Top Daily Stories for December 2013

Dec 30 2013

The year ahead: Crucial issues for the Corps in 2014

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-30 09:37
Marine combat troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of the year—after more than a decade of war—returning the Corps to a predominantly peacetime posture for the first time since 2001.
Dec 23 2013

Marine Corps is first service to pass audit

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-23 17:59
The Marine Corps is the first military service to pass a financial audit, a small but potentially important budgetary milestone.
Dec 23 2013

More Marines readied for possible South Sudan evacuations

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2013-12-23 13:51
Additional Marines and aircraft are being moved from Spain to the Horn of Africa to provide embassy security and help with evacuations from violence-wracked South Sudan.
Dec 23 2013

China says carrier tests in South China Sea going well

Reuters - Mon, 2013-12-23 05:01
China's first and only aircraft carrier has successfully carried out a series of tests during a training mission in the disputed South China Sea, state media reported on Monday.
Dec 21 2013

Senate confirms Navy's first female 4-star, VCNO

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-12-21 16:28
Senators confirmed Vice Adm. Michelle Howard for the service's No. 2 post on Friday, making her the first female four-star admiral in the Navy's 238-year history.
Dec 21 2013

CNO: 9-month carrier deployments until 2015, at least

Navy Times - Sat, 2013-12-21 11:17
Carrier strike group deployments will continue at or near the nine-month mark throughout the new year, the Navy's top officer says.
Dec 21 2013

China's military lashes out at Japan's new defense plan

Fox News - World - Sat, 2013-12-21 04:30
China's military has lashed out at Japan's plans to increase defense spending, accusing Tokyo of raising regional tensions under the pretext of safeguarding national security.
Dec 20 2013

Va. governor-elect taps former Navy 4-star

Navy Times - Fri, 2013-12-20 15:24
Virginia Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe on Friday named retired Admiral John Harvey Jr. as his secretary of veterans affairs and homeland security.
Dec 19 2013

Brezler should be separated, board finds

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2013-12-19 19:39
Although Maj. Jason Brezler received support and endorsements from congressmen and Marine Corps generals at his board of inquiry, a panel of officers recommended Thursday that he be separated from the service.
Dec 19 2013

Iran's air force to hold exercise over Strait of Hormuz

Fox News - World - Thu, 2013-12-19 03:20
The acting chief of Iran's air force says his pilots will hold a military drill over the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the waterway for one-fifth of the world's oil tanker traffic.

 
 

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