Air Force News

Review: 'Den of Thieves' is throwback cops and robbers tale

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:48
Cops and robbers, robbers and cops. It’s a classic genre, from children’s games to cinema. And it’s the spine of Christian Gudegast’s directorial debut, the LA crime noir flick “Den of Thieves,” where “cops and robbers” is writ so large it nearly becomes abstract. It’s a film that wears its inspirations openly, with a whole lot of “Training Day,” “Rampart,” “The Usual Suspects” and “Inside Man” in the mix. With excellent cinematic craftsmanship and some clever twists, “Den of Thieves” just about places itself within that canon, even when it’s too enamored of its own tricksiness.

US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:29
Child conscripts were also rescued at a a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters, a Somali intelligence official said Friday.

Here's what we know about how a government shutdown would affect the military, DoD civilians and veterans

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:59
The potential long-term impacts are unclear, but active-duty military personnel would keep working in the event of a shutdown.

Flying emergency rooms are classrooms for first European and Africa aeromedical symposium

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:51
More than 40 flight nurses, physicians, pilots and planners from NATO and partner countries shared their experiences in airlifting wounded and sick patients on military aircraft during the event.

Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:51
An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.

Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:49
Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city.

The Navy base where SEALs train is being protected by Christmas trees

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:10
The Navy has found a unique way to reinforce the shoreline at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, which is home to Navy SEALs, amphibious warships and expeditionary combat forces.

In 2014, 100 WWII veterans were at this Calif. luncheon. This year, there were 10

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:28
Joseph Brocato, who served in the Navy during the Cuban missile crisis and came up with the idea of regular luncheons to pay tribute to local military vets, said part of the challenge now is getting in touch with those who served more than 70 years after the war ended.

Trump appointee, former Navy SEAL, resigns after deriding military veterans with PTSD

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:50
Carl Higbie's resignation, which was prompted after CNN unearthed the comments he reportedly made, comes amid increased scrutiny of the president's appointees for racist or anti-Muslim statements made in the past.

Ex-Trump aide was subject of arrest warrant at White House

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:42
The warrant for Sebastian Gorka issued in September 2016 is for unspecified weapons or ammunitions charges. It remained posted Thursday on the website of Hungary's national police.

Nick Foles and Case Keenum have strong career connections

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:40
Nick Foles contemplated retirement after a miserable season with the Rams in which he ended up losing his starting job to Case Keenum.

In her Captain America suit, Vonn is finally ready to attack

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:35
Back on one of her favorite courses — she holds a record 11 wins in Cortina — Lindsey Vonn is not planning to hold anything back entering a set of three speed races this weekend: downhills Friday and Saturday and then a super-G on Sunday.

New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:16
Leading Democrats and LGBT groups immediately denounced the move, saying "conscience protections" could become a license to discriminate, particularly against gay and transgender people.

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:04
Authorities across the South urged drivers to stay off treacherous roads. At least 15 people died, including a baby in a car that slid off an icy street outside New Orleans, and a 6-year-old boy who sledded onto a roadway in Virginia.

Deputy US marshal, an Army veteran, killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:54
Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill was killed during an ambush as law enforcement officers were serving an arrest warrant inside a home.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:51
A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.

Officials: Navy enacting changes in wake of deadly crashes

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:09
The comments, which were made before a joint hearing of two House Armed Services Committee subpanels, come in the wake of two extensive Navy reviews of deadly warship crashes and mishaps last summer.

Adm. Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA overhaul as director of central intelligence, dies 94

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:40
An Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar, Adm. Stansfield Turner was long considered to be one of the Navy's sharpest analytical minds and brashly confident leaders.

US troops punished for contact with foreign women during White House trip, but not court-martialed

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:47
The Army and Air Force have punished U.S. servicemembers who were sent home from Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Panama last year after bringing foreign women into a secure area without registering them, but will not court-martial them, U.S. military officials said.

Retired Marine major general buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:38
Maj. Gen. Paul A. Fratarangelo died Aug. 24, 2017 at his home in Florida, according to his obituary. He served 33 years as a Marine officer and his final active duty assignment was as commander of the Marine Corps Air Bases, Western Area.