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In a 2009 photo, Pfc. Ronnie Butler, a gunner with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, displays a tattoo he designed with his brother when he was younger.  Matthew Thompson/U.S. Army

Tattoo shop owners react to Army grooming regulation changes

New regulations from the Army could limit the placement of future tattoos by Fort Drum soldiers, among other grooming standards.
 
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Help design VA's Veteran's Day poster

Do you have an idea for a national Veterans Day poster? If so, the Department of Veterans Affairs wants to hear from you. The Veterans Day...

Fort Carson: Punishment for soldier's non-salute selfie will be kept secret

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The punishment of a Fort Carson soldier, who caused internet outrage with a ‘selfie’ of her avoiding saluting the flag,...

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Pentagon outlines ideas for hybrid retirement system

WASHINGTON — Amid attempts to reduce military personnel spending, the Pentagon on Thursday presented its official thinking on the politically...

'Military women in power' empower female troops

Hello military community,

I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful, hardworking and compassionate woman on a mission: Army Sgt. Sandy Rolon...

The aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush transits the Strait of Gibraltar on Feb. 27, 2014, on a scheduled nine-month deployment to the Mediterranean and Middle East. During a worldwide all-hands call March 5, 2014, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran told sailors the Navy is working on moving to a more predictable and stable deployment cycle. (Juan David Guerra/U.S. Navy)

Sailors reassured that budget cuts won’t affect staffing levels

In the wake of Pentagon plans to slash the size of the Army and to rein in military spending, the chief of naval personnel insisted during a...

U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse waits to speak at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas in November 2013. Morse, the top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases, has been suspended after a fellow Army lawyer reported he groped her and tried to kiss her at a conference more than two years ago. (LM Otero/AP)

Army’s top sex assault prosecutor suspended after assault allegation

WASHINGTON — The top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended after a lawyer who worked for him recently reported he’d groped...

Servicemembers, civilians and family members learn about core values during a safety stand down brief at Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, on Oct. 25, 2012. The stand down came a week after a curfew was implemented in response to an alleged sexual assault by two U.S. servicemembers on Okinawa. (Howard Reed/U.S. Army)

Alcohol, liberty restrictions led to less crime on Okinawa last year

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Strict new liberty and alcohol rules coincided with a historic drop last year in crimes committed by U.S. personnel on...

Some Military Consumers Not Seeing Earned Protections

WASHINGTON, Mar. 6, 2014 – Service members, veterans and their families who complained to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about financial...

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits San Diego Bay prior to mooring at the B Street pier in downtown San Diego. The ship will be open to the public for tours for two days in order to showcase the capabilities of the littoral combat ship (LCS) program. (U.S. Navy photo by Sr. Chief Mass Communication Specialist Donnie W. Ryan)

Navy: Pacific pivot is the guiding principle

WASHINGTON — Navy officials unveiled the service’s budget plans Tuesday, which are aimed at ensuring the U.S. military can effectively pivot...

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alaska has set aside living quarters for female officers in preparation to be one of the first submarines to have an integrated crew. The Navy announced April 29, 2010, a new policy to station women on submarines.  U.S. Navy

Enlisted women could be serving on submarines by 2016

ST. MARYS, Ga. — Enlisted women could begin serving aboard submarines as early as 2016, depending on the interest female sailors have in serving...

The Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island returns to base March 20, 2013, after spending 3 months at sea. (James Kimber/U.S. Navy)

Navy boosts sea pay for first time in more than a decade

TOKYO — Sailors and Marines could see as much as a 25-percent increase in sea pay, according to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus in a Navy release...

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