National Guard News

Retired reporter still compiling tales of Vietnam vets

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 29 min ago
Joe Galloway experienced the Vietnam war from many viewpoints because of his ability to move from outfit to outfit. As a frontline correspondent, he was on the ground with the soldiers.

Do homework on schools, Pitt student advises fellow veterans

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 40 min ago
Alex Austin is at once a success story and a cautionary tale for veterans who can choose from a variety of schools and programs.

GI Bill a 'cash cow' for some Pennsylvania schools

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 47 min ago
Federal law permits the VA to exclude schools that do not meet guidelines from participation. But multiple lawsuits, a landslide of complaints and a 2016 written request from 23 veterans groups didn't change the status of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online as an approved participant.

4 dead, 23 wounded in grenade attack in southern Philippines

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 29 min ago
The motive for the attack wasn't immediately clear, but a military officer said the attacker returned to the area to retaliate after being beaten by a group of men who accused him of stealing a cellphone.

Air Force falls one match short of making Frozen Four

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 5 min ago
Brady Tomlak and Jordan Himley scored goals for Air Force (27-10) in East Region finals.

Army coaches keeping track of player repetitions

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 22 min ago
Experienced players, who have their practice time limited, are expected to give maximum when they are in action. Coach Jeff Monken said he's not toning down practices but just pulling back the turns on his veterans.

Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killing

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 34 min ago
Mazen Faqha was freed in a 2011 prisoner exchange after Israel jailed him for directing suicide bombing attacks against Israelis.

Blasts kill 6 as troops battle militants in east Bangladesh

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 45 min ago
Paramilitary troops have been trying since Friday to flush out Islamist radicals holed up in a building with a large cache of ammunition.

Pakistan starts building fence along Afghan border

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 4 min ago
The two countries share a 1,500-mile border known as the Durand Line, which was drawn during colonial times and is not recognized by the Afghan government.

Medical relief group: Syria hospitals need 'fortification'

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 4 min ago
Three-quarters of hospitals surveyed were "makeshift hospitals," in buildings not initially designed to provide medical care, because real hospitals were either destroyed or made inoperable.

Little sets school record with nine goals as Navy wins

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 13 min ago
Navy attackman David Little broke a single-game school-record that had stood for 74 years while faceoff specialist Brady Dove and defenseman Matt Rees established new career marks.

Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 21:46
A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Chinese pursuit of MoneyGram raises espionage fears

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 20:09
The acquisition of financial giant MoneyGram by a company with close ties to the Beijing government might be scuppered by rising fears that Chinese spies would exploit the data of American troops and their families to track military movements and identify targets to turn.

A danger lies in dismissing Kim Jong Un as irrational

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:22
It's a relatively common view. World leaders, military chiefs and Hollywood have all painted him as an unhinged maniac. But this is not just wrong, North Korea watchers and dictatorship experts say. It also risks dangerous miscalculation.

3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:00
Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north.

U.S. Strike Kills High-Profile Terrorist Leader

DoD News Releases - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 19:00
‎The U.S. Department of Defense has confirmed that a U.S. counter-terrorism airstrike conducted

After long wait, WWII veteran receives overdue Purple Heart

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:37
In a dining room at Heritage Place in Fayetteville, where Oscar Davis Jr. now lives, the old paratrooper finally received his Purple Heart Medal, 72 years, one month and two weeks after he earned it.

NSA Deputy Director says Russian meddling tests US mettle

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:14
The U.S. government has not figured out how to deter the Russians from meddling in democratic processes, and stopping their interference in elections, both here and in Europe, is a pressing problem, the top civilian leader of the National Security Agency said.

On Medal of Honor Day, a nation's military heroes honor courageous civilians

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 16:23
After Saturday's Medal of Honor Day wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery featuring recipients of the nation's highest military honor, the focus turned to honoring men, women and one unique teenager who have served their communities in different ways.

US acknowledges its forces were behind airstrike on Mosul

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 15:42
An airstrike targeting Islamic State militants in the Iraqi city of Mosul that witnesses say killed at least 100 people was in fact launched by the U.S. military, American officials said Saturday.