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Children and Youth Services at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, Germany, will be restricted starting March 1, 2017, due to a hiring freeze that has caused staffing shortages. A similar cutback will take place at the CYS in Fort Knox, Ky. STARS AND STRIPES
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Hiring freeze causes cutbacks in military child care programs

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February 23, 2017
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Military families at two U.S. Army bases are facing fewer child care options because of the federal civilian hiring freeze ordered last month by...
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 4, 2017. SEAN CASTELLANO/U.S. NAVY PHOTO
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China denounces 'relevant countries' after US carrier deploys to South China Sea

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February 23, 2017
China has denounced “relevant countries” for threatening sovereignty and security in the South China Sea, following the deployment of the USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group on a...
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu salutes as he is driven along Red Square in Moscow on May 7, 2016, during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade. Speaking to parliament Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 Shoigu said the military is receiving an array of new missiles, planes and tanks and also announced the creation of a dedicated information warfare troops. (ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AP)

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

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February 23, 2017
MOSCOW — Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of...

Lawsuit: Air Force colonel 'brainwashed' underage girl into sex

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February 23, 2017
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An underage girl who was coerced into sex by an Air Force colonel is now suing the perpetrator for "grooming" and "brainwashing" her.
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Airman gets life sentence for killing of pregnant fiancee

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February 23, 2017
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — An airman stationed at an Air Force base in Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of his pregnant fiancee.