Coast Guard News

After surviving the early days of Trump’s presidency, Iran deal is seen at risk

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 19 min ago
President Donald Trump decided against killing off the Iran nuclear deal in a Day One spectacular. It may face a lingering death instead.

Passengers to face tighter screening at airports, but can still carry laptops

Stars & Stripes - 3 hours 41 min ago
President Donald Trump decided against killing off the Iran nuclear deal in a Day One spectacular. It may face a lingering death instead.

Ranger Hall of Fame opens doors to warriors from WWII to Global War on Terror

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 22:21
During a three-hour ceremony this week, 17 veterans were inducted into the prestigious U.S. Army Ranger Hall of Fame. The men had distinguished themselves in battles from World War II to the Global War on Terror.

Alabama congressman wants separate military branch for space

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 22:18
An Alabama lawmaker’s proposal to create a separate military branch for space warfare appears to be moving forward in the U.S. House of Representatives.

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:37
North Korea's U.N. ambassador warned the United States and the rest of the world Wednesday that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless of sanctions, pressure or military attack.

South Korean leader vows to stand with Trump on North Korea

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:01
Speaking at a Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, President Moon Jae-in offered an emotional tribute to Marines who fought in a fierce battle in the Korean War that helped in the mass evacuation of Korean civilians, including his own parents.

In North Carolina, expanded military retiree tax breaks approved by Senate

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:47
Senators want to give a state income tax break to more North Carolina military veterans on retirement pay or benefits received by surviving family members.

Pentagon, Trump at odds on climate change

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:38
The report backed by the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee, would make an assessment of the 10 military bases within each service most threatened by rising sea levels, drought and thawing permafrost. It also asks for the costs of mitigating those effects.

‘Repeal and replace’? Try ‘tweak and move on.’

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 18:00
A market-driven health care system with government at the periphery would implement the lesson of Social Security: Government is good at sending checks to identifiable cohorts. It should send support to those who need it for purchasing premiums, then get out of the way.

Passengers to face tighter screening at airports, but can still carry laptops

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:58
Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will order stricter passenger screening and other new security measures for all flights entering the United States but will not bar laptop computers in carry-on luggage as airlines and passenger groups had feared.

Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 17:33
On Tuesday, the French president extended the invitation again when he and Trump spoke by telephone, and Trump accepted.

They fled Boko Haram and famine – and then they were forced back

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:59
As the number of refugees around the world soars, they are facing growing hostility from host countries and shrinking protection from the international legal framework put in place to defend such vulnerable people decades ago.

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:40
A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Leadership lessons from 40 years in the Coast Guard

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:30
Admiral Paul Zukunft has been the commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 30, 2014. In a recent interview, Zukunft discussed the times that have tested his leadership skills, the lessons he has learned during 40 years of service and his 4:30 a.m. exercise routine.

Lawmakers press Trump not to deport foreign-born military recruits

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:22
Two lawmakers are pressing President Donald Trump to intervene on a Pentagon proposal to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 immigrant recruits, raising the specter of their deportation if the White House remains silent.

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:15
When President Donald Trump got around to talking about the Republican health care system plan during a rally before a 6,000-person crowd, instead of preaching party lines about getting the government out of Americans' health decisions and cutting costs, he declared: "Add some money to it!"

Dems want Pentagon to give breakdown of Trump's travel costs

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:07
Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.

Naval Support Activity welcomes new commander

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:05
Capt. Kyle Bryan replaced Capt. Rudy Geisler as commanding officer of Naval Support Activity in Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Naval Annex on Wednesday.

Contracts For June 28, 2017

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 15:00
CONTRACTS NAVY Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being

Citadel President Rosa to retire next summer after 12 years

Stars & Stripes - Wed, 06/28/2017 - 14:31
After 12 years in charge of South Carolina’s military college, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa will step down as president of The Citadel next summer.