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Military waste sites near Laurel Bay, S. Carolina will take years to clean, cost $100M

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:43
The contaminated sites include the underground heating oil tanks at the Laurel Bay military housing community, areas with unexploded bombs and trenches where hundreds of thousands of gallons of contaminated jet fuel and other liquid waste were once disposed.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 13:27
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken's Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election.

Fort Stewart soldier dies from injuries suffered in live-fire training

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:45
Sgt. Michael T. Trask died Tuesday of injuries he suffered last week while participating in a nighttime live-fire training exercise on the coastal Georgia Army post, Army officials said Wednesday.

'I love you bro' | Soldier's last messages to an old Army buddy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:40
Staff Sgt. David T. Brabander died in a crash in Afghanistan on Monday. On Saturday, he swapped text messages with Army Spc. Daniel Hernandez before heading out into the field.

Airman dances way to title of top air force entertainer

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:21
A senior airman at Dover Air Force Base has popped and locked his way to the title of air force entertainer of the year.

African anti-jihadi force gets $130 million at French meet

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:15
French President Emmanuel Macron announced new pledges for a force to counter growing extremism known as the G5 Sahel. Saudi Arabia pledged $100 million and the United Arab Emirates pledged $30 million, in a bid to speed up the full deployment of a military effort by Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauritania.

Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:07
Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen have killed at least 15 people, including prisoners, and wounded more than 30 in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa, rebel officials and eyewitnesses said Wednesday.

Anti-Mueller effort politically motivated

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:06
Republican voters, primed by the delegitimization campaign, will press GOP senators and representatives to support Trump, not Mueller.

Honor American Indians’ military heroism

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:04
By the end of World War II, more than 44,500 American Indians served in the U.S. armed forces. That is more than 10 percent of their population.

Myanmar says 2 Reuters journalists arrested over documents

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:02
Myanmar's government said Wednesday it has arrested two journalists working for the Reuters news agency for possessing "important secret papers" obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 625,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh.

UN court hears appeal in Serbian lawmaker's acquittal

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:53
A prosecutor urged U.N. judges Wednesday to overturn the acquittals of a prominent Serbian ultranationalist on atrocity charges, saying that a failure to do so would inflict lasting damage to the legacy of the groundbreaking war crimes tribunal.

Even after Ala., Bannon’s sticking with plan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:25
Jones’ victory put the Democrats within striking distance of taking back control of the Senate in 2018. If that happens, the Trump presidency is over.

Dems’ possibilities grow with miraculous victory

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:23
Alabama voters decided they’d prefer not to perpetuate the stereotype of reactionary, racist Southerners.

Maryland center offers shelter, services to oft-overlooked homeless female veterans

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:13
The nonprofit Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training, or MCVET, funded through the federal government, various organizations and private donations, has offered housing and a range of services for homeless male veterans since its launch in 1993. In 1997, it opened its doors to female veterans, serving as one of a handful of resources in the city.

US announces new assistance to Lebanese military

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:02
The new assistance package, including helicopters and other advanced military equipment, was disclosed during a visit by the head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel to Lebanon on Wednesday.

A Christmas journey: Sick children – including several from Walter Reed – fly to Santa’s workshop

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:00
Call it magic. For a few hours on a snowy Saturday before Christmas, some of the sickest children among us forgot that they were sick.

Louisiana panel mulling opportunities for supporting Gold Star families

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:45
Louisiana leaders are looking for ways to enhance how the state honors Gold Star families, the relatives of military members who have died in action.
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