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10th Mountain Division soldiers tapped for fall Iraq deployment

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:20
About 2,100 soldiers from Fort Polk in Louisiana will deploy to Iraq later this year to take over the mission to train and advise Iraqi security forces fighting Islamic State militants following the fall of Mosul, the Army announced Thursday.

Turkey denies role in map showing US military posts in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:16
The spokesman for Turkeys' president says the government had no role in the publication by the Turkish state-run news agency of a map showing U.S. military posts in Syria.

Washington ecology department taking comment on NAS Whidbey jet proposal

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:12
The state Department of Ecology is taking public comment on a proposed increase in jet operations at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, according to a notice issued Wednesday.

Navy to Commission New First-In-Class Aircraft Carrier Gerald R. Ford

DoD News Releases - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:12
The Navy will commission its newest aircraft carrier, the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), during
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Guided tour takes the mystery out of Hanoi’s street food

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:07
Hanoi's crammed sidewalks will have you tripping over tiny blue chairs waiting for someone to plop down with a bowl of food from one of the myriad street vendors.

UN slaps sanctions on 8 linked to Islamic State and al-Qaida

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:04
The eight additions to the U.N. sanctions blacklist include IS leaders in Southeast Asia, IS-affiliated extremist groups in Syria, foreign fighters from the Caucuses and an illicit money exchange business.

Hundreds of planned regulations to be cut by Trump administration

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:02
The Trump administration said the Obama administration introduced rules in the last five months of fiscal 2016 that imposed $6.8 billion in annual costs on the economy.

Sen. John McCain faced death as a Navy pilot and survived brutal years as a POW

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:57
Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has been diagnosed with a deadly form of brain cancer, told his best friend in the Senate: "I've been through worse."

Sailor expected to enter plea Thursday in transgender nurse's death

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:27
Former Navy seaman Dwanya Porche Hickerson is expected to enter a plea Thursday in the robbery and stabbing death of a transgender nurse from Hattiesburg.

Committee sends 6 VA appointees to Senate floor for a vote

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:25
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee decided Thursday to advance six of President Donald Trump’s Department of Veterans Affairs appointees to the Senate floor for a vote.

Vietnam veteran diagnosed with cancer receives high school diploma

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:21
68-year-old Vietnam veteran Stephen Rieckers should have graduated in 1969. Instead, he dropped out of high school at the end of his junior year and enlisted in the military.

Veterans will soon get to shop tax-free online with AAFES

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:46
Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military.

Marine critically injured in Hawaii 'training mishap'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:45
A Marine officer was critically wounded after being shot during night live-fire training this month at Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island, officials said.

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

DoD News Releases - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:42
The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced
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Oscar-winner Mark Rylance talks about his everyman role in 'Dunkirk'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:23
Oscar-winner Mark Rylance didn’t need to method-act his way into “Dunkirk” and his role as a civilian volunteer who crosses the English Channel in his own boat to rescue stranded soldiers.

Portugal admits to outdated security in army weapon theft

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:16
Portugal's defense minister says the army national armory where hand grenades, ammunition and other weapons were stolen last month was vulnerable due to its "obsolete" electronic surveillance system.

A battered ISIS grows ever more dependent on 'lone wolves,' simple plans

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:07
A State Department report released Wednesday underscores the persistence of the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, but counterterrorism officials say the sophistication of the group's operations is slipping.

Creating memorial for War on Terror gains support in Washington

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:45
Andrew Brennan has spent years trying to persuade Congress to grant an exception to a law that requires a war to be over for 10 years before a memorial can be built. Both the House and Senate have had hearings on the proposed exemption, support is building, and bill sponsors expect votes in the coming weeks or months.

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC; 2 seen crossing into Canada

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:35
Police say two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition in Washington have been seen crossing the border into Canada. The search for the others remains ongoing, but there is no foul play suspected.

Fort Drum soldier's attorney: Military doesn't spend enough on 'post-deployment suffering'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:33
The new court-appointed defense attorney for alleged Theresa shooter and Fort Drum soldier Justin Walters said the military could do more to support its personnel after overseas deployments.
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