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Air Force SR-71 crew reunites with record-setting plane

Stars & Stripes - 32 min 41 sec ago
The two men flew a SR-71 Blackbird spy plane over a set 1,000 kilometer course at 2,193 miles per hour climbed into the plane once again on the anniversary of the flight.

Fort Jackson soldier dies after 2-mile run during fitness test

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 35 min ago
Army officials say a non-commissioned officer has died at Fort Jackson at the end of a physical fitness test.

Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 11 min ago
While Trump has sided with Putin on a wide range of issues, Putin has not openly backed the Republican nominee.

‘Fallout Shelter’ the best free-to-play game in the entire wasteland

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 17 min ago
Bethesda recently ported “Fallout Shelter” to the PC as part of the launch of its Steam-like game-delivery client. Enough has changed in the game since its launch that we felt it worth taking another look at what “Fallout Shelter” has to offer on the PC.

9/11 families at Guantanamo: Enough about the torture

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 35 min ago
Survivors of people killed on 9/11 present at pretrial proceedings criticized the current focus on the torture inflected upon the men accused of facilitating the attack.

Boko Haram ambushes humanitarian convoy, wounds 5

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 53 min ago
Boko Haram Islamic extremists ambushed a humanitarian convoy escorted by troops in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, wounding three civilians including a U.N. worker, and two soldiers, the army and UNICEF said.

Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 17 min ago
According to the ACLU, Manning, imprisoned for sending classified information, now faces possible additional punishment for attempting suicide earlier this month.

New DOD investigative unit to focus on sexual assault-related reprisals

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 23 min ago
A new unit in the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General will focus solely on complaints of retaliation against military members who report sexual assault, highlighting a commitment to end the double victimization of victims.

Investigation: Japan knifing suspect attacked methodically

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 36 min ago
The former employee accused of killing 19 disabled people and injuring others at a care home in Japan moved briskly and methodically inside buildings and rooms he knew, finishing the deadliest mass attack in postwar Japan in less than one hour, officials said Thursday.

US Coast Guard's Buffalo sector getting a new commander

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 40 min ago
Capt. Joseph DuFresne takes over command of the U.S. Coast Guard station in Buffalo from Capt. Brian Roche, who is retiring after 36 years in the Coast Guard.

Japan to spend $120 million on counter-terrorism in Africa

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 47 min ago
Japan's foreign minister says his country will spend $120 million to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in Africa.

Contracts For July 28, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - 5 hours 4 min ago
CONTRACTS NAVY Tetra Tech Inc., Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a maximum amount $200,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, architect-engineering contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites in the Naval Facilities
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Former Gitmo detainee found in Venezuela, hopes to travel to Turkey

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 22 min ago
In a statement, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry said that Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab had come to the consulate in Caracas to inform officials of his intent to travel to Turkey or another country in order to see his family.

Syria Nusra Front leader claims to cut ties with al-Qaida

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 49 min ago
The leader of Syria's Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential U.S. and Russian air campaign against its fighters.

Air Force could declare F-35 ready for combat by next week

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 50 min ago
After years of delays, cost overruns and controversy, top Pentagon officials could make the decision to certify that the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is ready for combat as early as next week, some 15 years after the program began.

Korean War veteran shares memorabilia with historical society

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 11 min ago
Byford Lee Reed has agreed to share his collection of correspondences, photographs and other items from his time spent in the war — from 1952 to 1953 — as part of the 15th Field Artillery Battalion with the Indiana Historical Society.

CENTCOM: 14 civilians killed by airstrikes on targets in Iraq, Syria

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 15 min ago
Pentagon investigations confirmed civilians were killed in five U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016, according to a Central Command statement released Thursday.

France rules to keep cameras in cell of Paris attacks suspect

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 16 min ago
France's top administrative body denied a request by the sole surviving suspect from the Nov. 13 attacks on Paris to remove two live video cameras from his cell.

Turkey's top military commander keeps post

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 34 min ago
Turkey's top military commander, who was held hostage during an attempted coup, kept his post Thursday, while the general who served as acting chief of staff was promoted following a purge in the military following the failed putsch.

Syria's Jabhat al-Nusra splits from al-Qaida and changes its name

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 45 min ago
Jabhat al-Nusra announced that it would henceforth be known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham - or Front for the Liberation of Syria - and said it no longer owes allegiance to al-Qaida.
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