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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.  Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes

Frustration ahead? Another subcontractor parts ways with military car shipper

For the second time in a month, a key subcontractor for the company that ships military members’ cars overseas has parted ways with the firm...

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., testifies during a U.S. Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Dunford, who became the 36th Marine Corps commandant in October 2014, released his planning guidance on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

New top Marine Corps general releases plan to shake up the service

The new top general in the Marine Corps released a 16-page plan on Friday detailing his vision for the service, emphasizing a realignment of...

An undated file photo of the Military Sealift Command pre-positioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak. The ship ran aground Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, about six nautical miles off the coast of Uruma, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy)

Crews search for ways to free grounded Military Sealift Command ship

YOKOHAMA, Japan — The USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak remained grounded for a second day Friday in waters near Okinawa, as divers and other personnel...

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Vet takes on suicide with broadcast ambitions

Moved by an epidemic of suicides among U.S. military veterans, one veteran aims to help stem the tide with a 24-7 TV channel for vets, by vets....

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Privatized housing residents to feel 'BAH' pinch, too

Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congremade last month to dampen the value of Basic...

French security forces storm a kosher supermarket in Paris on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, where a gunman had taken several hostages. (Panoramic/Zuma Press via TNS)

Terrorism threat prompts increased security at military installations in Europe

U.S. military installations across Europe are increasing security in the wake of the recent terrorist attack in Paris and disrupted plots in...

A sailor throws a heaving line to line handlers aboard the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan as it arrives at Naval Magazine Indian Island, June 8, 2011. The Navy announced Wednesday that it was opening billets onboard the Ohio-class sub to enlisted women, with plans of adding them to the boat in 2016. (Ed Early/U.S. Navy)

Navy opens submarine billets to female enlisted

NAPLES, Italy —The Navy is opening submarine billets to enlisted women, with plans for the USS Michigan to become the first boat integrated with...

New Hercules to take on heavy lifting across Pacific in 2017

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The newest version of the Air Force’s C-130 Hercules transport is coming to Japan, where its increased cargo capacity,...

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, a military broadcaster, was found strangled to death in the passenger seat of a car during a traffic stop in December 2013. Two American servicemembers have been charged in connection with his death. (Facebook photo)

AFN murder trial: Pathologists agree that sailor Chepusov died of strangulation

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE,  Germany — American and German autopsies came to the same conclusion about the death of Dmitry Chepusov, the American sailor...

Sloan Gibson, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary, at a June 4, 2014 event in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/MCT file photo)

‘FUBAR on steroids’: Congressmen blast VA about construction debacles

In the latest black eye for the Department of Veterans Affairs, congressman grilled officials Wednesday over construction mismanagement that has...

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press via TNS)

Obama calls for war authorization, touts military policy

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to again urge Congress to pass an authorization for war against...

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