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The official party, including Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley, fourth from the right, breaks ground for the the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017. Construction of the memorial is expected to be completed in a year. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by EJ Hersom)

In nation's capital, ground officially broken for National WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON -- Descendants of Soldiers and other veterans of World War I will soon be able to visit a national memorial in the nation's...

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 15, 2017) Beginning January 1, 2018, Recruit Training Command will require recruits to pass an initial run standard before they may commence basic military training. The initial run standard is evaluated on the 1.5 mile run of the first physical fitness assessment. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Navy Sets New Physical Fitness Standard to Start Boot Camp

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- Beginning Jan. 1, Recruit Training Command (RTC), the Navy's only boot camp, will require recruits to pass an...

A North Korean soldier stands guard at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone. ANDERSON GRANT/U.S. ARMY

Report: North Korean soldier who defected undergoes 2nd operation

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier who was critically wounded while defecting to the South under a hail of gunfire was undergoing a...

Tug boats pull the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay from the pier at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, June 2, 2017. JORDAN CROUCH/U.S. NAVY

Sasebo-based sailor accused of trying to steal car outside Japanese convenience store

A U.S. sailor was in Japanese police custody Tuesday after officers said he made a drunken attempt to steal a vehicle parked outside an off-base...

Honorably discharged vets now have online Exchange shopping privileges

DALLAS, Nov. 14, 2017 — Some 18.5 million honorably discharged veterans now have a lifetime benefit enabling them to shop online at ShopMyExchange...

A South Korea soldier stands guard in May at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, which divides the two Koreas. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

N. Koreans fired 40 rounds at soldier as he defected to South, officials say

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier defected to the South by driving a military jeep to the line that divides the peninsula, then...

A South Korea soldier stands guard in May at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone, which divides the two Koreas. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

N. Korean soldier who defected used a vehicle to escape

SEOUL, South Korea — A North Korean soldier defected to the South by driving a vehicle to the line that divides the peninsula, then sprinting...

Keep safety in mind in seasonal, holiday plans

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Temperature changes, shorter daylight hours, increased travel and emotional overload are hallmarks of the...

Col. John Dowling, assigned to the Military Postal Agency in Crystal City, Virginia, takes a moment to find a name before participating in the in the "Reading of the Names" event. In honor of their sacrifice, a group of volunteers paid tribute to those lost or missing in combat, as they collectively announce the names of all 58,318 service members inscribed on "The Wall." (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Devon L. Suits)

National Archives pays tribute to Vietnam War veterans

WASHINGTON -- To coincide with Veterans Day 2017, a new exhibit opened Nov. 10 at the National Archives here. It is meant to educate visitors of...

Amy and Robert Jorgensen, Sgts. 1st Class, 35th Inf. Div. pause to reflect on their military service together in support of Operations Inherent Resolve and Spartan Shield, and the importance of Veteran's Day. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Tina Villalobos)

Veteran's Day reflections of family service and commitment

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait- Although World War I officially ended June 28, 1919, the fighting had stopped several months earlier when an armistice...

A hook-runner rushes to reset the arresting cable for another plane to land on the flight deck of the carrier USS Nimitz during the Navy's tri-carrier exercise in the Sea of Japan, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy shows off its airpower during rare tri-carrier drills near Korean Peninsula

USS NIMITZ, Sea of Japan — The Navy put its airpower on display as a rare three-aircraft carrier exercise entered its final stretch Monday in...

A member of the U.S. Pacific Air Forces band plays Taps during a Veterans Day Ceremony, Nov. 10, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Taps is a bugle call originally used to signal lights out but is now played during various military ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

Veterans Day Ceremony at Yokota

Yokota Air Base, Japan -- Veterans Day is a time to recognize, celebrate and remember the sacrifices of all veterans: Airmen, Soldiers, Marines,...

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