Marines News

4 accused of vandalizing defense contractor's building in Nebraska

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:43
Bail has been set for four people accused of vandalism at a U.S. defense contractor's building in Bellevue, not far from Offutt Air Force Base.

Looking ahead to 2016: US Army

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:40
From new uniforms to new jobs for women, 2016 figures to be a busy year for the Army. Here’s a look at some of the top items soldiers can expect.

Looking ahead to 2016: US Air Force

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 12/30/2015 - 00:31
With the growth of the force, to the opening of pararescue jobs to women airmen, to allowing enlisted troops to take to the skies, the Air Force will be much different in the upcoming year.

Iran accused of conducting rocket test near warships, civilian vessels

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:38
The Iranian navy launched several unguided rockets near U.S. and coalition warships as well as commercial vessels as they transited the Strait of Hormuz late last week, the U.S. Navy said Wednesday.

Air Force colonel nominated to lead Maine National Guard

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:16
Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday nominated Maine Air National Guard Col. Douglas A. Farnham to become the next adjutant general of the Maine National Guard.

Germany sending reconnaissance aircraft to Turkey

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 23:01
Germany is expected to soon deploy far-seeing surveillance aircraft to southern Turkey to help protect allied airspace, a job that until recently was carried out mainly by NATO Patriot missile batteries.

North Korea's top official on South Korea relations dies

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:59
North Korea's top official in charge of relations with South Korea has died in a car accident, the country's state media announced Wednesday. He was 73.

Beheadings send a chill through Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 21:53
An incident in Achin echoed the worst abuses of Afghanistan's civil war two decades ago and raised fears that tribal strongmen, goaded by barbaric opponents, could undercut the Ghani government's efforts to wage a professional fight against Taliban and Islamic State insurgents.

Congress wants to strengthen financial sanctions against Islamic State

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 20:32
With Washington at loggerheads over how to counter the Islamic State on the ground, both parties are proposing expanded financial sanctions as a strategy to assail the terrorist group's operations.

US criticizes Russia over civilian deaths in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 19:56
The United States criticized Russia on Tuesday for killing hundreds of civilians in airstrikes in Syria and accused Moscow of undermining hopes for a cease-fire between Bashar Assad's government and leading rebel groups.

Cal quarterback overwhelms Air Force in Armed Forces Bowl loss

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 19:34
Jared Goff turned the Armed Forces Bowl into a giant career exclamation point, and Air Force was buried beneath it.

Cop getting paid to be with Reserve unit caught on Hawaii vacation

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:49
A former police officer with a little more than a year on the job has been arrested for going on a Hawaiian vacation with his girlfriend while he was receiving full pay from the department while he was purportedly on a deployment with the US Army Reserves, police said.

Muslim migrant debate reverberates in heartland

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:35
In Grand Forks, N.D, friendliness is advertised with a giant smiley face on a water tower. Residents had been accustomed to coexisting with Muslim refugees who have settled in town over the past decade. But recent events - terror attacks carried out by Islamic militants, the global refugee crisis and a presidential campaign debate over whether "political correctness" has led the United States to be too welcoming to Muslims - has made both sides increasingly fearful of their neighbors.

Putin sees chance for Assad to stay as US pursues Syria settlement

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:16
Bolstered by its military campaign in Syria, Russia is moving closer to securing a chance for Syrian President Bashar Assad to extend his rule in elections in 2017 as the United States steps up efforts to end almost five years of civil war.

How George Bush's war on terror ensnared Barack Obama

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:08
In his new book, "Power Wars," the author Charlie Savage makes a meticulous case that – with few exceptions – Presdent Barack Obama preserved a long war on terror that many progressives in the 2000s regarded as criminal.

Contracts For December 29, 2015

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 16:00
CONTRACTS ARMY Raytheon Company, Andover, Massachusetts, was awarded a $43,714,642 modification (P00035) to foreign military sales contract (W31P4Q-13-C-0111) for depot level diagnostic and repair capability for the Patriot secondary items. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (57 percent); Taiwan (27.50 percent); Kuwait (7 percent); United Arab

Massive database of over 190 million registered voters' information leaked online

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:54
Information about 191 million registered voters was left exposed on the Internet, raising new questions about the security chops of political campaigns who increasingly hold large caches of data about Americans.

Rare winter flood threatens homes, closes interstates

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:50
A rare winter flood shut down portions of two interstates on Tuesday, threatened hundreds of homes and caused sewage to flow unfiltered into waterways.

'Glee' star Mark Salling arrested in child pornography case

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:40
"Glee" star Mark Salling was arrested Tuesday on child pornography charges, Los Angeles police say.

French honor World War II veteran from Washington

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 12/29/2015 - 15:22
Dr. Ed McAninch was wounded in World War II, and post-war benefits helped him with medical school which resulted in a 40-year career as a family physician. He retired from family practice almost 25 years ago. But earlier this month, the Clark County WWII veteran received the Legion of Honor medal from France.