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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from Strike Fighter Squadron VFA-115 launches from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in waters near Okinawa, Japan, on July 28. The Navy recently awarded a $50 million contract to remove the ship's nuclear fuel as part of a major ship overhaul scheduled for 2015. (COURTESY OF EVERETT ALLEN/U.S. NAVY)

Navy awards $50 million contract for USS George Washington defueling

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has awarded a $50 million contract to prepare the aircraft carrier USS George Washington for nuclear...

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As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims

The 49-year-old veteran explained that he suffered from paranoia in crowds, nightmares and unrelenting flashbacks from the Iraq war. He said he...

Dr. Gregory Johnson, Tripler Concussion Clinic medical director, has U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Karamatic, Department of Medicine combat medic, follow his finger with his eyes during a neurologic exam March 20, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center located in Honolulu. From 2002 to 2013, more than 294,000 military service members have suffered from traumatic brain injury. March is designated as National Brain Injury Awareness Month. CHRISTOPHER HUBENTHAL/U.S. AIR FORCE

VA reform bill saves unique pilot program for veterans with TBI

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday will sign into law landmark reform of the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, but the stroke...

This colorized transmission electron micrograph shows some of the morphology displayed by the Ebola virus. The exact origin, locations and natural reservoir of Ebola virus remain unknown. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention photo by Cynthia Goldsmith

Army institute responds to growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2014 – A small group of military and civilian personnel assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious...

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Oh no! Get ready Tokyo!

The biggest international box office draw from Japan with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame returned home on July 25 in Legendary...

ROMVETS nurture creativity, sisterhood

Editor's note: Don’t miss Stripes Japan columnist Kim Suchek in the Aug. 7 AHRN Webinar: “Military Rental Market Update &...

Grants to help veterans become farmers

The federal government will provide more than $9 million to help veterans become farmers.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced...

Head coach Troy Calhoun leads the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons onto the field as they meet the Colgate Raiders at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug 31, 2013. MIKE KAPLAN/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force Academy superintendent calls for investigation of athletic transgressions

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet athletes flouted the sacred honor code by committing sexual assaults, taking drugs, cheating and engaging in other...

Married gay veterans' next battle is for equal VA benefits

U.S. Air Force Capt. CJ Wilkinson was about to settle into his dream life.

The 32-year-old intelligence officer had legally married his...

Then Lt. Col. Darron Wright gives an interview to local Iraqi media in Baghdad on Feb. 11, 2010. Wright, subsequently promoted to colonel, died in a parachute accident in N.C. in September 2013. (ADVIN ILLA-MEDINA/U.S. ARMY)

Army 'VIP culture' led to parachute accident that killed former JBLM officer

He didn't belong on the plane.

A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord officer who died in a September accident was not ready to jump with a...

Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, United States Forces Korea commander, speaks with media members outside the Freedom House by the Demilitarized Zone following the celebration of the 61st anniversary of the signing of the Korean armistice. Scaparrotti said the U.S. and South Korea are considering leaving the Combined Forces Command in Seoul following the transfer of U.S. troops on Camp Humphreys in the coming years. (RUSSELL YOUMANS/U.S. ARMY)

Could Korean warfighting command stay in Seoul?

SEOUL — The U.S. and South Korea are discussing whether to leave the joint Combined Forces Command in Seoul after American forces relocate to...

Brad Hicks, vice president of radar programs at Lockheed's Mission Systems and Sensors business talks to reporters in Tokyo on Thursday, July 31, 2014. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Defense contractors hawk their surveillance planes in Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. defense contractors sense that there’s money to be made out of...

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