Military News

12 killed when huge tree crashes down on Portuguese festival

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:05
A tree crashed down on a popular religious festival on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 52 others, officials said.

Emergency alert mistakenly sent out to Guam residents

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:51
The alert went out on a radio station just after midnight Tuesday in Guam and said a "civil danger warning" had been issued for the island. The Guam Homeland Security office blamed it on human error.

World War II soldier's remains returning home 74 years after death

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:14
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. William Turner, of Nashville, was an aerial engineer and crew member of the "Hell's Fury" B-26 bomber that was part of a massive air raid targeting Schiphol Aerodrome in Amsterdam on Dec. 13, 1943.

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:12
A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Helicopter involved in Charlottesville incident had crashed before

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:53
The Bell 407 helicopter involved in the weekend crash that killed two Virginia State Police officers also crashed in 2010, officials with the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Tuesday.

Air Force Academy a cappella group to perform live on 'America's Got Talent'

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:31
Air Force Academy-based a cappella group In the Stairwell advanced on to the quarterfinals last week after performing a rendition of *NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

USAREUR commander honored at Poland's military parade; Protesters removed

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:19
The Polish president has bestowed a high honor on the U.S. Army commander in Europe as Poland marked its Armed Forces Day with a military parade. Meanwhile, police forcibly removed activists who tried to block a march by far-right groups marching in the parade.

82nd Airborne soldiers killed in Iraq artillery mishap were from Texas, New York City

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:14
Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks, 30, and Spc. Allen L. Stigler Jr., 22, deployed to Iraq in January from Fort Bragg in North Carolina. They were due home next month.

Ukraine rocket maker denies leaking know-how to North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:10
The head of Ukraine's top rocket-making company on Tuesday rejected claims that its technologies might have been shipped to North Korea, helping the pariah nation achieve a quantum leap in its missile program.

With Obama gone, Pentagon to resume major Egyptian military exercise

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:56
The U.S. military is preparing to restart the biannual Bright Star exercise, which was cancelled by President Barack Obama in 2013 to protest the killing of hundreds of protesters in Cairo.

Veterans find opioid alternatives

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:37
A VA Medical Center in Oklahoma has been using non-drug therapies, including an educational program called "Pain school," to reduce opioid prescriptions and help veterans manage pain.

Iraqi, coalition aircraft step up airstrikes on ISIS-held town

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:21
Iraqi and coalition planes have stepped up airstrikes on Islamic State targets in the town of Tal Afar ahead of a planned offensive there, Iraq's air force commander said on Tuesday.

US Marines train Georgian soldiers for a deployment to Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:18
The 15-day mission rehearsal exercise with the Marines is the final step to certifying the Georgian unit is ready to deploy with coalition forces in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel.

Fort Drum welcomes new garrison, MEDDAC leadership

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:07
The post welcomed its newest garrison commander and the leader of its Medical Department Activity during ceremonies in recent weeks.

Journey to Invictus Games for wounded Canadians includes return to Ramstein

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:07
The Invictus Games’ Spirit Flame was lit in Kabul on Aug. 9. It made stops at Ramstein and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Tuesday to symbolize the journey of wounded servicemembers from the battlefield to the 2017 games in Toronto.

Israel arrests radical Islamic cleric for inciting violence

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:06
Israeli police on Tuesday arrested a radical Islamic cleric on suspicion of inciting violence and involvement in an outlawed organization.

Lebanese army takes new areas on the border with Syria

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:57
The Lebanese army says troops have advanced along the border with Syria, tightening the siege on areas controlled by the Islamic State group.

Iranian president threatens to revitalize nuclear program

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:49
Iran's president warned Tuesday that it could ramp up its nuclear program and quickly achieve a more advanced level if the U.S. continues "threats and sanctions" against the country, which signed a landmark nuclear accord with world powers in 2015.

Proposed act aims to support new mothers in the Guard, Reserves

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:48
The Mothers of Military Service (MOMS) Leave Act would allow female members of the Guard and Reserves to receive pay and points toward retirement for six drills weekends, or 12 pay periods.

German defense minister meets with opponents of Germersheim warehouse expansion

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 09:25
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen spoke with a local group opposed to the U.S. military’s plans for a $1 million expansion of a warehouse in the German town of Germersheim, where some residents are worried about the project’s safety.
Syndicate content