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Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a hearing on Oct. 3, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

WASHINGTON — When Adm. John Sidney “Jack” Jr. commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific, he would visit troops in Korea every Christmas, stare across...

South Korean Cpl. Choi Ji Heon of the 65th Medical Brigade takes part in Eighth Army's Best Warrior competition at Camp Casey, South Korea, Thursday, May 17, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Eighth Army announces best warriors after rain-soaked competition

CAMP CASEY, South Korea — The Eighth Army announced its best warriors Friday after a rain-soaked competition that saw about 35 soldiers, shoot,...

AFN Airing Royal Wedding Live on AFN news on May 19

The American Forces Network (AFN) will broadcast the wedding of His Royal Highness, Prince Henry of Wales, to American Meghan Markle live from St...

The Philippine government has ordered gas-guzzling Jeepneys to be phased out in an attempt to cut traffic congestion and pollution. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)

Philippines' iconic Jeepney vehicles are going electric

The days of the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney vehicles may be numbered — at least the version familiar to American servicemembers and veterans who’...

The final design of the veterans identification card. (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS)

VA mails new veteran ID cards with Office Depot logo

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has finally mailed thousands of new, free identification cards to veterans after months of...

A disc containing the personal information of about 164,000 people who registered their vehicles for access to U.S. military bases on Okinawa between 2007 and 2017 was lost in September after leaving the Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office at Camp Foster. (MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines make changes after data of 164,000 people lost on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps has changed the way it handles personal information after a servicemember lost a disk containing the data...

Air Force Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, the 707th Force Support Squadron’s first sergeant, views an image of the tumor found on his auditory nerve, at Fort Meade, Maryland. In May 2005, VanDyck was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, a noncancerous, normally slow growing tumor that develops on the main vestibular nerve that leads from the inner ear to the brain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Veronica Pierce)

Air Force NCO resumes career after tumor, hearing loss

FORT MEADE, Md. — More than 10 years ago, while stationed in Hawaii, Air Force Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck had the constant feeling of water in...

The Navy said it is filing at least three charges against four officers of the USS Fitzgerald, including the commanding officer, who was Cmdr. Bryce Benson at the time. A Navy investigation found that Benson left the ship's bridge before the collision. Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former USS Fitzgerald commander in charge during the ship’s deadly collision last year are firing back against a...

Sgt. Steven Garcia holds the baby, who is at the center of an unusual custody battle.  GOFUNDME

Korea-based soldier wants custody of baby wife said was dead

A South Korea-based soldier has been entangled in a monthslong drama complete with a cheating spouse, long-distance lies and kidnapping charges....

The Navy said it is filing at least three charges against four officers of the USS Fitzgerald, including the commanding officer, who was Cmdr. Bryce Benson at the time. A Navy investigation found that Benson left the ship's bridge before the collision. Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Commander in Fitzgerald collision accuses Navy of litigating criminal case in public

WASHINGTON — Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald at the time of a deadly collision last year, fired back late Tuesday against a...

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10 semi-ridiculous ways to get more steps in your day

Don’t judge me and my highly competitive personality — but there’s something incredibly satisfying about winning a step challenge against family...

How to make Korean dumplings

Korean Dumplings known as Mandoo are very tasty, enjoyed throughout the year but mainly at special occasions such as the Chinese new year...

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