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The guided missile destroyer USS Cole conducts a berth shift during a port visit on the Greek island of Crete in June 2012. (Paul Farley/U.S. Navy)

USS Cole's top enlisted sailor relieved of duty

The top enlisted crew member of the USS Cole was relieved of his duties Thursday following a command investigation into an inappropriate...

  The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower passes over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel as the ship returns from deployment to home port at Naval Station Norfolk in July 2013. (Ryan D. McLearnon/U.S. Navy)

Navy hopes to bring stability to carrier deployments

NORFOLK, Va. — Tens of thousands of sailors in Hampton Roads would deploy less frequently but for longer planned stretches under a new policy the...

Robert Martinage resigned his position as acting U.S. Navy undersecretary.

Top Navy civilian's affair uncovered during contracting probe

WASHINGTON — A criminal investigation of an alleged contracting scheme involving a top-secret Navy project has resulted in the disclosure of an...

Pacom area of responsibility defined by superlatives

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 – The region of the globe that falls under the purview of U.S. Pacific Command is defined by superlatives, Navy Adm....

Military OneSource offers free tax services

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 – If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward...

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speak at the Pentagon about an investigation involving missile launch officers cheating on proficiency tests, Jan. 15, 2014. (Scott M. Ash/U.S. Air Force)

34 nuclear launch officers involved in Air Force cheating scandal

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Air Force’s top civilian and military leaders revealed that 34 nuclear missile launch officers were involved in a...

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan conducts carrier qualification operations in the Pacific Ocean, in this 2013 photo. Next year, USS Reagan will replace the USS George Washington as the Navy's homeported carrier at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. TERRY GODETTE/US NAVY

Navy realigns carrier fleet: Ronald Reagan to replace GW in Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan will make Yokosuka its new home port in the summer of 2015, replacing the USS...

Marines carry the remains of a fallen comrade from an aircraft at Dover Air Force Base on June 23, 2011. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Emotions run deep for military's mortuary workers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — It is sunny, breezy and a bit cool out on the tarmac. And, save for the wind, quiet. Overhead, an incongruous fragment of a...

Sailors with the USS Constitution serve Thanksgiving dinner to at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Nov. 28, 2013. (Peter D. Melkus/U.S. Navy)

VA allots $600 million more to veterans program

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials will spend $600 million to continue the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, community grants...

The first operational F-22A Raptor is flown to its permanent home at Langley Air Force Base, Va., on May 12, 2005. (Ben Bloker/U.S. Air Force)

Dozen F-22 Raptor jets deploying to Okinawa

TOKYO – About 12 Virginia-based F-22 Raptor fighter jets will deploy this month to Okinawa, according to an announcement posted on the 5th Air...

A Yokota Air Base, Japan-based airman was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Yokota airman dies in motorcycle accident

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - A Yokota-based airman was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday at about 4:30 p.m.  in front of the Yokota Community...

Getting equipped to be a military spouse

Hello military community,

It has been 14 years since I became a military spouse and walked into a world with different rules, daily politics...

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