Top Daily Stories for November 2012

Nov 29 2012

Seabee commander fired; 25th CO sacked in 2012

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-11-29 21:03
The Navy has fired the commanding officer of a Jacksonville, Fla.-based Seabee reserve battalion because of “mismanagement and major program deficiencies.”
Nov 29 2012

Chinese to board vessels in disputed seas

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2012-11-29 19:59
Police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board and search ships that illegally enter what China considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea, state media said Thursday.
Nov 29 2012

Panel OKs Dunford to lead Afghanistan war

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-11-29 17:15
The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved President Obama’s choice to be the top commander in Afghanistan.
Nov 29 2012

White House issues objections to defense bill

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-11-29 17:15
With the Senate knee-deep in the second of an expected three days of debate on the 2013 defense authorization bill, the White House has threatened to veto it unless some significant changes are made.
Nov 29 2012

Panetta: Post-2014 Afghan effort to be substantial

Top Headlines - Thu, 2012-11-29 16:53
Defense Secretary says U.S. troops will need to stay in Afghanistan even after the combat mission ends in 2014 because al Qaeda is still present and trying to strengthen its influence.
Nov 29 2012

Senate wants DOD report on Tricare Prime cuts

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-11-29 15:16
Amid concerns about the looming elimination of Tricare Prime in some areas, the Senate voted to require the Pentagon to report on the future availability of affordable managed care for Tricare beneficiaries.
Nov 29 2012

DOD board to review mental health diagnoses

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-11-29 13:15
A Defense Department board will conduct the force-wide review of mental health diagnoses ordered earlier this year by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the Pentagon said.
Nov 28 2012

Navy remains committed to an unsettled Big East

Navy Times - Wed, 2012-11-28 17:34
Navy is still on board for Big East football in 2015.
Nov 27 2012

Navy fires grad school president and provost

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-11-27 18:51
The Navy fired the head of the Naval Postgraduate School and his deputy after a yearlong investigation found financial mismanagement at the Monterey, Calif.-based graduate school.
Nov 27 2012

Obama signs 1.7 percent veterans’ COLA hike

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2012-11-27 15:15
Four million veterans and survivors will receive the same 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in their benefits that is going to Social Security recipients and military retirees.


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