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Bottles of dietary supplements containing dimethylamylamine, or DMAA, sit in boxes in the Yokota exchange store room. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service pulled the supplements from the shelves as the Defense Department investigates a possible link between DMAA and the deaths of two soldiers. (Photo by Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)

DOD finds risks in DMAA supplement but no link to deaths

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The embattled fitness supplement DMAA posed elevated health risks for tens of thousands of military users, but it did not...

A Japanese worker brushes away dirt from one of 16 barrels unearthed in Okinawa City on June 13, 2103. The city called for Tokyo to investigate for Agent Orange, but manufacturer Dow Chemical Company denied the drums contained the herbicide. PHOTO COURTESY OF OKINAWA CITY

Expert: Chemicals found on Okinawa likely not Agent Orange

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Chemical barrels recently unearthed on former U.S. military land on Okinawa most likely contained military maintenance shop...

Airmen with the 31st Operations Support Squadron at Aviano Air Base in Italy begin a 1.5-mile run during physical fitness testing in 2010. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Welsh still measureing waist rule for Air Force fitness test

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Since 2010, more than 30,000 airmen have failed the waist measurement portion of the Air Force fitness test.

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U.S. Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit board an MV-22B Osprey at King Faisal Air Base in Jordan, June 14, 2013, during the Eager Lion exercises. CHRISTOPHER Q. STONE/U.S. MARINE CORPS

DOD auditing Osprey performance

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Military auditors are now investigating the performance and reliability of the V-22 Osprey aircraft, which is at the front...

Japanese media gather around a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter during a press conference on the safety of the aircraft at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Aug. 14, 2013. LISA TOURTELOT/STARS AND STRIPES

Pave Hawks cleared to fly after fatal Okinawa crash

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Pave Hawk helicopters will resume flights Friday at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa following a fiery crash last week that...

Special Operations Technologies, Inc. modern chest rig on the mannequin with the in-line inspirations of the Sharps cartridge pouch and Union Army Capt. Anson Mills cartridge belt. Photographed by Deidre Brinlee, on staff with Special Operations Technologies, Inc.

Technical advances during the civil war make advances for innovation today

There is very little doubt that the fascination with Civil War history, the active participation of organizations and the tremendous amount of...

A multitude of resources for our military kids

Hello military community,

As summer is winding down and military families are PCSing and getting ready to go back to school, I feel this...

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey waits to be seated during the Senate Armed Services Committee reconfirmation hearing in the U.S. Senate Hart Building in Washington D.C., Thursday, 18, July 2013. Dempsey has been serving as CJCS since October 2001 and has been nominated for a second two-year term. OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF

New retirement options for servicemembers could save cash for military

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Military enlistees could soon be offered a range of new retirement options as the Defense Department tries to get a...

Obama: Veterans programs making progress

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2013 – In a speech to the Disabled American Veterans National Convention Aug. 10 in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama...

Two Osprey arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Aug. 3, 2013. The two MV-22B hybrid aircraft represent the initial deployment of the second squadron to arrive in Japan. Full deployment was initially delayed after an Aug. 5 helicopter crash that killed one airman in Okinawa. MATTHEW J. MANNING/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Deployment of Ospreys resumes on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The Marine Corps resumed deployment of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft squadron to Okinawa Monday after halting the arrival last...

Then U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Smith, 33rd Rescue Squadron flight engineer, right, is pictured receiving the Air Force Commendation Medal from Brig. Gen. Matt Molloy, then 18th Wing commander, on Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 20, 2012. Smith died when the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter in which he was flying went down during a training mission Aug. 5. JUSTIN VEAZIE/COURTESY U.S. AIR FORCE

Airman killed in Okinawa helicopter crash identified

Air Force officials have identified the airman killed when an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed Monday during a training mission on Okinawa.

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The Pentagon  Tia Dufour/USMC

Money-shuffling got military $1 billion to end furloughs

NORFOLK, Va. — Hey look, the Pentagon just found a billion bucks. Yes, one billion dollars.

After weeks of furloughs that cost some 650,000...

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