Matthew L. Schehl

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New rules block benefits for some Reserve deployments
Thousands of reservists who deployed over the past two years, thinking they were entitled to the benefits that mobilized and deployed reservists have typically received for years, have been bitterly disappointed upon their return.
IG report: U.S. support to Kurds could be better
Pentagon efforts to train and arm Kurdish fighters in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State in Iraq have been helpful, but more needs to be done, according to a new assessment from the Defense Department’s inspector general.
Marine Corps publishes new PFT and CFT rules
The Marine Corps on Tuesday officially published new updates to its physical fitness and combat fitness tests. The changes, as reported by Marine Corps Times last week and available at the Marine Corps’ fitness website, are part of a comprehensive overhaul designed to raise the bar throughout the service on an evaluation that is often the tipping point for promotions.
11th MEU lands in the Horn of Africa
After fanning out across the Indian Ocean, the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit converged to launch a full-scale amphibious landing exercise off the coast of Djibouti last week in the Gulf of Aden.
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