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Camp Pendleton construction chief who took bribes sentenced to prison

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:30
A former civilian employee of the Department of Defense was sentenced Friday to two years in federal prison for accepting more than $100,000 in bribes from contractors seeking work at Camp Pendleton.

Jury breaks for weekend without verdict in Ventura defamation case

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:28
Jurors broke for the weekend Friday without returning a verdict in the defamation suit by Jesse Ventura, leaving legal observers wondering whether they are struggling over some element in the instructions, debating the size of damages to be paid to the former governor or deadlocked over the basic facts in the case.

Details come to light about WWII secret mission in N.C.

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:27
On Jan. 11, 1945, a seaplane took off in the darkness from a Coast Guard base in Elizabeth City. It was piloted by a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and carried eight other aviators. The destination: Russia.

Columbia, S.C. native to honor fallen WWII comrades with statue in city park

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:23
Henry Crede, who has lived in Boston since 1945, will return to Columbia, S.C. to dedicate a life-size bronze statue of a sailor in Memorial Park. It is to honor all of the South Carolina Navy veterans who served in World War II, in memory of Crede’s shipmates who were killed in the war.

Wall of Valor to honor Pa. man's heroism in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:18
Pasquale “Pat” Papalia capped off his Silver Star day, in which he disarmed two enemy mines deep in a Vietnam jungle, by helping to carry out the bodies of more than a dozen fellow soldiers and cover them as best as he could on a makeshift landing pad.

The Civil War destroyed — and recreated — Atlanta

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:08
Image 1: the Five Points MARTA station, where thousands of people exit and enter daily. Image 2: wooden buildings, side by side like boxes on a shelf, with a sign “AUCTION & NEGRO SALES.” Both photos were taken from the same spot; a century-and-a-half separate them.

County demolished active-duty soldier's Florida home

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:04
Fighting for his country in Iraq and Afghanistan, Jesus Jimenez helped fellow soldiers disarm enemy bombs. He made it back safely. Fighting for his family in Miami, Jimenez was less fortunate. While he trained to ship overseas one more time, Miami-Dade County demolished his home.

Stranger's generosity stuns Ohio veteran

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:58
A stranger’s unexpected show of appreciation last weekend still has Vietnam War veteran David A. Tobias shaking his head. A man who would identify himself only as “Daniel” insisted on buying a computer for Tobias.

With jobless rate so low in N.D., businesses say there aren't enough vets to hire

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:56
Bob Mullen is looking for a few good veterans. But the general manager of Auto Finance Super Center in Grand Forks, N.D., is having trouble completing his mission. “I can’t hire a veteran. It’s impossible,” he said.

Navy submits plan to add enlisted women to submarine crews

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:50
The Department of the Navy plans to add enlisted women crewmembers to seven Ohio-class submarines starting in 2016 and to four Virginia-class attack submarines beginning in 2020.

US fighter jets escort plane headed to Panama back to Canada

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 13:04
Two U.S. F16 fighter jets escorted a Panama-City bound plane back to Toronto on Friday after a passenger threatened the aircraft.

2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Army Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:18
Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Air Force Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Army Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Marine Corps Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Military Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

Navy Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:15
The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:13
A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.

Gay soldiers at Fort Campbell open up on coming out

Army Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 12:08
Spc. Corderra Dews, 24, was living in Austin, Texas, and openly gay before he joined the Army in 2011, a couple of months before the end of 'don't ask, don't tell,' the policy that kept gay soldiers in the closet at the risk of losing their jobs.
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Welsh gives Air Force top ethics marks; Congresswomen say comments are 'troubling'

Air Force Times - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 11:28
The Air Force's top officer gives his service top marks for personal behavior, saying he is 'very happy with the ethical fabric of the United States Air Force,' despite problems that include a cheating scandal at its nuclear missile sites and a general's
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