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11 Things you might not know about the U.S. Army

This year, 79,000 people will walk into 1,600 recruiting stations around the country and join the U.S. Army. They will take jobs ranging from...

Neil Bush, left, son of former President George H.W. Bush and chairman of the board for Points of Light, greets Boatswain's Mate Seaman Lakenya Simpson during the Community Blueprint Luncheon at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy Walter/Released)

Navy Introduces New Program to Assist Transitioning Sailors

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- All Sailors separating, demobilizing or deactivating from an active-duty status of more than 180 days in length, are...

Chance to win $100 or $250 Exchange Gift Card

To celebrate this new Stripes Kanto website that launched Oct. 10, we’re offering you a chance to win some money just for participating. Create an...

A man walks along Guam's eastern shore in an area near Pagat, the site of an ancient Chamorro village. (Photo by Teri Weaver, Stars and Stripes)

US restarts efforts to move Okinawa Marines to Guam

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The U.S. military restarted efforts this week to build up Guam for the planned relocation of about 5,000 Okinawa Marines, a...

My father is the first man in the line.

VETERAN'S DAY 2012: ‘So proud to be your daughter’

Editor’s note: As we pause to remember our heroes this Veterans Day, we’d like to share this story from Catherine Ott in San Diego, Calif. Here’...
Spc. Devin Sanders takes part in the sit-up portion of his unit physical fitness test on Nov. 7, 2012, at Camp Red Cloud in South Korea in advance of his planned attendance at Warrior Leader Course. The Army this month reinstituted physical fitness standards required for participation in professional military education courses. (Photo by Jon Rabiroff)

Army brings back PT test for career advancement course entrance

SEOUL — When Sgt. Davis Hirschfeld heard the Army was reinstituting physical fitness standards this month for soldiers entering professional...

Janet Wisdom touches her husband’s name carved into a war memorial in Atchison, Kan., in 2011. Individual statues commemorating the sacrifice of Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wisdom and Spc. Don Clary are located nearby, and can be seen on page 3. Photos courtesy of Lt. Col. Austin Hamner

Keeping memories alive

In 2004, two men from the Kansas National Guard were killed in Iraq while supporting the Army unit of Lt. Col. Austin Hamner. Their deaths,...

President Barack Obama visits a campaign office in the Chicago, Illinois neighborhood of Hyde Park on Election Day 2012. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

What Obama's re-election means for the military, veterans

WASHINGTON – Even though Barack Obama has served as commander in chief for the last four years, his re-election...
7 ways to use leftover Halloween candy

7 creative ways to use your leftover Halloween candy

It's after Halloween and we have way too much candy in the house. Waaaay too much candy....

Sizing up your student aid options

Hello Military Community,

For the next couple of weeks I plan on posting some scholarship information on my website (...

10 Tips to boost resilience in service members

Resilience is the ability to respond successfully to a stressful or challenging experience. It’s a skill that can be learned and sharpened with...

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