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Coast Guard: Stop using buoys as target practice

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:45
The Coast Guard in Rhode Island is trying to stop people using buoys as target practice, saying shooting at the navigational aids may be fun, but it's also a federal crime.

Purdue acquires for-profit Kaplan University

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:43
Purdue University said Thursday it has acquired for-profit Kaplan University to extend its reach into online and adult education, an unusual move for a public institution.

Pentagon probes Flynn's payments from abroad

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:20
The Pentagon's inspector general has launched an investigation into money that former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn received from foreign groups and whether he failed to obtain proper approval to do so, lawmakers and defense officials said Thursday.

Lawmakers: Trump administration needs comprehensive Syria strategy

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 13:04
Members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs urged top officials with the Trump administration to appear before the committee to explain its priorities in Syria following its dramatic shift in policy this month toward Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

NATO chief acknowledges Italy for boosting defense spending

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:50
The head of NATO praised Italy Thursday for increasing its defense spending last year, an acknowledgement that came days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had joked with Italy's prime minister about the need for Rome to "pay up."

US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seen

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:45
The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific said Thursday that the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen, but he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban missile crisis decades ago.

Spacecraft survives trip between Saturn and its rings

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:18
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it.

Pacific Command chief says missile defense in the works for Hawaii

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:17
The head of the U.S. Pacific Command told Congress that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “is clearly in a position to threaten Hawaii today,” adding that a defensive radar for the islands is being planned and that installing intercontinental ballistic missile interceptors is being discussed.

New mega cruise ship will have a Ferrari-branded racetrack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:57
Norwegian Cruise Line's new Norwegian Joy, a ship the Doral, Fla.-based cruise line is building to sail in China, will be the first ever to feature a racetrack -- from Ferrari, no less.

UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorism

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:52
Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts.

Pentagon can set troop levels in Iraq, Syria without White House approval

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:42
President Donald Trump has authorized Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to set troop levels in Iraq and Syria without White House approval. The switch gives the Pentagon more autonomy to determine how many forces are required in the fight against Islamic State.

Polish village could become future Army hub, USAREUR commander says

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:33
U.S. Army Europe’s Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges stood atop the railhead that supplies the strategic air base in this small central Poland village and told his military planners they were thinking too small, too “Petticoat Junction” about the potential of Powidz.

Movies on base through May 3

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:20
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands and Spain and Turkey.

Movies on base through May 4

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:18
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

Clapper: US spy agencies may have trouble recruiting young people

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:10
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. James Clapper, who served as director of national intelligence until January, warned U.S. intelligence agencies may have trouble recruiting young people if a campaign to ferret out disgruntled insiders grows too intense.

Trump to sign order for new VA accountability office

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:09
President Donald Trump on Thursday plans to create a new accountability office and a new task force within the Department of Veterans Affairs, both in an effort to discipline poor-performing VA employees.

Air Force veteran who uses wheelchair teaches sports to others

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:57
Joe Chris Rodriguez was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, a day away from deployment to Afghanistan in 2001, when he walked into an argument others were having in a restaurant parking lot. He was shot in the back and left paralyzed.

Montenegro set to approve NATO membership in historic move

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:45
Montenegro is set to formally approve becoming a member of NATO on Friday, a move seen as historic for the Balkan country long considered a traditional Russian ally in the turbulent region.

General Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:29
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that the president has made the following
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General Officer Announcements

DoD News Releases - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:29
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced today that the president has made the following
Categories: US DoD Feeds
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