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Man gets 29 years in wrong-way crash that killed Air Force staff sergeant, sister

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:08
A Florida man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for the wrong-way crash that killed Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexis Musumeci and her sister Brittany in 2015.

US, allies grapple with countering Russia’s cyberoffensive

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:05
NATO’s long-standing tactical advantage on the battlefield could be at risk as cyber adversaries probe for weak points in the U.S.-led security pact’s networks, a top alliance official said.

Special Forces soldier killed in Africa is remembered in Fayetteville ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:01
During a life cut short by war, Staff Sgt. Bryan Christopher Black lived as much as any man could. He was a Green Beret, medic, father, son, husband, chess master, cigar aficionado, coffee connoisseur, and master of many skills – including poker, carpentry, stock trading and martial arts. But most of all, Black, 35, was a man who never settled.

A Yosemite park ranger's five favorite spots

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
Yosemite National Park is not just about Half Dome, spectacular as it is. There's so much beauty and bounty to check out in its northern reaches, where the crowds are sparse and the sights spectacular.

Secret Garden lets tourists follow in the footsteps of Korea’s kings and queens

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:00
Visitors used to require permission from the king to enter the Secret Garden, a lush park behind the Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul. Now you can book a guided tour online.

Suspected US drone strike kills 3 al-Qaida fighters in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:58
Yemeni tribal leaders say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's southeastern Bayda province.

New to Delaware, young airmen to get a hand from support group

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54
Chances are, if you're a young airmen new to the Air Force and coming to Dover Air Force Base, you're going to need a few basic supplies and some information.

Kurdish female militia vows to keep fighting ISIS militants

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54
A Kurdish female militia that took part in freeing the northern Syrian city of Raqqa from the Islamic State group said on Thursday it will continue the fight to liberate women from the extremists' brutal rule.

Ohio airman AWOL for 40 years found living in Florida

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:49
An Ohio native who disappeared from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota in 1977 has been found living in Florida under a fake name, reports say.

In the military, trusted officers became alleged assailants in sex crimes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:45
Last year, the Defense Department received 6,172 reports of sexual assault in the ranks - a new high and almost twice as many as were reported in 2010. Pentagon officials have called the increase an encouraging sign that more victims are willing to come forward and trust the military to help them.

Illinois man who tried to join al-Qaida branch in Syria faces sentencing

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:39
An Aurora, Ill. teen’s arrest at O’Hare International Airport in 2013 while trying to fly to the Middle East to join an al-Qaida branch symbolized a growing fear among law enforcement that young, impressionable Americans were becoming increasingly radicalized by online Islamic extremist propaganda.

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4)

DoD News Releases - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33
The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base future USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4)
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Korea-based soldiers attend grueling course to earn their air-assault wings

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33
Black Hawk helicopters yo-yoed up and down at a semi-abandoned post near Korea’s tense Demilitarized Zone on Thursday, as more than 150 soldiers trained to earn their air-assault wings.

Unexploded WWII-era bomb safely removed near US Army base in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:32
German authorities removed an unexploded, World War II-era bomb from a construction site for a new school at the U.S. Army’s Grafenwoehr Training Area on Wednesday night.

Who’s to blame if the ACA blows up?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:24
Sooner or later, voters are going to take the president at his word and hold him to his promise of better health care at lower cost.

Opioid Rx: A new home cure for federal failure

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:22
America’s homeland has been attacked by WMDs — non-nuclear but deadly weapons of mass devastation that have inflicted death and suffering throughout our land at a rate no doubt envied by the world’s terrorists and evil-doers.

Six Calif. veterans, dating back to WWII, earn high school diplomas

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:21
The project — organized by the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and the county's Department of Veterans Affairs — retroactively grants diplomas to eligible war veterans, as well as Japanese-Americans who were forced into internment camps during World War II.

Veteran tried to jump White House fence in Pokémon costume in bid for YouTube fame

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:14
A 36-year-old Kentucky man who authorities said tried to scale a White House fence on Tuesday while dressed as the Pokémon character Pikachu had planned to film his act in an attempt to attain fame, according to an arrest affidavit filed in court.

Mexico's presidential candidates include a Hillary wannabe and a guy promising better soccer

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:59
Former first lady Margarita Zavala once styled herself as the "Mexican Hillary" as she prepared to run for president. That narrative faltered with the results of the 2016 U.S. election and then she lost a power struggle inside the right-wing National Action Party (PAN), once led by her husband. Instead of giving up, however, she did what more and more Mexicans are doing — Zavala went independent.

From above, Pyongyang looks just like the Potemkin village the Kim regime wants it to be

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:48
Americans may now be banned from going to North Korea as tourists, but thanks to the power of the internet, you can now see what it's like to fly over the showcase capital of Pyongyang.
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