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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, right, brief the press on the Military Health System, October 1, 2014. (Glenn Fawcett/Department of Defense)

Hagel: Military health care system not good enough

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense’s in-house review of its medical system concluded the department generally provides “safe and timely” care...

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus holds an all-hands call for sailors and shipyard employees at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., after a tour of the Virginia-class attack submarine Pre-Commissioning Unit Illinois, Sept. 17, 2014. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Armando Gonzales)

Sailors, Marines want more predictability in deployments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 – Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has flown more than 900,000 miles and spoken with thousands of sailors and Marines since...

DoD takes steps to aid absentee voters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 – As the Nov. 4 midterm election nears, Defense Department officials are taking steps to ensure absentee voting is even...

Kadena airman gets 2 1/2 years for statutory rape

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An airman from Kadena Air Base has been found guilty of statutory rape for engaging in a sexual relationship with a 14-year...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin maneuvers alongside the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ship USNS Pecos to conduct a replenishment-at-sea during Valiant Shield 2014.   Declan Barnes/U.S. Navy

Analysts: Air-Sea Battle concept carries risks in possilbe conflict with China

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — While the United States may welcome China’s peaceful rise, last week’s Valiant Shield exercise over the western...

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The Beer Hunter: What’s your favorite Japanese brew?

Most who live here have a “go to” brew; the one they reach for automatically at the conbini or dig from the ice of a summer cooler. But is the...

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Pentagon taking on predatory lenders with new regulations

WASHINGTON — As the Pentagon wages war against militants overseas, it’s also ramping up its battle with a foe here at home: unscrupulous money...

USS George Washington at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, Aug. 8, 2014. The aircraft carrier returned to its Japanese host city after spending almost 4 months at sea. (James Kimber/Stars and Stripes)

Anti-war protest briefly shuts Yokosuka main gate

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Anti-war protesters staged a peaceful demonstration Thursday outside the U.S. Navy’s largest base in Japan.
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The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard transits the East China Sea on April 22, 2014. (Matthew Bradley/U.S. Navy)

Bonhomme Richard ensign gets 14 months for fraternizing, sex videos

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A junior officer formerly stationed aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment after...

Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., commander of U.S. Army Europe, gives the opening remarks Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at a 2-day summit on sexual assault in the Army. (Matt Millham/Stars and Stripes)

Army: It's good news that sexual assault reports are up

WIESBADEN, Germany — Reports of sexual assaults in U.S. Army Europe jumped 131 percent in fiscal 2013.
 
That sounds bad, but Lt. Gen....

Douglas Bragg, the director of the Veterans Benefits Administration office in Oakland, Calif., looks into one of the many boxes that contain the cases of veterans with pending claims, April 18, 2013. (Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times/MCT)

New electronic form to streamline chaotic VA claims process

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs is changing the way veterans file disability claims, in the hopes of speeding up the process....

When ya gotta go

Using the toilet is an integral part of our daily lives, yet most of us pooh-pooh the idea of discussing it in polite company. Well, a Tokyo...

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