Episode #114: Weekly News Roundup for Dec. 9

In “This Week in the DoD” for Dec. 9:

Wednesday, Dec. 7, marked the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. Commemorative ceremonies were held around the country, including Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. Check out our coverage here.

You’ve seen the fight heating up on Facebook and Twitter, if you’re in the military you’ve heard the trash-talking. On Saturday, the winner of the Army/Navy game will earn themselves (and their respective service) bragging rights for another year.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack held a joint conference call to announce the Navy’s exhibition of a new biofuel at next spring’s RIMPAC exercise. The biofuel blend, which requires no engine modifications and comes from non-food products, will be used to fuel all aircraft and most vessels during the Pacific Ocean exercise.

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