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Pasay, , Luzon, Philippines - U.S. Marine Cpl. Stephen Jarrell, of Toledo, Ohio, a crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, observes a destroyed village from a MV-22B Osprey aircraft as a bilateral assessment team lands to deliver relief and determine needs, Nov. 18. Photo by Capt. Caleb Eames

Now's the time to help Pearl of Orient Seas in peril

When my Filipina wife and I first learned that one of the strongest typhoons in history, Typhoon Haiyan (or Yolanda), hit the Philippines our...

Troops can send satellite radio holiday messages

FORT MEADE, Md., Nov. 20, 2013 – The Joint Hometown News Service, part of the Defense Media Activity here, is partnering this year with SiriusXM...

  U.S. Marines unload relief supplies from an MV-22 Osprey after Typhoon Haiyan in the area of Luzon, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013. Caleb Eames/U.S. Marine Corps

US Marines scale back typhoon relief operations

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines — The U.S. Marines are scaling back their relief efforts as roads in the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan are...

Photo courtesy of Jamie Irving

A taste of home

Jamie Irving, 41, may not be in the military but she has been serving for years. The Army wife has made it her mission to ensure troops as far...

Face of Defense: Filipino-American Sailor Cooks Up Morale

ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA, Nov. 19, 2013 – A former “Iron Chef” competitor is cooking up morale during Operation Damayan...

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Sequestration still topic No. 1 as Senate opens defense bill debate

WASHINGTON — The Senate began debating a 2014 defense bill this week by taking aim at possible controversial amendments on federal spending cuts...

A C-130 aircraft at Borongan, Philippines, prepares to take off to deliver relief to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Nov. 18, 2013. (Photo by Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

WWII foes US, Japan back in Philippines to help storm victims

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines — Almost 70 years after fighting what may have been the biggest naval battle in history, U.S. and Japanese forces are...

Report: Multiple deployments may raise teen suicide risk

Teenagers with family members in the military were more likely to contemplate suicide if their relatives were deployed overseas multiple times,...

  Philippine citizens gather around a MH-60S Seahawk from the "Golden Falcons" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 as it delivers relief supplies in support of Operation Damayan. The George Washington Strike Group supports the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade to assist the Philippine government in response to the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Republic of the Philippines. (Photo by Peter Burghart/U.S. Navy)

Amphibious ships to replace carrier helping with Philippines disaster

SEOUL — The USS George Washington will likely leave the Philippines in about three days, after the arrival of two amphibious ships that are better...

Helping out for the holidays

Hello military community,

As we approach Thanksgiving I give thanks for the continued safety of my husband and look forward to spending the...

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Tokyo restaurants offer up twists to Turkey Day feast

A good Thanksgiving dinner in Tokyo can be as hard to come by as an empty seat on the Yamanote line. Get stuffed at these eateries offering the...

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