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Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division uncovered these munitions in a large weapons cache in Iraq on Sept. 28, 2005. (Kevin Bromley/U.S. Army)

Report: Troops, vets to get checked for chemical exposure in Iraq

The Pentagon will offer medical examinations and long-term health monitoring to servicemembers and veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents in...

Staff Sgt. Kevin Rivera, Air Force Radiation Assessment Team, checks a servicemember's radiation levels in Fukushima Prefecture on March 29, 2011. The U.S. military collected radiation and toxin samples at hundreds of places throughout Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant off line. (U.S. Air Force)

Judge: Sailors' class-action suit can proceed over alleged radiation exposure

A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a class-action lawsuit filed by about 200 Navy sailors and Marines can proceed against Japanese utility TEPCO...

An ambulance arrives on the scene at just after 1 p.m. Thursday as a standoff on Okinawa's Camp Lester housing area came to a peaceful end. The ambulance, which is surrounded by military police officers, left the scene several minutes later without its lights flashing. A lone Marine had allegedly barricaded himself in his home Thursday morning. Nearby residents say the Marine was in possession of an M-16 rifle. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

Marine barricaded in Okinawa's Camp Lester housing surrenders

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Marine barricaded himself at his home in Okinawa’s Camp Lester housing area Thursday, setting off a standoff with...

  Capt. Edward Reedy, right, director of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System’s DoD DNA Registry, has been named the first medical examiner for the newly reorganized accounting agency, according to a letter from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson congratulating Reedy on the appointment.   Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

Medical examiner named for new POW/MIA agency

A Navy captain with expertise in DNA analysis has been tapped to lead identification efforts in the newly reorganized defense agency accounting...

Marine Lt. Col. Doug Woodhams, U.S. Army Africa Sgt. Bromley and Liberian armed forces Capt. Abraham Karmara discuss construction details with a Liberian contractor at the future location of an Ebola treatment unit near Barclayville, Liberia, on Oct. 11, 2014.  Craig Philbrick/U.S. Army

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops returning from W. Africa

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for American troops returning from Ebola zones in West Africa...

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'No beer ... no women:' Ex-Army football coach Bobby Ross defends his recruiting trips

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When Army football recruits took a bus trip with head coach Bobby Ross, there was no drinking and definitely no dancing...

Two women hug at a remembrance ceremony at the National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Fla. The program brings together survivors of service member loved ones who committed suicide. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes (Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes)

Military suicide survivors help each other heal at seminar

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sitting and sobbing outside the hotel room where her Marine husband had just hanged himself, Kim Ruocco said she was...

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower passes over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel as the ship returns from deployment to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in July 2013. The Navy announced in October, 2014, that after more than a year in the shipyard, the Eisenhower wouldn't be ready to return to the fleet and wouldn't deploy next fall, as planned. (Ryan D. McLearnon/U.S. Navy)

Navy falls behind on maintenance of its ships, deployments

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy's recent decision to swap two scheduled aircraft carrier deployments revealed a problem plaguing the service: After years...

A colorized transmission electron micrograph shows H1N1 influenza virus particles. Surface proteins on the virus particles, which are targeted by flu vaccines, are shown in black. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases photo

DoD urges flu shots to maintain unit health, readiness

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 – Flu season is underway and the Defense Department is making sure service members get flu shots because the illness,...

Troopers cast their ballots in a voting drive in 2008. (Vaughn Larson/U.S. Army)

Pentagon watchdogs scrutinize states’ push toward online voting

WASHINGTON — Nevada’s election chief says the state’s much-ballyhooed new system for electronically delivering absentee ballots to troops and...

MD2 Meltdown, found to contain DMBA. (Christopher Six/Stars and Stripes)

Exchange stores again pull fitness supplements

WASHINGTON — Exchange stores at military bases around the world again pulled fitness supplements from shelves earlier this month after concerns...

Senator says he'll 'get to the bottom' of vehicle-shipping problems

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (MCT) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced he will begin looking directly into the problems plaguing International Auto...

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