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The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp sails in the Philippine Sea on Aug. 26, 2018. (TAYLOR KING/U.S. NAVY)

China denies US request for port call to Hong Kong, report says

Beijing has denied a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong amid trade tensions and sanctions, according to a Tuesday Wall Street Journal report.

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USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group Five ships as U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrafts and U.S. Navy F/A-18s pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S. only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. This is the seventh exercise in the Valiant Shield series that began in 2006. (KAILA PETERS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)

Ronald Reagan sailors give back on Guam after wrapping up Valiant Shield drills

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Ronald Reagan strike group arrived in Guam this week after wrapping up “successful” Valiant Shield drills in...

Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominee to serve as the next commander of U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, makes his opening statement during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 25, 2018. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Gen. Abrams: Joint US-South Korea military exercises a top priority

WASHINGTON – Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominated to become commander of U.S. Forces Korea, told a panel of senators on Tuesday that the pause in U.S...

Pictured here in an undated photo is the SuperAV, developed by BAE Systems and Iveco Defense Vehicles for the Marine Corps' amphibious combat vehicle. The Corps will speed up production of the new vehicle and their delivery to forces by 125 to 150 vehicles per year, according to Marine Corps Combat Development Command. (COURTESY OF MARINE CORPS SYSTEMS)

Marines ditch amphibious assault vehicle upgrade in favor of newer vehicles

Marine ground troops will say goodbye to the venerated amphibious assault vehicle much sooner than planned, after the Marine Corps torpedoed a...

Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller, right, nominee to serve as commander of U.S. Southern Command, answers a question during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 25, 2018. At left is Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominee to serve as the next commander of U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Vice Adm. Faller: 'I was cleared of all wrongdoing' in 'Fat Leonard' case

WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Craig Faller, who has been nominated as commander for U.S. Southern Command, told a panel of senators on Tuesday that any...

during Marine Week in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 7 2018. (CAREAF HENSON/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Marine who fought in brutal Vietnam Battle of Hue will receive Medal of Honor next month

WASHINGTON — A retired Marine sergeant major who twice scaled a concrete wall unprotected and in full view of enemy fighters so he could move...

PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 9, 2018) The logo for Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL). (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

COOL App empowers sailors to manage their careers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors continue to benefit from the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) program with the latest Navy COOL...

Did you know?: Invention of Karaoke

Daisuke Inoue is believed to be the inventor of karaoke. Inoue was a businessman and a musician who used to sing popular songs at parties. When...

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Edo dining culture: Tracing the history of Tokyo's cuisine

Edo: both the name of a particularly character-defining period in Japanese history and the old name for Tokyo. The Edo Era, in contrast to its...
Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning ecosystem is currently in a beta test with four courses, with testing expected to complete in the summer of 2019 and full operational capability expected in early 2020. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

Cloud-based Air Force learning ecosystem to give control and “21st Century speed” to Airmen

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning...
Soldiers of the 55th Signal Company stand in formation during a safety brief at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Nov. 12, 2015.  DEVEN WALLER/U.S. ARMY

Soldiers recount memorable moments from mandatory weekend safety briefs

Don’t shoot anyone on post, don’t sleep with your squad mate’s spouse, don’t snort unknown substances and don’t live in your car while collecting...

Air Force Col. Larry Card speaks at a POW/MIA Recognition Day event in Cabanatuan, Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Vets remember daring raid that liberated 500 POWs in the Philippines

CABANATUAN, Philippines — “They sent us out there to die.” That’s how an American veteran recently recalled his time at one of Japan’s most...

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