Marines News

Pedestrian seriously hurt in car accident involving Vicenza soldier

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 08:08
A U.S. soldier suspected of hitting two pedestrians with a car early Sunday, injuring one of them seriously, was under “direct supervision of his command” while Italian authorities investigate the matter, Army officials said.

Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:40
Violent crime increased in the United States for a second consecutive year in 2016, remaining near historically low levels but pushed upward in part by an uptick in killings in some major cities, according to FBI statistics made public Monday.

'Divinity: Original Sin II' delivers where original didn't

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 07:12
I have a bit of a confession to make. I didn’t enjoy "Divinity: Original Sin." That being said, the recently released “Original Sin 2” takes everything great about the original and improves it, while cutting back on the annoyances that weighed down the original.

Military scholarships, family aid face losses as Pulaski thrift store forced to close

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 06:16
An order to close a thrift shop located on Pulaski Barracks will strip thousands of dollars from local charities and end a 54-year-old community institution, the volunteer group running the shop said.

McCain: Trump has never apologized for saying he was 'not a war hero'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:15
Sen. John McCain said President Trump still hasn't apologized for disparaging his war record on the campaign trail, but signaled he had put the matter behind him and would be open to reconciling with the president.

Holocaust denier in Belgium ordered to visit concentration camps and write about them

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 05:06
A court in Brussels has ordered a former Belgian lawmaker to visit five Nazi concentration camps and write about his experiences as punishment for publicly denying the Holocaust, a crime in Belgium.

DODEA celebrates its latest ‘21st Century’ school at Yokota Air Base

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:52
Classrooms with moveable glass walls that open to accommodate any number of students are part of a new energy efficient high school building at the home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force in western Tokyo.

Tennessee church shooting suspect charged with murder

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:06
Witnesses and police described a chaotic scene as a masked attacker armed with two guns shot seven people, killing one, in a Tennessee church before he was subdued.

The Navy's adding a new piece of a equipment to nuclear submarines: Xbox controllers

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 03:49
The Navy plans to equip its Virginia-class submarines with Xbox 360 controllers, which will control the ship's periscopes.

Safety issues linger at military housing in Japan, IG report says

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 03:33
Safety issues remain at American military housing in Japan despite efforts over the past few years to correct them, an Office of Inspector General report said.

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 02:53
Iraqi Kurds were casting ballots on Monday in Iraq's Kurdish region and disputed territories on whether to support independence from Baghdad in a historic but non-binding vote that has raised regional tensions and fears of instability.

Germany's Merkel faces tricky task to build government

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 01:45
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking Monday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe's biggest economy and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party.

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 01:42
President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe.

Unexploded bomb from WWII removed from busy tourist spot on Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 09/25/2017 - 01:32
A street popular with tourists in Okinawa’s capital was closed briefly Saturday for the removal of a 110-pound bomb leftover from World War II.

Officials consider making changes to Air Force marathon

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 23:33
Air Force marathon officials say they are considering making changes to their races after attendance dropped by nearly 2,000 runners.

From NTC to Harvey: Fort Bliss aviators stay busy this summer

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:41
Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment got a double dose of training and action this summer.

Fort Carson brigade's training adds credence to reports of overseas deployment

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:38
Officially, Fort Carson's 2nd Brigade Combat Team isn't going anywhere. But, unconfirmed reports that the Army is sending the 3,500-soldier unit to Afghanistan next year gained credence with the brigade training for the past week as if an overseas battle is imminent.

North Korea’s nuclear weapons are deterring US first strike, Russian official says

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:28
North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is preventing the U.S. from launching a first strike against the rogue nation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday.

A hospital released a drug-addicted veteran with an opioid prescription. One day later, he was dead

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:40
Jeromy Bubacz, 29, had been fighting prescription drug addiction for years after he was diagnosed with a lung condition that cost him his position in the U.S. Marine Corps. That didn't stop a hospital from sending him home with 120 opioids.

Naval Submarine Base New London drills to include automatic weapons firing

Stars & Stripes - Sun, 09/24/2017 - 20:00
The Navy submarine base in Groton is planning security drills that will include the firing of automatic weapons loaded with blanks.