Coast Guard News

Navy plans more promotions, bonuses for sailors as service expands

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
Sailors can expect more promotions and re-enlistment bonuses as the service starts growing again, according to the Navy’s personnel chief.

Navy to increase tour lengths for sailors assigned to Japan

Stars & Stripes - 0 sec ago
The Navy wants sailors to spend as much time on their overseas assignments as they would at a stateside duty station, the service’s personnel chief said.

2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 22 min ago
The two Koreas are meeting Wednesday for the third time in less than 10 days to continue their discussions on Olympics cooperation, days ahead of talks with the IOC on North Korean participation in the upcoming Winter Games in the South.

Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 27 min ago
Hard-line conservatives threatened late Tuesday to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown, saying GOP leaders now lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback came as a deal between President Donald Trump and Congress to protect young immigrants from deportation also remained distant.

One Camp Pendleton Marine killed in stabbing, another is in custody

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 49 min ago
One Marine is in custody and another is dead following a Tuesday morning fight between students at Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry.

Jaguars 'threw a tantrum' when Marrone started making changes

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 56 min ago
Jacksonville's locker room was abuzz late last season. Four guys played table tennis while others crowded around a small table for dominoes. Two 80-inch televisions were tuned to a sports highlight show, and music blared from one corner of the room.

Earnhardt Jr. to help NBC Sports at Super Bowl and Olympics

Stars & Stripes - 2 hours 58 min ago
Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else.

Ohio Guard names veteran pilot first female base commander

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 45 min ago
The Ohio National Guard has named a veteran pilot the first female commander of a Guard air base in the state.

No rest for US air blitz in Afghanistan

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 3 min ago
For the first time in 16 years, the cold has not slowed the war in the air. U.S. and Afghan forces conducted 455 airstrikes in December, an average of 15 a day, compared with just 65 the year before.

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:55
A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.

Vice Adm. Tom Rowden out at Naval Surface Forces

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:47
Vice Adm. Tom Rowden, the Navy’s top surface warfare officer, will depart the service on Thursday, the latest fallout in an ongoing probe into a rash of collisions in the Western Pacific that killed 17 sailors over the summer.

Nigerian army releases 244 suspects who denounced Boko Haram

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:36
Nigeria's army released 244 Boko Haram suspects who have denounced their membership in the deadly extremist group, Nigerian army officials said Tuesday.

FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 22:30
Hawaii has had the authority to cancel or retract warnings since 2012, when it applied for access to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, FEMA said in a statement.

Readout of Secretary of Defense Mattis' meeting with Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan

DoD News Releases - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:30
Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:               Jan. 16,

US withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 20:14
The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination," the State Department said.

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 19:27
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday refused to answers questions from the House Intelligence Committee about his time working for President Donald Trump, provoking a subpoena from the panel's Republican chairman.

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:44
Manning has an uphill battle to defeat Sen. Ben Cardin, but her international fame will almost certainly prevent the two-term senator from ignoring his primary challenger in the heavily Democratic state.

Fitzgerald, McCain commanders face criminal charges in deadly crashes

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:51
Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.

The future of esports is here as the Overwatch League debuts

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:56
In the Burbank, Calif., soundstage where Johnny Carson and Jay Leno spent four decades filming “The Tonight Show,” a former Washington State computer science student named Seagull is pursuing a South Korean teenager with a very big gun. Their characters’ exploits inside "Overwatch," the wildly popular multiplayer game not yet two years old, flicker above their heads on an enormous high-definition screen.

Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

Stars & Stripes - Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:29
President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office.