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 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-...

Photo courtesy of Desireé Flores

Army brat has chops for American Idol

Military brat Desireé Flores, 22, has aspirations of being the next American Idol. She recently auditioned for the program in San Francisco and...

A screen capture of CENTCOM's hacked Twitter account.

Hackers hit CENTCOM sites, reveal contact info and issue threats

WASHINGTON — Hackers claiming to be with the militant group Islamic State took control of U.S. Central Command’s Twitter feed and YouTube channel...

Women in service review rollout due in 2016

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 – Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will...

An aircrew stands beside a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, on June 11, 2014. On Jan 8, 2015, the Defense Department announced that it would return the base to England and move the Air Force's air refueling wing to Germany.   Adam L. Mathis/Stars and Stripes

RAF Mildenhall to close amid other Europe consolidations

STUTTGART, Germany — A major U.S. Air Force base in the United Kingdom and 14 other installations scattered across Europe will close as part of a...

Military Spouse of the Year nominees sought

A magazine that recognizes military spouses has opened nominations for its annual Military Spouse of the Year awards.

Military Spouse...

This July 13, 2011, photo made available on the International Security Assistance Force's Flickr website shows the former Commander of ISAF and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus, left, shaking hands with his biographer Paula Broadwell, with whom he had an extramarital affair. (ISAF)

Report: Federal prosecutors want felony charges against Petraeus

Federal prosecutors are recommending felony charges against retired Gen. David Petraeus over classified information they say he provided to his...

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Jan. 6, 2015) Chief Logistics Specialist Natali Philip, left, a recruit division commander, uses a ruler to measure the hair of Seaman Recruit Briana Cochems, from Los Angeles, to show proper hair grooming standards to new recruits at Recruit Training Command. (U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Adam Demeter/Released)

RTC and OTC Begins Female Haircut Pilot Program

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- In an effort to standardize training and education across the military services, Recruit Training Command (RTC) and...

An Airman from Cannon Air Force Base sits at the control module of an MQ-9 Reaper at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 23, 2014. (John Bainter/U.S. Air Force)

Air Force considering bonus pay for drone pilots

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is considering bonus pay to address a major shortage of drone pilots, according to officials at Air Combat Command....

Airman found guilty in Lackland hospital sex assault trial

(Tribune Content Agency) — A psychriatrist who was sexually assaulted by an Air Force medical technician tearfully told a military court Wednesday...

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