Obama: Troops died in combat in Iraq

Lance Cpl. Nicholas Thom was honored by the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Wounded Warrior Family Support, and received a  mobility-equipped, 2015 Ford F-150 Super Cab Saturday at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.<br>Ken-Yon Hardy/Stars and Stripes


6,700 miles later, Purple Heart Run makes its final stop

Even though he had just received a mobility-equipped, 2015 Ford F-150 Super Cab, Afghanistan war veteran Lance Cpl. Nicholas Thom remained focused on those who paid the ultimate price.

12:12 May 29, 2016
Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner stands in front of a vintage Corsair in this undated photo. Hudner has requested a ship be named after fellow flyer Jesse Brown, who was among the first blacks to fly in the newly integrated armed forces.<br>Courtesy of Jose Ramos

Wingman: A Korean War aviator's final mission for a lost comrade

Earlier this year, 91-year-old Thomas Hudner made a request to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus in a letter imbued with a sense of finality.

19:35 May 28, 2016
This file image posted on the Twitter page of Syria's al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on April 25, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, shows Nusra Front fighters standing on their vehicles and waving their group's flags as they tour the streets of Jisr al-Shughour, Idlib province, Syria. <br>Al-Nusra Front Twitter page via AP

Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch

Since March, the group recruited 3,000 new fighters, including teenagers, in comparison to an average of 200 to 300 a month before, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

10:37 May 29, 2016
Capt. Tessa Snow, an Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 in Iwakuni, Japan, was praised by President Barack Obama Friday, May 27, 2016. Snow's missions during earthquake relief efforts in Kumamoto last month prompted a Japanese family directly benfitting from her work to name their baby daughter after the 27-year-old pilot.<br>James Kimber/Stars and Stripes


Obama singles out Osprey pilot who flew missions after Japan quake

President Barack Obama singled out an MV-22 Osprey pilot who flew relief missions after Japan’s recent earthquake for symbolizing the Marines’ contributions to a host country and the reconciliation and friendship that two former enemies can nourish.

11:53 May 29, 2016
A Yazidi who had been held by Islamic State militants as a slave for several months sits in a tent outside Duhok, Iraq. Two different Islamic State captives recently appeared to be offered for sale on Facebook.<br>Alice Martins/The Washington Post

Islamic State fighters appear to be hawking sex slaves on the Web

The woman is young, perhaps 18, with olive skin and dark bangs that droop onto her face. In the Facebook photo, she attempts to smile but doesn't look at her photographer.

23:37 May 28, 2016


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