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Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks delivers copies of Stars and Stripes to Marines in Iraq in April 2004. The Pentagon, under intense pressure to maintain American military might in an era of sequestration and falling budgets, is considering the elimination of Stars and Stripes and the Pentagon Channel as well as programming cuts to American Forces Network. (Photo by David K. Dismukes/U.S. Army)

Cuts to AFN, closing Stars and Stripes on Pentagon budget table

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon, under intense pressure to maintain American military might in an era of sequestration and falling budgets, is...

  Patrons work out at Gunner's Gym, a Marine Corps facility at Camp Foster on Okinawa on Nov. 5, 2013. The gym sold the supplement Craze until sales were restricted by the service in October after reports that it contained an amphetamine-like substance. (Photo by Travis J. Tritten/Stars and Stripes)

Military struggles to react to potentially dangerous supplements

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Craze was the first pre-workout fitness supplement Airman 1st Class Julio Sanchez ever took.

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Pentagon clarifies definition of ‘US hire’ overseas

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Pentagon has issued a policy advisory that appears to strike down an interpretation of the term “U.S. hire” long...

Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, center, U.S. Consul General, Naha, Alfred R. Magleby, right, and the Ginowan Landowners Association President, Shinichi Matayoshi, install a boundary marker Nov. 22 at West Futenma Housing Area on Camp Foster.

US, Okinawa making progress on land return

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa --
Japan Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister of Defense, Ryota Takeda, visited the West Futenma Housing Area Nov. 22 at...

Marines depart Philippine town devastated by typhoon

TACLOBAN, The Philippines — The U.S. Marines begin pulling out of typhoon-ravaged Tacloban over the weekend as the emergency needs decrease and...

Postal deadlines for sending holiday packages loom

The holiday season is here and postal officials are urging users of the military postal service to mail cards and presents as early as possible...

  Marines load jet fuel from a forward refueling point at Guiuan into a V-22 Osprey on Friday. After more than week on the ground helping Typhoon Haiyan victims, the Marines are packing up and heading back to Okinawa. (Photo by Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Amphibious ships, 900 Marines replace GW group in Philippines

GUIUAN, Philippines — Two amphibious ships, the USS Ashland and the USS Germantown, along with 900 Okinawa-based Marines from the 31st Marine...

  Marine Lance Cpl. Richard Frederick from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion moves a raw water purification pump hose to allow for easier flow of water to the purifier. Marines have purified more than 100,000 gallons of water for use by Typhoon Haiyan victims. (Photo by Peter D. Blair/U.S. Navy)

Marines providing clean water to Typhoon Haiyan victims

BALO, Philippines — A middle-aged woman walked through the rain in mismatched flip-flops toward a small cluster of people on the roadside. She...

The sun sets on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Senate abandons work on defense bill until Dec. 9

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday afternoon adjourned abruptly without voting on a 2014 defense bill, or any of its 350 amendments, and will not...

Sailors load relief packages onto a V-22 Osprey as it prepares to leave the USS George Washington to deliver supplies to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 18, 2013. Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes

Marine Ospreys proving their worth in Philippines

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — Flying over a village that had been slammed by Typhoon Haiyan, Osprey crew chief Sgt. William Kaker saw a big...

Preserve quality-of-life programs, official urges congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 – Recognizing that everyone has to make sacrifices in light of the fiscal challenges facing the Defense Department, a...

Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams. The Pentagon’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command found time earlier in November 2013 to allow a Hollywood movie to shoot scenes for a movie starring the pair, according to a report on MSNBC.  Photos by Kirk McKoy and Hahn-Nebinger-Genin/MCT

'Mystical island forces' land JPAC in 'Deep Tiki'

Already getting bad press for faked public ceremonies and delays in identifying the remains of American servicemen, the Honolulu-based lab...

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