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House approves bill allowing deployed troops to cancel cable, Internet contracts

WASHINGTON – The House approved legislation that would allow servicemembers to terminate their cable, satellite television and internet contracts...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, center right, meets with reporters and takes their questions in the Pentagon, July 27, 2018. DoD photo by Tom Crosson

Communications key in solving international disputes, Mattis says

WASHINGTON -- Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements...

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Soldiers take to virtual streets to display video fighting skills

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany – The Army hosted Street Fighter V tournaments at eight installations around the world Saturday in an effort to jump in on the...

The first of 55 cases of remains repatriated from North Korea is carried off a plane at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

North Korea’s return of presumed US war dead remains is start of long process

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. military plans to hold a ceremony Wednesday to honor the 55 cases of human remains handed over by North Korea last...

What’s the big deal about bitcoin in Korea

It has been nine years since Bitcoin was first released, but only recently has the cryptocurrency started to properly take the world by storm....

In June 2017 a group of workers at a U.S. Army warehouse on Tower Barracks in Dulmen, Germany, were exposed to a toxic agent after mishandling a shipment of material that contained cadmium, according to the Army. (U.S. ARMY)

Army says workers in Germany exposed to toxic cadmium last year

STUTTGART, Germany — A group of workers at a U.S. Army warehouse in Dulmen, Germany, was exposed to a toxic agent more than a year ago after...

The Navy Exchange package store is the only place to purchase liquor at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Personnel under 21 stationed in Bahrain will no longer be permitted to buy alcohol on base beginning Aug. 1, 2018. (JASON BEHNKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Military raises drinking age for DOD personnel in Bahrain from 18 to 21

MANAMA, Bahrain — The minimum age for drinking alcohol for servicemembers and Defense Department personnel in Bahrain is being raised to 21 years...

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Friday, July 27, 2018. (MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)

Mattis: Military teams could be sent into North Korea to search for missing American remains

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon could send military teams into North Korea to search for the remains of thousands of missing Americans who fought during...

The first case of remains from North Korea is carried off a C-17 Globemaster at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

N. Korea hands over 55 cases of remains thought to be US war dead

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Fifty-five cases of remains thought to belong to U.S. servicemembers were flown out of North Korea Friday – one of...

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2018) -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based “Island Knights” from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescue divers separated from their boat more than 15 miles from the Guam shore. (U.S. Navy Photo by Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alexander Nguyen/RELEASED)

Three divers rescued off Guam by HSC-25

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (July 26, 2018) -- Guam-based “Island Knight” Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued three...

A soldier with the 4th Infantry Division wears his Expert Infantryman Badge during an EIB award ceremony on March 18, 2016. (U.S. ARMY PHOTO)

Army announces winter deployments to Afghanistan, South Korea

Soldiers stationed in New York, Texas and Colorado are slated to deploy this winter to Afghanistan and South Korea, the Army said Thursday.

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Members of the Korean Special Warfare Brigade, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 1, gear up in preparation to conduct rappelling training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during the Rim of the Pacific exercise, July 2, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (Canadian Armed Forces photo by Imagery Technician Corporal Trevor Matheson)

U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue

WASHINGTON -- The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department have concluded the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul...

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