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MILITARY UPDATE: Average stateside housing allowance rises only .5 percent for 2015

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million servicemembers living off base in the United States will rise by an average half percentage...

Sailors and Marines assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) man the rails as they "bring the ship to life" during America's commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael McNabb/Released)

Top 5 People Stories of 2014

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- During the past 12 months, there have been a number of noteworthy policy changes and updates to improve quality of life and...

View of the Snowy Air Chandelier from directly underneath along the Roppongi Hills West Walk. The chandelier is made of bird feathers and foil and was designed by reknowned designer Kosei Komatsu. (James Kimber/Stars and Stripes)

Little Bavaria comes to Tokyo in Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Here in Tokyo, the Tokyoites do as the Germans do, at least for Christmas.

For the eighth year, the...

Despite claims that service is improving, defense transportation officials have declined to say how many privately owned military vehicle shipments remain severely delayed, and customers claim deep problems with deliveries persist. (U.S. Army)

Judge orders company to release servicemembers’, civilians’ vehicles

A Defense Department subcontractor was ordered on Wednesday to release dozens of servicemembers’ and civilians’ vehicles seized in a financial...

Actor Randall Park, center, portrays North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Columbia Pictures' "The Interview." (Ed Araquel/Columbia Pictures, Sony)

Hack attack over Sony’s ‘Interview’ shows risks of naming bad guys

There are few things Hollywood loves — or relies on — more than a good villain.

From Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator,” which took...

The rank of captain has been symbolized by double silver bars since 1832, and is sometimes referred to as railroad tracks. (Robert Barnett/U.S. Air Force)

Army corrects retirement inequity

About 160 Army officers pegged to be forced out of the service with reduced benefits will now be allowed to remain on active duty or retire with...

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Dining around Tokyo for the holidays a real treat

Tokyo offers tantalizing tastes all year round, but the festive season brings some extra special stomach stuffers. Go international with Cuban,...

Okinawa files protest over hit-and-run allegedly involving U.S. Marine

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Okinawa city assembly filed a protest this week with the U.S. government over this month’s hit-and-run incident that...

AAFES says it passed on "The Interview" months before Sony hack

SEOUL, South Korea – Months before Sony canceled the release of “The Interview,” AAFES had already decided against showing the movie depicting the...

Despite claims that service is improving, defense transportation officials have declined to say how many privately owned military vehicle shipments remain severely delayed, and customers claim deep problems with deliveries persist. (U.S. Army)

Car shipper's dispute over $3.63 million debt means troops' cars stranded in Houston

A hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in a Georgia courthouse could decide if federal contractor International Auto Logistics LLC will be...

The Unit 1 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was the first to blow after it overheated and produced a lethal cloud of hydrogen gas in March 2011. The explosion reduced the reactor building to a shell; workers have capped it to contain the radiation inside. (Courtesy of TEPCO)

Decades of complications and cleanup remain at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER STATION, Japan — The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station disaster may be the ultimate challenge for neatness-...

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