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Seaman Cody Slone, left, Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Morcom and Seaman Chase Marr show pictures of their newborn babies from their cellphones aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey. The Navy announced a new parental leave plan on Thursday. (NAVY MEDIA CONTENT SERVICES)

Navy adds flexibility to parental leave policy

Navy couples will now decide which parent gets primary caregiver leave under a new parental and adoption leave policy.

The rules announced...

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P.T. in space?: Online jokes target Space Force

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — President Donald Trump’s plans for a Space Force have spawned a healthy crop of online jokes and memes...

Lance Cpl. Donald Harmon, a chemical biological radiological and nuclear specialist from Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, prepares for a hike to a combat town during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2015. (JUAN ESQUEDA/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

US widens suspension of military drills in S. Korea, says cancellations are 'indefinite'

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States canceled more planned military exercises in South Korea, saying the suspension was indefinite amid...

Former Army Capt. Emily Nunez Cavness successfully started her own business as an ROTC cadet. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)

Afraid To start your own business? This vet did it as an ROTC cadet

WASHINGTON -- A lot of service members and veterans are budding entrepreneurs, but not everybody has the confidence or know-how to make their...

Range 10 on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, pictured on Dec. 17, 2014, is approximately half a mile from a farm where a stray bullet was found. (ISAAC IBARRA/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Okinawa police investigate stray bullet near Marine Corps range

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries were reported after a stray bullet shattered windows in a farmer’s shed near a Marine Corps firing range on...

SAN DIEGO (May 9, 2018) Chief Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Electrical) Robert Dragstredt, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) meets his baby for the first time upon returning from a regularly scheduled deployment. Champlain was deployed with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 7th Fleet and 4th Fleet areas of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/Released)

Navy Releases New Parental Leave Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced the establishment of the Military Parental Leave Program in NAVADMIN 151/18, released June 21. The new program...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano attends a hearing on Capitol Hill, March   8, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Navy misconduct investigation continues as top enlisted sailor retires

WASHINGTON – The Navy said it would complete its investigation into Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano after he announced...

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey L. Adams

Pacific Partnership 2018 concludes

PACIFIC OCEAN – (June 21, 2018) The 13th annual Pacific Partnership mission concluded June 21 after completing mission stops in Japan and...

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Tommy Burns, navigator aboard an HC-130H search-and-rescue aircraft, checks the aircraft's position during a patrol flight in search of illegal fishing near Japan's eastern coast on June 14, 2018. LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES

Coast Guardsmen patrol high seas near Japan for illegal fishing

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. Coast Guard recently deployed to northeast Japan as part of a multinational effort to help curb illegal fishing...


Military making headway on opioid epidemic among servicemembers, vets, officials say

WASHINGTON — The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speakes to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

WASHINGTON – The Navy’s senior enlisted sailor on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy...

U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.  U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

DHS requests room for up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors on military bases

WASHINGTON — Up to 20,000 migrant children could be housed on U.S. military bases under a plan being considered by President Donald Trump’s...