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Update on Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

The Deputy Secretary of Defense has suspended purchases of commercial-off-the-shelf, Unmanned Aerial Systems for "operational use" until the...

DECA chief hears you: Commissary shelves will be better stocked

The biggest problem with commissaries, and perhaps a major reason why sales are falling, “is product availability,” wrote Vicky Olhson, wife of a...

Promotion opportunities for exceptional performers in Air Force to increase

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have announced changes to the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program, a program designed to promote...

Army updates automatic rifle procedures after soldier films misfiring M4A1

The Army is updating procedures for use of the M4A1 automatic rifle after a soldier recorded cellphone video of his weapon firing when it shouldn’...

United says military families worldwide can ship pets back to US

All U.S. military families overseas — regardless of where they are stationed — are eligible to use United Airlines to fly their pets to the States...

Adm. Philip S. Davidson became the 25th commander of U.S. Pacific Command during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 30, 2018. The combatant command has been renamed Indo-Pacific Command.  WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Adm. Harris retires, Davidson takes charge of newly named Indo-PACOM

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — Since taking charge of U.S. Pacific Command in 2015, Adm. Harry Harris has given “277 speeches, large and...

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Surviving minute to minute

FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, D.C. -- As she sat at the picnic table, with her legs crossed at her ankles and hands clasped together in her lap, she...

Some U.S. military families moving back to the States from the Pacific may now be able to fly United Airlines with their pets, regardless of the carrier's stricter pet travel rules that ban some 25 breeds of dogs and cats starting in June.  STEPHEN BEARD/U.S. MARINE CORPS

United will fly barred pets home if they originally sent them overseas

Some U.S. military families moving back to the States from the Pacific may be able to fly United Airlines with their pets, regardless of the...

Tips for summertime food safety

Picnics and barbecues are just around the corner, so be mindful of food safety as you soak up the summer sun and fun. The Centers for Disease...

Speakin' Korean: More time for Korea

Like most languages, there are more than one way to say what time it is. Here is another group of options that might be easier to remember....

Dunford to attend Pacom Command Change, meet with Pacific allies

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford will take advantage of U.S. Pacific Command’s upcoming change of command...

Mark Gregory, 25, a citizen of the United Kingdom, worked at Chili's on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for nearly four years until leaving this year. He was disappointed with how the 86th Force Support Squadron handled the transfer of third-country nationals into the host nation employment program.  JENNIFER H. SVAN/STARS AND STRIPES

New rule forces some base workers to accept changes to pay, benefits or lose jobs

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — A change in employment status here for dozens of third-country nationals — some of whom are also military spouses —...

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