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Family of disabled vet run over by deputy seeks nearly $700,000 in lawsuit

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:35
The family of a disabled Army veteran hit and killed by a Multnomah County deputy last year in Wood Village is suing the county, claiming the deputy wasn't paying attention to the road.

Peer support group connects veterans

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:25
There is no shortage of options for military veterans when it comes to connecting with peers in Victoria. Veterans can take advantage of yoga sessions, chats while enjoying donuts, fishing trips, beading classes, cigar nights - you name it.

Base housing upgrades to push some Okinawa personnel off base

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:14
More military families will live among their Japanese neighbors during a $600 million base-housing upgrade on Okinawa, Marine Corps officials said.

Soldiers up for top award for supply excellence

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:01
Sustainment soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment keep on picking up accolades for being among the best in the Army. The unit's commander compared the warehouse operations to “Amazon or FedEx.”

Fugitive arrested in Va. once evaded police by hiding in alligator-infested swamp

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:51
The Georgia man managed to keep one step ahead of law enforcement over the years thanks to a variety of aliases and fake IDs. A search of David Benjamin Webb's room found more than a dozen driver’s licenses bearing his image with different names. Webb also was in possession of five Social Security cards, a Department of Veterans Affairs ID card and a U.S. military common access card – all bearing other people’s names. The common access card identified Webb as an Army sergeant. A spokeswoman for the Army said Webb never has been a member of the service.

Lawmakers to tour Wright-Patterson for look at base's key national security role

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:45
Five U.S. senators and a congressman will tour Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Friday for an inside look at the base’s military operations, officials say.

DeCA to slash bagged-salad prices at Pacific commissaries

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:14
Pacific commissaries will soon cut prices on shredded lettuce, spinach, coleslaw and other pre-mixed bagged salads, the Defense Commissary Agency said.

Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:11
The Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed.

Native Americans prepare to battle Trump over Utah national monument

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:09
When word came down on Dec. 28 that President Barack Obama had created a 1.35 million-acre national monument called Bears Ears, Jonah Yellowman celebrated. So did leaders of his Navajo people and other tribes that rarely have much to cheer about, such as the Hopi, Ute and Zuni.

Russian techie says FBI still hasn’t called, now he’s back in the news

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:39
A young techie from western Siberia was only a bit player in the Russian hacking scandal roiling U.S. politics, when a powerful friend began applauding Kremlin actions to root out alleged traitors.

German Parliament passes toll for passenger cars

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:01
Germany's Parliament has passed a law introducing a road toll for passenger cars.

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:55
The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.

French defense chief: Battle for Syria's Raqqa to start within days

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:00
France's defense minister says the battle by international forces to take back the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will start in the coming days.

UK police give details of London attacker, make more arrests

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:39
Police are combing through "massive amounts of computer data" and have contacted thousands of witnesses as they look for clues about why a British-born man became radicalized and launched a deadly attack on Parliament, a senior police official said Friday.

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 02:46
Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism.

Investigator: Military members stole $27.7 million in Afghan rebuilding effort

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:29
When the U.S. government spends $117 billion to rebuild a war-torn country, some of it is bound to get stolen or misspent. And that’s what happened in Afghanistan, according to the man responsible for helping find the waste, fraud and abuse.

USS Montgomery one step closer to becoming operational

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:25
The USS Montgomery, the fourth Littoral Combat Ship to be constructed by Austal in Mobile, Ala. has completed its Final Contract Trials, according to a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) press release Wednesday.

Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor pier gets OK to grow to accommodate subs

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 00:20
An existing 500-foot-long pier will be extended by 540 feet to support Seawolf-, Los Angeles- and Virginia-class fast attack submarines. The existing services and compressor building will be moved to the end of the pier and a second, 2,100-square-foot service building added.

US-Israeli talks conclude with no agreement on settlements

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:53
The White House expressed its "concerns" with settlement construction after talks with senior Israeli officials in Washington ended Thursday night with a joint statement showing the two governments unable to agree on a settlement policy that could pave the way to peace talks resuming.

Sydney teenager pleads guilty to plotting terrorist attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 23:25
A Sydney teenager pleaded guilty on Friday to plotting a terrorist attack on an Australian Veteran's Day ceremony last year.
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