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Dr. Alexander Christensen, a forensic anthropologist at JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory and anthropologist Cullen Black work to piece together human remains at JPAC’s Central Identification Laboratory. (Fred W. Baker III /Dept of Defense photo)

JPAC's critics skeptical that new POW/MIA agency will solve problems

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The announcement that Rear Adm. Mike Franken and Maj. Gen. Kelly McKeague would be taking the reins of a consolidated POW/...

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A forest of death at the base of Mount Fuji

The alarm rang at 6 a.m. and off I went. After three hours of travel via subway, train and bus, I was standing outside a cafeteria, drinking...

Three ways to be of service this Martin Luther King Jr. Day

(SPM Wire) While Martin Luther King Jr. Day was once primarily a day to reflect on the life and work of one of America’s most prominent civil...

Kyle Gallner, left, as Goat-Winston and Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle star in Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "American Sniper."  Warner Bros. Pictures/Tribune News Service

Widow of real-life American sniper is moved by actor's portrayal

Taya Kyle fretted over the idea of someone playing her late husband, Chris Kyle, a larger-than-life character who became the most prolific sniper...

The Independent Budget – Veterans Agenda for the 114th Congress

Veterans groups release annual priorities report

WASHINGTON — Four of the nation’s top veterans service organizations said Thursday that the VA health care system is still underfunded and running...

The first woman to serve aboard a Virginia-class fast-attack submarine reported last week to the USS Minnesota, pictured here arriving at its homeport in Groton, Conn. Six women, all officers, are joining the crews of the Minnesota and the USS Virginia in 2015.  Courtesy of the U.S. Navy

First female officer reports to submarine USS Minnesota

The first woman to serve aboard a Navy fast-attack submarine has reported to the USS Minnesota. She is one of six officers expected to join fast-...

 The entrance to the commissary at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.     Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes

Flights to ease produce, dairy shortages at Pacific commissaries

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An emergency fly-in of fresh dairy products, produce and meats will be welcome news at U.S. bases in the Pacific.

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Video screen grab of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, a Navy broadcaster for the American Forces Network Europe, who was found dead in a vehicle in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. AFN VIDEO

Video shows airman implicating himself in death of AFN broadcaster

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — A panel of officers and enlisted personnel watched video evidence Wednesday in which Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver...

 Students of the language school pose in front of a building at Camp Savage in Minnesota in 1944 in this photo from the exhibit "America's Secret Weapon: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service in World War II."     Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes

In WWII, Japanese-Americans used common language against the enemy

Thanks to Hollywood, most of us know about the Navajo Indians who served as top-secret code talkers in the Pacific theater during World War II,...

 The destroyer USS McCampbell sails in front of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer Takanami during a western Pacific Ocean exercise in March.    Courtesy of Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy

Japan boosts defense spending to counter China's island claims

Japan will increase defense spending for a third straight year as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to counter China’s claims to remote islands in...

In this Jan. 15, 2012 photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C.  T. Ortega Gaines/The Charlotte Observer

Talk of Petraeus indictment raises legal questions for ex-paramour Broadwell

WASHINGTON (Tribune News Service) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus is not the only one in potential legal jeopardy for the reported discovery...

Video screen grab of Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov, a Navy broadcaster for the American Forces Network Europe, who was found dead in a vehicle in Kaiserslautern, Germany, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. AFN VIDEO

Airman pleads not guilty to premeditated murder in AFN case

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Oliver pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder and other charges Monday as his court-...

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