Marines News

Slovenia sacks army chief over failed NATO tests

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:30
The decision comes after a battlegroup failed in all but one of five areas in a NATO combat readiness assessment at a training facility near the southwestern town of Postojna.

Tradition of touching Juliet statue's breast for luck now cause for rebuke

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 08:27
Colleagues complained after an American surgeon went to a medical conference and showed a slide of himself touching the statue, which is at a popular Verona tourist attraction near U.S. Army Garrison Italy.

First troops among new front-line adviser brigade arrive in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:08
The 1st Security Forces Assistance Brigade, which will be closer to the front lines of the war than most U.S. troops have been in years, is a key component of the Trump administration’s strategy for ending a stalemate with the Taliban.

US will return to Vietnam, Sri Lanka during Pacific Partnership mission

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 02:01
The Asia-Pacific’s biggest humanitarian assistance and disaster-relief preparedness mission is part of an effort to develop closer ties in the region.

Lawmakers push for more answers on deadly Niger ambush

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:46
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the ranking Democratic member of the House Oversight Committee, called upon Republicans to join an effort to seek documents from the Trump administration on what it knows about the Oct. 4 ambush that killed four soldiers.

US women capture hockey gold in suspenseful overtime, shootout

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:23
It was the first shootout tiebreaker in Olympic women's hockey history and America's first women's gold medal in the sport since 1998.

Former Navy Corpsman sentenced to 20 years in prison on child sex charges

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:25
Joshua Alan Dunlap, who has been treated for post traumatic stress disorder and depression after a deployment to Iraq, apologized in a letter to the judge and asked for the minimum possible sentence which was 10 years.

Interim director of Missouri Veterans Commission seeks to improve VA nursing homes statewide

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 00:14
Col. Grace Link has been charged with turning around a Missouri agency steeped in institutional problems.

Hundreds mourn Navy veteran, athletic director who died trying to save students in Parkland shooting

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:37
Chris Hixon was remembered as a loving father and husband, a veteran who was twice deployed to the Persian Gulf, an athletic director and wrestling coach who worked tirelessly for his athletes and ultimately, as a hero.

Oversight committee wants to look at Pruitt's travel records

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:28
House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the administrator over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, business or first class.

Hawaii woman charged with fatally stabbing Marine husband appears in court

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:22
A 23-year-old woman accused of fatally stabbing her husband in Moanalua appeared in Honolulu District Court today.

Naval Academy investigating drug use among midshipmen

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:01
The Naval Academy and Naval Criminal Investigative Service are investigating alleged recreational drug use within the Brigade of Midshipmen, a spokesman said in a statement Tuesday.

Bomb threat leads to DODEA school evacuation, cancellations on Guam

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:00
The called-in threat occurred just after 2:30 p.m., after most students had already left for the day, according to a Guam Homeland Security statement.

Ivanka Trump and ex-N. Korean spymaster to attend Olympics closing ceremony

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:00
North Korea will send a high-level delegation led by a former spymaster to the Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday, raising speculation about the possibility of a meeting with Ivanka Trump, who will also be in the audience.

Philippine rebels reject terror tag but still open to talks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:56
Communist guerrillas say a Philippine government court petition to have them designated as terrorists is a desperate attempt to alienate them from the people.

Former UN chief says Koreas dialogue must be kept alive

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:13
Former U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon told the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that the "current reconciliatory atmosphere must be nurtured by continuing engagement of both South and North Korean authorities."

Students across US walk out of class to protest gun violence

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:27
The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social media. Many lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

UN vote expected on 30-day cease-fire in Syria to help needy

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:09
Sweden and Kuwait called for a vote Thursday on a U.N. resolution ordering a 30-day cease-fire throughout Syria to enable delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in acute need, and the evacuation of the critically sick and wounded.

BBQ pitmaster sisters: 'Come out of the kitchen, go to the backyard'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:00
Jones Bar-B-Q is run out of a tiny former taco stand in Kansas City, Kan.

Lobbying for an end to coerced union fees

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
Because government is both employer and policymaker, collective bargaining by the union is inherently political advocacy and indistinguishable from lobbying.