Coast Guard News

Internet scammers impersonate soldiers to prey on lonely hearts

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend administered an oath of enlistment to a Fort Bragg paratrooper from the back of an airborne C-17 in February last year. But not everyone believed Townsend was at Fort Bragg that day.

Readout from Secretary James Mattis’ Call with UK State Secretary for Defense Michael Fallon

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 40 min ago
Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense James

Readout of Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ Call with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 41 min ago
Pentagon Spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:Secretary Mattis spoke today

Readout from Secretary James Mattis’ Call with Canada Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 43 min ago
Pentagon Spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense James Mattis

7 people buried in the wrong graves at veterans' cemetery

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 25 min ago
Seven people have been buried in the wrong graves at a Rhode Island veterans' cemetery because grave markers in one row were off by a burial plot.

Contracts For Jan. 23, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - 2 hours 54 min ago

Senate Democrats could still thwart Trump's military buildup plans

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 33 min ago
Hopes that President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress will quickly pass the biggest military buildup in a generation are set to face hard political realities on Capitol Hill, a group of budget experts said Monday.

Trump orders hiring freeze for some federal workers

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 47 min ago
President Donald Trump instituted a government-wide hiring freeze Monday, signing an executive order that he said would affect all employees "except for the military."

Flag Officer Assignments

DoD News Releases - 4 hours 36 min ago
Acting Secretary of the Navy Sean Stackley and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson

Iraq premier orders probe into violations by troops in Mosul

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 48 min ago
Iraq's prime minister on Monday ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.

Lockdown lifted at Davis-Monthan AFB after unconfirmed reports of gunfire

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 58 min ago
A lockdown at Davis–Monthan Air Force Base has been lifted, after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds earlier in the day, according to a message from the base's official Twitter profile.

Trial begins in Key West for man accused in Islamic State bomb plot

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 27 min ago
A lawyer says a man accused of conspiring to detonate a bomb at a Florida Keys beach has no connection to Islamic State militants.

Trump calls Egypt's el-Sissi, offers support

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 33 min ago
Egypt's presidency says that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a "new push" in bilateral relations under Trump's administration.

Senate debates Trump CIA pick

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 37 min ago
The Senate on Monday debated whether to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA, as Democrats raised questions about whether he is transparent in his beliefs about Russia's meddling in the U.S. election and how he feels about torture.

Trump nominates former Rep. Heather Wilson to be Air Force secretary

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 46 min ago
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated former congresswoman Heather Wilson as his pick for Air Force secretary.

White House opens door to cooperation with Russia in Syria

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 6 min ago
The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.

Mattis appoints his senior military adviser and chief of staff at the Pentagon

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 8 min ago
Rear Adm. Craig Faller and retired Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney were appointed senior military adviser and chief of staff at the Pentagon, respectively, by Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday.

Army quietly deactivates its small-team reconnaissance units

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 8 min ago
The Army will quietly deactivate its three long-range surveillance companies in the active-duty force in the remaining days of January, along with four National Guard companies in 2018, the Army said.

Sailor gets 11 years for murder-for-hire plot to kill wife

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 40 min ago
A Navy sailor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

Who’s tracking casualties in Iraq? A California high school teacher

Stars & Stripes - 6 hours 43 min ago
Joel Wing, a high school social studies teacher in California, has never been to Iraq, but he has become one of the go-to sources for reliable data and trends on the violent toll of the 14-year-old conflict in the troubled country.