Marines News

What caused a crab boat to sink in the Bering Sea with 6 aboard? The Coast Guard is hoping to find out

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:07
The Destination sits on the bottom of the Bering Sea, listing heavily to its port side and still carrying roughly a third of the steel-framed pots the six-man crew planned to use in a winter crab harvest off Alaska.

A curious journey through southwest China

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:59
It was a road trip through one of China’s most tightly controlled regions. We were closely monitored. Each time we stopped at an attraction, two to five SUVs full of brooding middle-aged men would park behind us.

National Guard troops to fight fire in southwestern Montana

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 13:11
Montana Army National Guard officials say 15 troops and a Chinook helicopter are being sent to fight a fire burning the in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.

Proposal to keep Asian carp from Lake Michigan would cost $275M, with no guarantee of success

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 12:17
A plan tentatively recommended by the Army Corps of Engineers to help keep Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan would cost $275 million, with no guarantee the invasive species of fish still wouldn't populate the Great Lakes.

Vietnam veteran battles homeowner's association over mailbox flag

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:55
According to 82-year-old retired Navy commander John Ackert, the association wrote to him saying his flag mailbox violated the community covenant and had to go. If he did nothing, the letter said, the association would fine him and could ultimately place a lien on his home.

Art appreciation program helps veterans deal with anxiety, depression

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:41
Through the new Veteran Arts Initiative, B.J. Stull participated in a weekly class at the Wexner Center for the Arts in the spring where a group of about a dozen studied the exhibits, discussed specific pieces and visited with multiple artists-in-residence.

Mississippi air base lifts lockdown after armed man reported

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:32
A Mississippi Air Force base has lifted its lockdown, with officials saying they believe a man reported as armed has left the installation.

Report: Pentagon not providing adequate care to troops at risk of suicide

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:13
Defense Department health care providers do a good job of screening for suicide risk, but they fail to provide critical and effective follow-up treatment to servicemembers identified as suicidal, according to a Rand Corp. report released Monday.

In Raqqa, a battle of attrition as civilians flee in shock

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:55
As U.S.-backed forces in Syria inch their way through Raqqa, once the Islamic State's de facto capital and staunchest stronghold, their battle has become one of grinding attrition, and the toughest they have faced to date.

On Purple Heart Day, honoring those who have received the nation's oldest military decoration

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:16
January 16, 1967, is a day Joe Sanchez will never forget. It was his 20th birthday. And it was the day a grenade nearly ensured there would be no 21st.

Would-be Eiffel Tower attacker undergoing psychiatric exam

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:47
A French teenager who tried to attack soldiers at the Eiffel Tower is undergoing a psychiatric examination to help determine whether he is fit for prosecution on terrorism charges.

Iran says it has arrested 27 ISIS-linked militants, foiled attacks

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:37
Iran's intelligence ministry says its forces have detained 27 militants linked to the Islamic State group who planned to carry out terrorist operations in religious cities inside the country.

Howard Brodie sketched the misery of Guadalcanal before his fame as a courtroom artist

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:32
They are Howard Brodie's GIs. Ragged, shirtless, helmets unstrapped, beards overgrown, men bent with the exhaustion, heat and misery of the World War II fighting on the South Pacific island of Guadalcanal.

NY Army National Guard's 42nd Division marks centennial

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 08:13
A New York Army National Guard unit that traces its lineage to the U.S. entry into the First World War is marking a century as a fighting force.

'Dunkirk' and the West's myopia about World War II

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:41
Perhaps the most fervent backlash against "Dunkirk" has come from Indian media, where critics justifiably complain about Hollywood's "whitewashing" of World War II.

Veterans' health-care gap creates 'greater risk' for opioid abuse

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:41
The information about the veteran is scant, clinical in tone, yet disturbing.

The savage fight for Guadalcanal: Jungle, crocodiles and snipers during World War II

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:23
The Marines began lining the rail of the troop ship before dawn to peer at the distant shape emerging from the ocean.

A majority of Americans favor deploying US troops if North Korea attacks South Korea, poll finds

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:05
A large majority of Americans consider North Korea's nuclear weapons program a critical threat toward the United States, according to a new poll.

Japan seeks to ground US Ospreys in wake of deadly Australia crash

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 05:13
The Japanese government has urged the U.S. military to ground all MV-22 Ospreys in Japan after one of the controversial tilt-rotor aircraft crashed off Australia’s eastern coast Saturday, presumably killing three Marines.

Minnesota mosque explosion 'deeper and scarier' than threats

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 03:34
The Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in suburban Minneapolis, like other U.S. mosques, occasionally receives threatening calls and emails. Its leaders say they're more frightened now after an explosive shattered windows and damaged a room as worshippers prepared for morning prayers.