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Silicon Valley wary as Pentagon chief to court innovators

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:37
With malware joining missiles among the threats to America's security, leading technology innovators are being recruited to join traditional defense contractors on the front lines. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Friday was to visit Silicon Valley, where many innovators, venture capitalists were expected to be watching for signs pertinent parties can get "beyond the 'meet and greet' phase.

Movies on base through Sept. 2

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:37
Times and dates for theaters in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea

Cancer survivors volunteer for tests that may save astronauts' vision

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:30
Four cancer survivors have been chosen to board a tricked-out military version of a popular passenger jet for the wildest ride of their lives — a series of steep climbs followed by plunges so abrupt that they’ll be temporarily weightless, all in the name of science.

Fireworks

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:29
A calendar of fireworks displays and festivals in Japan and on Okinawa.

Why children's programming is the new front line in the streaming battle

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:12
Children's programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, Amazon.com and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers.

Will Pentagon recognize civilians' valor in stopping train attack?

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 12:09
Three American friends were among a handful of individuals who helped stop a potential terrorist attack on a train in France on Friday, receiving international praise and France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor. Two are American servicemembers, and have since been nominated for major U.S. military valor awards. But what about the third one, civilian Anthony Sadler?

DODEA focuses on new math standards

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:45
The youngest students in Department of Defense-run schools worldwide will be the first introduced to new math standards, part of a wider rollout of a new curriculum designed to conform to national education standards.

Operation Save-a-Vet Save-a-Pet helps veterans get service dogs

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:38
Operation Save-a-Vet Save-a-Pet aims to introduce veterans to the idea of service dogs, and hopefully to find a few good dogs. The Franklin County Veterans Affairs Department began the operation in June in hopes of helping disabled veterans to deal better with civilian life.

Maryland police identify homicide victim as soldier at Ft. Meade

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:24
Maryland police on Wednesday identified the victim of a homicide as Karlyn Serane Ramirez, 24, who was found shot to death in a town home Tuesday. An infant, about 5 months old, was found unharmed next to Ramirez and appeared to be in good health.

Here’s why I refused to read ‘Fun Home’ at Duke

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:10
Cultural pluralism will lose its value if students aren’t allowed to follow their beliefs, even if they are conservative. Without genuine diversity, intellectual dialogue and growth are stifled.

Skeptical about training female Rangers

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 11:04
The two female graduates are officers. Can enlisted women be expected to perform at the same level of commitment? Was the level of effort, the time and money spent, worth the results?

Islamic State suicide bombing kills 2 Iraqi army generals in Anbar

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:59
An Islamic State suicide bomber killed two Iraqi army generals on Thursday as they led forces against Islamic State positions in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad, military officials said.

A gearhead's dream: Vintage vehicles compete in The Great Race on Route 66

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:44
Since 1983, dozens of vintage cars and trucks have set out on an epic cross-country road rally held annually in a different part of the country. This year, more than 115 vehicles took the trip down fabled Route 66.

Attractions of service obscured by hard costs of war

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:33
Perhaps to a degree not seen before, news outlets, politicians of every stripe and wounded warrior charities have turned an intense spotlight on problems servicemembers and veterans have faced on returning from war.

At Disney parks, a bold shift away from Mickey, Goofy and pals

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:28
For a company that still proclaims, "It was all started by a mouse," the bold shift to theme parks inspired by "Avatar," "Star Wars" and "Toy Story" mean a departure from familiar hand-drawn characters of the Walt Disney era.

50 bodies found in ship’s hull as migrant wave inundates Europe

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:28
Italy’s coast guard found the bodies of 50 migrants in the hull of a ship off the Libyan coast from which a Swedish vessel had rescued more than 400 survivors. The latest deaths from dehydration and suffocation bring the seasonal toll to more than 2,400.

South Sudan’s president signs peace deal but has many qualms

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:17
It took more than 20 months and seven failed deals and cease-fires for South Sudan’s fractious leaders to finally sign a peace agreement. But what are the chances that two rival South Sudanese leaders will make this difficult peace accord work?

NATO chief: Too early to say if Georgia joins NATO

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:05
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said on a visit to Georgia that is it is too early to tell whether the former Soviet republic will be invited to take the final step toward NATO membership.

Get a taste of America as you sample local specialties

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 09:03
Culinary traditions can often enrich a destination. Develop a taste for travel with local specialties from across the country. Here are five tasty ideas to consider.
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