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The Marine Corps' Camp Schwab is seen across Oura Bay, Okinawa, in February 2016.  STARS AND STRIPES

Okinawan group collects over 100,000 signatures for relocation referendum

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Okinawans opposed to the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma have collected enough signatures to request a...

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POW/MIA Accounting Agency begins process of identifying Korean War remains

WASHINGTON -- All Americans welcome the return of remains from the Korean War.

The July 27 honorable carry ceremony at Osan Air Base, South...

How to keep fit and healthy on the road

Even the most disciplined exercisers face fitness hurdles when traveling: from varied schedules to unhealthy foods to the lack of fitness...
Airmen are now authorized to purchase and wear a long- or short-sleeved breastfeeding T-shirt with their utility uniform.  ASHLEY MALDONADO-SUAREZ/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

Air Force follows Army in approving breastfeeding T-shirts

Air Force mothers now may wear T-shirts in uniform that let them more easily breastfeed their babies.

The Air Force changed its dress code...

Marine Corps veteran Jerry Ensminger of White Lake, N.C. speaks at a Capitol Hill press conference on August 1, 2018. Ensminger's daughter was exposed to toxic chemicals while the family was living at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and died of leukemia.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Veterans, families demand that EPA ban toxic chemical found in tap water at US military bases

WASHINGTON – A delay by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a cancer-causing industrial solvent has put the lives of servicemembers,...

The U.S. Capitol, on July 29, 2018.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Senate sends $716 billion defense policy bill to Trump for final approval

WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday approved a $716 billion defense policy bill that would authorize a wave of significant Defense Department...

Veterans gun reform group urges government to continue ban on 3-D printed guns

WASHINGTON — A group of veterans who advise the largest gun control advocacy organization in the United States urged the State Department to halt...

Recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego carry a log during a log drill exercise at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 23, 2018. A former Marine recruit discharged last year after contracting the bacteria E. coli during the final phases of training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego filed a lawsuit blaming the company that supplies food to the military base for his illness. (ANTHONY X. LEITE/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO)

Discharged Marine recruit sues food supplier of MCRD San Diego over E. coli infection

WASHINGTON — A former Marine recruit discharged last year after contracting the bacteria E. coli during the final phases of training at the Marine...

Travel Checklist: Prepare for Bugs and More

Regardless of where this summer takes you, be aware of the bugs and insects that you may encounter along your way. Many can carry harmful...
A U.S. Geological Survey vehicle drives away from a lava flow at Leilani Estates, Hawaii, Tuesday, July 17, 2018. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Army resort workers worry about jobs impacted by Hawaii eruption

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — A hundred Army civilian employees whose jobs have been impacted by the Kilauea volcano eruption face an...

Spc. Coca Temoananui, assigned to the 311th Signal Command, puts in ear protection prior to a helicopter flight, in 2012. Last week, 3M agreed to pay a $9.1 million settlement to the U.S. government for selling defective earplugs to the military.  DEBRAH SANDERS/U.S. ARMY

Contractor settles for $9.1 million after providing defective earplugs for servicemembers

A contractor has agreed to pay $9.1 million to the U.S. government for selling defective earplugs issued to thousands of servicemembers deployed...

Sailors pursuing surface warfare officer certification now must be commissioned line officers qualified to command warfighting units or be making a lateral transfer into the field, the Navy said.  GITTE SCHIRRMACHER/U.S. NAVY

Navy tightens surface warfare officer qualifications to improve watch-standing skills

The Navy is clamping down on who can become a surface warfare officer — a move aimed at boosting focus on bridge watch-standing opportunities for...

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