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Stars and Stripes is a 24/7 news organization serving the U.S. military, DOD civilians, contractors and their families.

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With little fanfare, the U.S. Army earlier this month fired from Hawaii for the first time two Patriot missiles, knocking out two simulated cruise missile threats at a range of about 20 miles.

U.S. Army veteran Spencer Sullivan spent years fighting to get his Afghan translator asylum after his former platoon’s other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017.

The Pentagon has already begun implementing its “foundation” that “consists of the most important elements in preventing sexual assault and sexual harassment, and holding offenders accountable,” Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said.

The Pentagon previously projected the upgrade would lower the price of airline tickets and reduce the time spent by DOD military and civilian personnel on booking travel by more than 10 million hours a year.

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said the ultimate goal is to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons

A complaint contends that Army finance officials in Europe have unlawfully denied mobilized Army reservists the right to both an allowance for their American residence and an overseas allowance when the Army cannot provide on-post accommodations.

The Army and other U.S. military services are involved in numerous training events with other countries inside Germany throughout the year.

“I have butterflies of hope, but my guard is still up in case I get disappointed again,” Danish musician, Zindy Laursen said. “The reality is that he could be dead or has other children discouraging him from meeting me. A lot is going through my mind.”

Robert Reismann's role in getting Stars and Stripes newspapers delivered across Afghanistan and Iraq over a 20-year span was “pretty incredible work,” said a Pentagon spokesman.


Charlotte Maxwell-Jones, an American who founded Kabul Small Animal Rescue in 2018, was recently told by the Taliban to leave Afghanistan. But she doesn’t intend to go until she’s secured the departure of about 125 people and as many as 250 animals.

David Dushman, the last surviving Allied soldier involved in the liberation of Auschwitz, has died. He was 98.

Hundreds were pictured in the gathering in the aircraft carrier’s hangar deck and many chanted Capt. Brett Crozier’s name.

U.S. Army leaders rallied around a soldier featured in a recruitment video clip that Sen. Ted Cruz mocked as representative of an “emasculated military.”

BREAKING | Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, who was given the nation’s highest military honor for heroically fighting off enemies and saving wounded soldiers in Vietnam, died April 17 from complications caused by the coronavirus.

Thomas Patrick Payne is “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world,” the president told an audience in the East Room of the White House, which was filled with senior Pentagon officials and the soldier’s family.

Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday. He was 97. His passing leaves only two living survivors of the battleship, Lou Conter and Ken Potts.

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class nuclear aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) spell out "Hi Mom!!" on the flight deck of the ship in celebration of Mother's Day 2021. (Photo by @USNavy )

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