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The Wheelers tied the knot in February while Beth was deployed to Kuwait and John was working in Iraq.

Married in Montana: Servicemembers take advantage of state’s double-proxy law

The day Spc. Lloyd Baker wed was a somber one.

He wasn’t ruing the end of bachelorhood. It’s just that he didn’t know Feb. 4, 2009, was to...

How to afford child care after leaving the military

When a parent or both parents transition out of the armed services a lot can change, especially when it comes to child care. If you previously...

Officials are urging people to take fire safety seriously by taking the proper precautions when taking part in some of their favorite summertime activities, including starting fires; people should not use items like gasoline or kerosene, which can cause flare ups and result in serious injuries. (U.S. Air Force file photo)

Avoiding complacency key to summer fire safety

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Barbeques, fireworks and camping are all big parts of summer, but if people aren't careful, a weekend of fun can turn...

Republic of the Philippines (June 4, 2018) Crewmembers assigned to USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) handle line to more the ship at Puerto Princesa during a U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation patrol. More than 40 members of the 7th Fleet staff are currently embarked on Millinocket visiting several countries in the Indo-Pacific region. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Hawley)

U.S. 7th Fleet completes Theater Security Cooperation Patrol

MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (June 15, 2018) Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet personnel completed a month-long theater security cooperation (TSC)...

Preparing and cleaning raw produce

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary patrons are advised to wash off raw produce before “that apple a day” one day beckons a trip to the emergency room....

Japan's great outdoors: : Time to pitch a tent and go camping!

Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath while surveying...

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

Navy launches program to pair senior enlisted with priority billets

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- A new rating modernization initiative will provide active-duty, senior enlisted Sailors looking for their next billet...

Col. Jason Beers, the former 91st Security Forces Group commander, takes part in a ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on Nov. 5, 2017. Beers, who was removed from his post after explosives and a machine gun were lost in separate incidents, is slated to take a new assignment at Air Force Special Operations Command in Florida. (JONATHAN MCELDERRY/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Air Force commander relieved over lost munitions at Minot to take new job at AFSOC

WASHINGTON — The former head of security forces at Minot Air Force base who was relieved of command last month after his airmen lost weapons and...

Petty Officer 2nd Class Trevor Scudder, a Filipino-American assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville, re-enlists while afloat in the Philippine Sea, Sunday, June 10, 2018. (SAMUEL LOPEZ/U.S. NAVY)

Japan-based sailor is 1st Filipino-American to re-enlist in Philippine Sea

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A sailor serving aboard the USS Chancellorsville has become the first Filipino-American to re-enlist in the...

Coffee beans, ready to be ground, at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, June 15, 2018. The U.S. Army has recently determined exactly how much caffeine an individual can drink to maximize alertness. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

How much coffee does a soldier need to maximize alertness? The Army’s got an app for that

Have you ever had a cup or two of coffee and wondered whether you need more?

Not enough and you might as well go back to sleep? Too much...

A sailor prepares to shoot a target with a .50-caliber machine gun during a gunnery exercise with the Royal Thai Navy during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2017 in Thailand.  DEVEN ELLIS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy, Marine Corps begin this year’s CARAT drills in Thailand

The Navy and Marine Corps have kicked off a series of bilateral exercises aimed at strengthening professional skills and building friendships with...

Third Republic of Korea Army commander Gen. Woon-Yong Kim meets with 2nd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Scott McKean and other members of the combined U.S.-South Korean division to discuss lessons learned during annual joint war games known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.  CHIN PAK/U.S. ARMY

Impact of halting US-S. Korean war games will depend on scope

SINGAPORE — U.S. and South Korean commanders have long stressed the need for joint military exercises to ensure readiness to “fight tonight” and...

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