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Let's celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. During this time, Stars and Stripes would like to spotlight Hispanics in the...

Hispanic Heritage Month an opportunity to explore contributions

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 – Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15, marks a time to showcase the many contributions Hispanic Americans...

Pentagon offers resources as Navy shooting response continues

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2013 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making Defense Department resources available to Navy officials as they deal with a...

Prosecutors drop sex assault case against 2 Sasebo sailors

A sexual assault case brought against two USS Bonhomme Richard sailors has been dropped, a Nagasaki prosecutor’s office spokesman said Friday....

Tech. Sgt. Stacey Shunk, left, and Master Sgt. Angela Shunk are the first Air Force same-sex couple to be accepted for an assignment under the service's Join Spouse program. (Photo by Ryan Conroy/U.S. Air Force)

Aviano pair is first same-sex AF couple to get Join Spouse assignment

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — What a difference a few months can make.

Or, for one Air Force couple, what a difference a historic court...

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Workers set to take LQA fight to Washington

STUTTGART, Germany — In what could be a final chance to get the Defense Department to reinstate housing allowances to hundreds of overseas...

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at a remembrance for Pentagon employees who were victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Sept. 11, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

DOD Leaders: Pentagon personnel transcend 9/11 tragedy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2013 – Twelve years ago today at 9:37 a.m., a doomed airliner slammed into the western wall of the Pentagon, stealing 184...

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerrel Revels, left, proposes to his boyfriend Dylan Kirchner during the homecoming of the USS New Mexico at the submarine base in Groton, Conn., on Aug. 12, 2013, after the ship's inaugural six-month deployment. KRISTINA YOUNG/U.S. NAVY

Renaming of gay marriage leave is 'no fix,' senator says

A revised Defense Department policy intended to quell criticism of its August announcement of up to 10 days uncharged marriage leave to gay and...

Aerial Photo of two of the Senkaku Islands, Kitakojima, left, and Minamikojima. (Image taken from w3land.mlit.go.jp/Air/photo400/78/cok-78-1/c8/cok-78-1_c8_3.jpg) JAPAN MINISTRY OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM

Chinese ships remain just outside waters of Japan-run islands

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Tensions are once again increasing between China and Japan over the Senkakus, an uninhabited Pacific island chain...

Responder demystifies calling Military Crisis Line for help

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 – When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing...

In summer of 2013, the Army moved Brooke Hamilton to Germany where she was starting work at a server administrator for the 69th Signal Battalion, a job she was told would come with a living quarters allowance. Then, two weeks after arriving in Germany, Hamilton was told she didn't qualify for the allowance because she applied for the job while she was working in Afghanistan. COURTESY BROOKE HAMILTON

Civilians still grapple with bureaucratic mistakes over LQA benefit

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — For more than a year, the military has wrangled over what to do about the millions of dollars in housing allowances...

The new Transition GPS: Set goals, make plan, achieve success

The new Transition GPS: your way ahead on setting goals, making a plan and achieving success

“A new generation of...

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