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AFN to go high-definition by end of year after years of delay

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 08:00
After years of delay, American Forces Network is poised to go completely digital, a change that will require thousands of off-base AFN viewers to purchase new decoders to keep the service.
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North Korea reportedly conducted another rocket engine test last week

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:41
North Korea reportedly conducted another rocket-engine test last week as it seeks to develop a missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, while concern rose that the reclusive country is poised to carry out its sixth nuclear test.
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Honorary high school diplomas given to men who dropped out to serve

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:36
Five men who left high school before graduation to serve the United States were honored Monday with diplomas.
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Soldiers' stories are the star of new Michigan military museum

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:32
Detroit native Pfc. Frederick Nock Jr., was called into World War II at 19. He is just one of the stories behind the artifacts at the newly opened Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake. Its mission: chronicling the experiences of Michiganders who served.
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Nunes won't leave Russia probe; Ryan says no need to

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:13
House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes rebuffed calls to step aside from the Russia investigation Tuesday as demands grew for him to recuse himself as head of that probe.
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Sailor struggles to recover months after being shot answering his door

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:05
The 24-year-old sailor could have never imagined how much his life – and that of his mother – would be upended when he answered a knock at his front door one night in early December. Several bullets came flying through the metal door as he rushed to close it. At least three hit the sailor.
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In defiant jab at Russia, Senate all but assured to approve Montenegro's NATO bid

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00
With the support of the Trump administration, the Senate is taking a swipe at Russia this week by voting to let one of Europe's smallest countries into NATO.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00

Gunner's Mate 2nd Class James Maddox, from Lobelville, Tennessee, fires a shot line to the Military Sealift Command fleet oiler USNS Carl Brashear (T-AO 7) as the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) begins a replenishment-at-sea while underway for composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests the mission readiness of the strike group's assets through simulated real-world scenarios and their ability to perform as an integrated unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte (Released) 170326-N-YR245-039
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 24, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00

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STRAIT OF MALACCA (March 27, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00

An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter approaches the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) for landing. The ship is on a rotational deployment in U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler (Released) 170327-N-WV703-060
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PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2017)

Photos - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 07:00

Sailors assigned to Deck department aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) prepare rigging during a replenishment-at-sea while underway for composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests the mission readiness of the strike group's assets through simulated real-world scenarios and their ability to perform as an integrated unit. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Craig Z. Rodarte (Released) 170326-N-YR245-075
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Japan overturns ruling barring nuclear reactor operation

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:58
A Japan appeals court overturned a ruling that barred the operation of two nuclear reactors, a win for the nation's atomic operators and government amid public opposition to the technology following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
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Mosul airstrike potentially among worst US-led civilian bombings in 25 years

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:42
Even though Iraqi civil defense workers are still sorting through the rubble, the March 17 U.S. airstrike in West Mosul, if confirmed, could potentially rank among one of the most devastating attacks on civilians by American forces in more than two decades.
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Lawmakers: March 29 will honor Vietnam veterans nationally

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:32
Two senators have introduced a bill that seeks to establish March 29, 1973, as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It marks the date U.S. combat troops withdrew from Vietnam, ending the nation’s direct involvement in the 12-year conflict.
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Calif. National Guard says forced bonus repayments will be resolved by midsummer

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 06:10
A top official for the California National Guard told state legislators Monday that he hopes lingering issues from the soldiers being forced to repay enlistment bonuses will be resolved by midsummer.
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NC man sentenced to prison for his role in failed coup attempt in Gambia

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:46
A Raleigh man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for participating in a gun-smuggling scheme that led to a botched coup attempt in his native Gambia.
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Ohio community hosting Vietnam Veterans Day event

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:39
March 29 represents the day when the last 2,500 U.S. troops were withdrawn from Vietnam in 1973, and the last American POWs held by North Vietnam arrived home.
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Islamic State traps people in homes, uses snipers to draw airstrikes, officials say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 05:28
The Islamic State militants arrived at Khalida Abd Jamal’s house through holes they cut in the concrete walls. Holding a gun to her husband’s head, they corralled the family of seven into a room on the first floor.
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Burglars shot when homeowner's son opens fire with AR-15, Oklahoma deputies say

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 04:33
Gunfire rang out Monday afternoon in a home in Broken Arrow, an Oklahoma city 15 miles southeast of Tulsa. Three intruders were killed after the son of the homeowner fired a semiautomatic rifle in what local law enforcement officers later described as an act of self-defense, though their investigation remains open.
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2 years after brutal killing that shocked Afghanistan, outrage has faded

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 03:59
From the steps of the old, blue-domed shrine, if you look past the families feeding pigeons on the plaza below and the lines of clogged traffic beyond, you can glimpse the stark, white stone monument two blocks away, rising from a platform next to the street.
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