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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, left, swore in John H. Gibson II as chief management officer for the Defense Department at the Pentagon, May 18, 2018. The CMO is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's business operations. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.

Mattis swears in DoD’s first Chief Management Officer

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May 21, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today swore in John H. Gibson II as the department’s chief management officer, hailing him as the right person to lead the effort...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.5 million Americans, up to 1.7 percent of the population, may have Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms such as memory problems, impaired reasoning or judgment, vision or spatial issues, and difficulty finding words can indicate early stages of the disease. (U.S. Army graphic)

Years in the making: how the risk for Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced

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May 21, 2018
From forgetting names to repeating questions, or having trouble remembering a recent event, growing older presents some challenges for an aging mind. But these symptoms can be an...
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a hearing on Oct. 3, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

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May 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — When Adm. John Sidney “Jack” Jr. commanded U.S.
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Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks-off in Thailand for first time

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May 21, 2018
PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) – Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, kicked off aboard the...
Cooks prepare lunch at one of the USS Harry S. Truman's seven galleys on May 8, 2018, in the eastern Mediterranean. The ship's 114 cooks make more than 17,000 meals a day to feed crews during combat operations. (SCOTT WYLAND/STARS AND STRIPES)
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What does it take to feed an aircraft carrier on a combat mission? About 17,300 meals

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May 19, 2018
ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN — An aircraft carrier galley buzzing with activity looks like an oversized restaurant kitchen.