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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...

  The West Point Band performed march on and a halftime show at the Army vs. Yale game in New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 27, 2014.  Chrissy Rivers/West Point Military Academy

Report: West Point football team recruited high school athletes with booze, women

(MCT)   The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP...

Mt. Fuji provides the majestic backdrop as Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon York of the Combat Engineers Company, Combat Assault Battalion, pauses after shooting his way to his objective at the Camp Fuji training range in 198   Stars and Stripes file photo

Volcanoes a threat to US bases in Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — There are signs that Japan’s 2011 earthquake has increased the chances of eruptions among the country’s more than 100...

New recruits are sworn in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio, June 22, 2013. (Andrew Baba/U.S. Army)

As number of youths eligible to serve shrinks to 3 in 10, Army adapts recruiting strategy

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Army now says that seven out of 10 young people between the ages of 17 and 24 are ineligible to become soldiers....

International Auto Logistics opened new vehicle processing centers, like this one in Mildenhall, England, when it took over the contract in May to ship servicemembers' vehicles. The company has faced criticism for late deliveries and not being able to provide accurate information about the location of vehicles. (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

Contractors’ deal averts new breakdown in POV shipments

WASHINGTON — The military’s troubled system for shipping privately owned vehicles appears to have dodged a major breakdown Wednesday after a...

Halloween special: A guide to spooky bites and fun-filled horror nights

Looking for a belfry to haunt on All Hallows’ Eve? Or maybe you just want a secluded spot to dig up some fearful food? Well, look no further than...

A Japanese bunker long rumored to be haunted lies inground at Camp Zama. Military personel claim to have heard a ghost at Camp Zama where haunted base stories are told around Halloween. Photo by Christopher B. Stoltz, Stars and Stripes

Macabre tales of bumps in the night on military bases

A Japanese bunker long rumored to be haunted lies inground at Camp Zama. Military personel claim to have heard a ghost at Camp Zama where haunted...

HAUNTED undead or alive

4 tips for haunting your house

Halloween trails only behind Christmas when it...

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes on "The Walking Dead." (Gene Page/AMC)

AFN to air Season 5 of ‘The Walking Dead’

WASHINGTON — American Forces Network announced Wednesday that it has obtained the rights to one of the most popular shows airing in the United...

International Auto Logistics opened new vehicle processing centers, like this one in Mildenhall, England, when it took over the contract in May to ship servicemembers' vehicles. The company has faced criticism for late deliveries and not being able to provide accurate information about the location of vehicles. (Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes)

Subcontractor wants out of POV shipping contract; hearing set for Thursday

A key subcontractor wants to stop shipping troops’ privately owned vehicles for the Department of Defense, further threatening a system that has...

Two decades after the U.S. Navy left the Philippines, Subic Bay is a quiet, seaside town, but many of the facilities built by the Americans remain in place. Many Filipinos are hoping a larger American presence will help the Armed Forces of Philippines convert from a counterinsurgency force to one directed at external threats. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Marine charged in transgender person's killing transferred to Philippine base

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A U.S. Marine suspected in the death of a transgender person in the Philippines has been transferred from custody on an...

Cover of the Wastebook 2014, which details the "most outlandish government spending."  (COBURN.SENATE.GOV)

Wastebook: DOD programs named among worst government waste

WASHINGTON — Exploding military sleep apnea claims, Afghanistan buildings that keep burning down and the Navy’s Currents magazine have all made...

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