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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth officers and chief petty officers gather for a group photo wearing their combination, or ''bucket,'' covers. The last day female officers and chief petty officers could wear the bucket was Oct. 31, 2018. (LAURA A. MYERS/U.S. NAVY)

Higher-ranking female sailors say farewell to bucket caps

The Navy’s female officers and chief petty officers last week ditched their “bucket” caps, a dress-uniform staple for women of these ranks since...

The U.S. Capitol seen on Aug. 7, 2018. Roughly 200 military veterans are vying to win an elected office on Tuesday Nov. 6. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Wave of veterans could win congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill could see a new generation of military veterans elected to help guide major defense issues as a wave of former...

K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand

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Soldier, take me from this shelter’s cage.
Give me back my life. In...
A sailor assigned to the U.S. Navy's Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 1 removes debris from a road on Tinian Island during recovery operations Nov. 1, 2018, following Super Typhoon Yutu.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

US troops arrive on typhoon-ravaged Tinian to assist with recovery efforts

More than 150 U.S. troops have arrived on Tinian to assist in recovery efforts after Super Typhoon Yutu ravaged the tiny island last week.

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R. Lee Ermey gives an "Oorah" to Marines and sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf during a Moral, Welfare and Recreation event in 2008.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY

Road that plays Marines' Hymn to be named after veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey

If you one day hear the Marines’ Hymn while driving between Agena Road and Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., do not fret; your ears are not...

North Korean leader to visit Seoul ‘soon,’ Moon says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul and Russia, and will likely meet with China’s president in Pyongyang,...

Recipes and more from world’s top chefs

Michelle Tchea, author, founder and owner of Healthy Spoon Pty Ltd and manager of PopIntel Ltd, works with some of the world’s best restaurants...
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Tips for an active outdoor fall season

Whether you’re a sports enthusiast or a nature lover, you are likely going to be taking full advantage of the great fall weather by getting...
The sudden onset of a high fever and other symptoms may call for a visit to the emergency room to rule out toxic shock syndrome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Rare but preventable: know the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Years after Air Force Capt. Rebecca Lauters worked in an emergency room, the memory of a young woman who came in gravely ill still stands out....
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Readiness of VA emergency stockpile of drugs, medical supplies called into question

WASHINGTON — It’s uncertain whether a Department of Veterans Affairs stockpile of drugs and medical supplies — intended to be used in a crisis —...

Photos courtesy of Guam Visitors Bureau

instaGuam: Follow That Food Truck

In keeping up with culinary trends, Guam has seen a recent boom in the number of independently-owned food trucks that set up daily around the...

Groups organize demonstration against disturbance of cultural site

Hagåtña (October 31, 2018) - Amid a complex election season and Typhoon Yutu relief efforts, our residents have also been challenged with news of...

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