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Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy ship

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 40 min ago
Mohamed Farah, a Somali pirate, has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in attacking the USS Ashland in 2010. The men had mistook the Ashland for a cargo vessel in the Gulf of Aden.

US submarine returns to Connecticut after 6-month deployment

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 51 min ago
The USS New Mexico's commanding officer, Cmdr. Dan Reiss, said they traveled more than 37,000 miles in the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, about 6,000 miles more than usual in a deployment.

Hilton plans to expand military hiring program at Hawaii resort

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 8 min ago
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is looking for a “few good men and women” to fulfill its goal of making military veterans and military family members 7 percent of all their new hires in the next three years.

The 'white shark' returns with a bellyful of cocaine, marijuana

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 16 min ago
A U.S. Coast Guard crew based in Astoria returned after a 2.5-month deployment that yielded the seizure of $11 million in cocaine and marijuana, officials said.

Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic's risk to orcas

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
In a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Tuesday, the Tulalip and Suquamish tribes argue that the Coast Guard has failed to consult with the National Marine Fisheries Service over the impact of the tanker traffic it regulates on the killer whales.

Air Force Issues Challenge to “Hack the Air Force”

DoD News Releases - 2 hours 22 min ago
The Air Force is inviting vetted computer security specialists from across the U.S. and select
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7 arrested in protest at US Air Force drone base near Vegas

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 22 min ago
Police say seven protesters were issued misdemeanor summonses alleging unlawful assembly. Officer Michael Rodriguez says they refused orders not to block the base gate.

Contracts For April 26, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - 2 hours 32 min ago
 CONTRACTS  U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND Federal Express Corp., Memphis, Tennessee, was awarded a
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Staffer who came under fire over Ewok meme resigns post for Navy job

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 min ago
In February, Courtney Carrow, the legislative director for NY Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, came under fire for promoting a meme that seemingly compared Afghans to fictional “Star Wars” characters known as Ewoks. A Stefanik spokesman said there was “no connection” between Carrow’s resignation and the Ewok meme incident.

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 55 min ago
Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector.

Joint Statement by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats

DoD News Releases - 2 hours 58 min ago
Past efforts have failed to halt North Korea’s unlawful weapons programs and nuclear and ballistic
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Some big-name SC chefs, all military veterans, will cook a meal for a cause

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 1 min ago
Marine Corps veteran Brandon Velie, the chef and owner of Juniper restaurant in Ridge Spring, S.C., will partner with other military veteran chefs to prepare a multi-course dinner to celebrate veterans in the culinary and farming worlds.

Trump order seeks to limit federal role in K-12 education

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 13 min ago
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education.

Turkey: 1,000 detained over suspected links to Gulen

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
Turkey on Wednesday detained more than 1,000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen and later temporarily suspended some 9,000 personnel from its police force in one of the largest operations in recent months against the movement that is blamed for last summer's failed military coup.

White House briefs Senate amid scary moment with North Korea

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
The Trump administration hosted senators for an extraordinary White House briefing Wednesday at a perilous moment with North Korea, marked by the unpredictable nation's nuclear threats and stern talk of military action, if necessary, from the United States.

Review: 'Guardians' returns and it’s better than the first

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
In James Gunn’s sequel to his swashbuckling space Western, the Guardians of the Galaxy do their version of “The Empire Strikes Back,” complete with daddy issues but with a considerably more anarchic spirit and enough acerbic interplay among its interstellar gang to make Obi-Wan blush.

US: Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 52 min ago
The Pentagon on Wednesday criticized Turkish airstrikes in northern Syria and Iraq that the United States said put American forces on the ground at risk.

Trump considers order that would start process of withdrawing from NAFTA

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 54 min ago
President Donald Trump is considering notifying Canada and Mexico that he is starting the process to withdraw the United States from the three nations' North American Free Trade Agreement, three people familiar with the process said.

Military experience spurs Army major to the head of 'Amazing Race'

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 9 min ago
A U.S. Army major deployed to Afghanistan is among the 22 contestants competing for a $1 million prize on the current season of the CBS reality show “The Amazing Race.”

US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 21 min ago
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.
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