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A United Nations Command honor guard carries Korean War remains at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Military honors remains of American soldier killed in Korean War

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — The remains of an American soldier killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were honored at a solemn ceremony Tuesday,...

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) - A graphic for stories about the Department of Defense Blended Retirement System. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Blended Retirement System enrollment period ends Dec. 31

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy issued a reminder to Sailors eligible to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) that the BRS enrollment period...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerial porter at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has become the first Airman to be granted a religious accommodation for a shaving waiver based on his Muslim faith.  LILIANA MORENO/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has quietly approved a request by a Muslim airman to grow a beard, marking the service’s first such religious...

How to eat healthy for the holidays

Halloween candy, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, apple crisp, roast beef and Christmas cookies are all...

Be prepared for Cyber Monday shopping

The Monday after Thanksgiving is no longer a time to lounge around and eat leftover turkey sandwiches. Cyber Monday has quickly become one of...

Korean traditional full-course meals for every special occassion

If you’ve sampled Korean culture without a traditional Korean meal, it’s about time to try hanjeongsik, a wide variety of Korean cuisine.
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South Korea announced Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, it has found five more sets of remains from troops killed in the 1950-53 Korean War in the Demilitarized Zone. Pictured is a skeleton that remains largely intact.  COURTESY OF SOUTH KOREA'S DEFENSE MINISTRY

South Korea unearths nine sets of war dead remains during DMZ mine-clearing operation

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has unearthed nine sets of remains of war dead, including a rare, relatively intact skeleton, during a mine-...

Marines with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion wait to have their uniforms examined by fitters at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 9, 2018.  TYLER HLAVAC/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Company of female Marines are first to graduate in new dress blues

A company of Marines became the first to graduate in the service’s new female blue dress uniforms Friday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris...

Chief Petty Officer Jaime Kalaw disciplines a recruit during a recent boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY

‘Making a Sailor’ documentary reveals what boot camp is like in modern-day Navy

People who think the Navy may have gone soft on new recruits can see the tough training that goes on at a modern boot camp via a new documentary...

Deadline for shipping holiday gifts nears

The holiday season is nearly upon us and ‘tis the season when postal officials urge military postal service users to mail cards and...

Get rid of your Winter Blues-Seasonal Affective Disorder

As the seasons’ change and the nights draw in, we’re greeted with the end of another year. While many look forward to the festivities of...
The controversial motto on the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Two House lawmakers launch new effort to make VA motto gender inclusive

WASHINGTON – A pair of House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to alter the Department of Veterans Affairs motto to be more inclusive of...

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