Military News

Even now, the 1946 Army-Navy game worth remembering

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:23
A few dozen people were gathered inside a small theater for a brunch get-together, the room decorated with all sorts of military accouterments. Soldiers past and present were there, some in dress uniform, some decades into retirement. They snapped to attention when the nation's colors were presented, recited the Pledge of Allegiance with pride and told stories for hours.

Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 02:51
Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.

Sen. Durbin meets with top Pentagon leaders to discuss future of Scott AFB, other Illinois Air Force bases

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:52
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., isn’t taking any chances with the future of Scott Air Force Base, the metro-east’s biggest employer and a powerful economic engine for the entire region.

Congressman, mayor tour homeless veterans' community

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:45
CASA’s Denson Apartments for Veterans hosted U.S. Rep. David Price, D-N.C., Friday as he toured Durham’s award-winning affordable housing community for homeless veterans.

Aberdeen soldiers drawing lessons from Ebola deployment for Pentagon disease fighters

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:39
Operating out of rapidly erected labs or in borrowed space in hospitals, a specialized Army team from Aberdeen Proving Ground in Liberia showed how quickly they could diagnose infection with the deadly Ebola virus.

Exercise marks Hawaii brigade's transition from Strykers

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:25
The Army’s conversion of Hawaii’s Stryker brigade into an infantry team is playing out in earnest with Exercise Lightning Forge, which culminated with an air assault and 100 soldiers raiding a mock terrorist stronghold Friday at this seaside facility.

Prosecutor: Military murder trial needed for sailor because civilian sentence was too light

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:17
A military prosecutor said Friday that another murder trial is warranted for a sailor – who previously served time in prison for shooting and killing his best friend – because the resulting six-month sentence was too light.

Former Hampton VA nurse convicted of sexually assaulting patient

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:01
A former emergency room nurse at the Hampton VA Medical Center was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a patient who already suffered mental trauma from a previous rape.

Top Navy photos of the week

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:01
Stars and Stripes’ selection of the best Navy photos of the week.

LI aerospace companies keep geriatric military planes aloft

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:53
Long Island’s aerospace industry is profiting from maintenance and upgrade contracts worth millions of dollars for military aircraft that are as much as half a century old.

Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:47
Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.

Thai police find pipe bomb rocket in southern insurgent zone

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:18
Police in southern Thailand, where Muslim separatists are staging an insurgency, said they found and disarmed a small improvised explosive rocket on Friday similar to ones discovered for the first time last month.

Russia defies US in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:41
The Obama administration has found itself increasingly backed into a corner by Russian bombing in Syria that its diplomacy has so far appeared powerless to stop.

VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:34
The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional health care executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.

Air Force colonel charged with rape in central New York

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:22
State police say a U.S. Air Force officer based at a military research facility in central New York has been charged with rape.

Key senators urge Navy to block Special Operations admiral's promotion

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:54
The top lawmakers on the Senate Armed Services Committee have urged Navy leaders to block a promotion for the admiral in charge of the service's elite SEAL teams, citing reports that the commander retaliated against suspected whistleblowers.

125,000 Twitter accounts tied to Islamic State suspended since mid-2015

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:20
Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism related to ISIS since the middle of 2015, the social-media firm announced Friday.

Letter appears to end fight to save 440th Airlift Wing

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:57
The Air Force will no longer have C-130s permanently based at Fort Bragg by the end of the year.

Wife crashes her own funeral, surprising husband who had paid to have her killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:28
Noela Rukundo sat in a car outside her home in Melbourne, Australia, watching as the last few mourners filed out. They were leaving a funeral — her funeral.

Pentagon releases photos of prison abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:24
The Pentagon released 198 photographs late Friday afternoon of serious injuries sustained by detainees in U.S.-run detention facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, some of which were evidence used to prosecute U.S. soldiers for abuse.
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