Chad is a Marine Corps veteran who covers the U.S. military in the Middle East, Afghanistan and sometimes elsewhere for Stars and Stripes. An Illinois native who’s reported for news outlets in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Oregon and California, he’s an alumnus of the Defense Language Institute, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Arizona State University.
As of October 2021, the Defense Department had not fully implemented 18% of the nearly 200 unique requirements imposed in legislation since 2004, the Government Accountability Office found in a report published this week.
A Navy security officer in Virginia tried to help further the career of an undercover detective he thought was a prostitute, posting an ad that garnered over a dozen responses, prosecutors said this week in court.
There were no casualties, 1st Lt. Sydney E. Murkins said in a statement emailed to Stars and Stripes a few hours after the incident that tied up the Thursday morning commute. The circumstances were still being investigated, Murkins said.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger A. Towberman said changes to buttons, name tags and insignia would distinguish members of the newest service, known as Guardians, from those of the Air Force.
The village of less than 1,000 residents winds through the Hochspeyerbach Valley, a vein of civilization running through one of the largest contiguous forests in Europe, the Pfaelzerwald-Nordvogesen biosphere.
The U.S. Navy is leading what it bills as the world’s largest unmanned maritime exercise in a region where its sailing drones have already been patrolling busy shipping lanes used by arms and drug traffickers.
On Sunday, the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces retook the al-Sinaa prison in the northeastern city of Hassakeh after “eliminating the last enclaves” of ISIS fighters barricaded in dormitories, an SDF statement Monday said.
As part of the study, the services must also identify potential alternatives for service members with beards, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said in a memo detailing several diversity and inclusion efforts.
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