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Vice Adm. Craig S. Faller, right, nominee to serve as commander of U.S. Southern Command, answers a question during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 25, 2018. At left is Gen. Robert B. Abrams, nominee to serve as the next commander of U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Vice Adm. Faller: 'I was cleared of all wrongdoing' in 'Fat Leonard' case

WASHINGTON — Vice Adm. Craig Faller, who has been nominated as commander for U.S. Southern Command, told a panel of senators on Tuesday that any...

during Marine Week in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 7 2018. (CAREAF HENSON/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Marine who fought in brutal Vietnam Battle of Hue will receive Medal of Honor next month

WASHINGTON — A retired Marine sergeant major who twice scaled a concrete wall unprotected and in full view of enemy fighters so he could move...

PENSACOLA, Fla. (April 9, 2018) The logo for Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL). (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

COOL App empowers sailors to manage their careers

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors continue to benefit from the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) program with the latest Navy COOL...

Did you know?: Invention of Karaoke

Daisuke Inoue is believed to be the inventor of karaoke. Inoue was a businessman and a musician who used to sing popular songs at parties. When...

Photo by flickr_Kyle Taylor

Edo dining culture: Tracing the history of Tokyo's cuisine

Edo: both the name of a particularly character-defining period in Japanese history and the old name for Tokyo. The Edo Era, in contrast to its...
Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning ecosystem is currently in a beta test with four courses, with testing expected to complete in the summer of 2019 and full operational capability expected in early 2020. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

Cloud-based Air Force learning ecosystem to give control and “21st Century speed” to Airmen

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning...
Soldiers of the 55th Signal Company stand in formation during a safety brief at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Nov. 12, 2015.  DEVEN WALLER/U.S. ARMY

Soldiers recount memorable moments from mandatory weekend safety briefs

Don’t shoot anyone on post, don’t sleep with your squad mate’s spouse, don’t snort unknown substances and don’t live in your car while collecting...

Air Force Col. Larry Card speaks at a POW/MIA Recognition Day event in Cabanatuan, Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Vets remember daring raid that liberated 500 POWs in the Philippines

CABANATUAN, Philippines — “They sent us out there to die.” That’s how an American veteran recently recalled his time at one of Japan’s most...

Alejandra Juarez, right, kisses her daughter Estela, 9, as she picks her up from her new school in Mexico's Yucatan on Aug. 30. Juarez was deported on Aug. 3, after 22 years in the U.S., where she built a home and family with her husband, an Iraq War veteran.  DIANNA CAHN/STARS AND STRIPES

A military family, divided: After deportation, a Marine veteran’s wife searches for a future

YUCATAN, Mexico – For a few days, things are almost routine.

Alejandra Juarez lies in bed at night and waits for sleep, listening to the...

An airmen offers cold drinks to Japanese policemen during the annual Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16. 2018.  SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER

Twitter reacts after Japanese police reject airman’s ‘heart-warming’ gesture

TOKYO — An airman’s failed attempt at gifting refreshments to two Japanese police officers made the rounds on social media last week after a...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III

Submarine Group 7 participates in Exercise Valiant Shield

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan – When Valiant Shield 2018 (VS-18) kicked off Sept. 16 in waters in and around Guam, submarines assigned to...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold their hands together after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP

Korean military pact seeks to ease border tensions despite lack of nuclear progress

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea wasn’t at the table when military commanders from the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the joint Chinese-North...

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