Afghan convention calls for withdrawal of foreign troops, cease-fire with Taliban
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes A convention of regional Afghan leaders adopted a road-map on Friday for peace talks with the Taliban that includes a call for the withdrawal of foreign troops and a cease-fire during the holy month of Ramadan. The traditional gathering of elders — known as... Read more
Death toll climbs after more than 600 rockets fly between Gaza and Israel, both agree to another ceasefire
By Tamara Zieve and Saud Abu Ramadan dpa A Palestinian man was killed on Saturday night as medics said the death toll rose to four from ongoing Israeli army airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in retaliation for some 200 rockets fired by Palestinian militants at Israel. Gaza Health Ministry... Read more
Artillery booms from Army landing craft for first time in decades
J.P. Lawrence Stars and Stripes Artillery rounds blasted from howitzers aboard Army landing craft during a recent training mission, the first time in decades that boats from the service’s little-known fleet of watercraft have conducted a fire mission. Known as Operation Gator, the late April drill at Camp Lejeune,... Read more
Coalition stops assessing who controls parts of Afghanistan, watchdog says
Phillip Walter Wellman Stars and Stripes The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has stopped assessing which districts in the country’s 34 provinces are controlled by the government or by insurgents, meaning nearly every metric to measure success of America’s longest war is now either classified or no longer tracked. For... Read more
Operation Gator sees U.S. National Guard run through first amphibious assault exercise in decades
Amphibious assaults are usually a component of major conflicts, and when major world players start training on “world war”-style tactics, it is hardly ever a good sign. However, such is the case in both the East and West, where the US and Russia seem to be ramping up for... Read more
Cases of heat-related illnesses on the rise, especially among Marines
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes Young Marines and soldiers based in the southeastern U.S. are most at risk for heat-related illnesses, military medical officials found after tracking a steady increase in diagnoses among the services over the past five years. In 2018, there were 578 diagnoses of heat stroke... Read more
Trump tweets about sending armed troops to US-Mexico border
Caitlin M. Kenney Stars and Stripes President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that armed soldiers are now being sent to the U.S.-Mexico border, more than a week after two American soldiers were confronted by Mexican troops on the southern border in Texas. “Mexico’s Soldiers recently pulled guns on our National... Read more
Merit over seniority: Army revamping 50-year-old centralized promotion board
Chad Garland Stars and Stripes The Army will revamp its centralized promotion board processes over the next few years to focus on advancing senior noncommissioned officers on merit, not time served. Gone will be annual sequenced promotion lists and the “P” status for promotable NCOs, to be replaced by... Read more
Army astronaut set to blast off on moon landing’s 50th anniversary
Seth Robson Stars and Stripes An Army Special Forces surgeon and former military brat is getting ready to blast off into space on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Col. Andrew Morgan, a veteran of two deployments to Afghanistan and one to Iraq, is set for... Read more
Melania Trump and Karen Pence visit Fort Bragg
Rachael Riley The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Sgt. Deanna Orallo has been a soldier for more than 10 years. She was among the hundreds of Fort Bragg soldiers and airmen gathered Monday to hear from first lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence during a tour of the military... Read more
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