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Texas Port of Entry officially named after World War I hero

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:11
A son of Mexico who became an American hero during World War I was honored Wednesday as federal officials unveiled the blue lettering bearing his name that now greets commuters at the U.S.- Mexico port of entry in Tornillo.

Former Air Force fire chief sentenced to 14 months for fraud

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:07
James E. Podolske Jr. pleaded guilty, admitting that while an official with the U.S. Air Force, he knowingly disclosed Defense Department contract bid information to give an advantage to a corporate defense contractor, the release said.

Trump cites need for domestic steel to be used in national defense

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 00:03
Trump today ordered the Commerce Department to investigate whether steel imports harm the defense of the United States, moving the ongoing complaints from the steel industry to a new plane — one that could lead to new sanctions and trade actions between this country and its steelmaking competitors.

In wake of tense Trump call, Pence aims to soothe Australia

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 23:56
More than two months after President Donald Trump got into a spat with the leader of Australia, Vice President Mike Pence will be working to smooth over any lingering hard feelings during his 10-day, four-country trip to Asia.

After sex video, S. Korea accused of targeting gay soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 20:50
Military investigators looking into the case have threatened soldiers to out their gay peers, confiscated cellphones to check communication records, and even used dating apps to dupe soldiers into revealing their sexual identity.

Inspectors: Problems at Immigration and Customs Enforcement will slow deportations

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:23
ICE has “overwhelming caseloads,” its records are “likely inaccurate” and its deportation policies and procedures “are outdated and unclear,” said a report released Thursday by the inspector general of the Homeland Security Department.

Retired military officers want Trump to continue normalizing relations with Cuba

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 19:07
Sixteen retired senior military officers indicated in a letter to the Trump administration that ensuring economic stability on the island was beneficial to the United States for security reasons.

US again weighing WikiLeaks charges

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 17:02
Prosecutors in recent weeks have been drafting a memo that contemplates charges against members of the WikiLeaks organization, possibly including conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act, officials said.

Chief of the Army Ordnance Corps promoted to the rank of brigadier general

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:52
Brig. Gen. David Wilson returned to his alma mater to celebrate the achievement of becoming the first African-American active duty Citadel alumnus to reach the general officer ranks.

Golden Knights celebrate 'Month of the Military Child' at Fort Bragg school

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:40
Irwin Intermediate School's roughly 470 students, wearing purple shirts with the words “Keep calm and be military kid strong,” were treated to a performance by the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights.

GM quits Venezuela after government seizes its factory

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:21
General Motors announced Thursday that it was shuttering its operations in Venezuela after authorities seized its factory in the country, a move that could draw the Trump administration into the escalating chaos engulfing the South American nation amid days of deadly protests.

Trump hails Italy for role in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:16
President Donald Trump on Thursday hailed Italy's contributions to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and its efforts seeking stability in Libya, but dismissed the possibility of U.S. intervention in that country, saying the U.S. has "enough roles."

Nearly 86 years later, veteran to receive graveside honors

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:13
Arthur Russell Nelson spent four years in the Navy when he was killed while working as a logger while home on leave on July 17, 1931. He never received any kind of recognition from the United States government for his service to the country.

Contracts For April 20, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY American Material Handling Equipment Inc.,* Watkinsville,
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West Point cadets building bridge on Bannerman's Island

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:57
This is the capstone project for the year for these senior West Point cadets, many of them civil engineering majors. But the bridge also serves a practical purpose: It will link what once was the residential part of the island with the part containing its highest peak, giving future visitors better access to spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley.

UN strongly condemns North Korean missile launch after delay

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:52
The U.N. Security Council threatened new sanctions against North Korea Thursday in a strongly-worded condemnation of its latest missile launch after the U.S. agreed to a Russian request to include a call for "dialogue" with Pyongyang.

Iran is quiet, for now, in the face of fresh threats from Trump administration

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:44
The Trump administration’s escalating threats against the Islamic Republic have elicited muted responses from the theocracy and President Hassan Rouhani’s government, signaling that the Tehran establishment may ride out the current wave of criticism from Washington.

Gunfire sensors credited with swift arrest in deadly rampage

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:37
Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.

Hezbollah border tour offers a glimpse of possible war ahead

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:14
With their Kalashnikovs and Iranian-made anti-aircraft missiles pointing outward, the uniformed Hezbollah militants peered at a group of journalists from an orange grove in a village on the border with Israel, unflinching as they were photographed with their bare faces.

French flying team impressed by Americans' admiration for armed forces

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:01
The landscape is great, said Capt. Benjamin Michel of Patrouille de France, but the people and their admiration for the troops who serve their nation is greater.
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