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  A C-130 aircraft flies over a tower at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Dec. 17, 2002. Six of the nine U.S. servicemembers wounded during an insider attack -- which killed Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, in Afghanistan -- were flown to Ramstein and transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center where they are listed in stable condition. (David D. Underwood/U.S. Air Force)

Servicemembers wounded in Kabul insider attack in stable condition

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Six of the nine U.S. servicemembers wounded when a suspected Afghan soldier opened fire on coalition forces at a defense...

The French and Germans tested a set of unknown remains in a German World War II cemetery in France that some think belonged to U.S. Army Pvt. 1st Class Lawrence Gordon. JPAC declined to assist an American-led team of researchers, saying they lacked enough evidence for DNA testing. (Courtesy of Jed Henry)

US soldier buried with the enemy in WWII is on his way home

VIROQUA, Wis. — A U.S. soldier mistakenly buried with the enemy at the close of World War II begins the final leg of his unlikely journey home...

  Managers at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for years resisted the entreaties of family members to change the date on a marker commemorating the crew of a B-24 that crashed in China on Aug. 31, 1944, instead keeping the date they were officially declared dead by the Army. The cemetery announced it is changing the date. (Rick Vasquez/Stars and Stripes)

Arlington cemetery to correct dates on monument to WWII air crew

WASHINGTON — A long struggle to make gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery reflect reality rather than bureaucracy apparently has a happy...

  A screen grab from a military handout video dated April 10, 2013 offers a rare glimpse of a restraint chair used for forced feedings in the prison camps psychiatric ward, called the Behavioral Medical Unit, at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Carol Rosenberg/Miami Herald)

Navy nurse who refuses to force-feed still working at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Navy nurse who refused to tube feed hunger striking prisoners is still assigned to the detention center here...

Sailors make final inspections on an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Golden Warriors of Strike Fighter Squadron 87 aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, on Aug. 7, 2014. (Margaret Keith/U.S. Navy)

US continues airstrikes on northern Iraq

WASHINGTON — The U.S. has launched three air attacks against Islamic State militants in Iraq within a span of five hours, the Pentagon announced...

  President Barack Obama signs into law a bill improving the Veterans Affairs health care system Aug. 7, 2014, at Fort Belvoir, Va. (EJ Hersom/Department of Defense)

Obama signs landmark VA reform law

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a $16.3 billion plan to overhaul the troubled nationwide health care system run by...

  A member of the South Korean navy boarding team frisks two officers of the Royal Australian Navy who are posing as crew members of the carrying weapons of mass destruction aboard their ship. The drill held Wednesday in Hawaii was part of Fortune Guard. (Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes)

Fortune Guard: Exercise demonstrates international resolve to end WMD trafficking

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — Armed teams from Japan, South Korea and the U.S. boarded a ship Wednesday during a mock search for weapons of mass...

Hyon Chu So, 51st Aerospace Medicine Squadron Public Health technician, removes a mosquito trap at Osan Air Base, South Korea on July 12, 2012. (Michael Battles/U.S. Air Force)

Officials warn mosquito season may be looming in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — Officials are warning that the seasonal threat of mosquito-borne illnesses could be ramping up after Typhoon Nakri dumped...

  Troops steer amphibious assault vehicles toward shore during a simulated beach assault during Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014 in July. Japan is working with U.S. Marines to build its own amphibious force. (Corey T. Jones/U.S. Navy)

With eye on China, Japan slowly building amphibious force with help of US Marines

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa has spent more than two years helping Japan stand up an amphibious force geared toward...

Bert Stolier, a Marine Raider who volunteers at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, talks to Staff Sgt. Robert I. Manion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defense chief, about his experiences in World War II in April. 2012. Marine Corps special operators will now be referred to as “Marine Raiders” according to an Aug. 6, 2014 statement from the Marine Corps. SCOTT L. TOMASZYCKI/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marine Corps special operators renamed 'Marine Raiders'

WASHINGTON — In honor of their legendary World War II predecessors, Marine Corps special operators will now be referred to as “Marine Raiders”...

The Purple Heart presented to Cpl. Donald Riley, maintenance management, 1st Tank Battalion, during an award ceremony hosted at 1st Tanks' Tank Ramp at Twentynine Palms, Calif., July 2, 2014. Riley was awarded the medal for events which took place in Afghanistan May 15, 2013. U.S. MARINES

On Purple Heart Day, honoring recipients of a badge of equality and sacrifice

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On Aug. 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington authorized the first American badges for military merit because, in his words, “The...

A location of USA Discounters is seen on June 24 in Norfolk, Va. MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASHINGTON POST

Senators push for probe of USA Discounters' lending tactics

Five U.S. senators have urged the Department of Defense and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

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