Marines News

How a family can pile on the savings for a ski vacation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:24
While lift-served skiing and snowboarding will never qualify as cheap recreation, here are some tips for making family skiing affordable.

US continues to help search for Argentine sub crew that could be running out of oxygen

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:09
The U.S. Navy and Air Force continued to assist in the search for an Argentine submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days. Experts say the crew of 44 might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen.

For North Korean soldier's recovery, South Koreans pin hopes on renowned doctor

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:04
This is not Lee Cook-jong's first time in the spotlight. The trauma surgeon became a national hero in 2011 when he saved the life of a ship captain who had been shot by Somali pirates.

As Louvre Abu Dhabi premieres, many debate its true purpose

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:00
The French and Emirati governments quickly christened the new Louvre as a universal museum “that will broadcast tolerance and acceptance.” But the real purpose of this gleaming ziggurat on the waterfront remains a matter of intense debate. Is the Louvre Abu Dhabi really about art? Or is it a pawn in a larger game of statecraft and geopolitics?

Construction worker detained by ICE at Travis AFB may be released for Thanksgiving

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:47
A San Francisco judge on Tuesday ordered that Hugo Mejia, a 37-year-old father of three from San Rafael, be released on bond as his case makes its way through immigration court, according to activists.

Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:08
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced

‘Van Gogh: Between the Wheat and the Sky’ looks into the artist’s spirit

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00
“Van Gogh, Between the Wheat and the Sky” contains 43 paintings and 86 drawings, many on loan from the Kroeller-Mueller Museum in Holland, as well as letters Van Gogh wrote, many of them to his brother Theo.

Movies on base through Nov. 22

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:46
Times and dates for theaters in Belgium, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey and The Netherlands.

In halting transgender ban, judges find Trump overstepped

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:32
Both court rulings shared stinging rebukes of the way President Trump tried to impose the ban, and sharp critiques of arguments by Department of Justice attorneys defending Trump’s actions. Two more court decisions over blocking the ban are pending in other circuit courts.

Humanitarian staffers stranded in Yemen with tightening of Yemen blockade

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:14
Hundreds of humanitarian staffers from nearly 50 agencies are stranded in Yemen or unable to enter the country after a Saudi-led military coalition shut down Yemen's air, land and sea ports, a U.N. spokesman said Wednesday.

US troops in Japan must abide by curfew over holiday weekend

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08
All troops in Japan must abide by a new curfew over the holiday weekend, part of the fallout after a 21-year-old Marine was involved in a fatal vehicle crash on Okinawa.

Hope dwindles for families of lost Argentina submarine crew

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:02
Argentine families of 44 crew members aboard a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for seven days are growing increasingly distressed as experts say that the crew might be reaching a critical period of low oxygen Wednesday.

Pentagon reports spike in misbehavior, sex complaints against brass, senior civilians

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:53
The Pentagon Inspector General reported a 13% increase from fiscal year 2015 to 2017 in the number of complaints alleging misconduct among senior officials. Moreover, the IG found that investigators continued to substantiate allegations against senior officials, including sexual misconduct, at a steady rate.

UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:40
Defiant to the last, Ratko Mladic was ejected from a courtroom at the United Nations' Yugoslav war crimes tribunal after yelling at judges: "Everything you said is pure lies. Shame on you!" He was convicted of genocide and other crimes and sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:37
The notoriously fragmented opposition is divided by visions of a future role for the incumbent Syrian President Bashar Assad, the length of a transitional period as well as the constitution that will see the country move toward elections.

Trump already built a wall. Her name is Sarah

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:33
When White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked the press corps Monday to preface their daily briefing questions with a statement of thankfulness, reporters obliged.

Tillerson is protected by his tight bond with Mattis

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:32
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be a dead man walking, as many Washington analysts assume. Yet he’s still pursuing the same list of quiet but mostly correct diplomatic goals as when he took the job 10 months ago.

Queen Mary ghost tour gets new chilling effects

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:30
This month, the Queen Mary launched an overhauled ghost tour, adding spooky sound effects, ghostly apparitions and inanimate objects rolling and shifting of their own volition.

Marine general’s contempt conviction upheld in USS Cole legal dispute

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:21
The senior Pentagon official in charge of the war court, however, decided that Marine Brig. Gen. John Baker need not serve the remainder of a 21-day sentence of confinement or pay a $1,000 fine.

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn faces new scrutiny for ties to Turkey

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:15
It is a felony to fail to register as a foreign agent, and potentially a far more serious crime to agree to secretly act on another government’s behalf after being named to a senior post in the White House, or not to report a possible bribe.