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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

  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...

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...


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