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Marine Corps News

EPA recognizes DoD bases for energy savings

Gary McNeil, a co-manager of EPA's Combined Heat and Power Program, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss an award for energy savings earned by two military bases.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 07:36pm EST
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Panetta calls for new probe into Marine photo

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Marine Corps on Friday to re-investigate and take appropriate action against the Marine snipers who posed with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 06:23pm EST

Groups demand new probe into Marine photo

A leading Jewish organization and others outraged by a photo showing Marine snipers in Afghanistan posing with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol are demanding President Barack Obama order an investigation and hold the troops accountable.

Friday - 02/10/2012, 11:40am EST

Tighter budgets mean armed forces need to work together

Marine Corps Lt. Gen. George Flynn, director of joint force development, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the Joint Operational Access Concept is.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:54am EST
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Raises, bases are potential victims of DoD budget cuts

The Pentagon begins the process of revealing its budget plan for fiscal year 2013. The proposal includes the scaling back of several weapons systems, savings on personnel costs, along with an assurance from top DoD officials that even though the military will be smaller, it will be more agile and more capable.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 11:31am EST
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Veteran strives to be 'part of something' in federal workforce

Andrew Goodrich, a ranger with the National Park Service, shares his story of being an injured Iraq War veteran finding a new home as a federal employee. He describes some of the challenges he faced and the accommodations his employers provided to to help him achieve success in the workplace.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 11:02am EST
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Warfighters provide input in quest to improve MREs

The Defense Department's Combat Feeding Directorate oversees the nutritional requirements and changing tastes of America's fighting force when designing its MREs, or meals ready-to-eat.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 11:01am EST
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GAO examines Navy, Marines financial management

Asif Khan joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent GAO report examining those services' financial-management issues.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 08:18pm EST
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Marines response force preps for disaster just in case

Captain Tim Maloney, the React Company commander for the Marines Corps' Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to talk about the preparation efforts just in case.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:01pm EST
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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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Postwar Marines: smaller, less focused on land war

Congress ponders the question: Does a nation drowning in debt really need two armies?

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 10:06am EST

Opponent to gay ban repeal changes opinion

Marine Gen. James Amos now calls the repeal of "don't ask don't tell" a non-event and says it does not undermine the war effort.

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 07:23am EST

Joint Chiefs argue against National Guard representation

For the first time in the memory of any currently-serving member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all six members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff testified at a single hearing Thursday. Their message: Don't add a seventh.

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:03am EST
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IG: Steep decline in Pentagon senior mentors after new rules

The use senior mentors retired military officers or former high-level civilian officials hired as contractors has dropped precipitously in the year and a half since the Defense Department instituted stiffer conflict-of-interest rules and a pay cap, according to an inspector general's report issued last week.

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 08:10am EST

Cyberspace links traditional military domains

Col. Steve Zotti, the chief of staff for Marine Forces Cyber Command, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris that cyberspace links together nearly all the other domains.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 11:00am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Marines frustrated by ban on bracelets

The bracelets commemorate friends who were killed in action and vary in design; some are rubber, some are metal. But they're considered unauthorized jewelry, and the Marine Corps has banned them.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:37am EDT

Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 03:27pm EDT
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