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A soldier at Bagram Airfield reads Stars and Stripes while deployed to Afghanistan Sept. 19, 2019.<br>J.P. Lawrence/Stars and Stripes

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Trump tweets he will not allow Stars and Stripes to be shut down

President Donald Trump vowed Friday not to allow the Pentagon’s planned shutdown of Stars and Stripes, as senators this week implored Defense Secretary Mark Esper to continue funding the editorially independent news organization.Exchange doubles credit limit for troops to buy uniforms as new Army Greens hit storesFive US military facilities are among the locations selected for final coronavirus vaccine trials


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More than 3,000 VA patients have now died from the coronavirus

The Department of Veterans Affairs hit a bleak milestone Friday when it reported the coronavirus has killed more than 3,000 of its patients.


Tech. Sgt. Jessica Smith of the 51st Communications Squadron wears a valved face mask at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. <br>Matthew Keeler/Stars and Stripes

Face masks with valves are now off limits for soldiers in South Korea

Research published last week in the scientific journal Physics of Fluids included dramatic visualizations showing that vented masks and face shields allow large plumes of particles to escape.https://76bf21dc900ac40a0d6c3c371f44fc8e.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

A soldier takes the temperature of a driver at Camp Zama, Japan, March 31, 2020.<br>Winifred Brown/U.S. Army

US Army Japan eases travel restrictions in time for Labor Day weekend

Army personnel, including troops, civilian employees and family members, are now allowed to travel within 93 miles of Camp Zama, with some exceptions.


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Three senators call for Fort Hood review committee to testify in Congress

Three senators wrote to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday to ask for a public hearing focused on Fort Hood to better understand the reasons behind the disappearances and deaths of several soldiers this year stationed at the base.


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A Fort Knox, Ky., AAFES employee checks the fit of a new Army Green Service Uniform coat on a student recruiter on July 8, 2020. The recruiting students, who are about to graduate from the Army Recruiter Course at the installation, are some of the first to receive the World War II-style uniforms.<br>Eric Pilgrim/U.S. Army

Exchange doubles credit limit for troops to buy uniforms as new Army Greens hit stores

Most U.S. troops can now receive up to $1,000 credit with no interest for one year on military uniform purchases through the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s credit program, officials announced this week.



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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a briefing in Jerusalem on Aug. 24, 2020.<br>Debbie Hill/Pool/AP

Germany calls for US to back off from world court sanctions

The U.S. has never been party to the court. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would not tolerate “its illegitimate attempts to subject Americans to its jurisdiction.”


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