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Jason Heap, who submitted paperwork in June to become the Navy's first humanist chaplain, said the military needs to broaden its view of the chaplain's corps to better serve all troops. (COURTESY OF MILITARY ASSOCIATION)

Rejection doesn't stop campaign to become military's first humanist chaplain

WASHINGTON — A Navy chaplain candidate who believes people can pursue “good without a god” said the recent rejection of his application wouldn’t...

About 4,000 airmen previously eligible for involuntary separation this summer will be spared from possible elimination, Air Force officials have announced. Deborah Lee James, secretary of the Air Force, spoke about the service's drawdown during an interview with Stars and Stripes on March 23, 2014. (JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES)

About 4,000 airmen to be spared involuntary separation

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Air Force will spare more airmen from involuntary separation in part to bolster the service’s nuclear missile corps...

Senior Airman Decoltius Dickerson, 726th Air Control Squadron, returns from deployment to his wife and children at a celebration at the Mountain Home Air Base flightline, May 23, 2014, at the base in Southwestern Idaho. Kevin Wallace/U.S. Air Force

Military dads balance service to country with love of family

WICHITA FALLS, Texas — “One team, one fight.” This phrase, often heard around the military, could be equally applied to the challenge of being a...

Sgt. Rafael Peralta  U.S. MARINE CORPS

Does Peralta deserve the Medal of Honor?

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps thought Sgt. Rafael Peralta deserved the Medal of Honor for smothering a grenade to save his fellow Marines in Iraq...

Marine Sgt. Michael J. Beaver on patrol in Salah Ad Din, Iraq in May 2008. (Jason W. Fudge/Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

Iraq's spiral into chaos exposes many weaknesses

Nearly three years after U.S. troops left, Iraq is heading for precisely what the U.S. administration claimed it was in the run-up to the 2003...

Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson is the Army's first black, female 2-star general. She hopes to help the Army increase recruitment of women. (U.S. Army)

The 1st black, female 2-star general on diversifying the Army

Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson knows a thing or two about leadership and diversity in the Army. And so she should, as the most senior-ranking black...

Man dies after vehicle accident at Stars and Stripes' Tokyo office

A Japanese driver died Thursday from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident at Hardy Barracks, Stars and Stripes’ headquarters in Tokyo.
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Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks at the 2012 Warrior-Family Symposium in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13, 2012.  C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes

VA, IG warn against rush of veterans into private care

A report by the Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general and a separate “access audit” of appointment scheduling practices across VA...

Spain's Andres Inieista cranks off a shot past El Salvador defender Richard Menjivar (6) toward goalkeeperr Henry Hernandez during a pre-World Cup friendly at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Spain won 2-0.   Tom Peterson/MCT

AFN scores World Cup rights

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — With a little more than an hour to spare, the American Forces Network on Thursday secured the rights to air the World...

World Cup Dining

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AFRICAN HOME TOUCH (GHANA)
In addition to African...

AFN still working to get World Cut braodcast rights

Normally the nail-biting experience for soccer fans begins after the start of the World Cup,  but for the overseas military audience, that moment...

The USS Cowpens, a guided-missile cruiser, on patrol in the South China Sea as a part of the George Washington Carrier Strike Group, Oct. 24, 2013. (Declan Barnes/U.S. Navy)

3rd Cowpens commander fired since 2010; CMC relieved

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The commanding officer of the USS Cowpens and his senior enlisted adviser have been relieved because of a loss of...

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