Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines

Stars and Stripes
January 24, 2017
Like UsFollow UsForward
Report: Army tanks, other ground combat weapons in danger of falling behind
The Army’s primary ground combat weapons such as tanks and cannons are old, growing outdated and, in some cases, being surpassed by those of foreign militaries, raising questions about their usefulness on future battlefields, a recent Congressional Research Service report found.

Federal hiring freeze could hurt job-seeking veterans
A hiring freeze imposed Monday on federal agencies by President Donald Trump could affect veterans seeking government jobs and others who rely on health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a researcher and union leader said Tuesday.

'Kill zone' protects troops from terrorists in Mosul
A “kill zone” where Iraqi soldiers shoot anything that moves, runs along the east bank of the Tigris River here.

McCain kicks off debate in Senate over military buildup
Sen. John McCain on Tuesday convened a Senate hearing and urged a costly and long-term build-up of the military to reverse years of falling budgets.

‘The world is yours,’ Air Force’s next chief master sergeant tells JROTC cadets
Three days before he leaves Europe for the Pentagon, the Air Force’s next chief master sergeant gave some parting advice to a group of young students at Ramstein High School.

Military investigates incident that shut down Pulaski Barracks
Military officials are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding an unattended toolbox found Monday at the vehicle search area on Pulaski Barracks, an incident that prompted the closure of the gates to incoming and outgoing traffic at Pulaski and Kapan for several hours.

F-35 program boosts Lockheed Martin's bottom line
Despite Lockheed Martin’s dogfight with President Donald Trump in recent weeks over the cost of the F-35 Lightning II, increased sales and profits from the stealth fighter boosted the company bottom line in the final quarter and for 2016.

Report: Lack of quality school choices is hurting military families
A think tank's report found wide disparities in the academic performance of school systems with large numbers of military-connected children, and recommends allowing students to enroll in nearby school divisions, which Virginia prohibits.

Volunteers asked to clean up wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday
The Wreaths Across America cleanup will begin about 8:45 a.m. and volunteers are asked to be prepared to stay until at least noon.

No comments: