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The Philippine government has ordered gas-guzzling Jeepneys to be phased out in an attempt to cut traffic congestion and pollution. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)

Philippines' iconic Jeepney vehicles are going electric

The days of the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney vehicles may be numbered — at least the version familiar to American servicemembers and veterans who’...

Cmdr. Stephen Weeks, navigator aboard the USS Ronald Reagan, monitors the aircraft carrier's course as it returns to Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, after sea trials, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (MACADAM WEISSMAN/U.S. NAVY)

‘Material issue’ delays USS Ronald Reagan’s upcoming deployment

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – America’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier’s upcoming deployment will be delayed because of a “material issue...

The final design of the veterans identification card. (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS)

VA mails new veteran ID cards with Office Depot logo

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has finally mailed thousands of new, free identification cards to veterans after months of...

Traditional portable dish highlights lunch in the Land of Rising Sun

During lunch, you may have witnessed a Japanese coworker eating out of a home-packed box. Or maybe during a stroll in the park, you noticed a...
A disc containing the personal information of about 164,000 people who registered their vehicles for access to U.S. military bases on Okinawa between 2007 and 2017 was lost in September after leaving the Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office at Camp Foster. (MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines make changes after data of 164,000 people lost on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps has changed the way it handles personal information after a servicemember lost a disk containing the data...

Blast from the past: WWII bomb tech recounts experiences

FORT CARSON, Colo. – Three years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s famous Dec. 8, 1941 speech that rallied support for and ignited a passion...

Air Force Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, the 707th Force Support Squadron’s first sergeant, views an image of the tumor found on his auditory nerve, at Fort Meade, Maryland. In May 2005, VanDyck was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous, normally slow growing tumor that develops on the main vestibular nerve that leads from the inner ear to the brain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce)

Air Force NCO resumes career after tumor, hearing loss

FORT MEADE, Md. — More than 10 years ago, while stationed in Hawaii, Air Force Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck had the constant feeling of water in...

A landing craft air cushion, or LCAC, from Naval Beach Unit 7 returns from a night mission near Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, May 10, 2018. JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES

Nighttime hovercraft training irks Japanese fishermen, townspeople

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — More nighttime Navy hovercraft training off Japan’s southern coast is sparking noise complaints and fears of collisions...

The Navy said it is filing at least three charges against four officers of the USS Fitzgerald, including the commanding officer, who was Cmdr. Bryce Benson at the time. A Navy investigation found that Benson left the ship's bridge before the collision. Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former USS Fitzgerald commander in charge during the ship’s deadly collision last year are firing back against a...

Sgt. Steven Garcia holds the baby, who is at the center of an unusual custody battle.  GOFUNDME

Korea-based soldier wants custody of baby wife said was dead

A South Korea-based soldier has been entangled in a monthslong drama complete with a cheating spouse, long-distance lies and kidnapping charges....

The Navy said it is filing at least three charges against four officers of the USS Fitzgerald, including the commanding officer, who was Cmdr. Bryce Benson at the time. A Navy investigation found that Benson left the ship's bridge before the collision. Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Commander in Fitzgerald collision accuses Navy of litigating criminal case in public

WASHINGTON — Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald at the time of a deadly collision last year, fired back late Tuesday against a...

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...

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