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Germany stops dozens of migrants stowing away to Britain

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 06:44
Police in the northern German port city of Cuxhaven have stopped dozens of migrants from stowing away on freighters heading to Britain in recent months.

Pakistani police kill 14 alleged al-Qaida militants

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 03:17
Pakistani authorities say police acting on intelligence killed 14 al-Qaida members and other militants in two separate shootouts in central Pakistan.

NATO chief: 'Broad agreement' to seek meeting with Russia

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 02:51
NATO's chief says the alliance has reached "broad agreement" to seek another meeting with Russia before NATO leaders meet in Warsaw this July.

Taiwan installs 1st woman president amid tension with China

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:34
Tsai faces an economy that has fallen into a recession as exports have dropped due to sluggish demand.

Defense attorney says Okinawa confession made in a daze

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:01
An American military base worker has admitted he strangled a missing Okinawan woman but made the statement to police while still dazed from a suicide attempt, his defense attorney said Friday.

Jobs, not geopolitics, biggest concern near Romanian missile base

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:00
When asked about the new American base in the nearby village of Deveselu, 59-year-old bakery employee Ilie Stoica mimicked the whistle of an incoming bomb and pantomimed an explosion. “Russia!” he laughed.

Navy’s highest-ranking female officer to command Europe, Africa

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 23:00
As vice chief of naval operations, Adm. Michelle Howard is the second-highest-ranking officer in the Navy and one of its chief advocates for new policies.

Agreement bringing US troops to Libya could be reached 'any day'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:53
The operation will likely focus on training and equipping militias that pledge loyalty to the new Libyan Government of National Accord, backed by the United Nations.

Crucible section renamed for fallen Marine

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 22:05
A portion of the Marine Corps basic training location was renamed for Cpl. Larry D. Harris Jr., who was awarded the Silver Star medal posthumously for saving a fellow Marine.

Study could build harmony between Colorado bases, neighbors

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:51
The study was spurred by community concerns over noise from Air Force Academy training planes and has grown into a look at all the bases in the region.

Trump helps Chris Christie pay off his campaign debt

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 21:04
Trump held a fundraiser that he claimed would pay off the entirety of Christie's debt from his presidential campaign.

Republicans go very last-minute on religious freedom vote

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 20:21
The provision overturned an executive order by President Obama, saying religious institutions that receive federal contracts and grants cannot be discriminated against on the basis of religion.

Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:54
The Heroes Project announced Thursday that retired U.S. Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville had reached the 29,029-foot summit.

Flag Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:40
 Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:Navy Adm. Michelle J. Howard for reappointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy.  Howard is currently
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General Officer Assignment

DoD News Releases - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:38
 The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignment: Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, vice commander, 3d Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
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Commander: 'Quick thinking' by B-52 crew averted larger disaster

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:37
The wing commander of a B-52 bomber that crashed Thursday at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam credited the crew’s “quick thinking” in averting a larger disaster.

Contracts For May 19, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $331,760,390 foreign military sales, undefinitized contract (Israel, Finland, Jordan, Singapore) for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) alternative warhead rocket pods (quantity: 290); unitary rocket pods (quantity: 34); and reduced range
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NFL will return taxpayer money used for military tributes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:56
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pledged in a letter to two U.S. senators on Thursday that the National Football League would "promptly" return more than $700,000 teams had been paid to perform military tributes during games.

70 years later, ‘tragic’ stories from Japanese war crimes trials still sting

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:40
Many Americans know about the trials of Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg, Germany. Lesser known were the complicated and sometimes controversial trials of about 5,700 accused Japanese war criminals in Tokyo and other Asian Pacific countries where the Japanese had unleashed unspeakable crimes against humanity — including in the Philippines.

Bonds of Vietnam veterans renewed at Wall, Arlington Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 15:07
It was Ronald Mallory's first visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — “the Wall” — and like so many of the 35 veterans of the 359th Transportation Company who joined him May 11, the experience left him speechless.
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