Top Daily Stories for July 2014

Jul 31 2014

$16.3B VA reform bill passes Senate; Obama expected to sign

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 20:08
The Senate overwhelmingly gave final approval to a $16.3 billion Veterans Affairs reform bill on Thursday night, sending the measure to the White House.
Jul 31 2014

Chiefs list coming next week

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:51
The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.
Jul 31 2014

Marines developing gender-neutral MOS tests as 11 new jobs open to women

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-07-31 13:40
The Corps' top general said the service plans to adopt a gender-neutral screening test that would assess Marines' physical qualifications for various military specialties.
Jul 29 2014

SOCOM chief McRaven is chancellor finalist for University of Texas System

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 20:31
University of Texas System regents Tuesday selected Adm. William McRaven as the lone finalist for the job of chancellor, overseeing the system's 15 campuses and $14 billion budget.
Jul 29 2014

Admiral: World getting 'numb' to North Korean missiles

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 18:12
Amid concerns about its development of nuclear weapons, North Korea may be lulling the world into largely accepting its advances in missile technology, a U.S. Navy admiral said Tuesday.
Jul 29 2014

McDonald confirmed as new VA secretary

Navy Times - Tue, 2014-07-29 15:06
It's been a quick courtship for Bob McDonald—and there will be no honeymoon.
Jul 28 2014

Marines approve new primary MOS for MARSOC officers

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:09
The commandant has approved a new primary military occupational specialty that will allow Marine officers the opportunity to spend a career in the Corps' special operations command.
Jul 28 2014

Former Naval Academy superintendent dies at 77

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2014-07-28 08:35
Arizona Sen. John McCain is praising former Naval Academy Superintendent Charles Larson, who died over the weekend, as a great man.
Jul 24 2014

LCS to conduct test of Norwegian missile

Navy Times - Thu, 2014-07-24 19:42
The littoral combat ship USS Coronado will get a chance at an historic LCS first this fall when it launches a surface-to-surface missile in tests off Southern California.
Jul 24 2014

Army vice chief Campbell confirmed for ISAF post; Votel goes to SOCOM

Marine Corps Times - Thu, 2014-07-24 18:28
The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, was confirmed Wednesday as the next commander for NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.


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