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Sailor arrested after attempted purse snatching

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS George Washington sailor was arrested after he allegedly tried to snatch an elderly woman’s purse, then hit her...

A U.S. aircraft sits in flames during the bombing of Ewa Field on Dec. 7, 1941. A local nonprofit organization is working to preserve the field, which is not listed as a National Historic Landmark. Photo courtesy of Ewa Plains Programs

Developers have WWII airfield in their sights

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — During an anniversary ceremony in Hawaii several years ago, retired Marine Maj. John Hughes described the scene of the...

Military Update: Freeze possible on all promotions, recruiting, PCS moves

Failure by Congress to end budget sequestration could force the services in fiscal 2014 to freeze military promotions, suspend recruiting and halt...

DOD civilian employee Christine Smith (center) was one of nearly 50 people who set out across the street from the Pentagon on a five mile run for furloughed defense civilians on July 8, 2013. Organizers cut the run to four miles mid-race to symbolize a 20 percent pay loss. (Photo by Chris Carroll/Stars and Stripes)

Furloughs kick in amid anger, resignation

WASHINGTON — About 650,000 Defense Department civilians began doing their part this week to save the department nearly $2 billion — by not coming...

U.S. troops carry a wounded soldier, injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan, to a helicopter on June, 15, 2011. (Photo by Stars and Stripes)

No decision on danger pay; review ongoing

WASHINGTON — No decision was made Thursday at a meeting of top Pentagon officials to discuss eliminating imminent danger pay in areas military...

Pacom Commander Discusses North Korea Situation

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2013 – While North Korea’s historic, alternating cycle of provocative attacks and inconclusive negotiations is well known,...

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Pentagon eyes trimming list of areas rating imminent danger pay

WASHINGTON – Top defense officials will meet as early as Thursday to discuss trimming the list of countries where servicemembers’ paychecks are...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition Training Seminar at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md., July 9, 2013. Glenn Fawcett/Department of Defense

DOD lays out cutbacks needed if sequestration persists

WASHINGTON — If sequestration continues next year, the Pentagon says it might have to freeze all promotions, stop accepting new recruits, suspend...

How to stay fit on vacation

Leaving town for a summer get-away? If you’re not careful your trip will quickly turn into a fat trap.

I don’t want your fitness results to...

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, speaks at Tuesday's news conference on Capitol Hill. Behind him, left to right, are former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, now with the FRC; retired Army chaplain Ron Crews (partly hidden) of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty; Rep. John Fleming, R-La.; and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

Activists mount new campaign for servicemembers’ religious freedom

WASHINGTON — Christian activists are pledging to mount a new campaign to protect religious freedom in the military, saying they’re seeing growing...

An MV-22 Osprey lands on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard during forward deployment in the East China Sea, March 14, 2013. (Jerome D. Johnson/U.S. Navy)

Okinawa requests halt to additional Osprey deployment

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Okinawa government has asked Tokyo to halt the planned deployment of a second squadron of U.S. Marine Corps Osprey...

Job training opportunities for transitioning vets

Hello Military Families,

This week I would like to highlight an opportunity for service members transitioning out of the military with...

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