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This family photo, taken on the Neuse River in North Carolina in 2011, while the Marine Corps Master Sgt. Aarond Roloson was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Photo courtesy of Christina Roloson

Denied accompanied tour, family claims discrimination

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 30, Marine Master Sgt. Aarond Roloson boarded a plane at Ronald Reagan National Airport for the first leg of a trip to his...

The day breast cancer changed my life

Andersen Air Force Base – Cold, confused and on the brink of tears were just a few of the emotions I experienced the morning I graduated Air Force...

Guam-raised corpsman catches career wave in Navy

A 16-year-old picks up a magazine and flips through the glossy pages. He stops at an article about a heroic sailor — a Navy corpsman — who ran...

  North Korean soldiers walk down the stairs of the Panmungak building at the Joint Security Area, North Korea, July 27, 2013. North Korean soldiers regularly venture out of the building to observe their South Korean counterparts. (Photo by Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)

Experts: If N. Korea falls, US must be prepared to fill void

WASHINGTON — Is North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strengthening his grip on power after a turbulent period, or is the isolated and despotic regime...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at a ceremony honoring servicemembers missing in action at the Pentagon, Sept. 20, 2013. (Photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD)

DOD loses spending flexibility designed to blunt effects of sequestration

WASHINGTON — The backroom battling over this week’s government funding bill had one key casualty — a clause granting federal agencies such as the...

Tattoo artist Brad Armstrong, right, shades in a tattoo of a cross on Pfc. Kevin Nixon's shoulder on Oct. 11, 2013 at Ink Well in Fayetteville, N.C. Nixon is a soldier and works as a mechanic at Fort Bragg. JILL KNIGHT, RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER/MCT

Soldiers race to get new ink before restrictions on tattoos begin

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Pfc. Thomas Linton walked into the Ink Well tattoo shop on Bragg Boulevard on Friday afternoon with cash in his pocket and a...

Officials announce deadlines for holiday mail delivery

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2013 – Military Postal Service Agency officials recommend that parcel post packages for service members overseas be mailed by...

Typhoon 26W (Francisco), # 13: Guam back to TCCOR 4

5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Guam time: Joint Region Marianas announced at 3 p.m. that Guam has been placed back in Tropical Cyclone...

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel talks about the government shutdown during a news conference at the Pentagon, Oct. 17, 2013. DOD photo by Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler

Shutdown over, but effects on DOD continue, Hagel says

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 – The government shutdown is over, but it will take a while for the effects to fade, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...

DOD civilian back pay to be in Oct. 25/Oct. 30 checks

WASHINGTON — As the Defense Department began to get back to business as usual Thursday in the wake of a law that provided funding to reopen the...

See Juan Run

This is my local version of “See Jane run. . .” since you will probably see more Juans than Janes running. Running seems to be as elementary as...

The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a six-month deployment in August, 2013. (Photo by Jason J. Perry/U.S. Navy)

Women to be assigned to fast-attack submarines by January 2015

The USS Virginia and the USS Minnesota will be the first two gender-integrated fast-attack submarines, the Navy announced Tuesday.

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