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Deductions, tax help for service members

Hello military community,

Knowing where to look for both new and existing tax benefits for active duty and guard/reservists will help you...

A Mitsubishi-made Zero fighter aircraft faces the setting sun from within the Yushukan war museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine. TOSHIO SUZUKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan-China tension has US walking a fine line

HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell...

A History to Remember

Editor's Note: This story first appeared on this website in February 2013.

Fifty years ago, one of America’s greatest leaders, Rev. Dr....

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Air Force drops evangelical marriage video from mandatory wellness course

WASHINGTON — Spurred by protests, commanders at Little Rock Air Force Base have dumped a video marriage-enhancement course, saying the program by...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Judge Barbara Jones of the Sexual Assault Response Systems Panel, prior to a meeting at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington D.C., June 27, 2013. (Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD file photo)

Expert panel: Don’t strip commanders of courts-martial powers

WASHINGTON — A group of experts tasked with finding ways to curb...

Salute to Service Show to Air Super Bowl Sunday on AFN

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 – An hour-long television salute to service members will be broadcast on Super Bowl Sunday on AFN and the Pentagon...

Greg Jacob, a former Marine and policy director with the Service Women's Action Network, speaks at a briefing in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29, 2014, looking at the integration of women in combat a year after former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the military to open closed jobs to female servicemembers. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)

One year later, military criticized for progress on women in combat

WASHINGTON — A year after the Pentagon opened combat jobs to female servicemembers, plans for integrating women into these jobs remain problematic...

Inside a plastic-draped tent, Japan Ministry of Defense workers examine a badly rusted drum unearthed Jan. 28, 2014, from a soccer field near Kadena Air Base schools where 22 dioxin- and herbicide-laced barrels were found last year. (Travis J. Tritten/Stars and Stripes)

13 more barrels dug up near Kadena schools

OKINAWA CITY – The Japan Ministry of Defense said Thursday an additional 13 corroded barrels were found beneath a soccer field adjacent to Kadena...

Chief Sonar Technician (Surface) Patricia Coleman-Adams replaces a seal on the side of a torpedo tube aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55). Stout, homeported in Norfolk, Va., is on a scheduled deployment supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy)

Suit to stop Navy training in Pacific cites impact on marine life

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — An environmental group has...

Seisen International School eighth-grader Brittani Shappell seizes the early edge ahead of the pack just after the start of Saturday's Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools cross-country finals middle-school at Tama Hills Recreation Center, Tokyo in November. Although non-DODEA middle-school runners like Shappell will still be able to compete in varsity events, DODEA athletes are out of the running. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Budget cuts hit DODDS-Pacific middle-school sports

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Middle-school sports programs at Defense Department schools in the Pacific are the latest victims of defense budget cuts...

Jiujitsu technique for the week: Side control lapel

Brazilian jiujitsu is one of the fastest growing martial arts and a hallmark of the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) scene. Jiujitsu classes and clubs are...

Christine Fox (left), acting deputy secretary of defense and Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Department of Defense and Chuck Kennedy/MCT)

Pentagon opposes COLA cut, but warns of more ahead

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders support dramatic changes to military retirement. Just not right now. And not for existing retirees. And maybe not...

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