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Remains of soldier reported MIA in 1950 are returning home

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:54
The remains of an Army medic from Massachusetts who was reported missing in action during the Korean War in 1950 are returning home for burial, military officials said Tuesday.

Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:51
Virginia's governor pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four," ending a decades-long fight to clear the men of rape and murder convictions based on intimidating police interrogations.

Lockheed targets $5 billion in F-35 savings after Trump pressure

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:40
Lockheed Martin is working with suppliers to squeeze $5 billion from the F-35 fighter jet's costs as the company negotiates the Pentagon's biggest order yet of a weapon that has been criticized by President Donald Trump.

DOD denies it tried to shelve study that found $125 billion in waste

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:33
The Defense Department on Tuesday denied it tried to quash a 2015 study that found it could save $125 billion in noncombat administrative programs but admitted it has so far only found a small fraction of those savings.

Experts find what may be the earliest color film of the White House grounds

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:24
The films, which for years were thought to be in black and white, are home movies shot for the most part by President Herbert Hoover's wife, Lou, according to Thomas F. Schwartz, director of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum.

In wake of Marines United nude-photo scandal, lawmakers question DOD social media policies

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:23
Leaders from the Marines, Navy, Air Force and Army testified during a hearing held by a House armed services subcommittee about each service’s social media policies and the training in place after reports that some Marines and sailors had participated in a Facebook site that distributed nude photos of women in the service.

Mount Airy, N.C. board donates $20,000 to help local VFW Honor Guard

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:07
Honor Guard representatives of VFW Post 2019 told the Mount Airy, N.C. Board of Commissioners about problems it is encountering with the small bus used to transport the group and its rifles and other equipment to veterans’ funerals.

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:30
If Islamic militants in Gaza or Lebanon go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty.

Milley: Additional soldiers will fill gaps in the Army’s combat readiness

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:16
The Army will use an influx of thousands of new soldiers in the coming months to fill gaps in combat readiness at tactical units across the force, the service’s top general said Tuesday at the Future of War Conference in Washington.

92-year-old man killed in Maryland house fire was WWII veteran

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:14
Guy Richard Ringler joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1943 and served as a gunner on the battleship USS South Dakota. He died in a house fire on March 10.

Gaza aid worker for Turkey diverted funds to Hamas, Israel says

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:57
Israel's Shin Bet security agency said Tuesday that it had arrested a Palestinian employee of a humanitarian program run by the Turkish government on suspicion of diverting funds to militants.

Romania to send 120 air defense troops to Poland

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:54
Romania's president says the country will send 120 air defense troops to support NATO's presence in Poland amid unease about Russia's interventions in Ukraine.

New Jersey man says he lied about being POW for deck, gifts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:27
A New Jersey man has admitted that he lied about being a prisoner of war to get gifts, including a nearly $32,000 deck.

N. Korean state-run propaganda website depicts US aircraft carrier, bomber engulfed in flames

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:16
The YouTube channel of North Korea’s state-run Uriminzokkiri propaganda website has released a video showing images of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and strategic bomber engulfed in flames.

Man admits lying about military record to get deck, gifts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:02
A New Jersey man has admitted lying about his military record to get gifts, including a nearly $32,000 deck.

Brussels bombing survivor works to get her Air Force goal back on track

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:00
Kianni Martinez was going to be an Air Force officer just like her dad. But a terrorist attack in Brussels left her fighting to overcome her injuries to earn a commission.

Brussels Airport bombing, one year later: Widowed dad fills the empty space in a wounded family

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:00
Their nearly 19-year marriage endured stress and uncertainty that would have broken most families. But Gail and Air Force Lt. Col. Melchizedek “Kato” Martinez, a career special operations communications officer, raised four children through several combat deployments and moved across the world as if they never left the orbit of San Antonio, where they met and, in a tragically incomplete way, returned last year.

Female troops in Iraq focus on the job, ‘not our gender’

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:55
U.S. troops here say the fight is different now than it was more than a decade ago, the last time some of them were here.

Police: Car bomb kills 6 near Somalia presidential palace

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:45
A car bomb exploded Tuesday at a military checkpoint near Somalia's presidential palace in the capital, killing at least six people, the spokesman for Mogadishu's mayor said.

Photo scandal shows why it's time to stop treating servicemembers like saints

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:42
The American people largely venerate their servicemembers. There is nothing wrong with this. These men and women sign their lives away in exchange for low pay and generous benefits mired in bureaucracy. In times of war, they face uncertainty and sacrifices that would make most Americans quail. These people are not saints, though.
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