Military News

Army investigating death of soldier's wife on Hawaii

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:10
Military authorities are investigating the death of an Army wife at Aliamanu Military Reservation over the weekend.

Some Fort Bragg housing to be open to military retirees, defense employees

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:02
The company that operates post housing will try to increase its occupancy rate by opening 300 to 350 homes to military retirees and civilian defense employees starting Dec. 1.

Reservists heading to Africa to join Ebola fight

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:52
The military has deployed about 2,200 troops since September to support relief efforts by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Skull found in field belonged to ex-soldier, fugitive sex offender

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:44
Patrick Stoeser reportedly had sex with underage girls while stationed at Fort Hood in 2002

Warrior project takes on new name, receives more funding

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:36
A national movement that was championed by the Augusta Warrior Project to help thousands of veterans adjust to life after military service officially became a nonprofit organization Monday.

Iran talks haunted by Islamic State, history

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 02:55
As President Barack Obama's own second term winds down, he, is getting closer than either of his immediate predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria.

Sec. John Kerry: US 'not intimidated' by Islamic militants

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:19
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a warning Monday to Islamic State militants that "we are not intimidated" after another American hostage was killed.

AF secretary wants to recruit more women, open combat fields

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:16
Although women comprise about 20 percent of the Air Force, the service needs to increase that ratio through better recruitment and retention policies and by opening combat-related fields to women, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Monday.

John Downey, judge and longest held POW in US history, dies at 84

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:01
John T. Downey, a renowned Connecticut judge and former CIA agent who had the distinction of being the longest held prisoner of war in American history, died Monday at age 84.

Moderate Syrian rebels say they’re advancing on Damascus from south

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:51
Rebel groups based in southern Syria are advancing on the western suburbs of Damascus and warning they might soon enter the capital, a development that’s in sharp contrast to the grim reports from northern Syria, where moderate rebels have suffered setbacks from the government and radical Islamists.

Army report looks at effects of potential cuts to Fort Bragg, other installations

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:32
The Army has finalized a report that outlines the effects of potential cuts across 30 installations, including Fort Bragg.

Air Force working to open last 7 jobs to women

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:07
The Air Force's top boss said Monday she hopes to make all jobs in the service open to qualified women in the next year and a half.

EUCOM bars troops from wearing uniforms off base

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:01
U.S. European Command has ordered troops to refrain from wearing uniforms off base except when they are commuting to work in their personal cars or on base buses.

Missouri governor activates National Guard, declares state of emergency

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:40
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has activated the state’s National Guard and declared a state of emergency in anticipation of a grand jury decision on whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Contracts for November 17, 2014

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:00
Contracts valued at $6.5 million or more are announced each business day at 5 p.m.
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Frenchman, other Europeans seen in latest Islamic State beheading video

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:00
In the latest grisly beheading video, the images of the Islamic State militants, shown one by one in close-up, allowed authorities to identify one of them Monday as a 22-year-old Frenchman who converted to radical Islam.

Olympic gold medalist Mills tells story of chasing down his dreams

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:53
With the finish line in sight, Billy Mills had one thought racing through his mind. "I may never be this close again," he said. "I've got to do it now."

Pa. veterans start nonprofit to help elderly around the house

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:48
Two Iraq war veterans founded the nonprofit in January to help senior citizens and people with disabilities with simple jobs around the house — free. The goal, say Marines Richard Lorah and Valen Cianci, is to help people live as independently as possible so they can stay in their homes.

Remembrance Day parade marches through Gettysburg

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:44
Nearly 151 years to the day after Abraham Lincoln read the words, "Four score and seven years ago...," thousands of men, women and children of all ages marched through Gettysburg to the sounds of horns, trumpets and drums.
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