National Guard News

Water parks and pools in Japan and Okinawa

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
A calendar of nearby water parks and pools of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 27 min ago
With soccer sponsorships, record-setting skyscrapers and wintertime golfing, the United Arab Emirates has projected an image of comfort and opportunity in a volatile region. But the quiet expansion of its military footprint is drawing a different kind of attention to the Gulf federation as it wades into some of the region's messiest conflicts.

Jewish groups cancel meetings with Netanyahu to protest Western Wall decision

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 33 min ago
Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

ISIS launches counterattacks in areas of Mosul considered liberated

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 52 min ago
Islamic State fighters launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighborhood that had recently been declared free of the militant group, setting off clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said Monday.

GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
Republican leaders added a penalty for people who've let their insurance lapse Monday as party leaders prepared to begin pushing their health care measure through the Senate, despite a rebellion within GOP ranks.

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 55 min ago
British Prime Minister Theresa May tried Monday to reassure European Union citizens living in Britain that their lives and those of their family will not be disrupted when Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

2 Marines suffer severe burns from F/A-18 flash fire

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 min ago
Two Marine Corps maintainers working on an F/A-18 fighter jet were injured when a flash fire ignited as they were performing routine maintenance on the aircraft, the service said Monday.

First military case in 'Fat Leonard' Navy bribery scandal begins

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 37 min ago
Prosecutors alleged at a preliminary hearing in Norfolk, Virginia, on Monday that Cmdr. David Alexander Morales accepted bottles of champagne, $5,000 meals and sex.

Off-base events

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 41 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Virginia-native hiking to raise funds for veterans

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 44 min ago
Kasie Taylor is hiking the North Carolina Mountains-to-Sea Trail to raise money for Warrior Expeditions — which promotes effects of long-distance outdoor expeditions to help combat veterans transition back into civilian life.

Russian navy test-fires submarine-launched missile

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 50 min ago
The Russian Defense Ministry said the Yuri Dolgoruky nuclear-powered submarine launched the Bulava missile Monday from a submerged position in the Barents Sea.

Coast Guard to sell vacant housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 57 min ago
The Coast Guard announced last month its willingness to negotiate a possible sale of the vacant military housing near Concord Naval Weapons Station to Concord, a city official said.

On-base activities

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 2 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

Supreme Court partly reinstates Trump's travel ban; fall arguments set

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 9 min ago
The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.

WWII veteran, 94, gets his high school diploma

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 26 min ago
Among the almost 200 Monticello High School graduates on Sunday was 94-year-old Ed Maier, walking in a blue cap and gown to receive his diploma.

London's fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 36 min ago
The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials who failed to prevent the tragedy.

Senate Democrats: Boost domestic spending, not just defense

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
Senate Democrats, whose support is needed to pass more than $1 trillion worth of Cabinet department budgets, are demanding that domestic agencies receive budget increases, not just the Pentagon.

Nephew searching for late uncle's WWII sweetheart

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 40 min ago
The nephew of Andrew Piter Jr., who was killed fifteen days before the end of WWII, is seeking information about the woman his late uncle fell in love with during the war.

Missile threats surging worldwide, DOD study finds

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 50 min ago
Technology for ballistic and cruise missiles is advancing in countries from North Korea and Iran to Russia and China, increasing potential threats to the U.S. even if they don't carry nuclear warheads, according to a new Pentagon report.

As VFW posts rapidly disappear, many seek ways to stay relevant in a changing world

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 57 min ago
Veterans of Foreign War posts – where members could socialize with other veterans – are rapidly closing across the nation as aging members die and younger veterans choose not to join.