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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Jesse Pedrero, from Cana, Va., signals to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 on the flight deck of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) during a vertical replenishment. Lake Champlain is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan K. Serpico (Released) 170204-N-FT178-166
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 3, 2017)

Photos - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:00

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) participates in a vertical replenishment-at-sea with the Black Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4 and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10). The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sean M. Castellano (Released) 170203-N-BL637-068
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Somali extremists announce public killings of 4 for spying

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:55
Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group announced it has killed four men accused of spying for the CIA and the Kenya and Somali governments.
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Yemeni rebels say they targeted Saudi capital with a missile

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:47
Yemen's Shiite rebels said on Monday they have "successfully" fired a ballistic missile at Riyadh for the first time, vowing more attacks on the Saudi capital.
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Trump wants other members of NATO to pay their fair share. Here's what that would look like

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:43
President Trump has talked a lot about getting other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to pay their fair share when it comes to defending one another.
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With Supreme Court picks, you never know

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:31
The best one can do is determine whether a nominee has the qualifications — education, experience, integrity — and hope for the best.
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Cherry blossom festivals on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:31
Cherry blossom festivals on Okinawa.
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Trump plays NBA star guards’ game

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:30
Chris Paul is Trump in the political world. Steph Curry is the political establishment — elected Republicans and Democrats, as well as lobbyists, consultants and the media.
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Syrian troops, Turkey-backed forces surround Islamic State stronghold

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:28
Syrian pro-government forces advanced Monday toward al-Bab, completing the encirclement of the Islamic State-held town which had been partially besieged by Turkey-backed opposition forces, state media and an activist group said.
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Faced with criticism from Catholic Church, Duterte invites Filipinos to 'join' him in hell

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:28
To the list of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics, add a big one: the Catholic Church of the Philippines.
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Republicans seek distance from Trump's comments on Putin, US

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:01
President Donald Trump has long expressed a desire for improved relations with Moscow, but his latest comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the U.S. are leading some fellow Republicans to take a step back from the president - on this issue at least.
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Navy Personnel Command Consolidates Several PSD/CSDs

Navy Top News - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:13
Navy Personnel Command (NPC) announced a plan to implement a pay and personnel customer service model that is centralized, integrated and self—service—oriented by consolidating several Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) and Customer Support Detachment (CSD) locations in fiscal year 2017.
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DODEA is bringing back 'Principal of the Year' program

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:00
The military school system is reinstating a program to recognize and honor its principals.
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Islamic State suspects detained in Turkey raids rises to nearly 750

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 08:47
Turkey has now detained nearly 750 suspects in a police operation against the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday.
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Resident Evil returns to hardcore horror roots with 'Biohazard'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 08:36
Resident Evil has evolved over the past 20 years, from a humble horror game set in a solitary haunted mansion to a globe-spanning epic in which humanity is fighting for its very existence. Along the way it has lost much of its charm. When 2012’s “Resident Evil 6” gave up spine-tingling suspense in favor of explosive, Call of Duty-style bombast, I was ready to give up on the franchise.
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2 states say allowing travel ban would 'unleash chaos again'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 04:38
Lawyers for Washington state and Minnesota have told a federal appellate court that restoring President Donald Trump's ban on refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries would "unleash chaos again."
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Trump to make first visit to MacDill Air Force Base

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 03:19
President Donald Trump is making his first visit to the headquarters for U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command.
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Fort Bliss soldier hailed as hero for rescuing two people

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:59
Once you put on the camouflage uniform of the U.S. Army, you are always a soldier, whether you are at home station, deployed or on vacation.
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Trump speaks of ‘strong support’ for NATO in call with leader

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:51
President Donald Trump pressed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s general secretary on how to encourage member nations to pay more for their defense while expressing “strong support” from the U.S. for the alliance, according to a readout of the call released by the White House.
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Amputee from Maine participating in Super Bowl ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 00:35
A U.S. Air Force amputee from Maine is participating in the Super Bowl pre-game festivities in Houston.
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