Military News

These Marines are the last to let fallen comrades down

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 06:43
"Each funeral takes a part of you," said Cpl. Salvatore Sciascia, 21, the most experienced Marine among the Body Bearers. He has performed 550 funerals.

Suspected warlord killed in Russia's Dagestan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 06:18
Predominantly Muslim province on the western shore of the Caspian Sea has become the epicenter of an Islamic insurgency following two separatist wars in neighboring Chechnya.

Former OSS members to be recognized with Congressional Gold Medal

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 05:15
OSS members gathered critical intelligence in support of D-Day and supported, trained and led resistance movements in Axis-controlled territories.

Airmen in Florida accept Alpha Warrior challenge

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:59
Alpha Warrior obstacles are designed to test every muscle in the body as well as a person's mental state. Saturday was the first time the challenge had visited the base.

Families celebrate the holidays early at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:53
From the morning into the afternoon, Santa saw a steady stream of children giving gift requests.

Podcasts to look back at 82nd Airborne's history

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:35
As part of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the 82nd will launch its own podcast series in January, called the All American Legacy podcast.

Brown 3, Army 1: Corcoran leads Bears to second win

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:29
Brown (2-8) outshot Army (7-6-1), 35-23 and got a pair of goals from Charlie Corcoran and goalie Gavin Nieto stopped 22 shots.

Book seeks to vindicate admiral blamed for Pearl Harbor attack

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:25
Husband Edward Kimmel, along with the Army commander, Gen. Walter Short, have been blamed through the years for allegedly missing the warning signs foretelling the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Hamas radio: 3 bodies recovered from flooded Gaza tunnel

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:12
Cross-border smuggling, which kept Hamas buoyed for years, has come to a near-total halt after Egyptian forces destroyed most of the tunnels as part of its clampdown on mounting insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

Memories of 1941 Pearl Harbor attack continue to affect US, Japan

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 04:08
When the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, most Americans were supportive not only because they felt it had ended the war but also because the bombs had avenged Pearl Harbor.

Strafed at Pearl Harbor, airman went on to fight in Korea

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:57
At 95, he is one of a dwindling number of aging veterans who were there at the moment, 75 years ago Wednesday, when America was thrust into World War II.

At defense forum, Trump's promises on spending draw praise, but other questions linger

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:44
Panel discussions centered on security threats from Russia, North Korea and Islamic State, as well as cyber attacks and the strength of U.S. forces.

Air Force's balanced attack upends Missouri State 83-70

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:11
Frank Toohey scored 17 points and Hayden Graham and Zach Kocur each scored 16 to lead Air Force past Missouri State 83-70 in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series game.

Army's group effort helps thwart St. Francis Brooklyn 76-56

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 03:05
After shooting 50 percent in the first half, Army went 19 of 29 (65.5 percent) in the second. Jacob Kessler was joined by five players in double figures, all of whom finished with 10 points.

Furman jumps on Navy early, cruises to 79-46 win

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 02:59
Ryan Pearson was the only Navy player in double figures with 13 points, as the Midshipmen (3-6) were held to 36.7 percent from the field and 5 of 21 from 3-point range.

Iran demands that Obama allow US sanctions to expire

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 02:36
The nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers lifted a variety of international sanctions, but the U.S. still maintains its own separate set of sanctions, which will expire on Dec. 31 if Obama does not sign the extension into law.

Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 02:28
Premier Matteo Renzi says he will resign if the reforms are rejected in Sunday's vote.

USS San Francisco job a career highlight for many at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 12/04/2016 - 01:47
The USS San Francisco, given a nose job and longer life by workers at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, is retiring. After sustaining damage in a 2005 underwater crash, the crew at the shipyard spent years getting the fast attack sub back up to par.
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