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Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, speaks to U.S. military spouses at the home of U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

Second lady discusses employment challenges with military spouses in Japan

TOKYO – Federal agencies are looking at ways for more military spouses to do government jobs from home, second lady Karen Pence told a group of...

Soldiers assigned to 5th Squadron, 73rd Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division begin the 2-mile run portion of the Army Physical Fitness Test event as part of a deployment readiness exercise July 10, 2018 at Fort Bragg, N.C.  GIN-SOPHIE DE BELLOTTE/U.S. ARMY

New Army policy gives some nondeployabe soldiers six months to overcome issues

WASHINGTON — The Army no longer must wait until soldiers have been in a nondeployable status for one year to dismiss them from the service, under...

Elisa Zwanenburg (left) and Al Richmond (right) engage in their favorite father-daughter activity, marathon running. (Courtesy photo by James Frank)

Going the distance runs in the family

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Elisa Zwanenburg vividly remembers cutting up orange slices as a child and going to pass them out to her dad as he ran by in...

Deadline for shipping holiday gifts nears

The holiday season is nearly upon us and ‘tis the season when postal officials urge military postal service users to mail cards and...

Online holiday shopping done right

Is it better to buy early, before Black Friday (Nov. 23, this year), or wait and let your fingers do the walking across the keyboard while...
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Tips for an active outdoor fall season

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting...
A new uniform modeled after the World War II-era "pinks and greens" were presented last week at the Association of the United States Army's annual exposition in Washington, D.C.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. ARMY

What's old is new: Army rolls out 'pinks and greens' service uniform

The uniform worn by the World War II Army — “Army Greens” — was adopted Sunday as the service’s new service uniform.

Army officials have...

Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commander of United Nations Command, Combine Forces Command and US Forces Korea, visits the Joint Security Area, Nov. 10, 2018.  DAVID CHAPMAN, US FORCE KOREA

Koreas, US-led UNC discuss surveillance equipment as North criticizes joint Marine drills

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S.-led United Nations Command and the two Koreas discussed surveillance equipment in a jointly patrolled area Monday as...

American Legion Post 397 out of Monterey Park, Calif. put up a post saying that the post's Instagram account does not "express the views of the American Legion Post or the veterans organization."

American Legion post removes Instagram graphic asking women to thank vets by exposing their breasts

An account connected to an American Legion post asked women online to thank vets by exposing their breasts before the content was removed Sunday...

A man rescued at sea is lifted on a stretcher onto the USNS Trenton, in the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  U.S. NAVY

Navy disputes survivors’ claim USNS Trenton was slow to respond to migrants in distress

NAPLES, Italy — Some of the 42 migrants rescued in June by the USNS Trenton in the Mediterranean Sea say 76 people died because the vessel was...

An F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the flight deck of the USS Ronald Reagan. Two Navy pilots are safe after ejecting from an F/A-18 Super Hornet that “experienced a mechanical issue” over the Philippine Sea on Monday morning, a Navy statement said. NATHAN BURKE/ U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy crew ejects from jet experiencing ‘mechanical issue’ over Philippine Sea

Two Navy aviators are safe after ejecting from an F/A-18 Super Hornet that “experienced a mechanical issue” over the Philippine Sea on Monday...

Nicholas Vollweiler, then an Air Force staff sergeant, works with a military working dog during controlled aggression training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 10, 2013. DIANA QUINLAN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Air Force identifies Yokota airman stabbed to death in western Tokyo

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Air Force officials have identified an airman stabbed to death Friday outside the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western...

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