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Funeral set for Marine killed in Florida Black Hawk crash

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 20:45
Funeral services have been set for one of three Michigan Marines killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash in heavy fog off the Florida coast during a training mission two weeks ago.

Contracts for March 23, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:00
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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Military investigating threat posed by Islamic State hit list of US troops

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:45
The U.S. military on Monday was urging caution on social media while completing notifications of 100 troops who were publicly targeted for execution over the weekend by Islamic State extremists.

The US war crime that North Korea won’t forget

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:28
In the case of the bombing of North Korea, the American people never really became conscious of a major war crime committed in their name.

New paperwork: VA filing, appeals system changes begin Tuesday; advocates voice concerns

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:10
Beginning Tuesday, veterans filing or appealing claims must use standardized forms, a controversial move that the VA says will streamline the process, but some advocates say it will cost tens of thousands of veterans their benefits.

Wisconsin voter-ID law stands as US high court rejects appeal

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 15:07
The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for Wisconsin to implement a voter-identification law that opponents say is one of the strictest in the nation.

New mall, IKEA bring more shopping to Kaiserslautern

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:54
The grand opening of Kaiserslautern’s new downtown shopping mall on Wednesday will be marked by a number of special — if not weird — events.

Afghan president Ghani thanks US military for work, sacrifice

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:39
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visited the Pentagon on Monday to thank U.S. troops and veterans who served and sacrificed in Afghanistan.

Trial begins for Marine accused of killing transgender Filipina

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:36
On the first day of Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton’s murder trial, a witness identified the U.S. Marine as the last person seen with a transgender Filipina, whose body was found in an Olongapo City hotel on Oct. 11, 2014.

Milledgeville, Ga. to remember Lafayette's 1825 visit

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:29
Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette of France was nearly moved to tears by the Southern hospitality he enjoyed in Milledgeville, Ga. in 1825.

3 West Virginians played roles after Lincoln assassination

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 11:26
Abraham Lincoln’s assassination 150 years ago next month, stirred a lot of political unrest, but particularly in the new state of West Virginia, and the state has more ties to the aftermath than most realize, Marshall University professor Michael Woods said on Sunday.

Home town liberated, Iraqis return to clean up the mess Islamic State left

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:55
"May God destroy them," Sabha al-Jabbouri cried, as she surveyed the mess in her home left by Islamic State militants. Half-eaten food, dirt and a mess of papers greeted the family when they were finally able to return after fleeing in June. "They pretend they are religious men, but look, they live like animals."

New proposal would change the way the Pentagon buys weapons

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:43
In the annals of government contracting, there are all sorts of embarrassments that reveal how wasteful and cumbersome the process can be, from the $600 toilet seat to billions wasted in failed programs. But in his quest to reform the way the Pentagon buys things, Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, stumbled across a doozy that left even the veteran lawmaker shaking his head.

World Trade Center stair climb will benefit wounded veterans

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:41
The first stair-climb race at One World Trade Center - the nation's tallest building - will raise money for military veterans struggling with combat-linked disabilities, two foundations formed after the 9/11 attacks announced Monday.

Ukrainian officer is rare foreign patient at Walter Reed

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:24
Ukrainian Col. Ihor Hordiychuk, 42, is the beneficiary of a little-known program that the Defense Department uses to care for soldiers from friendly nations on American soil. He is now at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Okinawa orders halt to work related to US base relocation

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:00
The governor of the southern Japanese island of Okinawa ordered a Defense Ministry branch to suspend all work in the area where a key U.S. military air base is to be relocated, in a growing confrontation between the island and the central government.

Hundred years of humiliation spurs Xi's war on military corruption

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:00
Chinese President Xi Jinping often evokes the "century of humiliation" in promoting his efforts to turn China into a great power. To transform the military into a modern outfit that can "fight and win wars," Xi has said stamping out graft would make for better troops.

US troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 09:26
A U.S. army infantry convoy is driving through eastern Europe seeking to provide reassurance to a region concerned that the conflict between Russian-backed rebels and government forces in Ukraine threatens its security.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:51
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Putin dangerously reframing nuclear debate

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 08:31
Putin may be the most recent leader to articulate the dynamic shift in approach toward the tactical use of nuclear weapons, but he represents a shift taking shape in militaries around the world.
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