Coast Guard News

Russian ambassador to US concludes assignment

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 7 min ago
Russian ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak - a high-profile figure in the controversy over Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election- has concluded his assignment in Washington.

Airmen deployed from Tucson base back from 6-month operation

Stars & Stripes - 1 hour 28 min ago
Airmen deployed from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in support of an effort in Turkey have returned home to Tucson.

How ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a 'dirty bomb'

Stars & Stripes - 4 hours 23 min ago
On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group. But the most fearsome weapon in Mosul on that day was never used by the terrorists. Only now is it becoming clear what happened to it.

12 US paratroopers hospitalized after night jump in Romania

Stars & Stripes - 7 hours 7 min ago
The soldiers were participating in Saber Guardian 17, a U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, which aims to increase coordination between the U.S., Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

Army grad closing in on majors

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 46 min ago
Chris Rowley, who will turn 27 in August, is a phone call from becoming the first West Point graduate to play in the major leagues.

Army football prospect battles back from torn ACL

Stars & Stripes - 8 hours 54 min ago
One year ago, Andrew Hipp tore his left anterior cruciate ligament while running a route on the last play of Army's camp. Hipp's road back was fueled on returning to West Point and impressing Army's coaches.

As administration wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 14 min ago
Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many rely on to help treat post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain and opioid addiction, veterans have become an influential lobbying force.

Trump's immigration crackdown is stressing out deployed US troops

Stars & Stripes - 9 hours 26 min ago
"Parole in place" reprieves, known inside the military as PIP, are meant to keep deployed service members focused by easing any worry about the safety of undocumented spouses and immediate family back home.

Coast Guard to enforce US pot laws on water

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 30 min ago
Since Jan. 30, adult Maine residents can legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow as many as six flowering pot plants.

Old Ironsides restored, returns to harbor

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 36 min ago
The Constitution, launched in 1797, has undergone waves of major repairs since the 1830s, with the most recent prior restoration being a three-year comprehensive structural project that ended in 1995 ahead of its 200th anniversary.

Col. Michael Downs bids farewell to San Angelo

Stars & Stripes - 10 hours 48 min ago
Michael Downs relinquished command of the 17th Training Wing to Col. Ricky Mills during the base's change of command ceremony on Friday.

Taliban capture two more districts as summertime fighting continues

Stars & Stripes - 11 hours 55 min ago
The Taliban seized control of two districts in different areas of Afghanistan in a matter of hours, official said Sunday — the latest advances by the militants, who have vowed to step up attacks as the year progresses.

Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

Stars & Stripes - 12 hours 56 min ago
Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

Former World War II POW honored as he reaches 100

Stars & Stripes - 12 hours 59 min ago
During three years as a Japanese prisoner of war in Manchuria, Randall Edwards was certain he wouldn't survive World War II. The leaders of the camp had orders to execute all the prisoners if American troops ever invaded the main island of Japan.

Mexico sees surge in drug violence

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 31 min ago
Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has jumped to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.

Death toll up in Jerusalem unrest

Stars & Stripes - 13 hours 36 min ago
East Jerusalem continued to smolder Saturday after one of the worst days of Israeli-Palestinian unrest in years.

Capt. Robert Edwin Holton is laid to rest in Montana

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:46
U.S. Air Force Capt. Robert Edwin Holton was buried under hazy but cloudless blue skies Saturday, finally resting in his home state of Montana after 48 years of being missing in action during the Vietnam War.

Meet the Sweeney family, who helped build the USS Gerald R. Ford

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 20:34
The commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford has been a long time coming for the Sweeneys, who experienced first-hand the conundrums that arise while building a supercarrier – some technical, some personal.

Strong aftershocks test nerves on Greek island after quake

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 19:52
Crews of experts began examining the damage to cultural monuments and infrastructure on the eastern Greek island of Kos on Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others in the Aegean Sea region that stretches to Turkey's sprawling coast.

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

Stars & Stripes - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 17:30
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.