A composite illustration shows various slides from the Army's regulations on hair styles for women. (U.S. Army)

After outcry, Hagel orders review of female hairstyle policies


WASHINGTON — Following an outcry by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is considering...

Students, parents and teachers crowd the hallways at Aviano High/Middle School as they head to their classrooms August 26, 2013, to start their first day of school this year at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)

Aviano students investigated for drugs, alcohol possession


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — An undisclosed number of students attending Aviano Middle/High School in Italy are under investigation...

Helping children deal with divorce


Hello military community,

As we focus on military children this month I want to touch on a subject I not only relate to but...

Military jury recommends life term for Iwakuni Marine in Hawaii murder


A military jury is recommending that Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby spend the rest of his life in prison and be dishonorably...

Dr. Jeff Wolff, a civilian physician at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, is among the nearly 700 overseas civilians who the Defense Department says received a housing allowance in error. Without the benefit, Wolff says he is leaving DOD employment abroad and relocating to the U.S. (John Vandiver/Stars and Stripes)

'A big slap in the face': Civilians losing LQA vent anger as cutoff nears


STUTTGART, Germany — Dr. Jeff Wolff loves working with the patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. So why leave suddenly...

President Barack Obama reviews troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force and met with Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan, April 24, 2014. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Obama in Japan: Disputed islands fall under US-Japan defense pact


TOKYO — The disputed Senkaku Islands fall under the scope of the Japan-U.S. security alliance, President Barack Obama said Thursday...

Customers wait in line for the grand opening of the new commissary at Fort Campbell, Ky. on June 13, 2012. (Photo by Sam Shore/U.S. Army)

Ex-commissary chief warns defense cuts could topple resale system


A retired Army sergeant first class living in Northeast El Paso, Texas, says he and his wife will stop shopping on Fort Bliss if...

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Michael Harrison, the commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), speaks during the Sapporo Epicenter humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise held at Camp Sapporo, Japan, Jan. 24, 2013. (Timothy Shannon/U.S. Army)

Probe of Army general calls insular military culture into question


An Army two-star general in Japan failed to properly investigate a sexual assault allegation against a colonel he had known for...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael D. Stevens speaks to sailors at an all-hands call at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, on April 23, 2014. Taking an informal poll, Stevens asked the sailors to raise their hands if they would rate Navy morale as ''good.'' (Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes)

Sailors say sexual assault programs better, but still need work


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Navy efforts to address sexual assault in the ranks have improved, but it still faces challenges...


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