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The civic group We Are Guahan opposes the construction of a .50-caliber weapons range in the north of Guam, shown here. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)
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Navy clears regulatory hurdle for Marine relocation to Guam

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September 05, 2015

The Department of the Navy has cleared the last regulatory hurdle for building infrastructure on Guam needed to relocate about 5,000 Marines and roughly 1,300 dependents from...

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey, left, conducts physical training with soldiers at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. in May 2015. (Michael Zuk/U.S. Army)
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Black socks with PT uniform atop issues facing Army’s enlisted leader

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September 05, 2015

WIESBADEN, Germany — Are black socks more stylish than white socks?

Sgt. Shane Ortega, one of the Army's most outspoken transgender soldiers. (Facebook)

Why do transgender people join the military in such high numbers?

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September 05, 2015

 As a young psychiatry resident at Ohio's Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the 1980s, Dr. George Brown was surprised the first time he saw a transgender patient.

A photomicrograph of anthrax bacteria using Gram stain technique.  CDC
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work greets Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, as he arrives at the Pentagon in Washington on Dec. 18, 2014. (Adrian Cadiz/U.S. Air Force)

Leak purports to show JSDF chief talking politics — taboo in Japan — with US military brass

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September 05, 2015

(Tribune News Service) — Information security is difficult to achieve in a digital age, but the Japanese Defense Ministry appears to have a serious problem after another...

 Capt. Kristen Griest smiles at friends and family as she waits with her U.S. Army Ranger School Class 08-15 to graduate at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 21, 2015. Griest and class member 1st Lt. Shaye Haver became the first female graduates of the school.    Steve Cortez/U.S. Army

Army removes all restrictions on women attending Ranger School

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September 03, 2015

The Army announced Wednesday that it is opening its legendary Ranger School to women on a full-time basis, following the historic graduation last month of two female soldiers...