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Playoff berths may be on the line this weekend

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 42 min ago
Call this “Must-Win Saturday” for Yokota and Seoul American football.

Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 59 min ago
Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They detained 15 people and raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney, though nine of those brought in were freed before the day was over.

Valiant Shield a lesson in inter-service communication and capability

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 8 min ago
Capt. Jarrod Dix likens the Marines and the Air Force working together to putting an Alabaman and a Scotsman together in the same room: They may speak the same language, but they have very different ideas of what makes a good football match.

For USS George Washington maintainers, Valiant Shield ‘just a little faster’

Stars & Stripes - 14 hours 10 min ago
Whenever an aircraft carrier takes visitors for a tour during an exercise like Valiant Shield, the flight deck is the main attraction, and the F-18 fighter pilots are the stars.

New allowance aims to ease hardships sailors, Marines endure on long deployments

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 29 min ago
Known as Hardship Duty Pay-Tempo, the allowance applies to all active-duty and reserve troops on operational deployments of more than 220 days. It is prorated at $16.50 for every day over the threshold, with a cap of $495 a month. Authorized by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus this summer for a span of two years, the incentive officially went into effect Wednesday.

Coalition drone crashes near Pakistan border

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 32 min ago
An unarmed coalition reconnaissance drone crashed Wednesday in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan, Afghan police and international military officials said.

School district police stock up free military gear

Stars & Stripes - 15 hours 47 min ago
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.

UNE eyes adjacent armory for parking, future growth

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 10 min ago
The University of New England is negotiating a potential land swap with the Maine Army National Guard that would give the school ownership of the Stevens Avenue armory building and allow the Guard to build a new facility in the Scarborough and Saco area.

Tunnel to Tower run proceeds to build homes for military amputees

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 20 min ago
On Sept. 11, 2001, Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter and father of five, was on his way to play golf when he heard about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He strapped on 60 pounds of gear and ran from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the twin towers, where he died trying to save others.

VA mismanaged West L.A. campus, GAO says

Stars & Stripes - 16 hours 33 min ago
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has mismanaged its West Los Angeles campus by under-billing for land use agreements and by improperly diverting funds, according to a Government Accountability Office report issued Wednesday.

More civilians calling military bases home

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 2 min ago
The Dolce family loves their four-bedroom home in the Eagle Heights housing area at Dover Air Force Base.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

Stars & Stripes - 17 hours 45 min ago
In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama is meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office on Thursday after the leader of the former Soviet republic speaks to a rare joint session of Congress.

Fort Bragg officer, DOD civilian killed in Kabul attack

Stars & Stripes - 18 hours 35 min ago
Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, and Stephen Byus of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, died Tuesday in Kabul after an enemy attack, according to the Department of Defense.

Omission from Vietnam memorial compounds pain of USS Frank E. Evans calamity

Stars & Stripes - 18 hours 57 min ago
Frank E. Evans veterans, and the families of 74 sailors who died in the horrific collision in 1969, have been fighting for decades to have the victims honored on the black granite walls of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Pararescuemen training on USS Alabama called into action when civilian falls

Stars & Stripes - 19 hours 13 min ago
During confined space rescue training, the airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron were setting up for a rope rescue practice when a civilian painter fell 30 feet to one of the decks below.

Iran rules out cooperating with US on Islamic State fight

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 15 min ago
Iran's foreign minister called the 24 nations at a Paris conference "a coalition of repenters" because most supported the Islamic State "in one form or another" from its inception after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

There is no good reason for Scottish independence

Stars & Stripes - 20 hours 22 min ago
There is a pervasive irony about Scots voluntarily breaking up a union designed in the 18th century to pool resources against foreign threats and thereby pitching themselves into a 21st-century Europe that is at its peak of post-WWII instability.

Statement on Iraq, Syria, and ISIL Before the House Armed Services Committee

DoD Speeches - 20 hours 47 min ago
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Washington, DC, Thursday, September 18, 2014
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General Officer Announcement

DoD News Releases - 20 hours 47 min ago
News Releases are official statements of the Department of Defense.
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Secretary of the Navy Mabus Names Virginia-Class Submarine USS Vermont

DoD News Releases - 20 hours 47 min ago
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