Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Monday, August 05, 2013

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines for August 4, 2013

Stars and Stripes Daily Headlines for August 4, 2013

[img]USS Ponce stays afloat in unique role as forward staging base
When the USS Ponce returned to Norfolk in December 2011 with its 360 crewmembers and thousands of additional shipmates — roaches that had inhabited the vessel — it was supposed to be its final deployment. 

[img]30 years later, families unite to honor fallen Marine
Phillip Herrera Jr. was married just five days before he was deployed, and his bride buried him almost a year later, in 1966. On her deathbed, she entrusted boxes of Herrera's belongings to her son, and implored him to find the Herrera family and return the boxes. 

[img]$100M museum proposed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
"People enjoy looking at artifacts, but the centerpiece of the museum will be the strong, compelling human stories connected to them," said Nino De Pasquale, president of the nonprofit museum organization. 

[img]Future uncertain for family of Marine accused of killing Iraqi
While her Marine husband was in prison at Fort Leavenworth for killing an unarmed Iraqi, Reyna Hutchins got a call from the FBI: her name was on a "hit list" of a suspected American terrorist, an Al Qaeda sympathizer. 

[img]US posts in Muslim world will remain closed 
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said Sunday, citing "an abundance of caution." 

[img]States consider regulation of drones in US skies 
Thousands of civilian drones are expected in U.S. skies within a few years and concerns they could be used to spy on Americans are fueling legislative efforts in several states to regulate the unmanned aircraft. 

[img]Families of helicopter attack find strength in each other
Memorial by memorial, the magnitude of the tragedy became real: 30 Americans, 22 of them in naval special operations, all lost together on Aug. 6, 2011 - the single deadliest day for Americans in the Afghanistan war. 

[img]Fort Hood and the rarity of military executions 
Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting inside a building for vaccines and routine checkups when a fellow soldier walked in with two handguns and enough ammunition to commit one of the worst mass shootings in American history. 

[img]New Navy ship to carry USS Indianapolis name
The U.S. Navy intends to name a new combat ship the USS Indianapolis, honoring the crew of the cruiser of the same name whose sinking in the final weeks or World War II was the military branch's worst single loss of life at sea. 



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