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‘Big Red One’ heavy brigade working to keep up morale during holidays in Eastern Europe

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:43
Interbattalion football games, history-focused staff rides and more frequent Skype sessions with families are the ways the U.S. Army’s lone tank brigade in Europe is coping with what is shaping up to be a cold and dark holiday season in the northeastern part of the Continent.
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Deployed soldiers to run Thanksgiving 5K while families at home do the same

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:36
"Even though they're so far away on Thanksgiving, we're still running the race as a family on Thanksgiving," Ashley Bergeman said.
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Air Force bowl hopes still alive

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:26
There are 70 teams that have gained bowl eligibility for 78 spots, with another 17 teams that can get there with a victory in their final game this week.
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US expands goals and plans to keep a presence in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:16
The Trump administration is expanding its goals in Syria beyond routing ISIS to include a political settlement of the country's civil war, a daunting and potentially open-ended commitment that could draw the U.S. into conflict with both Syria and Iran.
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Pence visits injured service members at Walter Reed

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:01
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, met privately Wednesday with five patients undergoing treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. They later met with recovering patients, relatives and doctors and other caregivers at a USO facility on campus.
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‘Projections’ showcases student art on grand scale

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:58
The facade of Wiesbaden High School on Tuesday night served as a massive canvas for student art, drawing an enthusiastic group of viewers despite the cold.
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Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:51
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners' exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.
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In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:41
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from being pulled apart by regional tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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How a family can pile on the savings for a ski vacation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:24
While lift-served skiing and snowboarding will never qualify as cheap recreation, here are some tips for making family skiing affordable.
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US continues to help search for Argentine sub crew that could be running out of oxygen

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:09
The U.S. Navy and Air Force continued to assist in the search for an Argentine submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days. Experts say the crew of 44 might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen.
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For North Korean soldier's recovery, South Koreans pin hopes on renowned doctor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:04
This is not Lee Cook-jong's first time in the spotlight. The trauma surgeon became a national hero in 2011 when he saved the life of a ship captain who had been shot by Somali pirates.
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As Louvre Abu Dhabi premieres, many debate its true purpose

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:00
The French and Emirati governments quickly christened the new Louvre as a universal museum “that will broadcast tolerance and acceptance.” But the real purpose of this gleaming ziggurat on the waterfront remains a matter of intense debate. Is the Louvre Abu Dhabi really about art? Or is it a pawn in a larger game of statecraft and geopolitics?
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Construction worker detained by ICE at Travis AFB may be released for Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:47
A San Francisco judge on Tuesday ordered that Hugo Mejia, a 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael, be released on bond as his case makes its way through immigration court, according to activists.
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Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:08
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced
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‘Van Gogh: Between the Wheat and the Sky’ looks into the artist’s spirit

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00
“Van Gogh, Between the Wheat and the Sky” contains 43 paintings and 86 drawings, many on loan from the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in Holland, as well as letters Van Gogh wrote, many of them to his brother Theo.
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Movies on base through Nov. 22

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:46
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and The Netherlands.
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In halting transgender ban, judges find Trump overstepped

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:32
Both court rulings shared stinging rebukes of the way President Trump tried to impose the ban, and sharp critiques of arguments by Department of Justice attorneys defending Trump’s actions. Two more court decisions over blocking the ban are pending in other circuit courts.
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Humanitarian staffers stranded in Yemen with tightening of Yemen blockade

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:14
Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.
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US troops in Japan must abide by curfew over holiday weekend

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08
All troops in Japan must abide by a new curfew over the holiday weekend, part of the fallout after a 21-year-old Marine was involved in a fatal vehicle crash on Okinawa.
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Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:02
Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.
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