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Retiring Navy secretary looks back at career in Camp Pendleton visit

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 02:25
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus – an often criticized but progressive leader of the Navy and Marine Corps – visited the seaside base Wednesday for the last time in his nearly eight-year career.

Typhoon Haima leaves at least 5 dead in northern Philippines

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 01:42
At least five people were killed after Super Typhoon Haima smashed into the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and rains overnight, flooding towns and forcing thousands to flee before weakening Thursday and blowing into the South China Sea, officials said.

In Philippine drug war, a family struggles to stay safe

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 01:39
The bodies terrified Betchie Salvador, because she always knew her husband could be next. They had begun turning up in cities all over the Philippines ever since President Rodrigo Duterte launched a controversial war on drugs this year.

Honouliuli National Monument preserves legacy of WWII internment camp

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:27
At the new Honouliuli National Monument Education Center at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, family members of former internees have stepped forward to donate precious heirlooms and artifacts, which the education center will feature in a series of new displays presented every six months.

Alabama War Memorial restored after years of neglect, vandalism

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 00:17
Since the Alabama War Memorial was erected nearly 50 years ago on North Jackson Street, the garden, marble monuments and the adjacent memorial building have remained virtually untouched – except by vandals.

Marine helicopter hits Hawaii power line, forced to land

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:21
The UH-1Y helicopter was on a regularly scheduled flight in a training area when it struck the power line Tuesday night. Pilots executed a precautionary emergency landing just over a mile south of Sunset Beach

General suspects Iran played a role in attacks on Navy ships near Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:16
Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, made the statements in Washington at the Center for American Progress. They are the strongest comments yet identifying a possible Iranian connection.

Playoffs effectively start now for three D-I teams

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:01
The DODEA-Europe Division I football postseason doesn’t officially start for another week. But for half of the division’s six teams, the playoffs are already here.

Postseason caps well-defined small school season

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:01
After years of tinkering and realignment, the 2016 DODEA-Europe Division II football regular season has produced a clear and uncontroversial set of eight playoff qualifiers.

Chinese, Russian aircraft drawing more scrambles from Japanese jets

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Both the Defense Ministry and JASDF declined to comment on the figures, although officials have repeatedly criticized Chinese expansion in the region.

Military parade will wrap up Stryker brigade’s training in Japan

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
Eighty soldiers and eight armored personnel carriers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord will join a Tokyo military parade next week after wrapping up nearly two months of training with their Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces counterparts.

Report suggests US, Australia head off ‘Chinese wedge’ that may split alliance

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 23:00
One of the top risks to the U.S.-Australia alliance is an emerging “Chinese wedge,” in which Canberra would be forced to juggle its economic ties with China and defense bond with America, potentially undermining its foreign policy, according to an Australian think tank’s report.

Navy technician behind fatal San Diego crash arraigned in hospital

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 22:59
A Superior Court judge, attorneys, a court reporter, bailiffs and two news reporters crowded near Richard Sepolio at a UC San Diego Medical Center conference room as he was arraigned on four counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and two other DUI-related charges.

Saudi Arabia executes member of the royal family for first time in four decades

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 22:26
There was no doubt in Saudi Arabia's judicial system that Prince Turki bin Saud Al Kabir pulled the trigger during a melee that left a man dead. The bigger question in the public's mind was whether a member of the royal family would escape the common punishment of execution.

Alabama World War II veteran recognized for service on 106th birthday

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 22:11
John Jacobson, a World War II veteran and quartermaster officer in famed Gen. George Patton's Third Army, was recognized and celebrated before 400 high school students during Jacobson's 106th birthday celebration Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile.

US says it detected failed North Korean missile launch

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:43
The U.S. Strategic Command issued a statement late Wednesday saying it presumed the missile was a Musudan intermediate-range ballistic missile.

US, UK cybersecurity officials: Destructive hacks are coming

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:30
The world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, two senior cybersecurity officials said Wednesday, warning that a more dangerous era of hacking was already upon us.

Feds look into claim of unofficial VA wait lists in Colorado

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 21:16
Government investigators said Wednesday they are looking into allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs employees in Colorado kept unofficial lists of veterans waiting for health care that could conceal how long it takes to get an appointment, possibly broadening a nationwide scandal.

In Mosul fight, Iraqi forces eye redemption and revenge

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 20:48
For Saif, an Iraqi army corporal, the battle for Mosul is intensely personal.

Camp Minden igniter disposal waiting on Army explosives team

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 10/19/2016 - 19:38
The Louisiana National Guard says they're waiting for an Army team to arrive at Camp Minden to deal with nearly 100 tons of an unstable chemical compound.
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