Military News

Sen. Baldwin responds to report she sat on troubling VA inspection results

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:34
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is defending herself against a report that her office took little action after a troubling inspection turned up evidence of veterans being overdrugged at a facility in Tomah.

JPAC whistleblower suit headed to trial

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:28
Court records surfacing now indicate that one of the troubled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command’s high-profile whistleblowers has sued another, highlighting the infighting and turf battles that have become the agency's legacy.

‘American Sniper’ draws viewers to AAFES theaters

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:13
The U.S. military community has done its part to make “American Sniper” the most popular movie in the world. Over the weekend, the movie pulled in more than $105 million, a record for a four-day opening. It was also a big hit at Army and Air Force Exchange Service theaters, with the average attendance for the Iraq war film almost three times higher than attendance for other films being shown.

AFN murder trial: Pathologists agree that sailor Chepusov died of strangulation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:11
American and German autopsies came to the same conclusion about the death of Dmitry Chepusov, the American sailor whose body was found in an automobile during a traffic stop in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in December 2013: He was strangled.

German police: Random traffic stops not targeting Americans with expired licenses

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:05
Despite the timing of random traffic checkpoints set up Wednesday around the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder military communities, German police officials said they were not targeting American drivers with expired stateside licenses.

Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:55
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Recently announced concerts

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:47

Boko Haram leader says God ordered him to carry out massacre

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:33
The leader of the terror group Boko Haram says God commanded him to massacre hundreds of people in northeastern Nigeria, an attack described by human rights groups as the worst so far by the militia.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:55
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Yemen rebels seize presidential sites but deny coup

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:24
A second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East.

Russian FM says Ukraine peace talks to focus on frontline

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 04:09
Moscow proposed Wednesday that both Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels pull their heavy weapons back behind a previously agreed-upon division line in eastern Ukraine to end an escalation of fighting near Donetsk, and said it has persuaded the rebels to comply.

France issues first charges against 4 in terror attacks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:38
Four men suspected of providing logistical support to one of the Paris gunmen have been charged with associating with terrorism — the first charges handed out for the mayhem that left 20 people dead, the Paris prosecutor said Wednesday.

Lawmakers: Carrier fleet should be exempt from cuts

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 03:30
Although the military is getting smaller, lawmakers representing Virginia say the nation's fleet of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers — and the massive industry required to support them — should be exempt from defense cuts.

Report: Israel didn’t know Iranian general was in bombed convoy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:56
With the Israeli army on alert for possible retaliation for an airstrike in Syria that killed an Iranian general, there were increasing signs Tuesday that Israel had been unaware that the top officer was in a targeted Hezbollah convoy.

US charges Yemenis over alleged murder plot

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 02:52
The US government has charged two Yemeni nationals for allegedly conspiring to murder Americans abroad, and providing material support to al-Qaeda, according to a complaint and arrest warrant.

US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at International Criminal Court

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:32
A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said.

2 have minor injuries in National Guard helicopter crash

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 01:17
Authorities say a pair of California pilots from the Army National Guard had only minor injuries after a helicopter crash-landed during training at the end of a runway in rural San Diego County.
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