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New bikes to benefit veterans in Aspen

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 03:40
Aspen police officers are patrolling downtown on new fat-tire bicycles. The electric-motor-assisted bikes represent the launch of a new local effort to help military veterans make a living.

Abu Sayyaf militants free S. Korean captain, Filipino crew

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 03:24
Ransom-seeking Muslim militants in the southern Philippines freed Saturday a South Korean captain and his Filipino crewman who were abducted three months ago from their cargo ship amid a wave of offshore kidnappings, officials said.

Trump security adviser, Russian official already talking

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 03:01
It's not unusual for incoming administrations to have discussions with foreign governments before taking office. But repeated contacts just as Obama imposed sanctions would raise questions about whether Trump's team discussed — or even helped shape — Russia's response.

400 'Reaper' pilots likely headed to Shaw Air Force Base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:53
A full environmental analysis will be conducted at Shaw before a final decision is made. If Shaw is ultimately selected, the first of 400 pilots assigned to the new group are expected to begin arriving in fiscal year 2018.

Military deploys radar to monitor North Korean missile

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:48
Media sources reported that the SBX was being sent about 2,000 miles northwest of Hawaii to watch for a possible North Korean launch in coming months. The Pentagon downplayed the floating radar’s Monday departure.

William Mohr, one of America's oldest World War II veterans, dies at 108

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:45
Mohr made national headlines when he was invited to attend the 2016 Veterans Day Breakfast at the White House, where he and his family met President Obama.

Naval Academy midshipmen to march in Trump inauguration parade

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:24
The 13th company, consisting of 91 midshipmen, were chosen to participate because of the group's status as the Brigade's Color Company for the fall semester, the academy said in a release.

Media watchdog asks Pakistan to probe killing of journalist

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:14
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has asked Pakistan to investigate the fatal shooting of a local journalist n the country's southwest.

Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/14/2017 - 00:11
The federal investigation looked broadly at policing and concluded that officers were not sufficiently trained or supported and that many who were accused of misconduct were rarely investigated or disciplined.

Inaugural concert to feature Toby Keith, Jennifer Holliday

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 22:42
The names add some celebrity flavor to an inaugural lineup that so far has been noticeably short on star power, with organizers insisting that Trump himself is the celebrity in chief for this inaugural.

Miami County officials look to take over civilian operations at Grissom Air Reserve Base

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:18
In order for civilian planes to land on the military base’s runway, the airstrip must have a fixed-base operator – an organization that provides airplane services such as fueling, transportation, aircraft maintenance and de-icing.

China aircraft carrier capabilities tested on latest mission

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:15
China's sole aircraft carrier has returned home following a three-week cruise during which its combat capabilities were closely scrutinized.

Connecticut soldier guilty of sexually assaulting teenager in his home

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:14
A jury in New London Superior Court convicted soldier Jarah M. Davis of two out of three charges Friday in connection with the May 23, 2015, sexual assault of a teen at his home in Waterford.

Lockheed Martin wins $93 million Navy contract for ship defense system

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:08
Lockheed's Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare Active Mission Payload system will equip the helicopters to detect incoming missile threats, and to take countermeasures to protect U.S. ships.

Michigan teens ditch cell phones for the day to help soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 21:06
The event aims to provide free cell-phone minutes to U.S. military personnel overseas so soldiers, sailors and others can call home more often.

Kerry defends trade pact on last trip as top US diplomat

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 20:24
Kerry admitted that the future of the TPP, the centerpiece of the Obama administration's pivot to Asia, is in doubt when Donald Trump is sworn in as president next week.

Australia, Japan boost defense ties amid instability in Asia

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 20:15
The leaders of Australia and Japan agreed on Saturday to boost cooperation between their militaries, as Japan tries to shore up security ties throughout the Asia-Pacific region amid concern over China's growing military might.

New veterans facilities planned for Grand Rapids, Detroit

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 19:02
A 120-bed facility in Grand Rapids will replace the aging Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and a similarly sized facility in Detroit will be a new addition to the state's Department of Military and Veteran Affairs long-term care system.

Nimitz changes commander before deployment

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:33
Navy Capt. John Ring toiled 2 1/2 years to prepare an aircraft carrier and its crew for battle. But when the USS Nimitz deploys in the spring, "Ringo" won't be aboard.

Contracts For Jan. 13, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 17:00
CONTRACTSAIR FORCEDoss Aviation, Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been awarded a $290,000,000
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