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U.S. Army Europe closes the final installation in Heidelberg on Sept. 6, 2013. (Dee Crawford/U.S. Army)

Report: Obscure laws say DOD can close bases without Congress

The tug of war between the Pentagon and Congress about base closures might have gotten a little more interesting.

According to a story...

Former President George W. Bush gives remarks during the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative Feb. 19, 2014. (Screen/YouTube)

Former President George W. Bush outlines plans to help younger vets

WASHINGTON — Former President George W. Bush hosted a Military Service Initiative Summit on Wednesday, and spoke about the many problems facing...

Capt. John P. Heatherington (Chris Calkins/U.S. Air Force)

Commander relieved after Sub Ball fundraising includes adult businesses

The commanding officer and master chief of a Florida-based Navy missile unit have been relieved of their duties after an investigation found that...

Spc. Terry Harrison, a Wisconsin National Guard member, has been suspended after posting photos of herself and other members of an honor guard clowning around a flag-draped casket. Harrison also posted this photo with a caption suggesting that it was so cold at a military funeral that it would be hard to fold the flag draped over the casket. (Instagram)

2nd National Guard soldier suspended over casket photo scandal

WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin National Guard member who publicly defended a subordinate who posted controversial photos and comments about military...

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65th Sapporo Snow Festival (Japan Feb. 5-19)

We were fortunate to be able to plan a short holiday to Sapporo Japan to see...

Military studying a shocking substitute for caffeine

In a new experiment, the U.S. military is shocking the brains of troops to see if electricity is a decent substitute for coffee and energy drinks...

Screenshot of Wisconsin National Guard member Spc. Terry Harrison's post of soldiers mugging as they stood around a casket draped in a flag. (Instagram)

National Guard soldier suspended over ‘distasteful’ military funeral photos and comments

WASHINGTON — A Wisconsin National Guard servicemember who posted controversial photos and comments regarding military funerals on social media,...

Navy lawyer warns about debt advice for active duty, call it fraud

A tactic to reduce credit card balances and other debt that's making its way around the Internet is being called fraud by a Navy lawyer at Pearl...

  Pfc. Durell Siverand, left, and Pfc. Alex Valdivia, mortuary affairs specialists with the 54th Quartermaster Company, prepare a flag that will cover a transfer case carrying the remains of a U.S. servicememberfrom Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.   Martin Kuz/Special to Stars and Stripes

Death shapes life for teams that prepare bodies of fallen troops for final flight home

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Stars and Stripes is looking at the mental health of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and how they cope...

Navy and partners complete initial cleanup, assessment after ship grounding

APRA HARBOR, Guam – The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, completed initial assessments and cleanup of the beach...

Navy Leads Unified Command

SANTA RITA, Guam (Feb. 15, 2014) – The U.S. Navy, in partnership with other federal and local agencies, has stood up a unified command structure...

Service Record Books and other official records sit at the Installation Personnel Administration Center in Beaufort, S.C. (Joshua Pettway/U.S. Marines Corps)

Senate bill would provide clean service records for discharged gay, lesbian troops

A bill that would upgrade the service records of gay, lesbian and bisexual troops discharged due to sexual orientation and open the door to...

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