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Artificial silk fibers such as those shown here can be woven into sizeable, flexible fabrics using existing textile manufacturing methods. (Air Force photo by Donna Lindner)

Air Force Scientists Study Artificial Silk for Body Armor, Parachutes

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Who doesn’t like to feel warm in the winter and cool in the summer?

Inspired by the qualities of...

Divers conduct a mission for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency to investigate the underwater wreckage of an aircraft located near the coast of Croatia in July 2017. DPAA conducts similar missions around the world in an attempt to locate, recover and identify Americans missing from past conflicts, including a renewed effort to account for missing World War II troops. (U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE PHOTO COURTESY OF DPAA)

Searchers increase efforts to find those lost in past wars

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Three weeks before World War II ended in 1945, 1st Lt. William “Bill” Gray crashed his single seat P-47 Thunderbolt...

Ray Mellin poses with a dog in 1950. (COURTESY OF RAY MELLIN)

Bill seeks combat pay for Korean War POWs — some who were imprisoned for years

American troops in war zones have received combat pay since 1952. Yet for one group of warfighters — Korean War POW-MIAs — the supplemental...

Hiroo Onoda

COMMENTARY: The power of honor, courage and commitment

The United States Navy honors and embodies the core values of honor courage and commitment. For the active duty Marines and sailors who are...

Did you know?: Ema, plaques used as prayers and wishes in Shinto shrines

You may have noticed small wooden plaques with drawings of horses and Japanese characters hanging in the gardens of Shinto Shrines. These “ema...

Pentagon bans use of fitness trackers, other devices from areas deemed sensitive

WASHINGTON — U.S. servicemembers and other Defense Department personnel can no longer use fitness trackers or certain other geolocation devices...

Col. Mark Coppess was relieved of command at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 5, 2018, due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead his command.

Report details dangerous flying, abuse of authority by fired MCAS Futenma commander

The former commander of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma was a “high risk aviator” who pulled rank to get more time in the cockpit, according to a...

Left to right: Pfc. Larry Howdyshell, of Logan, Ohio; Lance Cpl. Brendan Clark, 19, of Lenexa, Kan.; and Pfc. Travis Stiles, 20, of Queensbury, N.Y., show off their tattoos at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Early-morning grouchiness a way of life for RIMPAC Marines

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — The military likes to boast “we do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day.”

That sounds better at...

Why Asian Foodies are Loving Middle Eastern Cuisine

The continent of Asia is known for its homegrown culinary delights. In Japan and Korea, sumptuous cuts of beef are grilled and served with rice...

New Bonuses to keep quality Marines

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- The Marine Corps is spending $136 million in reenlistment bonuses and other incentives to help retain Marines for...

Take Command: Enrollment after Retirement

Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant...

Using an insect repellent spray can be an important measure in guarding against bites from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes this summer.

Don't let the bugs bite

FORT LEE, Va. — Warmer temperatures of late spring and summer mean more outdoor family activities. It's important to make sure that time is...

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