Coast Guard News

Navy asking Pentagon to increase paternity leave time

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23
The recommendation stems from the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which allows the Pentagon to increase non-chargeable leave across the services. It is subject to approval by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:21
French President Emmanuel Macron will boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country's domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad, as he repeated his wishes for an increased European military cooperation on Friday.

Flaming Army Humvee rolls into German expressway traffic; no one hurt

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:16
A Humvee being towed for repairs on a major roadway in Bavaria suddenly burst into flames and smashed into a guardrail before coming to a stop, German police said.

Thorny global issues abound a year into Trump presidency

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:40
With a sharp departure from years and sometimes decades of U.S. foreign policy, President Donald Trump has made a seismic global impact during his first year in office.

Red Cross to roll out welcome mat to contractors and their families

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:36
The American Red Cross in Europe is trying to erase the difficulties many contractors and their spouses face in integrating into their new communities on the Continent.

How House Republicans got to 'yes' on funding the government

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:31
It wasn’t an easy task for House GOP leaders to cobble up the 216 votes within their conference needed to pass a continuing resolution. Yet throughout the negotiations, leadership remained confident its members would get there, given the urgency of the deadline and the political consequences if they failed to meet it.

What do you think of your Army housing? Survey seeks answers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:27
A servicewide survey has been launched to determine how families living in on-base and off-base leased housing rate their accommodations and the service’s housing office.

Drone helps rescue boys caught in 9-foot ocean swell off Australia

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:15
In what is being described as a "first," lifeguards successfully deployed a drone to rescue two boys in trouble while swimming off the eastern coast of Australia Thursday.

Personality tests are failing American workers

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:55
Considering their pervasiveness, they could systematically exclude an entire population with disabilities from work — precisely what the ADA was meant to avoid.

The day Eartha Kitt attacked the Vietnam War at the White House

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:54
Eartha Kitt's career was flourishing until she was invited by Lady Bird Johnson to a Jan. 18, 1968, luncheon at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

A going away party for 5 Democrats

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:54
There are more than a few vibrant and dynamic Democrats who can’t get to the podium because others have stayed too long.

Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:24
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Mattis announces national defense strategy

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:21
A new national defense strategy says that competition with China and Russia has threatened America's military advantage around the world. And it will require increased investment to make U.S. forces more lethal, agile and ready for war. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is unveiling the strategy.

Japan accuses US military of flying over school where helicopter window fell

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:59
A UH-1Y Venom and two AH-1Z Vipers were spotted above Futenma Daini Elementary School on Thursday afternoon, said a spokesman for the Okinawa Defense Bureau.

Review: 'Den of Thieves' is throwback cops and robbers tale

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:48
Cops and robbers, robbers and cops. It’s a classic genre, from children’s games to cinema. And it’s the spine of Christian Gudegast’s directorial debut, the LA crime noir flick “Den of Thieves,” where “cops and robbers” is writ so large it nearly becomes abstract. It’s a film that wears its inspirations openly, with a whole lot of “Training Day,” “Rampart,” “The Usual Suspects” and “Inside Man” in the mix. With excellent cinematic craftsmanship and some clever twists, “Den of Thieves” just about places itself within that canon, even when it’s too enamored of its own tricksiness.

US-backed Somalia commandos kill 4 al-Shabab extremists

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 08:29
Child conscripts were also rescued at a a camp for al-Shabab extremist fighters, a Somali intelligence official said Friday.

Flying emergency rooms are classrooms for first European and Africa aeromedical symposium

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 02:51
More than 40 flight nurses, physicians, pilots and planners from NATO and partner countries shared their experiences in airlifting wounded and sick patients on military aircraft during the event.

Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:51
An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.

Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:49
Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city.

The Navy base where SEALs train is being protected by Christmas trees

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:10
The Navy has found a unique way to reinforce the shoreline at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, which is home to Navy SEALs, amphibious warships and expeditionary combat forces.