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New COLA 'fix' creates have, have-not disabled retirees

Congress has rushed to protect the medically retired and survivor benefit recipients from the cap on annual cost-of-living adjustments it approved...

The guided missile destroyer USS Cole conducts a berth shift during a port visit on the Greek island of Crete in June 2012. (Paul Farley/U.S. Navy)

USS Cole's top enlisted sailor relieved of duty

The top enlisted crew member of the USS Cole was relieved of his duties Thursday following a command investigation into an inappropriate...

Pacom area of responsibility defined by superlatives

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 – The region of the globe that falls under the purview of U.S. Pacific Command is defined by superlatives, Navy Adm....

Legendary Chief Gadao paddles his half of a canoe to Inarajan after outsmarting a Tumon chief in a contest of strength.

Gadao's strength

Editor’s note: Few things offer insight into a place and its people like stories passed from one generation to the next. These stories are...

Military OneSource offers free tax services

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 – If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward...

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speak at the Pentagon about an investigation involving missile launch officers cheating on proficiency tests, Jan. 15, 2014. (Scott M. Ash/U.S. Air Force)

34 nuclear launch officers involved in Air Force cheating scandal

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the Air Force’s top civilian and military leaders revealed that 34 nuclear missile launch officers were involved in a...

Over $1 million a year for sports facilities

Hagatna, Guam. Sports facilities in the villages and the schools are about to get a cash infusion for repairs and upgrades thanks to Governor...

Marines carry the remains of a fallen comrade from an aircraft at Dover Air Force Base on June 23, 2011. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Emotions run deep for military's mortuary workers

DOVER, Del. (AP) — It is sunny, breezy and a bit cool out on the tarmac. And, save for the wind, quiet. Overhead, an incongruous fragment of a...

Sailors with the USS Constitution serve Thanksgiving dinner to at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Nov. 28, 2013. (Peter D. Melkus/U.S. Navy)

VA allots $600 million more to veterans program

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials will spend $600 million to continue the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, community grants...

New book discovers Guam's hidden treasures

Hidden Treasures, Guam's Marine Preserves - Second Edition
by Guam-based author TIM ROCK

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Walk-in TRICARE Service Centers will close this spring

WASHINGTON — Deemed too costly in the age of the Internet, customer service at walk-in TRICARE Service Centers will no longer be available to...

Getting equipped to be a military spouse

Hello military community,

It has been 14 years since I became a military spouse and walked into a world with different rules, daily...

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