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Okinawa Marines resume Super Stallion flights following accident

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The Marine Corps resumed CH-53E Super Stallion flights on Okinawa Wednesday despite Japanese officials’ calls to ground the legacy heavy-lift helicopters over safety concerns.

USS Lake Champlain captain, crew members were disciplined for May collision

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The commander of a U.S. warship that collided with a South Korean fishing vessel last spring was disciplined along with several members of his crew, the Navy revealed Tuesday.

Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport civilian charged with child rape

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 2 min ago
Robert Christian Perdomo, a cybersecurity expert at Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport, Wash., is charged with allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on a telephone chat line.

Navy secretary: Resolving shipyard backlog is crucial

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 7 min ago
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer visited the Puget Sound area on Tuesday to visit Navy facilities and related industries in the Pacific Northwest.

Trump calls widow of soldier killed in Niger, says ‘he knew what he signed up for’

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 28 min ago
Trump called the wife of Sgt. La David Johnson Tuesday afternoon. The two spoke on the phone for five minutes before she met her husband’s remains at Miami International Airport.

WWII veteran, 98, honored in Rhode Island for his service

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 38 min ago
Russell Johnson worked as a trained machinist before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in June 1944. He was responsible for maintaining radar.

US-backed forces celebrate fall of IS 'capital,' Raqqa

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:40
Militants took over the vibrant metropolis on the Euphrates River in 2014, transforming it into the epicenter of their brutal rule, where opponents were beheaded and terror plots hatched.

Kings Bay sailors found dead 4 days apart at same home after apparent drug overdoses

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:31
Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Jerrell and Petty Officer 2nd Class Ty Bell, both assigned to Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, were found dead in the same off-base home four days apart.

Families of the fallen, and their presidents

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 20:20
The Associated Press spoke Tuesday with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asked them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump.

They 'made us proud': Remembering 2 young soldiers killed in Fort Jackson crash

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:57
Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft and Pvt. Ethan Shrader were killed Oct. 6 at Fort Jackson when a military vehicle drove into a troop formation in a collision that also injured six other soldiers in training.

American woman rescued from Afghanistan rushed to hospital

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:23
Caitlan Boyle, her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their three children were rescued Wednesday, five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan on a backpacking trip. The children were born in captivity.

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:06
Across Mogadishu, Somalia's flag flew at half-mast, marking three days of national mourning. Mayor Thabit Abdi called for a citywide march on Wednesday in honor of the victims — and as a show of defiance.

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:54
A week after fleeing raging wildfires, tens of thousands of emotionally ravaged Californians have drifted back home to find their lives and their communities dramatically altered.

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:42
The announcement follows reports by The Washington Post and CBS News, which detailed the Pennsylvania lawmaker's involvement in crafting a 2016 law, signed by President Barack Obama, that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration's authority to curb opioid distribution.

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump's travel ban

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:25
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the ruling after the ban on a set of mostly Muslim countries was challenged by the state of Hawaii, which warned that the restrictions would separate families and undermine the recruiting of diverse college students.

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in new soldier's slaying

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:25
Richard Collins III was stabbed to death on May 20 at the University of Maryland, days before he was set to graduate from Bowie State University. He had just been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

A short-term health deal by senators – with Trump's blessing

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:45
The agreement followed weeks of negotiations between Sen. Lamar Alexander R-Tenn., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., that sought to address health insurance markets that have been in limbo following GOP failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:37
A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy.

VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:35
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it would proceed with a narrow waiver to an ethics law banning VA employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges.

Coast Guard opens forward operation station in Cold Bay

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:32
The Coast Guard has moved equipment and a helicopter to Cold Bay on the Alaska Peninsula in anticipation of the winter commercial fishing season.