Marines News

Warriors overpower smaller foes in four-team event

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Wiesbaden defeated Ansbach 25-10, 25-11, 25-3 and Black Forest Academy 25-18, 25-14, 25-20.

Air show helps tell how airfield stepped up to help British pilots during WWII

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 52 min ago
From June 1941 until September 1945, about 2,200 British pilots trained for war at Terrell Municipal Airport.

Suicide bomber strikes convoy in Afghan capital, wounds 3

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 10 min ago
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, the Taliban killed a district police chief in the southern Helmand province.

Finally home: Marine killed 74 years ago laid to rest

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 8 min ago
Cpl. Raymond Clark Snapp is finally at rest, 74 years after his death.

Saudi Arabia says it shot down ballistic missile from Yemen

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 44 min ago
Saudi Arabia says it shot down a ballistic missile fired by Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen during the kingdom's National Day.

Army Reserve Humvee rolls out of gear, pins woman at food festival

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 59 min ago
Police on Long Island say a woman was seriously injured when an unoccupied U.S. Army Reserve Humvee on display rolled down an incline and pinned her against a food trailer during a festival.

3 ships, more than 4,000 sailors and Marines and lots of hugs: A homecoming in Norfolk

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 19 min ago
Ella Sullivan had waited her whole life to meet her father – all eight days and ten hours of it. Before they met, Seaman Lane Sullivan endured a tackle and hug from his wife, Raegan, as he stepped off the USS Bataan on Saturday morning in Norfolk.

Penny scores 3 TDs, No. 22 SDSU holds off Air Force 28-24

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 57 min ago
Rashaad Penny scored three times, including a 53-yard scamper with 5:39 remaining, and No. 22 San Diego State held off Air Force 28-24 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed 88 minutes by lightning.

Navy runs for 569 yards in 42-32 win over Cincinnati

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:09
Navy quarterback Zach Abey broke a 53-yard run with just under two minutes left in the game against Cincinnati.

Iraq seeks other nations' help to build a nuclear reactor

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 21:07
Iraq's foreign minister is asking nuclear countries for help building an atomic reactor for peaceful purposes, saying the country has a right to use atomic power peacefully.

UFC athletes draw thousands of fans to Fight Night north of Tokyo

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 20:20
More than 8,500 mixed martial arts fans watched some of the world’s top UFC fighters battle inside the octagon north of Tokyo on Friday.

In Tokyo, Petraeus says world has returned to era of ‘great power rivalries’

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:13
The world has returned to an era of “great power rivalries” not seen since the Cold War, former CIA director and retired four-star Army general David Petraeus told reporters in Japan on Saturday.

After military drills, West is examining Russia's capability

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 18:56
The vast Russian military exercises that ended this week showed off a muscular fighting force practicing state-on-state warfare, NATO's deputy military commander said, in one of the first assessments of a large-scale operation that put Russia's neighbors on nervous alert.

Paratrooper becomes France's first combat death in anti-ISIS coalition

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 17:35
Days after marking its third year of operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the French military on Saturday announced its first combat death in the anti-Islamic State fight.

Interest in black soldiers who fought for Union grows in NC

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:56
As Deborah Jones was researching her own genealogy, she stumbled onto some North Carolina history with which she wasn't familiar — the muster of a troop of black union soldiers as the Civil War was wrapping up.

EPA removes waste at Texas toxic sites, won't say from where

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:50
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.

Federal, Texas officials testing boats displaced by Harvey

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:44
The Texas General Land Office said it is working with the U.S. Coast Guard to test for oil leaks roughly 300 boats that were displaced, overturned or sunk when Harvey passed through Southeast Texas.

Dreams of European life spur perilous journey from Ivory Coast

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:32
Kadi Bah saw people starving in the Sahara desert and drowning in the Mediterranean during her failed six-month odyssey to reach Europe. But as soon as the United Nations plane bringing her back home from Libya to Ivory Coast touched down, she was hatching plans to try again.

Virginia native interprets Frederick Douglass' words

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:28
Frederick Douglass walked toward the front of Rising Sun Baptist Church in Mineral, Va., looking a little tired. He'd come a long way – a 2½-hour drive from his present home in Suffolk and 122 years from the grave.

US bombers buzz N. Korea to flex military muscle as war of words intensifies

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 09/23/2017 - 15:24
Mission came four days after Trump mocked North Korea’s leader during his U.N. General Assembly address, saying “rocket man is on a suicide mission” and warning he would “totally destroy” the North if forced to defend the United States or its allies.