Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Category: Military, Defense

STARS AND STRIPES DAILY HEADLINES
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> Stolen thumb drives might hold personal data on Ramstein students
> http://www.stripes.com/news/stolen-thumb-drives-might-hold-personal-data-on-ramstein-students-1.197984?localLinksEnabled=false
> The theft of five thumb drives from an unlocked vehicle may have compromised the personal information of hundreds of pupils, their parents and staff members at a Defense Department school in Germany, school officials said Wednesday. >
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> Thanksgiving Army-style at remote base in Afghanistan
> http://www.stripes.com/news/thanksgiving-army-style-at-remote-base-in-afghanistan-1.197979?localLinksEnabled=false
> As she prepares Thanksgiving lunch and dinner, Spc. Nikki Barthelemey faces a few holiday challenges — cooking the turkey evenly, finishing side dishes on time, avoiding incoming mortar fire. Barthelemey is head cook for an Army infantry company at Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, in remote east Afghanistan. >
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> Retirees still to face upfront medical payments in Philippines
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/philippines/retirees-still-to-face-upfront-medical-payments-in-philippines-1.197918?localLinksEnabled=false
> Military insurer Tricare says retirees in the Philippines will continue to face upfront medical payments despite efforts to eliminate the requirement and overhaul the troubled benefits system there. >
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> Military to add Naha to courtesy patrol list on Okinawa
> http://www.stripes.com/news/military-to-add-naha-to-courtesy-patrol-list-on-okinawa-1.197917?localLinksEnabled=false
> U.S. forces on Okinawa will begin late-night courtesy patrols in the prefectural capital of Naha to enforce a military curfew following a string of alleged crimes by servicemembers, according to announcements Wednesday by both the Marine Corps and Air Force. >
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> Air Force brigadier general reassigned to Pentagon
> http://www.stripes.com/air-force-brigadier-general-reassigned-to-pentagon-1.197983?localLinksEnabled=false
> The deputy commander of a task force that ran detention centers in Afghanistan has been reassigned to a Pentagon position pending the outcome of an investigation, the Air Force confirmed this week. >
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> Victim testifies as US soldier appeals rape conviction
> http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/korea/victim-testifies-as-us-soldier-appeals-rape-conviction-1.197900?localLinksEnabled=false
> A South Korean woman has testified she didn’t realize she had been raped by a U.S. soldier until hours later because she was unconscious during the assault. >
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> Official: Parade that ended with deadly crash lacked right-of-way permit
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/official-parade-that-ended-with-deadly-crash-lacked-right-of-way-permit-1.197989?localLinksEnabled=false
> The veteran’s parade that ended a tragic train crash last week lacked a right-of-way permit, a Midland city official said Tuesday. The crash killed four wounded veterans and injured 16 other riders Thursday. It was part of a weekend organized by the Midland group Show of Support meant to honor the veterans. >
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> Mrs. Sinclair says she finds comfort in Fort Bragg family
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/mrs-sinclair-says-she-finds-comfort-in-fort-bragg-family-1.197956?localLinksEnabled=false
> The wife of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair said she and her family have found comfort on Fort Bragg. “My friends who are military spouses have been a rock,” Rebecca Sinclair said Tuesday. “They’re what’s helping us to get through this.” >
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> Report: Tinnitus No. 1 disability affecting veterans, active-duty servicemembers
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/report-tinnitus-no-1-disability-affecting-veterans-active-duty-servicemembers-1.197958?localLinksEnabled=false
> A recent report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs revealed more than 10 percent of all veteran disability claims in fiscal year of 2011 were due to tinnitus, an early sign of hearing loss. >
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> Phony war hero Danny Crane admits he was lying
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/phony-war-hero-danny-crane-admits-he-was-lying-1.197957?localLinksEnabled=false
> Danny Crane bragged that he was the “most decorated veteran in Florida.” He claimed he had been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, an Air Medal and other war-related awards. None of this was true. >
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> Retired admiral talks about keeping a smaller U.S. Navy ready
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/retired-admiral-talks-about-keeping-a-smaller-u-s-navy-ready-1.197974?localLinksEnabled=false
> The Navy of the future will be smaller, but through technology and innovation must maintain its global reach to protect U.S. interests overseas, according to Retired Adm. John C. Harvey Jr., who headed up the Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va. until his retirement in October. >
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> U.S. Central Command cancels holiday party
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/u-s-central-command-cancels-holiday-party-1.197962?localLinksEnabled=false
> The annual holiday party thrown by the head of U.S. Central Command has been canceled, according to an invitee, who learned about the decision when he called to RSVP. >
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> Jill Kelley was awarded Joint Chiefs’ No. 2 medal for civilians
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/jill-kelley-was-awarded-joint-chiefs-no-2-medal-for-civilians-1.197961?localLinksEnabled=false
> Before she became enmeshed in a controversy that would take down the director of the CIA, Jill Kelley was considered so valuable to the MacDill Air Force Base community that she was awarded the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s second-highest honor to a civilian. >
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> Lawsuit filed over decades-old military-sponsored test spraying in St. Louis
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/lawsuit-filed-over-decades-old-military-sponsored-test-spraying-in-st-louis-1.197973?localLinksEnabled=false
> A doctoral dissertation that renewed public interest in the military-sponsored chemical spraying of impoverished areas of St. Louis in the 1950s and ’60s has spawned a lawsuit. >
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> Military families sacrifice during holidays
> http://www.stripes.com/news/us/military-families-sacrifice-during-holidays-1.197972?localLinksEnabled=false
> “It’s pretty difficult,” Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Rose said of missing key events and holidays with his family. “Thanksgiving, Christmas, other big holidays and birthdays, it’s tough. You realize sometimes you miss things.”

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