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Digital booth lets veterans and their loved ones share stories, say thanks

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:32
The booth, located at the Heroes Hall veterans museum in California, allows veterans and their loved ones to share their stories, which are then uploaded to a YouTube channel.

Watching out for each other far from the battlefield

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:22
After a close friend committed suicide, Air Force veteran Frank Grun set out to create a tribe. He started a Facebook page, invitation only, open to those who'd served in combat. Word quickly spread in the community. "I only let 10 percent of the people in who asked to join," Grun said. The group now has 2,100 members.

Contracts For Aug. 15, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, Virginia, is being awarded a
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Bear hunt on Alaska base that ended in June to continue annually

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:54
A black bear hunt took place on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson this summer for the first time in several decades – if not longer, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Shipyard repays $9.2M to US government to settle Navy, Coast Guard overbilling

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:42
The settlement resolves allegations that Huntington Ingalls charged labor costs to contracts for which work wasn't actually done, and charged the government as if supervisors had dived to work on ship hulls, or even for dives that never happened.

Navy’s surface warfare boss urges smarter, tougher sailors for future sea battles

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:27
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, the “SWO boss” who helms Naval Surface Forces, kicked off the Surface Warfare Summit on Tuesday at Naval Base Point Loma with a plea for his officers to get smarter and meaner as they train to fight a potential 21st-century sea battle.

Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:21
Perfluorinated chemicals have been linked to cancer and other illnesses but aren't federally regulated in drinking water. Water has been contaminated near sites of industrial facilities and U.S. military bases.

Wide receiver D.J. Frost commits to Air Force

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:10
D.J. Frost, a senior wide receiver from Missouri, has committed to attend the United States Air Force Academy.

US decries Islamic State 'genocide' of Christians, others

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:21
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said ISIS is "clearly responsible for genocide" against Christians and Yazidis in Iraq and Shiite Muslims in Syria and elsewhere. His comments were made as the State Department released its annual report on international religious freedom.

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:19
Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is "strangling" the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, reflecting a struggle between the government and the United Arab Emirates, key members of the military alliance.

3,000 firefighters in Portugal combat raging wildfire

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:08
Around 3,000 firefighters in Portugal were struggling to put out more than 150 wildfires raging across the country Tuesday, as persistent hot and dry weather stoked the flames, officials said.

First responders in 3 states under investigation for allegedly mocking Charlottesville violence

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:57
First responders in three separate states are under investigation over social media posts that allegedly mocked the protests that turned violent over the weekend in Virginia.

Man gets 65 years for fatally beating gay South Bend veteran

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:52
A northern Indiana man was sentenced Tuesday after being convicted of murder in the January 2016 slaying 27-year-old Jodie Henderson, a member of the Army National Guard.

Defense Department Announces Winner of 2017 George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

DoD News Releases - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:47
Arlington, Va. -- The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes Ms. Dorothy “Dottie” Vincent as the
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Virginia exhibit explores lives of Revolutionary veterans who built America

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:43
The exhibit at the Yorktown American Revolution Museum follows several men who fought during the Colonists’ victory at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781 and how they built their lives once they returned home.

Fireworks in the Pacific

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:40
A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.

Suspected militants kill 2 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:27
Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State affiliate is fighting security forces.

Sign at Swiss hotel directed to 'Jewish guests' draws anger

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:23
witzerland's tourism office on Tuesday decried an "unfortunate" incident in which a small Alpine hotel posted a sign asking "Jewish guests" to shower before swimming in the hotel pool.

Romania is security provider in uncertain region, president says

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:13
Romania's president says his country is a security provider in a region marked by uncertainty, unpredictability and security challenges.
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