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An F-22 Raptor flies a mission off the East Coast on July 10, 2012. JEREMY LOCK/U.S. AIR FORCE

Pentagon: F-22 whistleblower inquiry to finish in August

More than two years after a Hampton-based F-22 pilot's career stalled when he and a colleague spoke out about life-threatening problems with the...

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House passes $17 billion emergency funding bill for VA

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed a $17 billion emergency bill Wednesday that brings comprehensive reform of the troubled Department of...

Summer style

Festival and fireworks season is upon us, bringing with it the rare opportunity to wear the humidity-friendly yukata (light summer kimono). As...

Tokyo Eye host Chris Peppler

Metro under the microscope

Now running more than 300 episodes, Tokyo Eye represents the seminal travel broadcast on NHK World TV. Available in approximately 150 countries...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced on July 29, 2014 it had obtained nearly $100 million in debt relief for 17,000 consumers — primarily military servicemembers — who owned money to Colfax Capital Corp. and Culver Capital, LLC, known collectively as Rome Finance. (THOMAS BRICKER/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Servicemembers get debt relief after consumer bureau cites predatory lender

WASHINGTON — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday it had obtained nearly $100 million in debt relief for 17,000 consumers —...

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla,, talk about the VA reform bill Monday at the Capitol. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Just what's in the VA reform bill, and can lawmakers pass it before recess?

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill lawmakers signed off Monday night on a detailed $17 billion compromise to overhaul the troubled Department of Veterans...

A sign posted at a shoppette on Osan Air Base, South Korea, informs customers that alcohol will not be sold during a weekend ban on alcohol consumption and purchase for all airmen on the Korean peninsula. ARMANDO R. LIMON/STARS AND STRIPES)

New airmen in Korea banned from drinking alcohol for 1st 30 days

All active-duty airmen newly assigned to the Korean peninsula are prohibited from buying or consuming alcohol for 30 days from the day of their...

Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Sam Locklear holds a Pentagon press briefing on July 29, 2014. (DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SCREENCAP)

PACOM chief: China spying on RIMPAC brings 'good news'

WASHINGTON — A decision by China to spy on a U.S.-led military exercise could be a positive sign, according to the leader of American forces in...

U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Miller lands an Army AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean during deck landing qualifications as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise July 19, 2014. DUSTIN KNIGHT/U.S. NAVY

Army tests Apaches during RIMPAC exercises at sea

The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks...

Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, takes a 'selfie' photograph with a sailor after an all-hands meeting at Yokosuka Naval Base's Fleet Theater on July 28, 2014. ERIC GUZMAN/STARS AND STRIPES

Stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships headed to Pacific, Mabus says

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy will send new stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships and an amphibious ready group to the Pacific, Navy...

Gotta party early: Servicemembers below the rank of E-5 in Japan are not allowed to be off post after midnight due to curfew restrictions placed upon them after a string of incidents. ERIC GUZMAN/STARS AND STRIPES

US military curfew in Japan could be eased

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military leaders are considering relaxing liberty restrictions in Japan, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday....

A staff member reviews a card given out during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month training session conducted at the Center for Personal and Professional Development in Virginia Beach in this April 2013 photo. SUSAN D. HENSON/U.S. NAVY

More military sex assault reports -- a positive sign?

NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Capt. Chuck Marks spent a year in Afghanistan as chief of plans, coordinating the interests of 50 coalition nations, a...

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