MilitaryHeadlineNews: Marines Facing Punishment, Base Closures Beaten Back

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Military Headline News – Rick Rogers

 
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Some Marines are in hot water for posting threatening and obscene messages on social media sites aimed at President Obama and a member of Congress. At least that’s what they’re accused of.
USA Today reports that Marines are facing punishment in the case.
There’s long been drug testing in the military. Now there’s push to test some State Department employees and defense contractors, too.
The State Department is soliciting bids to drug test nearly 1,700 employees in Afghanistan and Israel.
Forgotten medals no more.
Illinois officials are searching for the rightful owners of 108 military medals sitting in its vaults, in some cases more than 100 years.
The medals date back to the Spanish-American War and include Purple Hearts, Bronze Stars and even a Navy Cross.
The veterans’ names can be found at www.treasurer.il.gov.
Military communities nationwide are breathing a little easier.
For the moment at least, another round of base closures is going nowhere.
A House Armed Services subcommittee has refused a request to cut more installations.
Rick Rogers, Military Headline News.

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