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Army veteran and his undocumented wife worry of possible deportation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:18
Although Ricardo Pineda had been a soldier for six years and is now a disabled veteran dependent upon his undocumented wife's care, he doesn't know whether his wife will be deported or not.
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U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March

Photos - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Ronaldjay Juego, assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108), signals an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, as it transports cargo from Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) during a replenishment-at-sea. Wayne E. Meyer is on a western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control functions into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey L. Adams (Released) 170327-N-RM689-727
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MAYAPO, Colombia (March 26, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Billy Gibson, assigned to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., performs a dental cleaning on a Colombian patient during Continuing Promise 2017 (CP-17) in Mayapo, Colombia. CP-17 is a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored and U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet-conducted deployment to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, and medical, dental, and veterinary support to Central and South America. U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brittney Cannady (Released) 170326-N-YM856-031
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NORFOLK (March 28, 2017)

Photos - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00

Capt. Paul C. Spedero Jr., left, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), and Capt. Craig Sicola, right, executive officer, paint the starboard anchor gold commemorating the ship earning the Retention Excellence Award for 2016. The ship is pierside during the sustainment phase of the optimized fleet response plan. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anderson W. Branch (Released) 170328-N-KK394-093
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U.S. 7TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (March

Photos - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00

Mineman 1st Class Sean McDermott prepares to launch a mine neutralization vehicle aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Warrior (MCM 10) during Exercise Foal Eagle 2017. The exercise is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea ground, air, naval and special operations component commands. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jermaine M. Ralliford (Released) 170323-N-WT427-056
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Vouchers Expedite Advanced Education for Senior Enlisted Members

Navy Top News - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:57
A path to providing senior enlisted personnel with expedited higher—education opportunities was announced March 29, via Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 073/17, the call for applications for the FY—17 Advanced Education Voucher (AEV) program.
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Britain's Prince Charles on 3-country 'Brexit charm' tour

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:56
Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Bucharest Wednesday at the start of a nine-day tour to Romania, Italy and Austria seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally despite its decision to quit the bloc.
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Veteran profiled in Times-Tribune story admits he lied about military service

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:52
After the story was published, the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pa. received messages from soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with Army veteran Matthew Gajdys and said he lied about being in combat. Gajdys admitted to the lie, and said he embellished other aspects of his story.
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Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:51
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying in the House investigation of possible links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's campaign, according to letters provided to The Washington Post.
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German lawmakers slam Turkey for alleged spying on colleague

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:42
German lawmakers are voicing anger at claims that Turkey is spying on a fellow member of Parliament.
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German teen convicted of Islamic State membership

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:39
A 19-year-old German man has been convicted of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group and sentenced as a youth to 3 years and 3 months in prison.
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Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:30
Montenegro officials on Wednesday welcomed the U.S. Senate's decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation.
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Denmark arrest 2 men for planning to join Islamic State in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:24
Two men were ordered held in pre-trial custody until April 21 Wednesday on suspicion of violating Denmark's terror laws for planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.
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US-led maritime exercise boosts capabilities of African navies

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:14
An intensive exercise that trains African nations to better protect their waters against pirates, rogue fisherman, human traffickers and other seaborne criminals wraps up Friday in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Death threats directed at Hispanic contractors offering to build border wall

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:13
For the few Hispanic-owned construction firms daring to bid on building a piece of President Donald Trump's border wall receiving death threats and getting profanities and rocks hurled at them is the price of making such business decisions.
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Bahrain sentences 2 people to death on terror charges

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:05
A court in Bahrain on Wednesday sentenced two people to death on terror charges and handed down lengthy sentences to 11 others, including a former lawmaker who was sentenced to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from the public prosecutor.
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Syrian police: Bus bombing kills 5 in central city of Homs

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:02
A bomb planted on a taxi van carrying university students in the Syrian city of Homs exploded Wednesday, killed at least five people and wounding four, the local police chief told state TV.
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Johnson says 'Baywatch' is summer's 'sexiest, funniest' flick

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:02
CinemaCon just got a little less dressed. The cast of “Baywatch” took the stage Tuesday afternoon alongside around two dozen scantily clad men and women sporting the classic red bathing suits to preview the film for exhibitors and theater owners at the annual convention.
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Allied spending tops agenda as Tillerson heads to NATO

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 09:00
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will press NATO allies Friday to increase their defense spending at a foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels, continuing a Trump administration policy to extract more-concrete commitments from members, State Department officials say.
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Department of Defense Announces FY17 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows

DoD News Releases - Wed, 03/29/2017 - 08:56
 The Department of Defense (DoD) named 13 distinguished university faculty scientists and engineers
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