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Navy: Random alcohol tests for sailors in US

The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

Tags: Navy , DoD , 21st Century Sailor and Marine , alcohol abuse , Ray Mabus

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 08:02pm EST

Marines studying mindfulness-based training

The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

Tags: DoD , PTSD

Saturday - 01/19/2013, 02:09pm EST

Marine special operations team members honored

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Monday honored four members of a Marine special operations team in a rare public ceremony for those who have served in the covert forces.

Tags: Ray Mabus , DoD , Navy , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/03/2012, 11:07pm EST

Senate OKs Obama's choice for Afghan commander

The Senate approved Gen. Joseph Dunford, the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, to be the top commander in Afghanistan.

Tags: Joseph Dunford , Barack Obama , Senate , DoD , Afghanistan , John Allen , Congress

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:09pm EST

Correction: Women In Combat story

Tags: Brandy Soublet , DoD ,

Monday - 12/03/2012, 07:03pm EST

McCain welcomes new fighter jet squadron

Tags: DoD , F-35B , Lockheed Martin

Tuesday - 11/20/2012, 06:09pm EST

Lighter force has double meaning for Marine Corps

After a decade of heavy land war, Marine Corps turns to energy efficiency as a way to lighten its load and return to its expeditionary maritime roots. The service already rolled out four technologies that reduce the amount of energy a marine uses. The Marines Corps also is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on developing and testing other energy efficient equipment.

Tags: DoD , renewable energy , Green government , Richard Mills , Jared Serbu , Technology

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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