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U.S. Air Force cadets march to lunch at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 30, 2012.  Myles Cullen/Department of Defense

Secretive AF program recruits academy cadets to inform on colleagues and disavows them

Facing pressure to combat drug use and sexual assault at the Air Force Academy, the Air Force has created a secret system of cadet informants to...

  Victims affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan wait aboard a C-17 aircraft provided by the United States military as they prepare to leave Tacloban, Philippines for Villamore Airbase in Manila. (Photo by Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Last US troops pull out of typhoon disaster zone in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The last U.S. troops pulled out of storm-ravaged Tacloban on Wednesday, marking the end of the American military presence in...

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Home-made launchers likely fired at Yokota Air Base, officials say

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A home-made cannon likely fired “projectiles” at Yokota Air Base on Thursday night, according to U.S. and Japanese...

  Magen McCollough, Williamsburg Environmental Group civil engineer, pours water over a simulated habitat to show the effects of water runoff during the Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day at John H. Russell Elementary School in Quantico, Va., in February 2012. The Pentagon has asked the RAND Corp. to study whether the DOD still needs to run schools in the United States. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marines

Study looking at dependents schools on US soil

WASHINGTON — In an era of increasingly scarce defense dollars, the Pentagon has ordered a study to determine whether the Department of Defense...

A U.S. Air Force Airman prepares to marshall a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. The Air Force is eliminating selective reenlistment bonuses for 46 career fields and cutting retraining opportunities for hundreds of airmen in over-manned specialties as the service prepares to trim the force by as many as 25,000 airmen over the next several years.  Kayla Newman/U.S. Air Force

Air Force slashing reenlistment bonuses, cutting retraining in some specialties

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Air Force is eliminating selective reenlistment bonuses for 46 career fields and cutting retraining opportunities...

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Chicago, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. PAUL BEATY/AP

In Asia visit, Biden to remind China that US is a Pacific power

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden heads to Asia on Monday amid an escalating spat over the East China Sea with a message mainly directed at...

  A split screen image of Army Sgt. 1st Class John Hartley Robertson, left, and the man who claims to be the missing Green Beret, Dang Tan Ngoc. Robertson's family is currently raising funds to exhume Robertson's mother and test against Ngoc's DNA. Courtesy of Cyndi Hanna

Family wants 'definitive proof' man in Vietnam isn't Army sergeant

For years, a man living in Vietnam as Dang Tan Ngoc has been claiming that he is Army Sgt. 1st Class John Hartley Robertson, a Special Forces...

Map of East China Sea locating disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China. MCT

US: 2 bombers over China's new airspace were on long-planned training

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. B-52 bombers flew unannounced near a chain of islands claimed by both Japan and China, and through a newly established air...

Trash piles up on the streets of typhoon devastated Guiuan on Friday. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Slow, rain-soaked progress made at US military's second Haiyan aid spot

GUIUAN, Philippines — Much of the focus for Typhoon Haiyan aid has centered on Tacloban, the largest city ravaged by the massive storm, but the U....

Non-chargeable leave for same-sex marriages

Hello military community,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful Veterans Day and were able to enjoy the spirit of the day by...

Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara, Stripes Kanto

Long road to recovery

There was a watermark 9 feet-high on the living room wall of Ishinomaki Christian Center in Ishinomaki City where a U.S. Army Garrison team of...

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