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Wisconsin airman among 11 dead in Afghanistan C-130J crash

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 19:57
Airman Quinn Johnson-Harris was only one month into his first deployment when the C-130J he was in crashed shortly after takeoff early Friday, his sister said.

Senior Navy official charged with conspiracy in junk rifle silencers case

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 19:27
A senior Navy intelligence official has been indicted on charges of theft and conspiracy as part of a long-running federal probe into a secretive operation featuring the Navy SEALs and untraceable rifle silencers.

Army: Golden Knight's death at Chicago air show ruled accidental

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 19:11
The Fort Bragg, N.C.-based Golden Knights halted performances for almost seven weeks after the Aug. 16 death of Master Sgt. Corey Hood at the Chicago Air & Water Show.

US to review Colorado prisons for Guantanamo detainees

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 17:40
A team from the Defense Department will visit both a state and a federal prison in Colorado to assess their possible use for housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, senior U.S. officials said Friday.

Wiesbaden rounding into form; K-town struggling

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 17:36
Raiders coach Aaron Scalise said his already thin team finished Friday night with just 12 healthy players.

France tells Putin to confine airstrikes to Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 17:25
With Russian warplanes bombing Syria for a third day, French President Francois Holland told President Vladimir Putin that Moscow's airstrikes must be confined to attacking Islamic State militants, not other rebels.

The other time Moscow went to fight for an embattled Arab leader

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:42
In the 1960s, what was then North Yemen was stuck in a lengthy civil war. These days, the conflict is mostly remembered as a quagmire that sucked in a number of powers, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Britain. Like many conflicts of the era, the Soviet Union played a role, too.

UK teen in Australia terror plot jailed for at least 5 years

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:19
A 15-year-old British boy was sentenced Friday to at least five years in custody for organizing a terrorist plot to kill police officers in Australia.

Contracts For October 2, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 16:00
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, has been awarded a $203,559,738 modification (P00016) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8528-15-C-0003 for Global Hawk contractor logistic services and Sustainment III. Contractor will provide additional material and
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No more temporary spending bills, says Obama, budget deal needed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:40
President Barack Obama says he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires on Dec. 11.

VA audit: Overworked Seattle office didn't read mail, told veterans they'd lose benefits

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:29
Dozens of West Coast military veterans incorrectly received letters indicating they’d lose unemployment benefits after an overworked Department of Veterans Affairs office in Seattle lost track of records the veterans had submitted, according to a VA Inspector General report released this week.

Paris train hero Skarlatos missed Oregon rampage due to 'Dancing' show rehearsal

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:11
Alex Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been at the Oregon college where a gunman killed nine people if Skarlatos hadn't been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

'He just tried to do the right thing': Veteran tried to block Oregon shooter

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:53
Chris Mintz, a former Army infantryman, was shot three times as he tried to block the door and keep the gunman out of a classroom, according to his aunt, Wanda Mintz. "He hit the ground and looked up at him and said 'It's my son's birthday, don't do this,'" the aunt recounted. "And the guy shot him at least two more times."

Israeli prime minister calls on Palestinian Authority to condemn West Bank murder

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:39
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government explicitly condemn the murder of an Israeli settler couple by suspected Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank.

Benelux team rallies for first triumph

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:37
AFNORTH/Brussels combined squad breaks through with first victory while extending Baumholder's losing streak.

House Majority Leader expresses regret for Benghazi comments

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:34
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says it was never his intention to suggest that the House Benghazi committee was created to undercut Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, and he regrets suggesting the panel's purpose is political.

Historic military convoy traveling Texas highway

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:32
The convoy, led by Col. John Franklin, left Washington, D.C., on its way to San Diego, Calif., dipping down along the Bankhead’s Texas route, which included a pass through Parker and Palo Pinto counties.

Republican hopeful Carson says no to Syrian refugees in US

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:28
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are "infiltrated" with Muslim extremists who seek to harm America.

Trump and Carson's attacks on Muslims worry some GOP elders

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:25
The candidates atop the GOP presidential field are ramping up political attacks aimed at Muslims, a move designed to appeal to hardline conservatives. But party elders worry that escalating anti-immigrant rhetoric could cost Republicans the White House in 2016.

The bravest man I met in Afghanistan has died. Here's what he taught me.

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:19
Mohammad Daowood's death is no doubt a massive blow to the Afghan army at a critical time, just after insurgents mounted their most successful offensive of the past decade. But Daowood's death is also a chance to reflect on the courage and intellect of the Afghan forces, too often dismissed as apathetic or incompetent, as they fight one of the world's most violent wars.
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