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  1. US Coast Guard ends search for woman overboard in BahamasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 9 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a New York woman who went overboard while on a cruise in the Bahamas. Coast Guard ships and air crews spent 43 hours searching nearly 3,000 square miles of ocean southwest of the island of Grand Bahama.


  2. Another university furls Confederate-themed Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 30 | Stars and Stripes

    University spokesman Sid Salter said Tuesday that President Mark Keenum approved deans' plans to remove the flag from four locations on the Starkville campus. Salter said the state flags have been replaced with larger American flags, to mirror the large American flag that has flown alone in MSU's central quad for at least 15 years.


  3. When does a flag cross the line into workplace harassment?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Is it racial harassment in the workplace to display the yellow "Don't tread on me" flag? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that it could be, depending on the context. The commission acknowledged that the Gadsden flag, which dates to the American Revolution, did not have racist origins.


  4. Humvees dropped over Fort Bragg during Crescent Reach 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules airdrops a HUMVEE over Sicily Drop Zone during Crescent Reach 16 at Fort Bragg, N.C., May 26, 2016. Exercise Crescent Reach tests and evaluates the ability of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to launch a large aircraft formation in addition to transporting, processing and deploying passengers and cargo.


  5. Conventions show where the parties are vulnerableRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Delegates celebrate after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts the party's nomination on the last day of the Republican National Convention on Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Cleveland. I've tried to stop watching every four years.


  6. Obama, Bush honor 5 officers killed in Dallas shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    President Barack Obama arrived at a memorial service here Tuesday to address another city heartbroken by a mass shooting, seeking to comfort a nation mourning the deaths of five officers while protests over policing have continued in cities across the country. Obama, speaking to a packed hall just a mile from where the gunman opened fire last week, invoked the names of the five police officers killed in the shooting rampage, describing details about each of their lives.


  7. Idaho Army National Guard soldiers arrive in Romania for trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A U.S. Soldier guides an M1A2 Abrams Tank as it drives into position atop a flatcar railway on June 25, 2016 at the Port of Constanta, Romania. The tank, along with 28 other track vehicles, arrived at the Port June 19 and were being handled by soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard's 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team.


  8. New Vance Air Force base command chief joins family in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    His family got much bigger recently when he took over as Vance's top enlisted man, succeeding Chief Master Sgt. Peter Speen, who is deployed to Afghanistan and will retire upon his return to the U.S. At last count there were 356 enlisted airmen at Vance, all of whom fall under Wilson's purview.


  9. US Navy turns to cloud technology to reduce drunken drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks. The effort, tested at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Charleston, South Carolina, from February, could also help ease tensions on the southwestern Japanese island of Okinawa, where most of the U.S. troops in Japan are assigned.


  10. Barack Obama's year of resilienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A year ago this month, President Barack Obama was delivering a eulogy in Charleston, S.C., after the mass shooting in a church there. As he neared the end, he took a long pause and then began singing "Amazing Grace."


  11. Protesters want to nix Confederate sign on Mississippi flagRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Protesters gathered Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol called the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag a vestige of slavery and urged Congress to erase it. "This is a stain on all of us," said Aunjanue Ellis, an actress who lives in Pike County, Mississippi, where she grew up.


  12. Republicans defend display of Confederate imagery in CapitolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    House Republican leaders have blocked a Democratic congressman from Mississippi from offering legislation to ban Confederate imagery from the House side of the Capitol complex. Rep. Bennie Thompson had sought the opportunity to ban display of the Mississippi state flag and statues of Confederate icons such as President Jefferson Davis. 42 comments

  13. 82nd paratroopers nearing jump into PolandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    This afternoon, hundreds of U.S. paratroopers will jump into an open training area near the city of Torun, Poland. The jump is a key component of Swift Response 2016, an exercise that Observer photographer Andrew Craft and myself are here in Poland to cover, but is in itself connected to several other European military exercises between allies, including the Polish Anakonda 2016, involving 24 nations and 25,000 troops.


  14. Memorial Day was born in the suffering of America's bloodiest warRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    It's a day for backyard barbecues and quick family trips at /the unofficial start of the vacation season. But Memorial Day's origins trace back to the Civil War and efforts to honor the dead and heal the wounds of America's bloodiest conflict.


  15. The double standard on what the Army calls offensiveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Army leadership found itself in uncomfortable terrain earlier this month when 16 black female West Point cadets posed, in uniform, with raised fists in an unofficial photo. There were other pictures taken, with other poses, but this one made the Internet rounds, with commentator John Burk criticizing the cadets, interpreting the image as a sign of support for groups "calling for the deaths of police officers, and even going so far as to call for the deaths of white Americans."


  16. A veteran's long battle with early-onset Alzheimer's comes to a quiet closeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    Jim Garner reached out toward his teenage daughter, who sat on the edge of his bed. Not able to get up on his own, he took her arms and pulled her toward his chest to embrace her.


  17. The Citadel will not allow an exception to let Muslim student wear hijabRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    The Citadel will not allow a Muslim student to wear a hijab, an exception she had requested to the required uniform in order to keep her head covered, in keeping with her faith. The family of the accepted student is now considering "all legal options," according to an advocate authorized to speak for them.


  18. Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A Confederate monument will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.


  19. Veteran who survived 2 World War II ship sinkings shares his storyRead the original story

    Apr 25, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    A young Walter "Irby" West Jr. never imagined that just 10 months after surviving the sinking of a destroyer escort in the Atlantic Ocean in World War II, he would be in another in the Pacific. More than 70 years after the sinkings, the 91-year-old and his wife, Almeda, detailed the incidents on camera last week for the Veterans History Project, an effort by the Augusta Historical Society that has resulted in more than 800 videos.


  20. Off the Outer Banks, a push to preserve World War II shipwrecksRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Stars and Stripes

    In 1942, 13-year-old Jean Revels lost her father, Captain Anders Johanson, to a torpedo attack from a German U-Boat. "My dad went down with the ship and saved all his men," Revels, now 87, recalled from her home in Charleston, S.C. Johanson was captain of the SS Dixie Arrow, an American oil tanker sunk off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., on March 26, 1942.


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