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September 4, 2012
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  • Program to provide benefits, guarantee Reserve spot for Marines
    The Active Component to Selected Marine Corps Reserve Direct Affiliation Program will allow eligible Marines to keep Tricare benefits for six months after leaving active duty to join the Reserve. The program also offers Marines "seamless continuation of their careers as Reservists and an opportunity to guarantee a Reserve billet," according to the Marine Corps. The program is open to 100 first-term enlisted Marines and company-grade officers who meet its criteria. MarineCorpsTimes.com (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  In the Pentagon 
  • U.S. suspends Afghan police trainings over insider attacks
    U.S. military officials are suspending trainings for members of the Afghan Local Police as they look for ways to make the vetting process more effective in preventing insider attacks. Members of the Afghan army and police have launched 34 attacks this year on international allies, complicating efforts to prepare Afghan forces to assume control of the country's security responsibilities in 2014. Army Times/The Associated Press (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Netanyahu calls for tougher line against Iran
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the international community to communicate a clear "red line" to Tehran over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Netanyahu said international diplomacy is not working to slow Iran's nuclear program and Israel has argued the use of force might be needed to stop Tehran's development efforts. Army Times/The Associated Press (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  On the Home Front 
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  • Wind project may disrupt operations at Air Force base, official says
    Invenergy's Pantego Wind Energy Project in Beaufort County, N.C., could get in the way of fighter jets making practice runs at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and cause interference to radar operations in the area, according to Col. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the 4th Fighter Wing, in a letter to Gov. Bev Perdue and submitted to the state's Utilities Commission. A Defense Department review panel is scheduled to hold a hearing on the project on Sept. 10. The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Strength 
  • F-22 Raptors are flying successfully, reports say
    F-22 planes have resumed flights with no further oxygen problems, says Brig. Gen. Matthew Molloy, commander of the 18th Wing, stationed at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan, where the flights are taking place. This summer, the Air Force said a faulty valve on flight vests had caused the oxygen-deprivation problems that plagued the F-22s. The Hill/DEFCON Hill blog (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Defense cuts leave outlook for F-35 uncertain
    Possible sequestration-sparked layoffs at Lockheed Martin may cast into question the planned delivery of F-35 jets to Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. Some of the Lockheed employees who could be laid off if defense cuts go into effect include those working on the Joint Strike Fighter planes. Las Vegas Review-Journal (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Reserve Life 
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  SmartQuote 
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice."
--Ernest Hemingway,
American author


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