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Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion complaints rank fifth in Army

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 03/29/2015 - 00:54
The U.S. Army Reserve held a retirement ceremony at Fort Gordon last April to honor Chief Warrant Officer 3 Alan Hart after 16 years spent securing the military’s computer networks from cyber threats.

Russian hopes of money, glory die on Ukraine battlefields

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:40
Alexander Zhitinev, 39, and a friend, Ilya Borisov, left their families behind, lured more by the promise of $2,600 a month than by the vision of their recruiters for a return of Russia’s czarist imperial glory.

40 years later, former sailor still searching for lost daughter in Japan

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:34
It’s been 45 years since James Walker went to war in Vietnam, leaving behind his daughter and her mother in Japan. When the letters he wrote to his young family were returned marked “wrong address” Walker realized something was wrong. Almost four decades later, he’s still searching for them.

Lee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:27
Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.

Stray round from Korea live-fire range hits home

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 23:00
Emergency crews responded to reports of a stray round hitting private property Sunday outside the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex north of Seoul.

Soldiers awarded the Medal of Honor remembered at Antietam, scene of America’s bloodiest day

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 19:05
One was a German shoemaker who never learned to read English. Another was a carpenter. A third was barely 15 years old. On Sept. 17, 1862, they were among 20 Union soldiers whose courage in the Battle of Antietam earned them the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest, and at the time the only major award for gallantry in action.

French woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 18:55
The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22.

Dragoon Ride’s crossing through Czech Republic sparks anti-American protest

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:27
Anti- and pro-American protesters squared off in Prague's Wenceslas Square on Saturday, a day before a large convoy of American troops was scheduled to pass through the Czech Republic on its way to Germany.

Hohenfels, Vilseck change early season roles

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 16:06
Tigers bounce back from season-opening loss to hand Falcons first defeat of season.

Alconbury plays giant-kiler on softball fields

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:51
Dragons take two games from SHAPE after splitting with Wiesbaden to open up weekend against larger schools.

Afghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:47
Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.

Photo gallery: 2015 Blossom Kite Festival in Washington, DC

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 15:41
A brisk wind kept the temperature down and the kites up Saturday as the fifth annual Blossom Kite Festival attracted a big crowd to the grounds of the Washington Monument.

Contract worker fired for trashing records at federal repository

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:24
An employee of a genealogy website who was working at the federal records center in north St. Louis County, Mo., was fired for allegedly throwing out draft-card information, a federal administrator said.

'Jazzed about what's ahead' for National Museum of the Marine Corps

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:10
Steady rain didn't keep dozens of Marines, their families and civilian supporters from celebrating the expansion of the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:10
Decision to stay comes amid signs of the discord in the Iran negotiations ahead of a March 31 deadline for a preliminary deal.

Landing mishap for military chopper; 2 aboard unhurt

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 14:00
Two Navy officers were unhurt after their helicopter rolled on its side while landing in the Florida Panhandle.

Wind wins a few battles, but Lakenheath, Wiesbaden split war

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 13:46
Lakenheath and Wiesbaden split a double header, with Wiesbaden winning 8-5 before Lakenheath turned the tables in a 7-4 victory.

Run from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 13:26
Soon after Fidel Castro won control of Cuba in 1959, his government began confiscating the property of thousands of U.S. citizens and companies. For Edmund and Enna Chester, the losses included an 80-acre farm, hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of stock, and a brand new Buick that, who knows, may still be plying Havana's streets.

Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 13:08
Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday.

Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 12:46
Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.
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