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Remains of Pearl Harbor victim from California identified

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 20:22
The U.S. Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced in August that 25-year-old Vernon Neslie Grow's remains had been accounted for through DNA and advances in forensic science.
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Fort Drum sergeant used position to file false tax returns for soldiers, prosecutor says

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 20:08
A former Fort Drum Army sergeant abused his position to defraud the IRS out of $115,000 by filing false income tax returns of his lower-ranking soldiers, a federal prosecutor said.
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Trump campaign adviser met with Russian intel operative

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:33
A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court filings.
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Can tough-talking Trump solve North Korea?

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 19:06
President Donald Trump is suggesting ahead of his meeting later this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping that he can handle Washington's North Korea problem with or without Beijing's help — "totally." Is the self-proclaimed master of the deal doing what he does best — talking up his game?
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Rex Tillerson to chair UN meeting on North Korea's nukes

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 17:56
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is coming to the United Nations for the first time later this month to chair a ministerial meeting of the Security Council on reining in North Korea's nuclear program, a top priority of the Trump administration.
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Kushner, Dunford meet with Iraqi prime minister

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 16:46
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford met Monday in Baghdad with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
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Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting in apparent effort to establish Trump-Putin back channel

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:40
The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.
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Senate agrees to extend VA's program of private-sector care

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:23
The Senate on Monday approved legislation that would extend a troubled program aimed at widening veterans' access to private-sector health care, the first step in an overhaul of programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Contracts For April 3, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTSMISSILE DEFENSE AGENCYRaytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, was awarded a competitive

US expands air base in northern Syria for use in battle for Raqqa

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:55
The Air Force has expanded an air base in northern Syria to assist in the fight to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, U.S. Central Command said.
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Coast Guard's top officer laments being excluded from military funding

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 14:41
The Coast Guard's top officer said Monday that his service was "left behind" in an effort by the Trump administration to improve the Armed Forces, and still needs dozens of new ships and thousands more servicemembers.
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Suspected Saudi-led airstrikes kill 8 in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:54
Yemeni security and tribal officials say two airstrikes suspected to be by the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels have killed eight people, including two women.
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General Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:37
The chief of staff, Air Force announces the assignments of the following general officers:Maj. Gen.
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The US joined the 'Great War' 100 years ago. America and warfare were never the same.

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:16
Clara Lewandoske and her "boys" were among the millions of Americans who served in World War I — soldiers, sailors, nurses; white, black and Latino — who were caught up in the cataclysm, which the United States entered 100 years ago on April 6.
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Iraqi man loses 14 relatives in Mosul strike

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:53
He first found the body of his nephew. Then as rescue workers pulled more and more bodies out of the pile of concrete that was once his sister's home in western Mosul, it was too much for Mahmoud Salem Ismail. He collapsed next to the body bags on the ground.
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Syrian government forces besiege rebel-held Damascus area

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 12:07
Syrian troops intensified their bombardment of opposition-held areas around Damascus on Monday and besieged a rebel neighborhood northeast of the city, the latest in the government's push to erase battlefield advances made by insurgents in March.
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VA secretary: Porn-viewing employee highlights need for more firing authority

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:40
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is using a recent attempt to fire a porn-watching employee to demonstrate why Congress should give him more disciplinary power.
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US launches more airstrikes targeting al-Qaida in Yemen

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:19
The United States conducted about 20 airstrikes against al-Qaida militants in Yemen in recent days, continuing its increased bombing campaign against the terrorist group that has taken advantage of a civil war to increase its influence in the region.
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Blast on Russian subway kills 11; 2nd bomb is defused

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:05
A bomb blast tore through a subway train deep under Russia's second-largest city Monday, killing 11 people and wounding more than 40 in a chaotic scene.
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Colorado National Guard boss Edwards hangs up his uniform after 48 years

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 10:51
After nearly a half-century and service under nine presidents, Maj. Gen. Mike Edwards put on his uniform for the last time Friday.
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