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SAVED BY THE BELL! Get your kids ready for a great school year

Research shows that a steady routine, restful sleep and a healthy diet contribute to children’s health, well-being and school success. Camping,...

Graduates of the University of Maryland University College Europe class of 2014 file out after their commencement ceremony Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the Gartenschau in Kaiserslautern, Germany. MATT MILLHAM/STARS AND STRIPES

UMUC cuts overseas faculty

VICENZA, Italy — Citing drawdowns, defense budget cutbacks and declining enrollment, the University of Maryland University College has made...

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Navy captain sues after daughter's physical therapy denied

A Navy captain and his wife are suing the Defense Department on behalf of their daughter after the military’s family health care provider upheld a...

Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesus Yanezstands in front of his sector station at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan July 2, 2014. Yanez has served in every branch of the military except for the Coast Guard. EVELYN CHAVEZ/U.S. AIR FORCE

20 years, 4 branches, 1 servicemember

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — When Jesus Yanez joined the Marine Corps in 1993, military service became a way of life.

Over the years, the El Paso...

The weather phenomenon called HwangSa -- also referred to as Yellow Sand or Asian Dust -- has been known to engulf cities in South Korea. COURTESY OF U.S. AIR FORCE

Yellow haze: nothing clear about Asian skies

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Just about the only thing clear about the skies over large parts of South Korea and western Japan each spring and summer is...


Retrial for Marine convicted in Iraq killings set for early 2015

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The retrial for a Marine who served six years for the 2006 killing of an Iraqi civilian has been set for Jan. 26.


Photos sought of Hawaii servicemembers killed in Vietnam

The pictures and stories of Army Spc. 5 James Gabriel Jr. of Kalihi and Cpl. Alexander A. Kaopuiki Jr. of Wailuku, who gave their lives fighting...

A letter written by Toichi Handa shows his preparedness before leaving for World War II. He was killed in action in 1945. His daughter, Sumiko Noichi, spoke about her father before attending a memorial service in Tokyo on August 15 to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II. THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN

Father's last wish in WWII: Let my daughter go to school

"If I die in the war, please let my daughter receive an education."

So wrote Toichi Handa, who died in battle in the Philippines at age...

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

TRANSCOM sends out search teams for troops' missing private vehicles

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE — Hundreds of vehicles belonging to U.S. military members serving overseas are missing. Now Gen. Paul Selva, the U.S....

Loud, dangerous and careful work for yellow shirts aboard USS H.W. Bush

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH — When flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier end, the work on the flight deck goes on.

  Protesters stand off with police in front of the QuikTrip on W. Ferguson Ave. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The protest was peaceful and the police allowed it until a couple objects were thrown at the police. The police then used tear gas and flashbangs to clear the area. (Chris Lee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT)

Senate to review transfer of military equipment to police

WASHINGTON — Public alarm over heavily armed police confronting rioters in Missouri has convinced the Senate to take another look at a federal...

The USS Nimitz transits the Pacific Ocean on April 29, 2013. The Navy confirmed Thursday, July 10, 2014, that a sailor aboard the aircraft carrier is under investigation over a rape threat made on social media. (Michael D. Cole/U.S. Navy)

Sailor to be punished for rape threat toward recruit on social media

A sailor based in Washington state has been found guilty of threatening to rape a California naval recruit in a social media posting and will now...