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What Congress got done, and what it didn't

WASHINGTON – While you were celebrating the start of the new year, Congress was still trying to clean up matters from the end of 2012. Here’s a...

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is pleased Congress acted, Little said, but notes there is more work to be done.

Legislators avoid fiscal cliff, delay sequester process

WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 - Congress has avoided the fiscal cliff, but Pentagon Press Secretary George Little called on the body to continue...

Photo by Anna Pusack

Meet the kettlebell

The simple kettlebell is little more than an iron ball with a handle. Perhaps you’ve seen one at your local gym. It may not look like much, but...

NO WEIGHTS? NO PROBLEM

At the London Olympics, people gathered to stare in disbelief at the astounding performances of gymnasts as they demonstrated unbelievable...

Many service members make common physical fitness mistakes that may seem small, but in the long run, can hinder physical fitness and negatively impact their bodies. File photo

Fitness: What not to do

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – It’s common knowledge that fitness is one of the most important keys to living healthy. It’s no secret that remaining in...

Marine on Okinawa arrested for trespassing

NAHA, Okinawa — A U.S. Marine was arrested Friday for alleged trespassing after he was spotted on an Okinawa apartment balcony.

A woman who...

How badly will budget cuts hurt troops, DOD civilians?

WASHINGTON — In the final presidential debate, President Barack Obama declared to the American people with unflinching certainty that...

How badly will budget cuts hurt troops, DOD civilians?

WASHINGTON — In the final presidential debate, President Barack Obama declared to the American people with unflinching certainty that...

Sailors aboard USS Ronald Reagan, floating off the coast of Japan, load humanitarian relief supplies March 22, 2011, into a U.S. Navy Seahawk belonging to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Ben Van Buskirk and Lt. Victoria Throckmorton. The pilots made several trips into tsunami-damaged towns along the coast to deliver the supplies. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)

US sailors sue Japanese utility over radiation exposure

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Eight sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are suing Japan’s nationalized Tokyo Electric Power Co.,...

Pamela Moment, drug demand reduction coordinator at the Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center, explains to Brandon Harrisel, an administration specialist at Training and Education Command, the risk of drinking a considerable amount of alcohol during the Semper Fit-Health Promotion Happy Holiday Happy Hour on Dec. 12, 2012. The annual event teaches alternatives to drinking alcohol and the dangers of binge drinking. (Antwaun L. Jefferson/U.S. Marine Corps)

US military’s alcohol-soaked culture taking toll on servicemembers

WASHINGTON — Thomas Brennan was still unloading his bags at his first duty station when he saw the other Marines drinking on the catwalks.

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A KC-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft taxis on the runway at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Mach 18, 2011. (USMC/Flickr)

Final decision looming on relocation plan for air base on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — After years of delays, a final decision on the effort to relocate the Futenma air station elsewhere on Okinawa may be on...

Filipino families enjoy relics culled from the Philippine Air Force in a park near Clark International Airport. Long-range plans call for the park and dozens of nearby dilapidated buildings, built by the U.S. Air Force, to be removed for a third runway. Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes

Philippines to make ex-US bases center of new air-sea hub

ANGELES CITY, Philippines — When Mount Pinatubo erupted in June 1991, a typhoon drenched the massive ash plume, spawning a gray sludge that...

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