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Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:59
A suicide truck bomb targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing 15 people and wounding 45, according to Iraqi officials.
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Navy to Christen Guided—Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner

Navy Top News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:25
The Navy will christen the newest guided—missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), Saturday, April 1 during a 11:30 a.m. EDT ceremony at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine.
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In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:25
Places in Japan and South Korea to celebrate the bloom.
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US official calls on Kosovo to retract law on creating army

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:22
A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country's ethnic minorities.
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State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:19
A veteran State Department employee has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about gifts she had received from Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
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Coast Guard airman named best in the service

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:10
Coast Guard Airman Gregory Jacquet will be honored in May in Washington as the Coast Guard's active-duty enlisted person of the year. He was chosen from among 32,000 enlisted members.
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Army’s 1st Armored Division tapped for Iraq, Afghanistan tours

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 14:00
Soldiers from the Army’s 1st Armored Division will deploy later this year to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of ongoing operations in those long-embattled nations, the Army announced Wednesday.
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Terror risk from small domestic drones has US officials worried

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:37
The successful use of small drones as weapons by terrorists in Middle Eastern war zones is raising concerns among U.S. security agencies that homegrown extremists will utilize them for attacks here.
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Trump signs bill to honor Vietnam veterans every March 29

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:35
March 29 is now National Vietnam War Veterans Day, thanks to a bill sponsored by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and signed into law this week by President Trump.
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Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner

DoD News Releases - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:06
 The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116),
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Chaplain group: Army’s diversity directive an ‘assault’ on religious beliefs

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 13:03
A military religious freedom group blasted an Army directive mandating diversity training, saying it targets biblical beliefs about sexual orientation, the group said Tuesday.
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Afghan generals face charges in crackdown on military corruption

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:56
Facing international criticism for military corruption and domestic anger over a deadly insurgent attack on a military hospital here, Afghan defense officials this week announced that 1,394 army personnel, including several generals, have been fired in connection with corruption charges in the past year.
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Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:13
President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.
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Syrian experts visit critical dam spillway near main Islamic State base

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:47
Syrian engineers and Red Crescent officials on Wednesday visited a spillway of a key dam west of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, opening the gates and relieving pressure, according to the aid organization and Syrian Kurdish media.
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Michigan Air Force base commends 'nose art' painters

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:47
Three artists who designed "nose art" for U.S. military aircrafts were recognized at a Michigan Air National Guard 127th Wing ceremony for continuing the long-held tradition in military avionics.
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John C. Stennis is Best in the West

Navy Top News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:35
Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific announced Nimitz—class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the recipient of the 2016 Battle "E" award for aircraft carriers home—ported in the Pacific, March 28.
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VA smoking ban gets first hearing in House

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:30
The Department of Veterans Affairs has attempted for years to rally congressional support against a 25-year-old mandate that there must be smoking areas at its health care facilities. At a Wednesday hearing, a bill finally introduced to repeal that law was discussed publicly for the first time.
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CENTCOM: Avoiding civilian casualties in Mosul will become more difficult

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:58
Avoiding civilian casualties in Iraq will become more difficult as the battle to recapture western Mosul from the Islamic State group intensifies, Army Gen. Joseph Votel told House lawmakers on Wednesday.
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Former Minot commander promoted to brigadier general

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:45
The former commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the rank of brigadier general.
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Japan's Self-Defense Forces to guard US vessels in drill

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:44
The Japanese and U.S. governments have begun arranging for Self-Defense Forces ships, by this summer, to protect U.S. military vessels for the first time in peacetime, it has been learned.
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