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Troops to see 1.8 percent pay raise if proposed budget bill passes

WASHINGTON -- Troops would see a 1.8 percent pay raise and TRICARE users would see their fees unchanged under a budget bill proposed by House...

In appreciation of our military

Hello Military Community,

I can personally attest to the inner strength military families develop through deployments, frequent moves and...

Officials approve guide for government-issued iOS 6 devices

FORT MEADE, Md., May 17, 2013 – The security technical implementation guide for mobile devices using Apple’s iOS6 operating system has been...

In this file photo, the USS Blue Ridge, front, and Republic of Korea guided-missile destroyer ROKS Sejnog the Great patrol the Sea of Japan. In April 2012, the international organization in charge of naming water bodies, rejected a request by South Korea to rename -- or at least consider an alternative name for -- the Sea of Japan. Many South Koreans call the body of water the East Sea. (U.S. Navy photo)

US use of 'Sea of Japan' rankles South Koreans

SEOUL — The U.S. and South Korea routinely bend over backwards to compliment one another and extoll the virtues of their partnership. But there’s...

Tech. Sgt. Curtis Eccleston in an Air Force photograph when he was the special planning supervisor for the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron at Kadena Air Base. Eccleston was found dead with a neck wound in February 2011 in an off-base apartment. (Rey Ramon/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

Woman appeals conviction for plotting murder of husband

NAHA, Okinawa — A Brazilian woman who was...

Classrooms, such as this one at Baumholder High School, could soon be empty as the Defense Department school system deals with teacher furlough days. Matt Millham/Stars and Stripes

Parents, teachers unhappy with furlough plan for Defense Department schools

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — A Department of Defense plan to close military-run schools for as many as five days at the beginning of next school year as...

Seaman Christopher Browning, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker are pictured in the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper Feb. 27, 2013. Two days later the two servicemembers received 10 and nine-year sentences, respectively, for the gang-rape of an Okinawa woman in 2012.

Osaka mayor: ‘Wild Marines’ should consider using prostitutes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. servicemembers should consider soliciting prostitutes to control their “sexual energies,” the mayor of Osaka...

DOD furlough plan to affect 9 in 10 civilians

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced a sweeping furlough plan Tuesday that will hit well over 90 percent of the Defense...

A month in honor of generations of service

From the battlefields of the Civil War at home, to two world wars overseas, to Iraq and Afghanistan, Asian-Pacific Americans have fought with...

US sailor arrested over weekend after being found inside Japanese elementary school

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Japanese police arrested a USS Stethem sailor Sunday night on suspicion of unlawful entry after he was found in a...

NEX Expands Price Match Policy to Now Include Major Online Retailers

Virginia Beach, VA (NNS) -- The Navy Exchange (NEX) announced, May 13, that it has made a big change to its Price Match Policy.

The NEX...

Asian American war heroes deserve special admiration

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I am highlighting two Asian American service members who served with honor, integrity and...

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