Marines News

Toll from suicide bombing in Afghanistan rises to 2

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:41
Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says the toll from a New Year's Day suicide bombing at a French restaurant in Kabul has risen to two.

California-based combat brigade takes over aviation operations at Camp Buehring

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:36
The 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, headquartered in Fresno, took over aviation operations in the U.S. Army Central’s area of responsibility on Dec. 20 at Camp Buehring, a staging post in Kuwait.

Fort Campbell to hold ceremony for new commander

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:29
Fort Campbell is planning a ceremony to welcome its new commander, Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower.

Belgium: 3 people questioned about holiday plot are released

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:26
Belgian authorities have freed three people after questioning them about a suspected plot to carry out extremist attacks in Brussels over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

China creates 3 new army units to modernize military

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 01/02/2016 - 00:23
China has created three new military bodies as part of reforms to modernize its military and improve its fighting capacity.

Top Navy photos of the week

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 23:01
Stars and Stripes’ selection of the best Navy photos of the week.

4 gunmen, 2 troops dead in attack on Indian air base

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 21:42
Indian troops killed four gunmen who had entered an Indian air force base near the border with Pakistan and exchanged fire with security forces on Saturday, officials and news reports said. At least two Indian soldiers were also killed.

Man attacks soldiers guarding French mosque with his car

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 16:59
A man rammed his car into four soldiers guarding a mosque on Friday in the southeast French city of Valence, but was stopped when a soldier fired and wounded him, authorities said.

200-pound deck bell of WWI-era flagship to become part of Chattanooga memorial

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 16:35
The USS Chattanooga, a WWI-era flagship, was reduced to scrap in the 1920s. It's 200-pound deck bell, however, survived. Thanks to the tenacious efforts of a Navy Reserve petty officer, the bell is slated to become part of a memorial to honor the five servicemembers killed in the July 16, 2015, terrorist attack in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Gunman kills 2 at bar in Israeli city; manhunt underway

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 15:48
A gunman opened fire outside a popular bar in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon, killing two people and wounding at least three others before fleeing the scene, police said.

New special assistant to the director of Army National Guard gets 2nd star

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 14:43
Maj. Gen. Richard Gallant joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 1981, while he was a student at Bridgewater State College. He enrolled in the Guard's officer candidate program and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1983.

Search under way for tugboat sunk in Galveston Harbor

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 14:26
A search was underway Thursday for a tugboat that sank over the weekend in Galveston Harbor and disappeared, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

Munich terror threat remains in place, stations open again

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 14:23
A terror warning in Munich on New Year's Eve that led to the evacuation of two train stations was not a false alert, security officials said Friday, although there have been no arrests.

Unhappy in Europe, some Iraqis return home

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 14:13
Faisal Uday Faisal set off to Turkey to join more than a million refugees and migrants who have made their way to Europe in the past year. But despite a grueling month-long journey to Sweden, he came back home – one of a surging number of returnees.

Record flooding in UK: Latest symptom of El Nino and climate change?

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 14:03
Nicola Maxey, a press officer from the UK's national weather service, noted in an email that it was too early to say for sure whether climate change was a major contributor to this winter's extreme rainfall – but added that evidence from both physics and the study of weather systems suggests that it may have played a part.

Algerian hero and longtime opposition leader buried in chaos

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:57
Tens of thousands of Algerians massed in a mountain village for a chaotic burial ceremony Friday of a national hero of the brutal independence war with France.

Ramadi victory may not yet be proof of strategy, but it is a milestone

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:53
When the Iraqi city of Ramadi fell to the Islamic State last May, the White House called it a "setback." The administration's many critics called it a disaster, and proof that President Obama's strategy to defeat the militants was failing. The recent operation that drove out Islamic State militants from Ramadi "was a test of whether the Iraqi security forces were willing to fight," said a senior U.S. official.

Completing US-Mexico border wall would be daunting task

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:45
Close to the southern tip of Texas a border wall suddenly ends. Its final post sits in a dry cornfield half a mile (less than a kilometer) from the nearest bend in the Rio Grande river, the actual border with Mexico.

Modesto men indicted, accused of selling large-caliber weapons

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:20
Two Modesto men were indicted by a federal grand jury in Fresno on Thursday, charged with being felons in possession of a firearm. One of the men, 31-year-old Orlando Rangel, also was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

2 Iowa lawmakers leading trade mission to Cuba

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 13:16
Two Democratic state legislators announced Thursday they will lead a delegation visiting Cuba next week looking to form relationships between Cuba and Iowa in order to open up options for potential future trade.