Coast Guard News

Polish, Afghan forces free 11 hostages from the Taliban

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 48 min ago
Polish and Afghan special forces, backed by U.S. air power, freed 11 people who had been taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Poland's Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said on Tuesday.

After a century of shame and silence, a soldier’s family gets the medals he earned

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 7 min ago
Nearly a century after his death, Charles Monroe Baucom's granddaughter, Joy Williams, has worked to restore his legacy to the place of pride she believes it should have always held.

Indian divers to join Sri Lanka flood rescue as toll climbs

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 18 min ago
Tens of thousands of people marooned by severe flooding and mudslides in Sri Lanka remained in relief camps Tuesday, as aid teams bolstered by Indian navy divers and doctors pushed forward with rescue efforts.

S. Korea’s new leader orders probe on US missile launchers

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 38 min ago
Calling it a "very shocking" incident, South Korea's new liberal president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn't told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea's nuclear threats.

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 26 min ago
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.

US deploys supersonic bomber; N. Korea says missile test showed high level of accuracy

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 24 min ago
It was the ninth missile test this year as North Korea steps up its program aimed at developing a nuclear-tipped missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, despite U.N. sanctions and diplomatic pressure against it.

Memorial Day ceremony remembers Japanese-American veterans who 'had to prove' loyalty

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 41 min ago
An intimate crowd gathered at the Nisei War Memorial in Roeding Park in Fresno, Calif. on Monday, honoring the 29 names inscribed on the wall who fell in combat, and remembering the difficulties Japanese-Americans faced during World War II when their loyalties to the U.S. were questioned.

Teens suspected of stealing California Army vet's gear — on Memorial Day

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 1 min ago
Memorial Day is typically a tough day for Windsor, Calif. resident Gary Colburn anyway, as the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Regiment veteran can’t but help recall buddies lost in war. Monday started even worse, when his bank sent him an alert regarding suspicious activity on his credit card.

Moody Air Force Base airmen march to remember the fallen

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 5 min ago
Rucking for Memorial Day is a Moody AFB tradition that goes back many years. All members of the 823rd Base Defense Squadron, they were making a 12-mile march to honor those in uniform who went out to battle for the U.S. and never came back.

Kadena airman arrested following crash

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 21:23
A 24-year-old airman assigned to Kadena Air Base was arrested following a hit-and-run crash, police officials said.

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect asks her parents to pray for her

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 21:12
A suspect in the poisoning death of the North Korean leader's half brother has written to her parents from jail, asking them to pray for her but saying "don't think about me too much."

Military vets hope 74-hour baseball game breaks world record

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:54
A group of military veterans in southern Illinois hopes their Memorial Day weekend effort to play the longest non-stop baseball game ever was successful.

Portland mayor aims to nix free-speech rally, fears 'hatred'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:52
The mayor of Portland, Oregon, on Monday urged U.S. officials and organizers to cancel a "Trump Free Speech Rally" and other similar events, saying they are inappropriate after two men were stabbed to death on a train as they tried to intervene in an anti-Muslim tirade.

Thousands turn out to remember Kennedy on his 100th birthday

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 20:48
Americans turned out by the thousands Monday to celebrate the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the day he would have turned 100.

Iraqi forces’ crucial weapon in Mosul battle — bulldozers

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:23
On the front lines, the jagged teeth of a young soldier's bulldozer mark the beginning of Iraq's territory and the end of the Islamic State's.

Nighttime, early morning bombings in Baghdad kill 31

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:47
A massive bombing by the Islamic State group outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad and a rush hour car bomb in another downtown area killed at least 31 people on Tuesday, Iraqi officials said.

Memorial Day parades, ceremonies honor fallen military

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 17:09
Americans marched in Memorial Day parades Monday and came together in solemn ceremonies to pay their respects to those killed in service to the country.

Trump condemns killing of pair who tried to stop racist rant

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:32
President Donald Trump on Monday condemned the fatal stabbing of two good Samaritans trying to help a pair of young women targeted by an anti-Muslim tirade on a Portland, Oregon, light rail train.

At Arlington, Trump hails the fallen and their families

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 15:08
President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones.

50 years later, Gold Star Mother remembers 'the only son I had'

Stars & Stripes - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 14:51
Almost 50 years after U.S. Army Cpl. Robert William Cupp was killed by a booby trap in South Vietnam, his mother, 97-year-old Emogene Cupp, paid tribute to him Monday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.