four infantry battalions and 12 flying squadrons over the next five years as it shrinks by 20,000 personnel to meet budget constraints and peacetime needs.
Mar 14 2012

11 ships to be decommissioned in fiscal 2013

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-03-14 16:53
Six frigates, four cruisers and an aircraft carrier are set to be decommissioned during fiscal 2013, according to a Navy message released Monday.
Mar 14 2012

Lawmaker Vows to Fight TRICARE Cost Increases

Military.com - Headlines - Wed, 2012-03-14 14:08
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee vowed to fight the Defense Department’s proposed cost increases for troop and retiree health care.

 
 

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