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McConnell gets OK for new KC-46A tankers, prepares for $219M construction

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 22 min ago
McConnell has been tapped to receive 36 new tankers beginning in early 2016, putting the base in position to be a key factor in the Air Force’s plans for decades to come. The new tankers eventually will replace the base’s 1950s-era KC-135 tankers.

Navy recovery vessel USNS Safeguard en route to South Korea

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 5 min ago
The departure of the USS Bonhomme Richard and the pending arrival of the USNS Safeguard highlight the transition from a rescue to recovery effort after the deadly sinking of the South Korean ferry Sewol.

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 18 min ago
Obama arrives in Tokyo on Wednesday for the first state visit to America's closest ally in Asia by a U.S. president since Bill Clinton came in 1996. He will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Malaysia since Lyndon Johnson in 1966. Allies South Korea and the Philippines are also keen to shore up security ties.

Altus, McConnell selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

DoD News Releases - 15 hours 19 min ago
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
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Coast Guard gets new Pacific commander

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:42
During the change-of-command ceremony, the flag of Rear Adm. Charles Ray was also raised on the cutter Waesche just after the flag of outgoing commander Vice Adm. Paul Zukunft was lowered.

Death toll in S. Korean ferry sinking tops 150 as search gets tougher

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:37
The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.

Georgia Guardsmen heading to Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:22
About 150 members of the Georgia National Guard from 876th Engineer Company are heading to Afghanistan this summer for a nine-month deployment.

Syria chemical weapons stockpile removal almost complete

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:50
Syria is close to eliminating its chemical weapons stockpile, monitors say, an improbable accomplishment in the midst of civil war likely to further diminish the possibility of international intervention.

Fundraiser to support new deck for USS Little Rock

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:01
An event will help raise funds to replace the deck that thousands of visitors have walked annually since 1979, getting a firsthand look at the only decommissioned U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser available for public inspection.

Coast Guard convicts petty officer in sex assault case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:28
A jury of eight Coast Guard members, after a weeklong court-martial in federal court in New Orleans, has convicted one of their own in a sexual assault of a female Coast Guard member in late 2012.

Woman sentenced for stealing VA money intended for homeless vets

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:15
Birdie Anderson, 56, of Nashville, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Todd Campbell to serve two years in prison for making false statements to the Department of Veterans Affairs and stealing public money, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

CIA silent on if it will release 'black site' info to USS Cole defense lawyers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:02
Guantanamo war court judge Col. James L. Pohl has ordered that waterboarded CIA captive Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s attorneys are entitled to sweeping discovery about the CIA "black sites."

Airman guilty of some charges in Lackland sex case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:59
A military judge Tuesday found an Air Force photographer guilty of sexual misconduct, setting the stage for a trial on more serious charges, including rape.

US clears Egypt for military aid, Apache helicopters

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:42
A congressional aide said the decision clears the way for the release of Apache helicopters to Egypt and makes available some of an annual $1.3 billion in U.S. military assistance.

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:37
The U.N. says hundreds of civilians were killed in the massacre last week in Bentiu, the capital of South Sudan's oil-producing Unity state, a tragic reflection of longstanding ethnic hostilities in the world's newest country.

Syria rebel anti-tank missiles likely required US approval, experts say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:18
The heavy anti-tank missiles recently shown in videos being fired by Western-backed Syrian rebels were manufactured in the United States, and their transfer to the rebels would have required direct American government approval, according to experts in international weapons deals.

A pivotal time for the US and Asia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:00
The rebalancing of U.S. priorities and resources toward Asia remains the right strategy.

New MARSOC role players have very specific qualification requirements

Marine Corps Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:52
As Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command prepares for complex missions involving al-Qaida in northern Africa and elsewhere, it is hiring highly qualified role players to help its operators train.
Categories: Military Times (US)

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:31
Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.

VIDEO: Hornet squadron streaks past strike group, mountains

Navy Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:42
Armed with GoPro-style cameras, Strike Fighter Squadron 27 captured their F/A-18E Super Hornets in action in an exciting video that's getting a lot of views.
Categories: Military Times (US)
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