Coast Guard News

Terror risk from small domestic drones has US officials worried

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 13 min ago
The successful use of small drones as weapons by terrorists in Middle Eastern war zones is raising concerns among U.S. security agencies that homegrown extremists will utilize them for attacks here.

Trump signs bill to honor Vietnam veterans every March 29

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 14 min ago
March 29 is now National Vietnam War Veterans Day, thanks to a bill sponsored by Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey and signed into law this week by President Trump.

Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Thomas Hudner

DoD News Releases - 1 hour 44 min ago
 The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116),

Chaplain group: Army’s diversity directive an ‘assault’ on religious beliefs

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 47 min ago
A military religious freedom group blasted an Army directive mandating diversity training, saying it targets biblical beliefs about sexual orientation, the group said Tuesday.

Afghan generals face charges in crackdown on military corruption

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 54 min ago
Facing international criticism for military corruption and domestic anger over a deadly insurgent attack on a military hospital here, Afghan defense officials this week announced that 1,394 army personnel, including several generals, have been fired in connection with corruption charges in the past year.

Putin visits Arctic archipelago to reaffirm Russian presence

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 36 min ago
President Vladimir Putin is visiting an Arctic archipelago as part of Russia's efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the region.

Syrian experts visit critical dam spillway near main Islamic State base

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 2 min ago
Syrian engineers and Red Crescent officials on Wednesday visited a spillway of a key dam west of the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa, opening the gates and relieving pressure, according to the aid organization and Syrian Kurdish media.

Michigan Air Force base commends 'nose art' painters

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 2 min ago
Three artists who designed "nose art" for U.S. military aircrafts were recognized at a Michigan Air National Guard 127th Wing ceremony for continuing the long-held tradition in military avionics.

VA smoking ban gets first hearing in House

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 20 min ago
The Department of Veterans Affairs has attempted for years to rally congressional support against a 25-year-old mandate that there must be smoking areas at its health care facilities. At a Wednesday hearing, a bill finally introduced to repeal that law was discussed publicly for the first time.

CENTCOM: Avoiding civilian casualties in Mosul will become more difficult

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 52 min ago
Avoiding civilian casualties in Iraq will become more difficult as the battle to recapture western Mosul from the Islamic State group intensifies, Army Gen. Joseph Votel told House lawmakers on Wednesday.

Former Minot commander promoted to brigadier general

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 4 min ago
The former commander of the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the rank of brigadier general.

Japan's Self-Defense Forces to guard US vessels in drill

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 6 min ago
The Japanese and U.S. governments have begun arranging for Self-Defense Forces ships, by this summer, to protect U.S. military vessels for the first time in peacetime, it has been learned.

Army veteran and his undocumented wife worry of possible deportation

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 32 min ago
Although Ricardo Pineda had been a soldier for six years and is now a disabled veteran dependent upon his undocumented wife's care, he doesn't know whether his wife will be deported or not.

Britain's Prince Charles on 3-country 'Brexit charm' tour

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 53 min ago
Britain's Prince Charles arrived in Bucharest Wednesday at the start of a nine-day tour to Romania, Italy and Austria seen as an effort to reassure European Union nations that Britain remains a close ally despite its decision to quit the bloc.

Veteran profiled in Times-Tribune story admits he lied about military service

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 57 min ago
After the story was published, the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pa. received messages from soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan with Army veteran Matthew Gajdys and said he lied about being in combat. Gajdys admitted to the lie, and said he embellished other aspects of his story.

Trump administration sought to block Sally Yates from testifying to Congress on Russia

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 59 min ago
The Trump administration sought to block former acting attorney general Sally Yates from testifying in the House investigation of possible links between Russian officials and Donald Trump's campaign, according to letters provided to The Washington Post.

German lawmakers slam Turkey for alleged spying on colleague

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 8 min ago
German lawmakers are voicing anger at claims that Turkey is spying on a fellow member of Parliament.

German teen convicted of Islamic State membership

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 10 min ago
A 19-year-old German man has been convicted of belonging to the Islamic State extremist group and sentenced as a youth to 3 years and 3 months in prison.

Montenegro welcomes US Senate NATO approval

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 20 min ago
Montenegro officials on Wednesday welcomed the U.S. Senate's decision to ratify its entry into NATO, calling it a great step for the tiny Balkan nation.

Denmark arrest 2 men for planning to join Islamic State in Syria

Stars & Stripes - 5 hours 26 min ago
Two men were ordered held in pre-trial custody until April 21 Wednesday on suspicion of violating Denmark's terror laws for planning to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.