Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Embattled A-10s get upgrades to enhance search and rescue
Even as the future of the A-10 hangs in the balance, nearly two dozen Warthogs recently received upgrades to enhance their combat search and rescue capabilities, a need described as “urgent” by one Air Force official, according to an Air Force statement.

N. Korea warns it can launch ICBM ‘anytime and anywhere’
North Korea warned it can launch an intercontinental ballistic missile “anytime and anywhere,” the latest salvo in a war of words over the communist state’s nuclear-weapons program.

US destroyer opens fire to warn off approaching Iranian ships
A U.S. destroyer opened fire Sunday to warn off a group of Iranian ships fast-approaching the American vessel in the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said Monday.

DODEA robotics club takes on challenge in national competition
Scientifically minded students from Wiesbaden High School will be using their problem-solving skills to design and build a robot — allin six weeks — to compete against entries from dozens of stateside schools in a series of national competitions this spring.

US sending 24 Apache helicopters to South Korea
U.S. Forces Korea will deploy 24 Apache helicopters to South Korea as the allied forces face a growing threat from the North.

Air Force approves discharge upgrade for 91-year-old gay veteran
Nearly 69 years after Hubert “Edward” Spires was kicked out of the military for being gay, the Air Force has upgraded his discharge status from “undesirable” to “honorable.”

US special operations raid in Syria targets Islamic State leadership
U.S. special operations troops struck deep in Islamic State territory in Syria in a raid targeting the terrorist organization’s leadership, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.

Ventura loses appeal to reinstate $1.8M verdict
The Supreme Court has turned away former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

New facilities planned for F-35s at RAF Lakenheath
Work on remodeling a central compound is expected to begin soon at RAF Lakenheath for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters slated to begin arriving in 2021.


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