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The Marine Corps will present a flag to the family of World War II veteran Leon Cooper, who dedicated his final years to repatriating the remains of his fallen comrades. (JAMES KIMBER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines to honor sailor who worked for decades to bring WWII remains back to US

The Marine Corps will present a flag Saturday to the family of a Navy landing craft commander who ferried troops to Tarawa and dedicated his final...

Sailors stand watch in the Fleet Operations Center at the headquarters of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet, Fort Meade, Maryland, Dec. 14, 2017. U.S. Fleet Cyber Command serves as the Navy component command to U.S. Strategic Command and U.S. Cyber Command. U.S. 10th Fleet is the operational arm of Fleet Cyber Command and executes its mission through a task force structure. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Samuel Souvannason

U.S. faces evolving, emboldened adversaries in cyberspace, officials warn

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2018 — As threats in cyberspace constantly evolve, the United States is facing adversaries that are increasingly...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis; Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and David L. Norquist, Defense Department comptroller and chief financial officer, testify on the fiscal year 2019 defense budget request at a House Armed Services Committee hearing, April 12, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm

Budget allows forces to restore competitive edge, DoD leaders tell House

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 — The budget agreement hammered out in Congress will allow the U.S. military to restore its competitive edge during a...

A Japanese construction worker paves the foundation for new base housing at Camp Foster, Japan, March 8, 2017. Lucian Niemeyer, assistant secretary of defense for energy, installations and environment, told a House subcommittee that the Defense Department has a $116 billion shortfall in funding required to restore or replace aging facilities. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathy Nunez

DoD Official: Years of sequestration caused need for larger budget

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2018 — Though the increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget deal is welcome, it will not fully restore the damage to...

In it together: Fighting global health threats takes partnerships

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — As communities around the world continue to face health threats, global partnerships have growing responsibilities to battle...

Photos by Shoji Kudaka

The story behind Okinawan tombs

For those who are new to the island, traditional Okinawan tombs may look very intriguing. But the spiritual importance these large structures...
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testifies during a House Committee on Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 12, 2018.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

Defense chief says he is 'prepared to defend' new transgender military policy

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who has faced controversy over a military policy on transgender recruits recently released, said...

Introducing Qualifying Life Events: Changes in your life may mean changes to your TRICARE options

When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE options may also change. With TRICARE, certain life events (like moving due to a...
Marines with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, perform a static line parachute jump last year at Yokota Air Base, Japan.  DONALD HUDSON/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force apologizes, resumes tAir Force apologizes, resumes training after parachute mishap in Tokyoraining after parachute mishap in Tokyo

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force planned to resume jump training over western Tokyo on Thursday after an incident this week in which part of...

A photo of the USS Helena taken in late March by the research vessel Petrel near the Solomon Islands, where the cruiser was sunk by three Japanese torpedoes on July 6, 1943. COURTESY OF PAUL ALLEN

Searchers find ‘great lady’ cruiser sunk by Japanese torpedoes 75 years ago

In the early morning of July 6, 1943, the USS Helena lit up the darkness as its crew unleashed the ship’s array of guns at 10 Japanese vessels...

Spring tips to start an exercise routine

Spring is an ideal time to get active outdoors and kickstart a fitness regimen that can carry you into beach and pool season.
 
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New Jersey Army National Guard soldiers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry (Air Assault) rush toward an objective during battle drills on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 9, 2018. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht

Lethality Task Force Leaders: U.S. Ground Fighters Must ‘Overmatch’ Enemies

ARLINGTON, Va., April 11, 2018 — American ground fighters must overmatch any potential adversary, now and in the future, the men in charge of the...

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