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A sailor prepares to shoot a target with a .50-caliber machine gun during a gunnery exercise with the Royal Thai Navy during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2017 in Thailand.  DEVEN ELLIS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy, Marine Corps begin this year’s CARAT drills in Thailand

The Navy and Marine Corps have kicked off a series of bilateral exercises aimed at strengthening professional skills and building friendships with...

Third Republic of Korea Army commander Gen. Woon-Yong Kim meets with 2nd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Scott McKean and other members of the combined U.S.-South Korean division to discuss lessons learned during annual joint war games known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.  CHIN PAK/U.S. ARMY

Impact of halting US-S. Korean war games will depend on scope

SINGAPORE — U.S. and South Korean commanders have long stressed the need for joint military exercises to ensure readiness to “fight tonight” and...

Lump-sum ‘take rates’ projected for new blended retirement

The Defense Department’s Office of the Actuary released a report this month that projects “take rates” for the most controversial feature of the...

Marine Col. Robert Brodie, left, salutes outgoing Col. Tye Wallace as he takes command of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

New 31st MEU commander says Marines ‘ready to fight tonight’ despite changes in Korea

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Incoming 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit commander Col. Robert Brodie said his Marines remain “ready to fight tonight,”...

Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it starts on Thursday.  COURTESY OF AFN

No last-minute deals this time: AFN secures World Cup rights early, will broadcast starting Thursday

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it...

Brig. Gen. David J. Francis, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Director of Army Safety, testifies at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on DOD aircraft safety, June 13, 2018 on Capitol Hill. Next to him are Rear Adm. (Upper Half) Mark Leavitt, commander of the Naval Safety Center, and Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force Chief of Safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Military leaders: More training, newer aircraft needed to halt aviation crisis

WASHINGTON – More training time for pilots and newer aircrafts are needed to stem the recent deadly flow of aviation crashes, a panel of military...

Tributes to an American student who died last week in a vehicle accident are seen outside Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

American teenager killed in Yongsan crash was a high school sophomore

American teenager killed in a car crash en route to her brother’s high school graduation ceremony at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul was a sophomore and...

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Special delivery: Baby on board

Having a baby is an amazing, exhilarating, frightening experience all rolled into one little cooing (or crying) bundle of love. Although wonderful...

The Zentz family, from left, Jordon, Mikayla, Jeff, April and Jaaron, in 2014. Army Sgt. Maj. Jeff Zentz has deployed six times in the last 10 years, and his sons were deployed at the same time he was in 2017. Courtesy photo

Family's support makes difference through multiple deployments

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Six times in the last 10 years, Sgt. Maj. Jeff Zentz has deployed with his Ohio Army National Guard units. Zentz’s most recent...

Take Command of your health

Five tips to improve men's health

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — June is Men’s Health Month. This month-long observance is an opportunity for men to take command of their health. Taking...
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 67th Fighter Squadron check and install panels on an F-15 Eagle Jan. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Air Force to resume F-15 training flights following crash off Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Air Force plans to resume F-15 flight training Wednesday, two days after an F-15C Eagle crashed into waters south of...

President Donald Trump has stunned the Korean Peninsula by announcing the stoppage of U.S.-South Korean annual war games that have long been defended as defensive and vital by the allies. (June 12, 2018)  Associated Press

US suspends military drills with South Korea in surprise overture to North

SINGAPORE — The United States will freeze war games with South Korea during nuclear negotiations with the North, President Donald Trump said...

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