US Navy deploys 2nd aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions - Associated Press "Cmdr. Amy Derrick-Frost of the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said on Monday that the deployment of the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise along the Abraham Lincoln carrier strike group marks only the fourth time in the past decade that the Navy has had two aircraft carriers operating at the same time in the region."
Military career skills program for spouses under scrutiny - USA Today "The program, known as the My Career Advancement Account, has proved wildly popular: More than 147,000 spouses have participated since it began in 2009, and demand was so high the military briefly suspended the program, retooled it to apply only to the spouses of junior servicemembers and reduced the maximum benefit from $6,000 to $4,000."
U.S., Afghanistan sign key 'night raids' deal - CNN "The United States and Afghanistan signed a landmark deal Sunday that affords Afghan authorities an effective veto over controversial special operations raids."
Military's Post-9/11 bill helps veterans go back to school - Press-Register "With 40,000 service members returning home and concluding enlistments as the U.S. winds down its roles in Iraq and Afghanistan, colleges are gearing up for veterans who’ll take advantage of the GI Bill."