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Staff Sgt. Robert Chronister, a section chief with the 41st Field Artillery Brigade, ensures practice rockets are loaded in the Multiple Launch Rocket System before a crew recertification training exercise at Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 8, 2020.<br>Immanuel Johnson/Stars and Stripes

Trump directs Pentagon to pull 9,500 troops from Germany, report says

President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to pull nearly 10,000 troops out of Germany by September, which would mark a sharp drawdown in a country that is home to the largest number of forces in Europe, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.


Army in Stuttgart to reopen gyms, day care as coronavirus threat level eases

Many Stuttgart garrison services, such as Child Development Centers and gyms, will soon return.


Czech prime minister says Russian diplomat spread fake report of poison plot

The Czech Republic's spy agency has discovered that a diplomat from the Russian Embassy in Prague spread false information about a Russian assassin arriving to allegedly target the Czech capital's mayors, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said Friday.


Libya's Turkey-backed Tripoli forces take back another town

Forces allied with the U.N.-supported government in Libya's capital said Friday they have retaken another key western town from rivals behind a year-long offensive on Tripoli.

Army general in Germany suspended pending investigation

The one-star general who commands the Army’s reserve headquarters in Europe was suspended this week, pending the outcome of an internal probe, U.S. Army Europe said.


Bavarian woodcarver to join Stallone, John Wayne in ranks of honorary Green Berets

A German man who has made wood carvings for the 10th Special Forces Group for nearly 50 years has been nominated for a rare distinction — to become an honorary member of the Green Berets. He will be the first German to receive the honor.


Hundreds gather in Kaiserslautern for racism protest; service members were told to stay away

U.S. military personnel in Germany were warned to avoid an anti-racism demonstration that drew about 300 people by early Thursday evening in Kaiserslautern.


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