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March 26, 2013
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  • Obama budget plan gains cautious GOP support
    Several Republican lawmakers have indicated they are willing to consider a White House budget proposal that would significantly reduce Pentagon budget cuts put in place by sequestration. "I would consider any plan that avoids sequestration," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. Defense News (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  In the Pentagon 
  • U.S. forces in Europe can expect changes, commander says
    The end of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan means the U.S. can end combat rotations for troops stationed in Europe and focus on training with other NATO members, says Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell, head of U.S. Army Europe Command. The U.S. is in the process of reducing its force size in Europe from 40,000 troops to 30,000. ABC News/The Associated Press (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Hill 
  • Congress resists Air Force BRAC proposals
    Air Force proposals to reduce base infrastructure are meeting pushback from Congress, as some lawmakers have promised to block any new rounds of base realignment and closure. "We continue to believe [base realignment and closure] authority is a tool that we urgently need," Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said last month. Air Force Times (free registration) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Strength 
  • Military hopes women can help fill ranks
    The military's decision to make combat positions available to women was as much about filling gaps in its ranks as it was about equality, according to this article. "It's fairly common knowledge that our population of military-age young men, who qualify for the military, is declining," said Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Less than a quarter of young people meet the standards for military enlistment. National Public Radio (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
  • Ind. schools help veterans adjust to college life
    Several Indiana universities have established resource centers to give veterans information about coursework, financial aid and career counseling, and the state legislature is considering a measure that would formalize "combat-to-college" programs. "It's nice for veterans not to feel isolated," said Anthony Arnold, a Navy reservist who started a veterans group at Indiana University. The Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model) (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study finds brain abnormalities in Gulf War veterans
    Findings from a recent brain-imaging study suggest that Gulf War syndrome is a physical rather than psychosomatic condition and therefore should be treated with medications instead of counseling. Whistle-blowers have accused the Department of Veterans Affairs of manipulating research data in the past in order to support the theory that the disorder is psychosomatic. The Washington Post (3/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
It is often laziness and timidity that keep us within our duty while virtue gets all the credit."
--François de la Rochefoucauld,
French writer

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