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All that glitters is gold

Ever wonder why cities clear out and airports, train stations and tourist traps are all abuzz from late April to early May? It’s a time of year...

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My personal take on military families


Hello Military Community,

In closing the month of April and month of the military child; I felt it was important to say what it means...

A U.S. Air Force F-16 from Miswa Air Base's 35th Fighter Wing takes off to perform an aerial demonstration at the Australian International Airshow on March 1, 2013, in Geelong, Australia. Due to sequestration, Misawa's fighters, as well as other fighter jets in Pacific, will be unable to maintain their combat ready status. However, Air Force officials in the Pacific say pilots and aircraft could quickly get ready for combat in an emergency. (Michael R. Holzworth/U.S. Air Force)

AF: Fighters might be grounded, but pilots could get ready for combat quickly

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Even though the Air Force has grounded a third of its fighter squadrons due to sequestration, Pacific-based pilots and...

Staff Sgt. Carlito Englatiera, from Philippine Marine Battalion Landing Team 5, demonstrates the effectiveness of the blade and its usefulness in the age of technology during a Balikatan 2013 hand-to-hand combat training exercise. The blade he is holding is called a Ginunting, from the Filipino word meaning scissors; it is carried by many of the Filipino Recon Marines. (Nick Papadakis/U.S. Navy)

Philippines, US wrap up Balikatan exercise

MANILA — The Philippines and the United States ended their 29th Balikatan joint military exercises on Wednesday, and immediately set about...

File photo of an aerial view of MCAS Futenma in the heart of Ginowan City. Courtesy of the Ginowan City Government

Report: US paying more for bases in allies' countries

WASHINGTON — The United States is bearing a bigger share of the cost to maintain military bases in allied countries than in years past, and...

The wreckage of a U.S. Marine helicopter CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter smolders after it made a "hard landing" during an exercise called SsangYong, a Korean Marine Exchange Program and part of the Foal Eagle exercise in Chulwon, north of Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 16, 2013.   AP Photo/Yonhap

Investigation begins into Marine helo crash

SEOUL — The potential presence of radioactive material has complicated the investigation into Tuesday’s crash of a U.S. Marine helicopter that...

Air Force cutting 1,000 civilian jobs; hopes to transfer workers to open positions

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Air Force has begun to implement a reduction in force later this year in an effort to reduce its civilian workforce...

US official: No signs of all-out war from North Korea

SEOUL — Despite the near-daily threats of war, there are no signs that North Korea is planning an assault against the South and leader Kim Jong Un...

A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. (Sarah E. Bitter/Courtesy U.S. Navy)

21 injured when US helo makes hard landing in South Korea

SEOUL — Twenty-one U.S. servicemembers were injured when a U.S. military helicopter made a “hard landing” Tuesday near the Demilitarized Zone...

Navy, Marine Corps Leadership Warn About Sequester

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 – With members of Congress continuing to express concern about the impact of sequestration on the military, Navy...

Groups help kids take on unique challenges

Hello Military Community,

April is a month for renewal and remembering the sacrifices of military kids. As a community bonded together, we...

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