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President Obama Signs FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act

"A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay." Official White House photo
In a quiet affair without fanfare, President Barack Obama signed into law the $633 billion Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on 31 December while vacationing in his home state of Hawaii. While not an appropriations act providing the funding to pay for the provisions contained in the law, the NDAA does outline the specific projects and programs the Department of Defense (DoD) is authorized to pursue. Actual funding authorization will be included in an appropriations bill yet to be finalized.

MV-22 Ospreys Approved for Deployment to Japan While Okinawa Governor Still...

The Marine Corps plans to deploy the V22 to Japan in August 2012[/caption]On 29 June, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced that a squadron of Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys will be deployed to Okinawa as planned, but will not engage in flight operations until investigations into two recent crashes are completed.

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