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Editor’s note: John Holland is a proud Army Brat. His father served in the U.S. Army for 27 years, retiring in 1967. He died in 1997 from...

President Barack Obama addresses the American Legion national convention Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Charlotte, N.C. (Screen grab from White House video)

Obama tries to reassure veterans with 19 initiatives

On the day a government watchdog issued a...

Sen Genshitsu, former Urasenke grand tea master, talks during an interview in Kyoto. Genshitsu reflects on a life dedicated to the tea ceremony and experiences as a kamikaze pilot in World War II. (Photo by Yomiuri Shimbun)

The kamikaze pilots who cried out ‘Mom!’

KYOTO — Sen Genshitsu, 91, can look back on serving as the 15th grand master of a tea ceremony school known as Urasenke, which has roots...

Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

The Embassy of the Republic of South Korea is seeking Korean War Veterans to honor with the Ambassador for Peace Medal. Korean War Veterans (1950-...

DoD Takes Next Step in Modernizing Electronic Health Records

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has issued a request for proposals to modernize its electronic health records and allow DoD to share health...

  In this 2009 file photo, former Marine Corps Capt. Jason C. Brezler meets with Afghan leaders in Now Zad, Afghanistan. Brezler was ordered by Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills to appear before an administrative board that met in December 2013 and recommended he be discharged for alleged mishandling of classified information. The Defense Department Inspector General's office is investigating, according an Aug. 19 IG memo sent to Brezler. (Albert F. Hunt/U.S. Marine Corps)

3-star general under investigation for allegedly punishing whistleblower

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense Inspector General is investigating whether a three-star general tried to end another officer’s career in...

Two brands of peanut butter, almond butter recalled

The Defense Commissary Agency is among those participating in a recall of peanut and almond butters.
 
NSpired Natural Foods, Inc....

The USS Bonhomme Richard sits moored at Fleet Activities Sasebo Japan. Inspectors found that the recent $3 million resurfacing of the Bonhomme Richard did not set properly, meaning its deck is unsafe for flight operations. (Courtesy of U.S. Navy)

Bonhomme Richard flight deck unfit for flight operations, could delay next deployment

 SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan – The USS Bonhomme Richard will likely miss its next underway deployment after a botched $3 million resurfacing of the...

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)

US military's return to the Philippines sparks economic hopes

 SUBIC BAY, Philippines — When Abu Sayyaf rebels staged a mass kidnapping in the southern Philippines in 2001, the U.S. military sent a small...

USS Hawaii commanding officer Cmdr. William Patterson explains the fast-attack submarine's controls on Aug. 22, 2014. The Hawaii-based submarine arrived at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, on Wednesday. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)

Amid US plans for continued Asia presence, a shrinking submarine fleet

 YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Navy bills its submarine fleet as the world’s most advanced, a boast that few in the Asia-Pacific region...

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)

Servicemembers file class-action lawsuit against car shipping contractor

 RAF MILDENHALL, England — Former and current Defense Department employees who have not seen their personal vehicles in more than two months have...

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