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Senate orders reinstatement of tuition assistance programs

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials would have to reinstate military tuition assistance programs under a measure passed by the Senate Wednesday...

Resources for female service members, vets

Hello military community,

Over the last couple of weeks, I really enjoyed writing about great warrior women to honor Women’s History Month....

Air Force Staff Sgt. Nikia Youman, noncommissioned officer in charge of Formal Training, talks with a customer on March 13, 2013 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Youman is one of many servicemembers affected by the recently suspended tuition assistance program. Her family can't afford to pay for her education outright and she'd like to leave what remains of her GI Bill benefits to her children. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

Tuition assistance amendment a casualty of budget push

WASHINGTON — Hopes that lawmakers would save military tuition assistance programs as part of their upcoming budget bill were dashed late Monday...

An aerial view of the Pentagon, taken from a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on July 8, 2011. (Tia Dufour/USMC)

Furlough choices made; notifications to go out within days

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders have decided who will be furloughed and who will remain on the job, although they hadn’t shared that information as...

Aerial shot shows contracted vessels working on the dismantling of the USS Guardian off the Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea, off the coast of the Philippines, March 12, 2013. (Anderson Bomjardim/U.S. Navy, Flickr)

Pics: The USS Guardian is cut to pieces from a reef in the Philippines

The ship itself was evacuated of sailors long ago and the decommissioning ceremony is a wrap, but work to remove the USS Guardian from the UNESCO...

Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses U.S. and South Korean forces assigned to the joint operations center of Command Post TANGO near Seoul, South Korea, March 18, 2013. Carter thanked the troops for their service and reminded them to thank their family members for the sacrifices they make in serving their countries. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, March 18, 2013 – During a series of high-level meetings here, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with members of South...

Army Pvt. Michael L. Sparling (Courtesy Sean Higgins)

DOD has yet to release findings of DMAA study

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Pvt. Michael Sparling took the bodybuilding and weight-loss supplement Jack3d for a boost just before a run with his new...

Free tickets for Isle of MTV Miyakojima concert!

Isle of MTV Miyakojima is happening this weekend and we've got tickets for you and a friend. This is one of the largest concert series in...

A North Korean soldier surveys the scene on the South Korea side of the Military Demarcation Line on March 13, 2013, at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone. (Photo by Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes)

State Dept. issues fresh warning on travel to N. Korea

SEOUL — The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its warning against tourism to North Korea, giving American citizens a laundry list of...

A Navy air crewman surveys the earthquake and tsunami damage from a Black Knight helicopter assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan during Operation Tomodachi, March 20, 2011. (Kevin Gray/U.S. Navy, Flickr)

Lawsuit expands over radiation exposure during Fukushima disaster

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A lawsuit that U.S. servicemembers have filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. is now seeking more than $2 billion,...

An airman walks past signs in an on-base shopping arcade advertising university classes due to start at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Monday. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Suspension of tuition assistance programs under fire from troops, educators

WIESBADEN, Germany — The suspension of tuition assistance programs for servicemembers has sparked outrage, anxiety and despair.

Many...

Okinawa airman given suspended sentence for trespassing, punching teen

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A U.S. airman who pleaded guilty to drunkenly barging into an Okinawa apartment and punching a teen in the face was given a...

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