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At Washington shipyard, subs for recycling stacking up

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:42
Los Angeles-class fast attack submarines are piling up at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Vietnam recovers 8 bodies from missing military plane

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:09
Vietnam's military says the bodies of eight crew from a search plane that crashed two weeks ago while looking for a missing fighter jet have been recovered.

N. Korean leader salutes those behind ‘successful’ missile launch

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:00
A smiling Kim Jong Un congratulated hundreds of North Korean generals, scientists, technicians and others who contributed to last week’s “successful” missile test, state media said Wednesday.

Osprey simulators prepare Hawaii Marine pilots for real deal

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:00
Marines in Hawaii will get their first squadron of Osprey MV-22s after the aircraft participate in the upcoming Rim of the Pacific exercise.

Syrian civilian groups threaten to pull out of peace talks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 22:38
Two dozen Syrian civilian organizations and humanitarian aid groups are threatening to end their participation in peace talks unless the international community takes major steps to protect civilians and enforce a cessation of hostilities in the country.

Why the Zika filibuster is a major setback for wounded veterans

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 21:41
A decision that tied funding for in-vitro fertilization services for veterans into Zika research and prevention funding proved to be a roadblock for lawmakers.

Wrongful death lawsuits filed against ex-astronaut in crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 20:53
The families of two girls who were killed in a DUI crash involving a former NASA astronaut in rural west Alabama have filed wrongful-death lawsuits in state and federal courts.

Military wants to buy Guantanamo Bay a second fiber-optic cable

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:20
A division of the Defense Department invited contractors June 8 to submit proposals to “design, manufacture, install, test and commission” a 750-mile underwater cable linking the U.S. Navy base to Puerto Rico.

Gulf War veteran sentenced for anti-government plot

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:12
A decorated Gulf War veteran has been sentenced to 22 months in prison for his role in an anti-government plot, fueled by fears of martial law.

US military ties with Britain safe from Brexit, officials say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 19:07
Defense leaders from both sides of the Atlantic scrambled this week to play down the impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, saying the United States' closest military relationship would be sheltered from the upheaval that may lie ahead.

Israel drops divisive tactic for recovering captive soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 18:12
The Israeli army will no longer employ the tactic of using overwhelming fire to prevent the capture of a soldier, even at the risk of killing the soldier, a military official said Tuesday.

Command Senior Enlisted Leader Assignment

DoD News Releases - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 17:15
The Office of the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff announced today the following assignment: Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick L. McCauley, currently assigned as the command senior enlisted leader for Special Operations Command Central, MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida, has been selected to replace Army
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Tickets for the Fort Bragg Game can't change hands, post officials say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:54
On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves play the Miami Marlins in a one-of-a-kind Major League match-up at Fort Bragg. Officials are reminding would-be attendees that all tickets are nontransferable and not for sale.

Army poised to allow rolled sleeves for soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:20
Army Sgt. Major Daniel Dailey said in an interview Tuesday that he expected Gen. Mark Milley, the Army's top officer, to sign off on the specifics within hours. There's little doubt which way the service is going: A majority of soldiers have greeted the change with cheers, and service leaders appear to be receptive to that.

Pendleton spouse named Marine Wife of the Year

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:07
Lauren Huff was chosen from dozens of military spouses in the Southwest region for the 2016 Irene Ferguson Marine Wife of the Year Award.

Contracts For June 28, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 16:00
CONTRACTS DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Zoll Medical Corp., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $400,000,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for monitors used to check vital signs. This was a competitive acquisition with three responses received. This is a one-year base contract with five one-year option periods.
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Air Force squadron practices touchdowns at Wisconsin airport

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:43
The Red Wing Regional Airport stood in this week for a variety of overseas destinations as part of a training exercise for the 524th Special Operations Squadron for the U.S. Air Force.

Simon Ramo, chief architect of intercontinental ballistic missile system, dies at 103

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:38
The chief architect of America’s intercontinental ballistic missile system and an aerospace pioneer who helped shape Southern California into the nation’s center for high-tech weapons research. Ramo died Monday at his Santa Monica home.

Panama suffers back-to-back financial scandals

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:36
While the world lauded the opening of the $5.4 billion expansion of the Panama Canal last weekend, Panama continues to grapple with how best to emerge from back-to-back financial scandals.

Convicted US leader of Afghan ‘kill team’ wins new hearing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 15:21
A military appeals court has ordered a fresh look into the evidence used to convict Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, the mastermind of the “kill team” that murdered three Afghan civilians in 2010.
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