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A group of basic trainees perform formation and parade drills in preparation of their graduation on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, where at least 31 female recruits reported being sexually assaulted by instructors. Cecilio Ricardo/U.S. Air Force

Little has changed since Tailhook, based on Lackland scandal testimony

WASHINGTON — More than 20 years after the infamous Navy Tailhook scandal that awakened the public to sexual assault in military, too little has...

Female Marines assigned to an engagement team speak with a villager in the Helmand province of Afghanistan, Dec. 30, 2010. Marionne Mangrum/U.S. Marine Corps, Flickr

Officials: Panetta, Dempsey to remove ban on women in combat

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey will remove the ban on women in combat,...

Q&A: VA grave medallions and Army grooming

Hello Military Community,

I hope the New Year is finding you all well. This week I’m answering a couple questions I frequently get asked...

New South Korean president wants 'comprehensive' alliance with US

SEOUL — South Korea’s incoming president this week referred to Seoul’s alliance with the U.S. as a major contributing factor to the country’s...

Spectators cover a hillside in South Korea on June 22, 2012, to watch a live-fire drill staged by the militaries of the U.S. and South Korea about 15 miles south of the Demilitarized Zone. A new report lays out how China might respond if North Korea is teetering or collapsing. Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes

China 'wild card' in any Korean unification effort, report says

SEOUL — South Korea is downplaying a U.S. Senate report that suggests China might resist reunification of the two Koreas.

“The South...

The painted nose of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 Flying Fortress. The Air Force announced Friday it had found hundreds of examples of pornography and tens of thousands of other inappropriate items, including photos of painted aircraft nose art, listed under "inappropriate/offensive." Haley Zimmerman/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

Air Force finds thousands of inappropriate items, including pornography

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced Friday it had found hundreds of examples of pornography and tens of thousands of other inappropriate items in...

Tower apartments and ground-style housing like these at Misawa Air Base are common at U.S. military bases in Japan. (T.D. Flack / S&S)

PACAF policy seeks to identify convicted sex offenders living in base housing

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force in the Pacific is implementing a servicewide policy aimed at finding out if any registered sex offenders...

Rangers seek volunteers for river survey

Over the past two years volunteers donated hundreds of hours to help National Park Service biologists perform annual surveys of the Asan River....

Create your own mayo

I will admit that I have never been a big fan of mayonnaise. I always hated mayo on my sandwiches, and came to resent the blue jar of Helman’s in...

It's all in the dressing

It could be the heat, or maybe its days spent at the beach showing off my spare tire. But the humble salad has grown more and more heroic in my...

Is SmartHan another useless invention? You decide

In the tradition of useless inventions from these shores, the SmartHan (¥840; www....

Serving up a feast

Thanksgiving has been called a purely American holiday, perhaps because it celebrates a traditional religious idea – that of giving thanks to a...

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