Air Force News

Army to fire Navy missiles at next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise

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U.S. Army Pacific will fire a Naval Strike Missile from shore to destroy an old ship during next year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise, the head of U.S. Pacific Command said Wednesday.

Air Force showcases unmanned reconnaissance drone in Tokyo

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The Air Force showed off one of its newest and most high-tech intelligence-gathering platforms this week in western Tokyo.

Police make 2 more arrests over Manchester bombing

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 11 min ago
Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people at a pop concert.

Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attack

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 43 min ago
Taiwan's military has practiced repelling a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island group as part of annual military drills addressing the threat from across the Taiwan Strait.

Veteran to receive WWI Victory Medal, other awards in posthumous ceremony on Fort Bragg

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 1 min ago
Nearly 73 years after his death, the U.S. Army will award a World War I Victory Medal, Prisoner of War Medal and Purple Heart to a soldier who fought in two world wars, served as an American spy, was held prisoner three times and served as an unofficial rabbi in a prisoner of war camp while smuggling notes, money and medicine to his fellow troops inside.

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 7 min ago
Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers.

Wrongly convicted "Norfolk Four" threaten $68 million in lawsuits, and the city has no insurance

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 15 min ago
Lawyers for the “Norfolk Four,” the Navy sailors wrongly convicted in the rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in 1997, have threatened to sue the city for $68 million or more – a potentially catastrophic threat to the municipal budget.

Injured Marine veteran's life changes after trying sled hockey

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 39 min ago
John Callaway was one of 20 injured former servicemen and women taking part in the opening session of a three-day sled hockey introduction camp supported by the Semper Fi Fund and the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee military program.

Army court rejects latest appeal by convicted murderer Ronald Gray

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 52 min ago
Ronald Gray was convicted in a series of rapes and murders in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg more than 25 years ago and has been confined at the U.S. Army Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, since he was sentenced to death.

N. Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocation

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 58 min ago
The North's General Staff said the South's firing is a "reckless military provocation" aimed at promoting hostility toward Pyongyang and maintaining a confrontation on the Korean Peninsula.

Pyongyang gas price surge: Bad news for Kim Jong Un?

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 2 min ago
While world attention has focused on Kim Jong Un's recent missile tests, a month-long surge in gasoline prices in Pyongyang is showing no signs of letting up — a puzzling problem that if allowed to drag on could be very bad news for the North Korean economy.

Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 7 min ago
There are plenty of veterans looking for work — but many employers don't recognize the value former service members bring to a workplace.

Trump to meet with anxious NATO and EU leaders

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 18 min ago
Visiting a city he once called a "hellhole" to meet with the leaders of an alliance he threatened to abandon, President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe on Thursday to address a continent still reeling from his election.

USS Dewey sails near Mischief Reef in challenge to China

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:56
The destroyer USS Dewey conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation on Wednesday within 12 nautical miles of Mischief Reef, which is part of the Spratly Island chain.

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:35
The kaleidoscope of Mancunians - as the city's residents are known - reflects the city's long history of welcoming migrants and, on the whole, successfully integrating them.

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 20:12
Thursday's nationally-watched election for Montana's sole congressional seat got a last-minute twist when the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, was charged with misdemeanor assault for grabbing a reporter by the neck and throwing him to the ground.

Passenger: Airline was warned about disruptive man at gate

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:06
Anil Uskanli raised other red flags while still at Los Angeles International Airport, but experts say a lack of communication and an airline's hesitancy to be caught on video booting a passenger played a role in allowing him to fly.

UN envoy: South Sudan seeing military action as rains arrive

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:56
David Shearer told the U.N. Security Council that while the rains may bring a respite to large-scale military maneuvers, they greatly complicate the delivery of humanitarian aid and bring "the inevitable specter of cholera."

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:51
The news comes just two months after Sessions recused himself from a Justice Department investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign after it was revealed that he had two previously undisclosed encounters with the Russian ambassador.

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:46
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives.