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Female Ranger headlines fundraiser for Colorado Springs military charity

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 07:31
Army Reserve Maj. Lisa Jaster, spoke about the challenges she faces as a military spouse, mother of two and trainee in the Army's most notoriously tough program.

Iran's president criticizes US presidential candidates

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 06:50
Hassan Rouhani said that during his September visit to the UN General Assembly, he was asked which of the candidates he preferred. "I said, what? Should I prefer bad to worse or worse to bad?"

Photo of fallen service members is one for the history books

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 05:49
Image quickly gained a global audience, and helped to fuel a volatile debate about a U.S. government policy that prohibited the media from taking pictures of such scenes.

Former Bragg soldier, recipient of the Soldier's Medal, humbled by the honor

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 05:30
In August 2015, Retired Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Farrell is credited with rescuing an infant from an overturned vehicle that was leaking gasoline under an arching power line during a heavy rainstorm.

Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 05:16
A spokesman for the Nour el-Din al-Zinki rebel faction clarified rebels would not target civilians in Aleppo's government-held districts, but warned of collateral damage from an expected offensive to break the government's siege of the rebel-held eastern quarters.

Report shows increase in Afghanistan opium poppy cultivation

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 03:33
The joint UN and Afghan government survey released Sunday shows the total area under cultivation in Afghanistan at an estimated 10 percent increase from in 2015.

Saudi-led coalition stages airstrikes after Yemen truce ends

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 03:21
Sunday's pre-dawn airstrikes targeted military facilities belonging to the Shiite Houthi rebels fighting the internationally recognized government.

Carter in Irbil to review Kurds’ role in Mosul campaign

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 02:43
During his visit to Irbil, Carter met with Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani to emphasize the significance of the Kurds’ continued collaboration with Baghdad.

Medic presented Silver Star 48 years after combat in Vietnam

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:55
Forty-eight years after pulling a severely wounded soldier from a bunker under fire in Dak To, Vietnam in 1968, Everett “Doc” Franks was presented the third-highest award for bravery Saturday during a ceremony at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

Taliban claims to use drone to film suicide attack

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:01
Video, posted on the group’s website Friday and identified as containing drone footage, includes aerial shots of a Humvee driving into a police base in Helmand’s Nawa district and then exploding.

US troops: ‘Guantanamo Diary’ prisoner thanked captors on his way out

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 22:55
The captive who wrote “Guantanamo Diary” didn’t autograph any copies of his book before he went home, but he thanked some of the troops as he ended 14 years of detention without being charged.

The F-35 will likely change how America fights wars

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 21:33
Perhaps the best-kept secret of the top-secret F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is that it might be the best airplane of its kind in the world — and that it will likely change the way America fight its wars.

Benghazi survivor to visit Fayetteville

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 21:11
Former Army Ranger Kris Paronto - an outspoken, no-nonsense Army Ranger who transitioned his military experience into private security - will be in Fayetteville on Sunday to share his story from the Benghazi attack.

In its waning days, USS Enterprise may hold opportunities for shipyard

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 20:58
Since the 1920s, more than 60 U.S. aircraft carriers have been built, 30 of them at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among the more famous – maybe the most famous – was the USS Enterprise. Today, it’s back where it was built, in the home stretch of defueling its reactors for eventual dismantlement.

Hawaii led to 34-27 win over Air Force in 2 OTs

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 20:11
Dru Brown threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Kemp on the first play of the second overtime and Hawaii beat Air Force 34-27 on Saturday to end the Falcons' 15-game home winning streak.

Worth accounts for 5 TDs as No. 24 Navy beats Memphis 42-28

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:58
Will Worth rushed for a career-high 201 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 24 Navy ran over Memphis 42-28 on Saturday for its 14th consecutive home victory.

'He gave his life for his teammates': Jason Finan is first US casualty of Mosul battle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:32
Jason C. Finan, a 34-year-old chief petty officer, is the first American killed in the current battle for Mosul, a military push to reclaim the city in northern Iraq from the Islamic State, the Defense Department announced Friday.

What you should know about US foreign assistance

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 19:24
Last month, President Barack Obama's administration announced an eye-popping $38 billion security assistance deal with the Israelis. Many were caught off-guard, but in reality a small fraction of the federal budget is devoted to foreign assistance.

Attacks on the internet keep getting bigger and nastier

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:40
The hacker group claiming responsibility says that the day's antics were just a dry run and that it has its sights set on a much bigger target.

France to dismantle migrant camp but fate of some 1,300 children remains unclear

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 16:04
After a long, heated campaign, the British government began accepting a small number of unaccompanied child refugees from Calais this week. But hundreds more may not qualify for asylum before the "Jungle" is destroyed.
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