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South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:23
The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves.

Tech sergeant released from hospital after Thunderbirds jet accident

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:19
A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Dayton.

Naval Station Norfolk’s first 100 years: World’s largest navy base anchored to community

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:27
The first 100 years of Naval Station Norfolk have witnessed name changes, reorganizations and technological advancements in aviation and sea power. Social forces in the larger community also transformed the military and the faces of sailors and airmen here. As the naval station has grown, at times painfully, so has the community.

Swiss journalist dies of Mosul mine blast injuries

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:13
A Swiss journalist has died of injuries suffered from a mine blast in Iraq earlier this week while covering a military operation to root out Islamic State extremists from Mosul.

Trump administration abruptly shutters diplomatic office on Pakistan, Afghanistan policy

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 07:21
The Trump administration has moved to close the standalone State Department office devoted to policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan that was the brainchild of diplomat Richard Holbrooke, current and former State Department officials said.

You’re hired, Trump tells 5 million future apprentices

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:57
Employers have complained for years that the nation doesn't have enough skilled workers to fill the jobs of an increasingly technical workforce. Could apprenticeships be part of the answer to the infamous U.S. skills gap?

Soldiers run Army 10-miler qualifier in Germany

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 06:22
Soldiers from across Europe ran for the chance to compete in the prestigious Army 10-Miler at the qualification run in Grafenweohr, Germany, on Saturday.

Leadership camp challenges Europe JROTC cadets to face their fears

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 05:44
JROTC cadets from across DODEA-Europe converged at the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week to face their fears and challenge their leadership skills.

Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:31
In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim. Jordan's parliament is expected to do so in a special session sometime after the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan next week.

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 73

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 03:21
The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 55 overnight, bringing the overall death toll from three separate attacks in Pakistan on Friday to 73, with several others in critical condition, officials said.

Suicide bomber blows himself up as Saudis foil Mecca plot

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 02:17
A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.

$2 billion drone sales to India gets Trump OK, awaits congressional approval

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 01:46
The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations' leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting.

Joint Base Langley-Eustis welcomes new commanders

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:46
A pair of Air Force colonels began new jobs on the Peninsula this week, one overseeing Joint Base Langley Eustis and the other taking command of the 1st Fighter Wing.

St. Louis woman embezzled $30,000 from disabled veteran

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:41
Tamara Jones, 35, had been appointed as the man's guardian from 2014-2015 by the Department of Veterans Affairs, prosecutors said, and took the money from a financial account. She was supposed to use that money only for his benefit, and was being paid by the VA, they said.

First four women graduate from cavalry scout training at Fort Benning

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 23:38
On the battlefield, the cavalry scout is considered the commander’s eyes and ears. Scouts are called on when information about the enemy is needed. They are also responsible for reconnaissance and are proficient with various weapons, including explosives and mines.

‘The Sexy Brutale,’ in the shadows of murder

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:33
Cavalier Game Studios and Tequila Works have joined together to bring us “The Sexy Brutale,” a delightful murder mystery that features stylish cartoon violence. You’ll relive the same day where the guests at the casino mansion (The Sexy Brutale) are murdered by the staff in a “Groundhog’s Day” sort of fashion.

White supremacists gave 6 Nazi spies a memorial — on federal land

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 21:05
For decades, very few people in Washington, or elsewhere, knew of the monument's existence. It wasn't a secret so much as something that just never got out — remarkable in a town famous for its leaks.

Prosecutors seek specialized court procedures in Air Force veteran espionage case

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 20:08
Reality Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, is under indictment on a charge of willful retention and transmission of national defense information. She is suspected of leaking a classified document about Russia’s efforts to influence last fall’s presidential election.

Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:33
The Pompeo-Mamlouk call would represent the highest-level communication between the two governments in years. It also is surprising given the widespread allegations of Mamlouk's culpability in human rights atrocities in Syria's civil war.

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 19:19
Court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press say the detainee known as Hambali also was charged in connection with an attack on the JW Marriott Hotel in Jakarta in 2003.
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