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Post-2014 Afghanistan troop levels remain undecided

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2012 – Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has yet to forward a recommendation to the White House on how many U.S. troops...

George Smith, 58, posing here in a radio studio at AFN headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, is one of thousands of Defense Department employees overseas who could be affected by stricter guidelines recently issued by DOD making it much more difficult for civilians to extend their overseas tours past five or seven years. Smith has worked in Europe for more than 25 years and currently oversees eight AFN stations in Europe. Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes

Civilians overseas could feel effects of revised tour extension policy

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — When George Smith came to Europe in January 1987 as the civilian in charge of the American Forces Network station at...

Rapper offers musical tribute to troops overseas

Rap music has been called many things by fans, critics, and people in general, but sensitive to the ordeals faced by members of the military is...

Manny Hechanova mans the radio on the University of Guam campus that connects isolated Pacific islands with the outside world. A five-person team offers daily news and weather reports, and help in emergencies, as well as coordinates between islanders and U.S. Air Force pilots during Operation Christmas Drop. Photo courtesy of Manny Hechanova.

Radiomen keep Christmas Drop on target

The holiday season brings to the Pacific region each year Operation Christmas Drop, a humanitarian effort that provides needed supplies to over 35...

In this file photo, Kim Young-nyeo, then 77, looks out from the deck of a ferry Feb. 17, 2011, that would take her back to her Yeonpyeong Island home in South Korea. Kim has lived on the South Korean mainland since North Korea attacked Yeonpyeong on Nov. 23, 2010.

South Korea marks island bombing anniversary with military exercise

SEOUL — South Korea marked Friday’s two-year anniversary of a deadly North Korean attack by staging an exercise at the site and shrugging off...

Your GI Bill can help get the kids through college

Hello Military Community,

Another question that arises in my discussions with military families is the amazing benefit of Post 9/11 GI...

Master Sgt. Brandon Lambert, Bill Dietrich, Don Wiegand, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Kelly Hope, Ella Sinise, Peggy Rochon, Carolyn Blashek and Ross E. Roeder, participated Nov. 15, 2012, in the Spirit of Hope Awards at the Pentagon. Lambert, Dietrich, Rochon, Blashek and Roeder attended the event to receive the award. Ella Sinise attended to receive the award on behalf of her father, actor Gary Sinise. Photo by Gregory L. Jones

'Spirit of Hope' awardees find unique ways to thank troops

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 15, 2012) -- Six Americans who've dedicated considerable time to U.S. service members received the 2012 Spirit...

Gifts for the gamer

It’s hard to stuff a stocking with video games unless you have enormous feet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the gift of fun to your loved...

Family Programs offer transition, education, employment aid

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 – Military families now have greater access to programs designed to assist them with a spectrum of family support...

ABC News correspondent Deborah Roberts addresses the Hero Summit 2012 “The Other Side of Sacrifice: Military Families” panel in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 2012.

Hero Summit panel encourages support for military families

(In the photo) Panel members include, from left to right, Patti Walker, wife of retired Army 1st Sgt. Kevin Walker and Wounded Warrior Program...

U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. James Thurman shovels dirt Sept. 2, 2011, at a groundbreaking ceremony in Pyeongtaek for an elementary school and high school that will eventually serve the U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys community. Courtesy of U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys

South Korean cities fear US bases won't meet deadline to vacate

SEOUL — Officials with two cities north of Seoul have expressed concern the U.S. military will not be moving out as scheduled in 2016, which would...

Military Spouse Hiring Program Gains 30-plus Companies

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2012 – More than 30 companies and organizations joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership here today as part of the...

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