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A year after an extremist killed a retired Massachusetts State Trooper and veteran Air Force officer in a racially-motivated fatal shooting in Winthrop, Mass., city officials, community members and friends and family of the victims gathered to pay tribute.

Stories in this edition of Stripes in 7 focus on a teen who raised more than $140,000 for Honor Flight, a $27.5 million terminal renovation at Yokota Air Base and more.

Archive photo of the day | Samood, Iraq, July 26, 2008: Spc. Hiram Elizondo crosses the steep banks of a canal early in the morning while searching fields around Samood, Iraq, for weapons caches.

The Russian strikes represent an uptick from the pace of their missile attacks in recent weeks as the war has evolved into a more artillery-focused battle in Ukraine’s eastern region of the Donbas.

China’s ongoing military buildup and February commitment to a “no-limits” partnership with Russia presents a serious threat to the Indo-Pacific region, Adm. John Aquilino said.

U.S. forces on Monday killed Abu Hamzah al Yemeni, a “senior leader” of an al-Qaida-aligned terrorist organization, during a strike in Syria, U.S. Central Command said in a news release.

President Joe Biden will award the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest recognition for combat valor, to four U.S. Army veterans who fought their way through hellacious battles during the Vietnam War more than 50 years ago.

During Brett Kavanaugh's 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, then-California Sen. Kamala Harris asked the judge if he thought women's privacy rights extended to choosing to have an abortion. Kavanaugh declined to answer.

Visitors have to abide by guidelines requiring travelers to have a special coordinator, stay on specific routes and abide by rules like wearing masks and regularly using disinfectant.


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

Pfc. Kang Young Hyun, 28, is a member of DAY6, a pop rock band represented by JYP Entertainment, a South Korean record label that debuted K-pop groups like Wonder Girls.

Richard Overton, the oldest-living veteran, was born on May 11, 1906, the same year as the first wireless radio broadcast, and a year before Oklahoma became a state. He died Thursday at the age of 112.

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists demonstrated outside the German Foreign Ministry as China's top diplomat visited Germany's capital Tuesday, urging the government in Berlin to do more to force Beijing to address human rights issues.

As the year draws to a close, we remember those killed in Afghanistan in 2018.

Today, John L. Canley will receive the Medal of Honor. In the Battle of Hue during the Vietnam War, he scaled a concrete wall unprotected and in full view of enemy fighters to move wounded troops to safety. Then he did it again: Photo: Erik Estrada

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