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Family suing for DNA testing of possible remains of WWII Medal of Honor recipient

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:01
The family of World War II’s first Medal of Honor recipient is once again suing the U.S. government in an attempt to force a DNA test on an unknown set of remains buried in the Philippines that evidence suggests could belong to the celebrated war hero.
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Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:00
The Warthog is sitting pretty. Once on the brink of forced retirement, the A-10 attack plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life, spared by Air Force leaders who have reversed the Obama administration's view of the plane as an unaffordable extra in what had been a time of tight budgets.
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North Korea threat could slow Marines’ relocation, commandant says

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 09:00
The commandant of the Marine Corps suggested that the United States may reconsider the timeframe for relocating troops from Okinawa to Guam because of North Korea’s growing missile threat.
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Navy officer cleared of attempted teen sex-assault charges by military jury

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:45
A Navy officer accused of attempted sexual assault of a minor following an Okinawa sting operation was acquitted of five related charges by a court martial jury on Thursday.
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Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:34
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson
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US servicemember dies after vehicle accident in Syria

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 08:24
A U.S. servicemember died Friday in northern Syria from injuries sustained during a vehicle roll-over, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria said in a statement.
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Putting names to faces for Memorial Day in Cambridge

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:35
A crowd of U.S. servicemembers, veterans and members of the local British community gathered Friday at the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in preparation for the second annual Faces of Cambridge event this Memorial Day.
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Review: Not even Dwayne Johnson can rescue 'Baywatch'

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:25
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has so much charisma it can be seen from space. His charisma should be considered a national resource and channeled to power homes and solve world hunger. It’s a precious and powerful tool that has lifted middling comedies like “Central Intelligence” and revved up the Fast and Furious franchise. But with the sloppy, incoherent “Baywatch,” that unstoppable force meets its match. Shockingly, The Rock’s charisma just can’t save everything.
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US says 3 ISIS fighters killed in last 2 months

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:20
The U.S. military says it killed three Islamic State group fighters in attacks this month and last.
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SIGONELLA, Sicily (May 25, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:00

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily. Trump traveled to Sicily in order to attend the G7 Summit and meet with other world leaders, including Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Samuel Guerra (Released) 170525-M-GL218-128
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EVERETT, Wash. (May 25, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:00

Sailors assigned to Naval Station Everett observe morning colors during a Memorial Day ceremony at Jackson Plaza. The ceremony commemorates service members who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. armed forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joseph Montemarano (Released) 170525-N-WX604-020
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NEW YORK (May 25, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:00

Rachel Scott, a reporter with ABC News Digital, wins a game of tic-tac-toe against Navy Diver 1st Class Dave Cannon, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, during a live broadcast in Times Square during Fleet Week New York (FWNY). FWNY is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today's maritime services. The weeklong celebration has been held nearly every year since 1984. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Charles Oki (Released) 170525-N-SF508-085
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 24, 2017)

Photos - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 07:00

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Joshua Goolsby directs an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Crusaders" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 during acceptance trials aboard the Pre-Commissioning Unit aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The ship is underway conducting a comprehensive test of many of the ship's key systems and technologies. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kiana A. Raines (Released) 170524-N-AO748-0048
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US-led coalition airstrikes in eastern Syrian town kill 35

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 06:14
A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and an observer group reported Friday, and the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the country.
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Trump blasts German carmakers’ US sales and threatens barriers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:50
German carmakers found themselves at the receiving end of renewed attacks by President Donald Trump, who reportedly chided them for selling too many vehicles in the U.S., contributing to a lopsided German trade surplus that's hurting the U.S. economy.
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Iraqis demand compensation after US probe into Mosul strike

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:46
Iraqi officials demanded compensation from the U.S.-led coalition following an investigation into a March 17 airstrike in which the Pentagon acknowledged a U.S. bomb targeting Islamic State group fighters in Mosul set off a series of explosions that killed more than 100 civilians.
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Discharge papers issued for members of WWII Alaska militia

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 03:34
Army discharge papers will finally be issued for 16 members who served in a largely Native citizen militia to guard Alaska during World War II.
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A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldiers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:29
Making a violin is a methodical art. For Sonja St. John, that structure is a necessity — and the routine, in many ways, a saving grace. She finishes each new violin with another ritual, by gluing a small, handwritten message inside. Each is different, but they are often a tribute to members of the military.
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Philippines official: Terror suspect still in besieged city

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 05/26/2017 - 01:40
One of Asia's most-wanted militants is still hiding out in a city in the southern Philippines where government forces backed by armored vehicles and helicopters are battling gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, the country's military chief said Friday.
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Sentencing delayed for Air Force reservist guilty of sex crime on base

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 23:27
Kyle Jordan, 31, an Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Korea, was to be sentenced Thursday for having sex with an unconscious woman he supervised at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
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