Top Daily Stories for December 2012

Dec 28 2012

USS Monitor memorial dedicated today

Navy Times - Fri, 2012-12-28 12:00
A memorial is being dedicated to the Civil War ironclad Monitor and its crew.
Dec 28 2012

Iran's navy begins maneuvers near Strait of Hormuz

Fox News - World - Fri, 2012-12-28 00:59
Iran's state TV is reporting the country's navy has begun maneuvers in the area of the Strait of Hormuz, where one-fifth of the world's oil passes
Dec 27 2012

Coast Guard relieves captain of Seattle cutter

Navy Times - Thu, 2012-12-27 21:34
The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that the captain of the Seattle-based cutter Mellon has been relieved of his post.
Dec 24 2012

India and Russia seal new defense deals, trumpet partnership

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2012-12-24 05:53
India agreed Monday to buy dozens of Russian helicopters and kits for the assembly of Sukhoi jets as the leaders of both countries reaffirmed their commitment to a strategic partnership.
Dec 21 2012

Expert: USMC embassy guard boost will be tough

Marine Corps Times - Fri, 2012-12-21 14:15
The Marine Corps could face significant challenges filling a congressional mandate to nearly double embassy security at a time when the service is drawing down its active-duty force.
Dec 20 2012

Study: Ecstasy ingredient may help treat PTSD

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-20 14:15
The active ingredient in the party drug Ecstasy, MDMA, may ease symptoms of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder when used with talk therapy, according to a small study.
Dec 20 2012

Spec ops troops’ stress ‘worse than we thought’

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-20 14:15
The nation’s most elite fighting forces—celebrated in film and best-selling books—are under more emotional strain after a decade of war than commanders realized, a senior NCO says.
Dec 20 2012

Senate OKs bill aimed at protecting GI benefits

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2012-12-20 08:15
A landmark veterans bill aimed at protecting valuable GI Bill benefits from being wasted passed the Senate late Wednesday and is on its way to final passage in the House.
Dec 19 2012

More sex assaults reported at service academies

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-19 22:15
The number of assaults reported by the U.S. Military Academy and the Air Force Academy increased, while reports at the Naval Academy declined.
Dec 19 2012

Marines to be lauded for Libya rescue

Marine Corps Times - Wed, 2012-12-19 20:15
Three Marines with an MV-22B Osprey squadron will be honored next month for their heroics during a rescue mission last year in Libya in which they recovered a downed Air Force pilot.


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