Judge rules transgender people can sue the Pentagon over policy barring them from serving
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes A federal judge in Maryland ruled Tuesday that men and women barred from joining the military because of their transgender status can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn a Pentagon policy blocking their service. U.S. District Judge George Russell ruled transgender men and... Read more
Most C-130 Hercules back in the air after they were grounded for inspections
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Air Force has resumed flights of almost three-quarters of the transport planes that the service grounded last week after maintainers discovered unusual cracks in the wing joints of an Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft, an Air Mobility Command spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ninety-one... Read more
Russian jets intercepted off Alaskan coast by U.S. & Canadian forces
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes American and Canadian fighter jets intercepted a pair of Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Thursday, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Two U.S. F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets and two Canadian CF-18 Hornet fighters... Read more
Army creating wearable & wireless tokens for soldiers on the front lines
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Army hopes to outfit soldiers with small, wearable tokens that will allow them simple, non-contact access to secure battlefield networks for communications while serving in the field. Army Futures Command is working to develop the technology that would produce a wireless signal to... Read more
“We have a problem,” Navy top SEAL says overhaul of culture is needed
Corey Dickstein and Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The Navy’s top SEAL wrote in a message to the Naval Special Warfare Command that he has ordered an ethics review of the elite force, telling them that “we have a problem” within the SEALs, which have been plagued by allegations... Read more
Survey: Military families disappointed with on-post housing, DoD trying to fix issues
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Army families are less satisfied with living conditions in on-post housing than they were last year, according to a pair of surveys that service officials sent out in January as they work to address ongoing problems reported in residences run by private management companies.... Read more
Marines offering pilots $280,000 bonus to fly fighter jets versus commercial planes
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Marine Corps is offering some of its aviators bonuses of up to $280,000 to remain in the service as the service looks to improve pilot retention, an issue the military has struggled with in recent years. The Marine Corps’ fiscal year 2020 aviation... Read more
Trump’s tweet calling Bowe Bergdahl a traitor may lead to his conviction being overturned
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Military appellate judges are considering a request to dismiss the convictions of former Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a one-time Taliban captive who in 2017 pleaded guilty to charges that he deserted his post in Afghanistan and endangered his fellow troops. The U.S. Army Court... Read more
U.S. sending a dozen F-22 Raptors to Qatar for first time
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes The Pentagon has deployed about a dozen F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets to the small Persian Gulf nation of Qatar as part of its recent buildup of forces amid tensions with Iran, Pentagon officials said Friday. The advanced fighters arrived at Al Udeid Air... Read more
Newest Medal of Honor recipient eliminated 11 threats during ‘house of nightmares’ mission, saved his unit from massacre
Corey Dickstein Stars and Stripes Pinned down inside a pitch-black, insurgent-filled house in the early days of the second battle of Fallujah, Staff Sgt. David Bellavia grabbed a heavy M249 automatic machine gun from another soldier and charged forward into oncoming fire from enemy fighters hunkered down in a... Read more

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