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Senate abandons work on defense bill until Dec. 9

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday afternoon adjourned abruptly without voting on a 2014 defense bill, or any of its 350 amendments, and will not...

Preserve quality-of-life programs, official urges congress

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2013 – Recognizing that everyone has to make sacrifices in light of the fiscal challenges facing the Defense Department, a...

Bradley Cooper and Rachel McAdams. The Pentagon’s Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command found time earlier in November 2013 to allow a Hollywood movie to shoot scenes for a movie starring the pair, according to a report on MSNBC.  Photos by Kirk McKoy and Hahn-Nebinger-Genin/MCT

'Mystical island forces' land JPAC in 'Deep Tiki'

Already getting bad press for faked public ceremonies and delays in identifying the remains of American servicemen, the Honolulu-based lab...

Customers wait in line for the grand opening of the new commissary at Fort Campbell, Ky. on June 13, 2012. (Photo by Sam Shore/U.S. Army)

Pentagon requests plan to close stateside commissaries

Tasked by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to find ways to preserve force readiness amid sharply falling budgets, his comptroller and the Joint Staff...

Troops can send satellite radio holiday messages

FORT MEADE, Md., Nov. 20, 2013 – The Joint Hometown News Service, part of the Defense Media Activity here, is partnering this year with SiriusXM...

Funding restored, DODDS Far East Journalism Conference rescheduled

Funding for the DODDS Far East High School Journalism Conference has been restored, Department of Defense education officials announced Tuesday....

  U.S. Marines unload relief supplies from an MV-22 Osprey after Typhoon Haiyan in the area of Luzon, Philippines, Nov. 18, 2013. Caleb Eames/U.S. Marine Corps

US Marines scale back typhoon relief operations

VILLAMOR AIR BASE, Philippines — The U.S. Marines are scaling back their relief efforts as roads in the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan are...

Photo courtesy of Jamie Irving

A taste of home

Jamie Irving, 41, may not be in the military but she has been serving for years. The Army wife has made it her mission to ensure troops as far...

Petty Officers 2nd Class Anna Sterling, left, and Sasha Hutchinson take measurements during a Habitat for Humanity community relations project on Guam in January 2012. Sterling was killed July 23, 2012, when her motorcycle was struck by an allegedly intoxicated driver, who has been charged with murder.

Guam man gets life sentence for US sailor’s DUI murder

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Guam man who struck and killed a U.S. sailor on her motorcycle hours after attending a felony DUI hearing has received...

Need your help to bring joy and love on Christmas!

Please help the University of Guam Political Science Student Association and the Guam Mom's helping Moms and Families Organization in bringing joy...

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Sequestration still topic No. 1 as Senate opens defense bill debate

WASHINGTON — The Senate began debating a 2014 defense bill this week by taking aim at possible controversial amendments on federal spending cuts...

Helping out for the holidays

Hello military community,

As we approach Thanksgiving I give thanks for the continued safety of my husband and look forward to spending the...

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