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Homeless vets with families: An untold part of veterans' struggles

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 08:41
In 2010, the Obama administration announced the ambitious goal of ending homelessness among veterans. Statistics show that veteran homelessnes. Missing is the story of homeless veteran families many of whom struggle to find housing in safe neighborhoods instead of Skid Row, where their children are exposed to violence and drug use.
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Syrian army, allied militia press ISIS, rebels in offensive

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:45
Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants, rebels and U.S-backed opposition fighters in a wide offensive in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said Saturday.
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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 07:28
The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.
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Man walks 100 miles in 24 hours for wounded veterans

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:55
A former police officer took on a challenge to walk 100 miles around a track in 24 straight hours to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides support for severely wounded military personnel and veterans, and the families of military personnel who were lost in service.
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Submarine memorial service planned on USS Requin

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:37
The Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh's North Side will host a submarine memorial ceremony May 28 aboard the USS Requin, moored along the Ohio River.
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Trump’s alleged slight against Germans generates confusion, backlash

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 06:14
Allegedly heated comments by President Donald Trump about Germany, a key U.S. ally, generated a fresh swirl of confusion Friday around an administration that has already had more than its fill.
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Mission Memorial Day: Veterans retracing steps of Bataan Death March

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:30
A mission to remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day has led four U.S. military veterans to the Philippines and the deadly jungle trails of the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March.
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Ford clears acceptance trials; delivery 'close at hand'

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 05:18
The future USS Gerald R. Ford has successfully completed its final round of sea trials and the delivery to the Navy is up next, according to Naval Sea Systems Command.
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Former Army captain: Strong communities best defense against terror

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:51
Security expert and decorated former U.S. Army Capt. Michael Breen believes the homegrown terrorist attack in Manchester, England, highlights a major difference between Europe and the United States right now.
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Florida veteran gets probation for ‘Rambo’ bar fight

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:37
It's been more than three years since Daniel Noble walked into a bar dressed "like Rambo" and armed with an Uzi-like weapon and two hunting knives. On Friday, a judge spared the 40-year-old Army veteran, who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, from any prison time.
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Flagpole at Fort Vancouver in place, ready to receive flag

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:20
An 80-foot staff is ready to fly the flag once again on the Parade Ground at Vancouver Barracks. It will be dedicated Monday as part of the Memorial Day observance at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, and then a huge American flag will be raised.
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Sri Lanka asks for help as 100 killed in mudslides, flooding

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:59
Sri Lanka has appealed for outside help as the death toll from floods and mudslides on Saturday rose to 100 with 99 others missing.
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Kadena finishes military football regular season unbeaten

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:24
The Dragons (6-0) clinched the regular-season title and accompanying first-round bye in the playoffs, which start Saturday with Kinser (2-4) playing Hansen (4-2) in the semifinal.
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Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting ISIS

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 03:04
Iraqi forces are steadily closing in on the remaining pockets of territory held by the Islamic State group in Mosul, inching toward a victory that U.S.-led coalition officials say is "only a matter of time."
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Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:31
The life sentences that Lee Boyd Malvo received for his role in the 2002 sniper shootings in Virginia were thrown out Friday by a federal judge, because Malvo was 17 at the time of the attacks.
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Former Guard colonel gets year in prison

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 02:09
A former Army National Guard colonel was sentenced Friday in a sprawling, multimillion-dollar web of bribe-taking that involved recruiting and marketing contracts.
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British authorities believe most involved in Manchester bombing are in custody

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 05/27/2017 - 01:46
Britain's top counterterrorism official said Friday that authorities believe they have rounded up most of the network suspected of involvement in Monday's terrorist bombing in Manchester, but the country remained braced for further violence ahead of a sunny long weekend packed with road races, soccer matches and other ripe targets.
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Submarine USS Buffalo arrives in Washington for decommissioning

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:18
The Buffalo was commissioned on Nov. 5, 1983, and was in service for more than 33 years. In 2002, it became the first ship to undergo nuclear refueling in Hawaii. In 2005 its dry deck shelter was used to launch an underwater glider for gathering and storing information.
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Emergency over, Navy shifts to remediation following Oceana jet fuel spill

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:12
The emergency is over and the Navy is shifting its focus to assessing and fixing any problems left in the wake of a jet fuel spill two weeks ago at Naval Air Station Oceana that contaminated a local creek and chased dozens of families from their homes.
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Jalen Robinette's agency: Air Force receiver didn't graduate because of on-going 'disciplinary proceeding'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 23:07
Jalen Robinette’s representatives released a statement Friday that sheds light into the reason the Air Force standout didn’t graduate with his classmates on Wednesday.
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