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Navy Launches Pilot Program to Pair Senior Enlisted with Priority Billets

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- A new rating modernization initiative will provide active-duty, senior enlisted Sailors looking for their next billet...

Col. Jason Beers, the former 91st Security Forces Group commander, takes part in a ceremony at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on Nov. 5, 2017. Beers, who was removed from his post after explosives and a machine gun were lost in separate incidents, is slated to take a new assignment at Air Force Special Operations Command in Florida. (JONATHAN MCELDERRY/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Air Force commander relieved over lost munitions at Minot to take new job at AFSOC

WASHINGTON — The former head of security forces at Minot Air Force base who was relieved of command last month after his airmen lost weapons and...

Coffee beans, ready to be ground, at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Friday, June 15, 2018. The U.S. Army has recently determined exactly how much caffeine an individual can drink to maximize alertness. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

How much coffee does a soldier need to maximize alertness? The Army’s got an app for that

Have you ever had a cup or two of coffee and wondered whether you need more?

Not enough and you might as well go back to sleep? Too much...

Makgeolli: Korea’s most traditional alcoholic beverage

Makgeolli is Korea’s oldest folk liquor. The signature brew is a favorite among Koreans and foreigners for its clean and refreshing...
A sailor prepares to shoot a target with a .50-caliber machine gun during a gunnery exercise with the Royal Thai Navy during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training 2017 in Thailand.  DEVEN ELLIS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy, Marine Corps begin this year’s CARAT drills in Thailand

The Navy and Marine Corps have kicked off a series of bilateral exercises aimed at strengthening professional skills and building friendships with...

Third Republic of Korea Army commander Gen. Woon-Yong Kim meets with 2nd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Scott McKean and other members of the combined U.S.-South Korean division to discuss lessons learned during annual joint war games known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.  CHIN PAK/U.S. ARMY

Impact of halting US-S. Korean war games will depend on scope

SINGAPORE — U.S. and South Korean commanders have long stressed the need for joint military exercises to ensure readiness to “fight tonight” and...

Lump-sum ‘take rates’ projected for new blended retirement

The Defense Department’s Office of the Actuary released a report this month that projects “take rates” for the most controversial feature of the...

Marine Col. Robert Brodie, left, salutes outgoing Col. Tye Wallace as he takes command of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

New 31st MEU commander says Marines ‘ready to fight tonight’ despite changes in Korea

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Incoming 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit commander Col. Robert Brodie said his Marines remain “ready to fight tonight,”...

Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it starts on Thursday.  COURTESY OF AFN

No last-minute deals this time: AFN secures World Cup rights early, will broadcast starting Thursday

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it...

Brig. Gen. David J. Francis, commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center and Director of Army Safety, testifies at a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on DOD aircraft safety, June 13, 2018 on Capitol Hill. Next to him are Rear Adm. (Upper Half) Mark Leavitt, commander of the Naval Safety Center, and Maj. Gen. John T. Rauch Jr., Air Force Chief of Safety and commander of the Air Force Safety Center.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Military leaders: More training, newer aircraft needed to halt aviation crisis

WASHINGTON – More training time for pilots and newer aircrafts are needed to stem the recent deadly flow of aviation crashes, a panel of military...

Tributes to an American student who died last week in a vehicle accident are seen outside Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

American teenager killed in Yongsan crash was a high school sophomore

American teenager killed in a car crash en route to her brother’s high school graduation ceremony at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul was a sophomore and...

Speakin' Korean: Colorful Talk

Every once in a while you’ve got to use some colorful language. Those paintings aren’t going to describe themselves!

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