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Roth Contributions to open to all active-duty troops

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 – Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force will be able to contribute to the Roth Thrift...

Path to the Past

Editor's note: Stars and Stripes has been covering the troops since World War II. Our vast archives are filled with extraordinary stories...

Medal of Honor recipient Kenneth Stumpf, center, bows his head in prayer along with other spectators at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Oct. 3, 2012. Stumpf and 51 other Medal of Honor recipients -- more than anyone present could remember gathering in one place -- honored past medal recipients buried at the cemetery with a stone memorial dedication. Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes

Nation's heroes gather to remember fallen comrades

HONOLULU — Fifty-two of America’s Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the National Cemetery of the Pacific to memorialize their fallen comrades...

Sorting out benefit transfers, GI Bill eligibility

Hello Military Community,

This week I would like to highlight some of the emails that I have received in the event it may answer...

COOL launches major updates to website

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Center for Information Dominance (CID) announced a new major update to the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL)...

Commissary savings events kick off this fall

FORT LEE, Va – October is the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who’ll be seeing store promotions, giveaways and...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released

SECDEF releases voting guidance

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense Leon M. Panetta released the following message Oct. 5.

"On November 6th, Americans will have the...

TRICARE Launches Philippine Demonstration in 2013

Starting Jan. 1, 2013 TRICARE is launching a demonstration project in designated areas of the Philippines to provide beneficiaries access to high-...

Mobile devices bring Sesame Street’s message of resilience

Lynn Chwatsky has been overseeing the Sesame Workshop’s initiatives with military families since 2006.

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Time remains for absentee voting, official says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 – Absentee Voting Week is a reminder that it’s still possible for eligible U.S. voters overseas to register and to vote,...

Pentagon Press Secretary George E. Little briefs reporters at the Pentagon, Oct. 2, 2012. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Program empowers absentee, overseas citizen voters

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 – Officials have developed a robust program to ensure absentee military and overseas citizens have the necessary tools to...

Family Matters Blog: Family panel addresses exceptional issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a Defense Department advisory panel dealing with special needs issues across...

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