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The USS Guardian sits in the Sulu Sea in the Philippines, stuck on the Tubbataha Reef, where it has been since Jan. 17, 2012. A Malaysian tug arrives Jan. 27 to remove hazardous material from the U.S. Navy ship. (U.S. Navy/Flickr)

Work to dismantle Navy ship stuck on Philippine reef might begin soon

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Work to cut up and remove the USS Guardian from a protected reef where it ran aground more than a month ago is expected...

U.S. and South Korean soldiers fire artillery during a live-fire exercise near Rodriguez Range in South Korea. The exercise in March of 2012 was part of Foal Eagle, which is the largest alliance exercise of the year on the peninsula. (Stars and Stripes)

Exercises provide dry run for S. Korean wartime control of forces

SEOUL — Officials announced plans Thursday for the largest annual joint exercises for U.S. and South Korean troops, which will provide a dry run...

DOD civilian furloughs planned; What it means for you

WASHINGTON — With automatic budget cuts looming in just over a week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday notified Congress of a plan to...

Getting tax credits for your education expenses

Hello military community,

Following last week’s article tax filing tips for military personnel and their families, I will now briefly cover...

The Defense Department intends to notify Congress on Wednesday of a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each week beginning in April, a defense official said Tuesday.   Perry Aston/U.S. Air Force

Defense Department set to announce furlough plan Wednesday

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department intends to notify Congress on Wednesday of a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each...

100p na Two of three housing towers nearing completion at Camp Humphreys in South Korea, a base where construction is under way in preparation for the 2016 consolidation of U.S. troops south of Seoul. The three towers reportedly feature 210 housing units, with three, four or five bedrooms. Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes

USFK commander: Bases consolidated by 2016

SEOUL, South Korea — The commander of U.S. Forces Korea says the consolidation of the vast majority of American troops to regional hub bases south...

A Joint Security Area soldier stands guard as students are honored during Friday's graduation at Daesungdong Elementary School in Korea's Demilitarized Zone. The school is about 300 yards from the North Korean border and students sometimes see North Korean soldiers on patrol from their schoolyard. Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes

Graduation at school inside DMZ like any other, well almost

DEMILITARIZED ZONE, Korea – Daesungdong Elementary School’s graduation ceremony Friday was like most commencement exercises — with a few...

Tax time for military personnel, families

Hello military community,

I hope the New Year is finding you all well. As I was gathering my papers together for my appointment with the tax...

New South Korea law would clamp down on dishonest cabbies

SEOUL — Seoul is expected to pass an ordinance that would allow the capital to offer a reward of 500,000 won — about $463 — to people who report...

Army Patriot missiles at Osan Air Base, South Korea, during a past drill. South Korean officials said Feb. 13, 2013, that it is increasing its missile defense capabilities following North Korea’s latest nuclear test. S&S file

South Korea to boost defense after nuclear test by North

SEOUL — South Korea said Wednesday it is increasing its missile defense and interception capabilities following North Korea’s latest nuclear test...

The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground on the Tubbataha Reef.  (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Geoffrey Trudell)

Guardian salvage delayed another week as crane found inadequate

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Efforts to salvage the grounded USS Guardian have been pushed back yet another week as crews failed to successfully...

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