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A screen grab of the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Awareness Challenge computer-based training module. It is one of three couses airmen will still have to complete online.  COURTESY DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Air Force slashes computer-based training requirements

The Air Force is eliminating mandatory computer-based training on all but three courses and giving commanders wide discretion in how they conduct...

The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which was involved in an early Saturday collision with a merchant ship, is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, June 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Fitzgerald officer of the deck pleads guilty at court-martial

WASHINGTON — The junior lieutenant in charge of navigating the USS Fitzgerald when it collided with a commercial vessel pleaded guilty Tuesday to...

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert

COLA Living Pattern Survey for Japan available online till May 31

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Beginning May 1, service members throughout Japan have the opportunity to participate in the Overseas Cost of Living...

US, S. Korea plan summit, dismiss talk of US troop withdrawal

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. and South Korean presidents will meet before Donald Trump’s summit with the North, officials said, as the allies...

Sailors ceremonially fold seven American flags during a memorial ceremony on June 27, 2017, at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, for the USS Fitzgerald sailors who were killed in a collision at sea on June 17.  RAYMOND DIAZ III/U.S. NAVY

Families of sailors who died in Navy collisions hope for answers in court

Families of some of the 17 sailors killed in two U.S. Navy collisions in Asia last summer say the courts-martial beginning this week probably won’...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the Tri-Citian of the Year awards ceremony in Kennewick, Wash., May 3, 2018. Mattis emphasized the importance of community service, saying service above self, inclusiveness and helping others are core to America’s strength. (Tri-Citian courtesy photo)

Mattis Emphasizes ‘Service to Others’ as Key American Strength

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis saluted community volunteers and emphasized the importance of service to others, saying giving...

AF plans to accelerate defendable space with Next-Gen OPIR

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force announced its intention to award two sole-source contracts for the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent...

A contractor loads a moving truck with household goods during the permanent change of station move at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., March 7, 2018. (OZ SUGUITAN/DEFENSE DEPARTMENT)

Civilian PCS moves now considered taxable income after law change

Some civilian federal employees are facing hefty tax burdens after a revision included in the new tax-reform law removed exemptions on moving...

President Donald Trump talks to the media as he leaves for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association, Friday, May 4, 2018 at the White House. (J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE/AP)

Trump says US troop withdrawal from South Korea is 'not on the table'

President Donald Trump said Friday that he will not consider withdrawing the 28,500 American troops stationed in South Korea as he prepares to...

Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White briefs reporters at the Pentagon, May 3, 2018. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith)

Cybercom to Elevate to Combatant Command

WASHINGTON -- In response to the changing face of warfare, U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated tomorrow to a combatant command, chief Pentagon...

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Report says military's Survivor Benefit Plan 'compares well,' irking widows still hit by offset

Military retirees, their spouses and perhaps 80 percent of 320,000 survivors already able to draw benefits under the military’s Survivor Benefit...

Small odds, Jumbo pay off: Japan’s version of Powerball

In Japan, the “Jumbo Draw” heralds the arrival of each season with the dream of becoming a millionaire.
 
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