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Senior Airman Joshua Mims, 736th Security Forces Squadron, plays the role of a village elder during a key leader engagement as Staff Sgt. Seth Gordon, 374th Security Forces Squadron patrolman from Yokota Air Base, Japan, questioned him during Commando Warrior training Dec. 11, 2018. The training took place at North West Field near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Sixty-eight active duty and Air National Guard members completed the 14-day course Dec. 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

The 736th SFS Live, Eat and Breath “Defensor Fortis" (Defenders of the Force)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The dictionary defines the word Defender as a person who defends someone or something. No coincidence security...

Maria Ortiz, registered nurse, Labor and Delivery Section, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, checks vitals on Vanessa Torres, a laboring mom, as part of daily operations at WBAMC’s L&D section. Recently, Ortiz and other staff members quickly responded to an umbilical cord prolapse, an obstetrical emergency, at WBAMC resulting in the successful delivery of a baby, despite the life-threatening complication. (U.S. Army photo)

Medical team saves newborn’s life

For most women, pregnancy is an incredible 40-week journey ending with the delivery of baby. But it’s not always that easy or predictable with...

Roughly 41,000 Coast Guard members were bracing for the partial government shutdown to deny them paychecks on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.  U.S. COAST GUARD/FACEBOOK

USAA donates $15 million to Coast Guard families

In a letter recognizing the anxiety among Coast Guard members who missed paychecks Tuesday because of the partial federal government shutdown, Adm...

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Aircrewman 1st Class Mike Burnett, right, and crewmembers of Patrol Squadron 47 on a flight over the East China Sea on Jan. 7, 2019. The squadron is taking part over the next 10 days in Exercise Sea Dragon from Guam.  KEVIN A. FLINN/U.S. NAVY

Sea Dragon: US, Australia practice anti-submarine warfare on Guam

Units from the U.S. Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force gathered in Guam to begin honing anti-submarine warfare skills in a multi-national...

Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal, an Army Green Beret suffering from terminal lung cancer, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington with his wife Meg on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2018. Stayskal says doctors at Fort Bragg missed the tumor on his lung evident in a scan six months earlier. He is now fighting to change the Feres Doctrine which bars him and other active duty servicemembers from suing the government even for medical malpractice.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

One more fight: Green Beret says military failed to detect his cancer. Now he seeks to hold the government accountable

WASHINGTON — If there’s one skill that’s kept Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal going for more than a decade in Special Forces it’s his ability to keep...

More than 500,000 servicemembers now enrolled in new Blended Retirement System

WASHINGTON — More than 500,000 servicemembers are now enrolled in the Defense Department’s new Blended Retirement System, the largest change to...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie prepares to testify prior to the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

VA secretary fights notion that government shutdown could lead to veteran suicides

WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rebuking the idea that the partial government shutdown, now stretching into...

33 self-care tips you need in your life

Life is busy, but it can be less stressful if you take the time to do the things that better you and lift your mood. It’s easy to put the things...
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Seabee shares common bond with Grandfather 74 years later

A little more than 74 years ago, Seabees fought along side U.S. Marines in the battle for the Mariana Islands chain during WW II. Fast forward to...

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U.S., Australia set to kick off 2019 Exercise Sea Dragon

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Located at the southernmost point of the Northern Marianas Islands and the United States’ westernmost point, Guam...

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