Marines News

Volunteers serve Thanksgiving lunch in Bahrain

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 07:34
Volunteers assisted MWR personnel in serving Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of military and family members in Bahrain on Thursday.

Illinois Army veteran grateful for donated bionic arm

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:58
Carrie Krischke lost her left arm in a 1994 traffic accident. An Army veteran, Krischke adapted and volunteered to be a test subject during development of the bionic LUKE arm.

Pressure grows on German Social Democrats in government impasse

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 04:30
Pressure is growing within Germany's Social Democratic Party to at least discuss the possibility of forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:44
Russia's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria "is dead" — but Moscow is ready to discuss "a new mechanism."

US Marine, a reserves military police officer, charged with attacking girlfriend at Camp Pendleton

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:35
A U.S. Marine who is a military police officer in the reserves is facing assault charges after authorities accused him of choking his girlfriend after she refused to have sex with him on a firetruck parked along a Camp Pendleton beach.

Aircraft carrier enlists an army to pull off Thanksgiving feast

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:20
This Thanksgiving, the crew of the USS Nimitz will gather around the table to feast upon more than 6,000 pounds of turkey and 15,200 slices of pie as it gives thanks for a successful deployment.

Congressman told woman he would report her to Capitol Police if she exposed his secret sex life

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 22:11
The woman described encounters and contact spanning a five-year period that began online after she posted a message on Barton's Facebook page in 2011, leading to the sexually explicit exchanges and ultimately a pair of physical sexual encounters in Washington and Texas.

Macy's parade begins with balloons, bands and security

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:39
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade stepped off Thursday with soaring balloons and high-stepping bands as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.

Woman raises more than $70K for homeless Marine veteran who helped her

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:39
When Kate McClure ran out of gas on a Pennsylvania highway last month, she never expect that a homeless Marine veteran would spend his last $20 to make sure she returned home safely. Now, she's repaying his kindness through an online fundraiser.

Saudi Arabia just reopened two key ports in Yemen. That won't prevent a famine.

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 18:01
For the past few weeks, Saudi Arabia has made it virtually impossible to get food to Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world.

Fort Bragg troops enjoy a Thanksgiving feast

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:52
Fort Bragg dining facilities began serving holiday meals Tuesday. In all, eight different facilities served Thanksgiving meals at least once during the week.

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge: 'Great to be alive'

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:24
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge says "it's great to be alive" this Thanksgiving. He issued a statement Wednesday from the hospital in Austin, Texas, where he's recovering from a heart attack.

Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:15
Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company announced Wednesday.

Legislation allowing vets to bypass VA draws ire of VFW

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:12
The Veterans Empowerment Act, introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., would allow veterans to bypass Veterans Affairs and receive treatment from private-sector doctors with taxpayers money. The VFW criticized the legislation.

Pakistani court ends US-wanted militant leader's detention

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:00
A Pakistani court has rejected the government's plea to extend for three more months the house arrest of a U.S.-wanted militant who founded a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack.

Contracts For Nov. 22, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:00
CONTRACTS ARMY The Louis Berger Group Inc., Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded an

UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:55
The UN began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction. The executive director of UN Women said she believes the issue has become more visible in recent years because perpetrators are facing repercussions such as lost jobs and lawsuits and also because high-profile men are being hit with allegations.

Zimbabwe's incoming leader Mnangagwa returns home to cheers

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:52
Poised to become Zimbabwe's next president, a former confidant of ousted leader Robert Mugabe on Wednesday promised "a new, unfolding democracy" and reached out to the world, saying international help is needed to rebuild the shattered economy.

WWII aviator, who fought at Iwo Jima, led Oceana's 1st jet squadron, dies at 94

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:31
Earl Wadsworth Keegan, a tough guy with a sentimental soul and a love of scotch, died Nov. 15 of congestive heart failure in his Virginia Beach home. He was 94.

Some of the deadliest submarine accidents

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:03
A timeline of some of the world's deadliest submarine disasters.