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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...

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in the South China Sea, which is part of its area of responsibility, Nov. 19, 2013. (Photo by Raul Moreno Jr./U.S. Navy)

China at odds with US, allies over its newly declared ‘defense zone’

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – China is firing back with criticism of the United States and Japan after the two countries refused to recognize its...

  Sailors load relief supplies bound for the Philippines aboard a V-22 Osprey on the USS George Washington aircraft carrier last week. (Photo by Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

US military relief effort for Philippine typhoon winding down

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — The U.S. military’s assistance for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan appears to be rapidly winding down as responsibility...

Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks delivers copies of Stars and Stripes to Marines in Iraq in April 2004. The Pentagon, under intense pressure to maintain American military might in an era of sequestration and falling budgets, is considering the elimination of Stars and Stripes and the Pentagon Channel as well as programming cuts to American Forces Network. (Photo by David K. Dismukes/U.S. Army)

Cuts to AFN, closing Stars and Stripes on Pentagon budget table

Editor's note/Correction: This story has been updated from its original version. An earlier version incorrectly stated the Stars and...

  Patrons work out at Gunner's Gym, a Marine Corps facility at Camp Foster on Okinawa on Nov. 5, 2013. The gym sold the supplement Craze until sales were restricted by the service in October after reports that it contained an amphetamine-like substance. (Photo by Travis J. Tritten/Stars and Stripes)

Military struggles to react to potentially dangerous supplements

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Craze was the first pre-workout fitness supplement Airman 1st Class Julio Sanchez ever took.
 
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Military flights carry storm evacuees to Manila

TACLOBAN, The Philippines — As the plane taxied down the runway, young mothers clutched their babies and several people clasped their heads in...

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Pentagon clarifies definition of ‘US hire’ overseas

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Pentagon has issued a policy advisory that appears to strike down an interpretation of the term “U.S. hire” long...

  Marines load jet fuel from a forward refueling point at Guiuan into a V-22 Osprey on Friday. After more than week on the ground helping Typhoon Haiyan victims, the Marines are packing up and heading back to Okinawa. (Photo by Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Amphibious ships, 900 Marines replace GW group in Philippines

GUIUAN, Philippines — Two amphibious ships, the USS Ashland and the USS Germantown, along with 900 Okinawa-based Marines from the 31st Marine...

U.S. Navy officer Michael Misiewicz becomes emotional as he embraces an aunt at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Dec. 3, 2010. (Photo by Heng Sinith/AP)

Navy suspends another high-ranking officer amid bribery scheme probe

SAN DIEGO — A third high-ranking Navy officer has been suspended from his duties in connection with an investigation into a multimillion-dollar...

The sun sets on the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

Senate abandons work on defense bill until Dec. 9

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday afternoon adjourned abruptly without voting on a 2014 defense bill, or any of its 350 amendments, and will not...

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