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No plans to ‘dial back’ joint US-South Korean war games, Dunford says

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:00
Gen. Joseph Dunford said Thursday that he has advised U.S. leadership not to “dial back” joint war games with South Korea that are due to begin next week despite threats from North Korea.

Trump signs ‘Forever GI Bill,’ boosting aid to student vets

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:20
The bill immediately eliminates the 15-year limit veterans currently have to tap into their education benefits. That restriction will no longer apply to veterans discharged on or after Jan. 1, 2013, or to current and future servicemembers.

Veterans Affairs secretary says he's 'outraged' by what he's seen from Nazis and white supremacists

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:30
Shulkin, who is Jewish, spoke to reporters and said that although he serves Trump, he does not speak for him. He declined to tell President Donald Trump it was wrong for him to equate their violence with that of counterprotesters who stood up to them.

UN board: 2 experts likely murdered by Congo militia members

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:20
A United Nations board of inquiry says two U.N. experts were likely slain in March by militiamen from Congo's violence-torn Kasai region, but it said further investigation and judicial proceedings are needed to determine the identity and motive of the killers.

Veteran's effort to help woman becomes a police brutality case

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:57
Army veteran David Rogers was assaulted by an off-duty Prince George's County police officer as he attempted to help a neighbor who was locked out of her car. The county was found liable in a recent court case.

War court witness describes his dark days of abuse in US interrogation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:19
A Pentagon prosecutor pressed an embarrassed and reluctant Saudi terrorist Wednesday to describe his abuse during his 2002-03 interrogations in Afghanistan, including an episode of an Army private shoving his genitals in the man’s face.

Lebanon VA surgeon helps veterans live normal lives

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:59
Vietnam War Army veteran Dennis Korzi needed a shoulder replacement he knew from experience who he wanted to do the operation: orthopedic surgeon Rex Herbert, who left a booming private practice in Harrisburg in 2009 to join the Lebanon VA Medical Center.

Showtime will spend the season with Navy football for weekly documentary series

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:46
On Tuesday, Showtime announced that the Midshipmen will be the subject of the network's third weekly college football documentary series.

Psy-ops soldiers honor fallen hero with Fort Bragg ceremony, workout

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:43
Eight years after Cpl. Nicholas Ryan Roush was killed in Afghanistan, his parents were invited back to Fort Bragg to help honor their son.

Military aircraft called to help battle blazes in Pacific Northwest

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:15
Two Air National Guard aircraft will head to the Pacific Northwest to help detect and map wildfires.

US judge upholds ship-based interrogation of Benghazi terror suspect seized overseas

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:07
A federal judge Wednesday delivered a victory to the U.S. government in its effort to arrest terror suspects overseas for trial in civilian courts, ruling that prosecutors can use the statements of the accused ringleader of the 2012 attacks on an American compound in Libya.

Contracts For Aug. 16, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS NAVY General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded an $115,310,691
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Trump signs bill easing way for WWII vets' mustard gas claims

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:57
President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation making it easier for a Missouri World War II vet and others of his generation to receive benefits to treat conditions from secret mustard gas experiments they were subjected to more than 60 years ago.

US servicemember killed battling ISIS in eastern Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:55
A U.S. servicemember died Wednesday after being wounded during partnered operations with Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan, the military said.

US adds Kashmir militant group to terrorism blacklists

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:50
The Trump administration has added a Kashmiri militant group fighting to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region to several terrorism blacklists.

Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)

DoD News Releases - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:44
The Navy will commission the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a 5 p.m. AST
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Minnesota attorney general accuses 2 companies of scamming veterans, seniors

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:36
The Minnesota attorney general’s office Wednesday filed suit against two companies that required veterans and senior citizens to sign over significant portions of their monthly pension payments in exchange for loans of relatively small sums, often to cover household emergencies and basic living expenses.

2 soldiers take home track and field medals at world championships

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:04
Two U.S. soldiers, already Olympic medalists, won medals in track and field events at the world championships in London.

France: Murder charges for driver in pizzeria car attack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:04
French authorities filed preliminary murder charges Wednesday against a security guard who intentionally sped his car into a crowded pizzeria east of Paris, killing an adolescent girl and injuring a dozen other people.

Charges could be dismissed for ex-VA nurse accused of being drunk at surgery

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:20
An ex-nurse accused of assisting in a veteran’s emergency surgery while drunk could see his charges dismissed following competition of a federal diversion program.
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