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A soldier with the 128th Aviation Brigade at Fort Eustis, Va., attempts the deadlift during a demonstration Tuesday; Oct. 23; 2018; of the Army’s new Army Combat Fitness Test; which is scheduled to be fully implemented across the service by October, 2020.  COREY DICKSTEIN/STARS AND STRIPES

Army tinkering with new Combat Fitness Test as trials begin

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Army officials are evaluating potential adjustments to the new Combat Fitness Test that could make grading simpler as field...

DIY Halloween tips to save money

Halloween may be the spookiest night of the year, but it’s the prices for costumes and decorations that are scarier than any vampire (and they’...

Celebrating Halloween safely with dogs

Over half of pet parents plan to dress up their dogs for Halloween, according to a Wag! survey.

Is your pup getting in on the Halloween fun...

Pumpkin almond smoothie (By Rieko Suzuki)

Halloween Treats: Pumpkin Almond Smoothie

Packed with seasonal goodies and nutrition-rich foods such as almonds and olive oil, this is the smoothie for autumn! Because the pumpkin was...

Sweet Thai chili bacon rosettes  Photo courtesy of Groove Korea Magazine

Perfect recipes for getting pumped about pumpkin

What do you get when you take the circumference of a pumpkin and divide it by its diameter?...

The Ship-to-Shore Connector is a modernized hovercraft slated to replace the Navy's legacy Landing Craft Air Cushion.  COURTESY OF TEXTRON

Navy’s modernized hovercraft a year behind schedule, official says

The Navy’s first Ship-to-Shore Connector — a modernized hovercraft slated to replace the legacy Landing Craft Air Cushion — is a year behind...

Air Force Lt. Col. Michelle Nash is joined by her husband and three of her four children at the Think Pink Fun Run, a breast cancer awareness event held earlier this month at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. (Courtesy photo)

‘Strong progress’ in decreasing death from breast cancer

Air Force Lt. Col. Michelle Nash calls her breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 40 shocking and unexpected. “I had no family history. I...
A new Air Force policy extends high-year tenure for senior airmen from eight to 10 years; staff sergeants from 15 to 20 years; and technical sergeants from 20 to 22 years.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force to raise high-year tenure for ranks E-4 through E-6

Air Force staff sergeants will once again be eligible to retire, according to an Air Force memo signed Oct. 18 that raises the high-year tenure...

Beer and wine line the racks at a shoppette on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES)

Commissary officials still unsure when overseas beer, wine sales will begin

A recent trial of beer and wine sales at some stateside commissaries has proved popular, but officials can’t say if and when alcohol will be...

Soldiers detained after allegedly kicking South Korean policeman in groin

SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. soldiers were detained after allegedly assaulting a South Korean man in a scuffle over a motorcycle, then kicking...

Fall wine and food tips for outdoor entertaining

Autumn is the ultimate time for outdoor dining. For your next gathering, bring the party out to the deck or patio for an evening of enjoyable...

Past horrors that no longer scare kids

Having grown up when kids roamed freely while parents smoked Salems, wore belted vests, ate pimento cheese and adjusted console televisions, my...

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