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Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 97.



Taliban says peace deal with US to be signed at month's end

This is the first formal statement released by the Taliban since the United States announced a peace deal with the movement on Friday.


Black market cases at Camp Humphreys not linked to lifting of spending limits, commander says

New details about the unauthorized use of commissary and exchange purchases — including a second case that was not previously reported — revealed the challenges of policing duty-free purchases by American service members, family members and authorized civilians.


Trading quarantines, Americans from cruise land in US

After arriving in the U.S., all of the passengers must go through another 14 days of quarantine at the military facilities.



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Military Matters Review: Military fitness 2.0

Hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk with Megan Reed, an official at the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, to find out more about the military’s changing approach to physical fitness assessments.


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Navy cruiser sails through Taiwan Strait days after Air Force flyover there

The USS Chancellorsville’s transit through the 110-mile-wide waterway that separates Taiwan from mainland China “demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” 7th Fleet spokesman Lt. Joe Keiley told Stars and Stripes in an email Sunday.


In a small Polish village near a Russian exclave, US-led NATO battle group is ready ‘in case anything happens’

Some residents in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, say having American troops in the Polish village makes them feel safer. Others just like having them in town.


Esper tells Europe to ‘wake up’ to a China that seeks to dominate

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Saturday issued a stark warning that China threatens "long-standing international rules-based order."


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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen. Scores of lawyers are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say they were molested as scouts by scoutmasters or other leaders decades ago but are only now eligible to sue because of recent changes in their states' statute-of-limitations laws.


Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

Monday's report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention gives the World Health Organization a "clearer picture of the outbreak, how it's developing and where it's headed," WHO's director-general said at a news conference.


Pelosi warns NATO allies against using Huawei

No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort.


Syria military hails advance against rebels in "record time"

Syria praised its troops Monday for rapidly taking over rebel-controlled territory in the country’s northwest, vowing to continue to chase armed groups “wherever they are.” Separately, state media reported that Syrian authorities had uncovered a mass grave the previous day containing nearly 70 bodies in eastern Ghouta.


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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Delaware, sets in motion what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen. Scores of lawyers are seeking settlements on behalf of several thousand men who say they were molested as scouts by scoutmasters or other leaders decades ago but are only now eligible to sue because of recent changes in their states' statute-of-limitations laws.


Chinese health report says 80% of virus cases have been mild

Monday's report from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention gives the World Health Organization a "clearer picture of the outbreak, how it's developing and where it's headed," WHO's director-general said at a news conference.


Pelosi warns NATO allies against using Huawei

No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort.


Syria military hails advance against rebels in "record time"

Syria praised its troops Monday for rapidly taking over rebel-controlled territory in the country’s northwest, vowing to continue to chase armed groups “wherever they are.” Separately, state media reported that Syrian authorities had uncovered a mass grave the previous day containing nearly 70 bodies in eastern Ghouta.



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Massachusetts veteran, 99, finally gets high school diploma

John Quinlan Jr. was just weeks shy of graduating from the automotive program at Weymouth Vocational Technical High School when he was offered a full-time position working for the Bethlehem Steel Corporation at the Fore River Shipyard.



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Donald Stratton, one of last three remaining survivors of USS Arizona attack, dies at 97

Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 97.


Part of former Army base to become major new oceanfront campground

For 77 years, Fort Ord near Monterey was a sprawling Army base thick with artillery pieces, wooden barracks and infantrymen taking target practice with rifles and machine guns. More than 2 million men and women served there between 1917 and 1994.


Service members urged to ‘speak up’ about possible suicide

Col. David Miller, commander of Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., said suicides by active-duty personnel often have been linked to post-traumatic stress disorder or a high deployment operation schedule. But he said that is not the case with the majority of suicides in recent years.


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Donald Stratton, one of last three remaining survivors of USS Arizona attack, dies at 97

Donald Stratton, a sailor severely burned while aboard the doomed USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack Dec. 7, 1941, died Saturday at his home in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 97.


Part of former Army base to become major new oceanfront campground

For 77 years, Fort Ord near Monterey was a sprawling Army base thick with artillery pieces, wooden barracks and infantrymen taking target practice with rifles and machine guns. More than 2 million men and women served there between 1917 and 1994.


Service members urged to ‘speak up’ about possible suicide

Col. David Miller, commander of Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., said suicides by active-duty personnel often have been linked to post-traumatic stress disorder or a high deployment operation schedule. But he said that is not the case with the majority of suicides in recent years.



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Air Force beats San Jose State 95-86

A.J. Walker had 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Air Force (10-16, 4-10 Mountain West Conference).


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Air Force beats San Jose State 95-86

A.J. Walker had 10 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for Air Force (10-16, 4-10 Mountain West Conference).