In a race kicked off by a recent Medal of Honor recipient skydiving to the start line, Army soldiers on Sunday captured the top spots in both male and female divisions of the 2014 Marine Corps Marathon.
For Spc. Caroline Jepleting, it was the Army spirit that powered her through the Army Ten-Miler on Sunday, clinching her the top U.S. military finisher spot despite battling jetlag and training for just two months.
Michelle Hicks is expecting, but she wasn’t expecting this. Fifty moms and mothers-to-be from nearby bases including Fort Myer, Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade were given a baby shower in Springfield, Va. Another 50 were treated in Fayetteville, N.C.
A much-criticized design for a monument to honor President Dwight D. Eisenhower passed a key hurdle Thursday after getting preliminary approval from a federal agency, paving the way for builders to seek funding from Congress for the $142 million project.
The Eisenhower Memorial Commission will move forward with a revised design of a memorial in Washington, D.C. to honor the nation’s 34th president, scrapping an alternate proposal that would have involved the loss of its famed architect.
As President Barack Obama announced Thursday that military advisers would be sent to Iraq, some veterans of the Iraq War railed against more military intervention in the country, warning that it would add to the violence and destruction.
C.J. Lin joined the Stars and Stripes in 2012 as a web editor and reporter and is currently based in Washington, D.C. She previously covered crime and courts for the Los Angeles Daily News, crime and government for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and interned at the Post-Standard in Syracuse, NY. She received her master's in Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism as a Newhouse Fellow at Syracuse University and a bachelor's in English from the University of California, Riverside.
Utrecht, Netherlands makes a good bet for lovers of indie music Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 20-23, as the festival known as Le Guess Who? hosts both established bands and up-and-coming acts in 15 venues.