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Parade participants march down Market Street carrying the rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride parade in San Francisco, Calif. on Sunday, June 30, 2013. (WALLY SKALIJ/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

US appeals court rules in favor of Trump transgender ban, but policy still can’t be enforced

WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of a controversial Trump administration ban of transgender personnel in the military...

New House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, D-Wash., at a Capitol Hill ceremony on Jan. 3, 2019. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

New House Armed Services Committee chairman Adam Smith outlines his goals

WASHINGTON – Rep. Adam Smith, a Democratic congressman from Washington state, was officially tasked Friday to take over as chairman of the House...

Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone, at his desk on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in 2014. (U.S. AIR FORCE)

Top NCO of Air Force Global Strike Command is removed, reassigned

The top noncommissioned officer of the Air Force Global Strike Command and Air Forces Strategic-Air has been removed for unbecoming behavior, the...

Renovations will transform 140 two- and three-bedroom apartments at Yokota Air Base, Japan, into two-bedroom dorms, 374th Airlift Wing spokeswoman Capt. Alicia Premo said Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES)

Air Force spending nearly $27M to turn vacant Yokota apartments into dorms

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force expects to pay $26.8 million to turn a pair of vacant family housing towers into dormitories for 280...

The newly released 2019 pay chart for active duty and reserve components reflects a 2.6 percent basic pay raise. (DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE/FACEBOOK)

Here’s how much servicemembers will be making after the military pay raise; bigger checks to arrive Jan. 15

The newly released 2019 pay chart for active duty and reserve components reflects a 2.6 percent basic pay raise approved last year by Congress, a...

USAA agreed to pay millions in restitution and fines for failing to stop member electronic payment transfers and reopening accounts without proper notice, according to the terms of a settlement. (COURTESY OF USAA)

USAA to pay $12M to members after failing to stop unauthorized electronic payments

More than 66,000 USAA members affected by the financial services and insurance company’s failure to stop electronic payment transfers may receive...

SINGAPORE (Dec. 20, 2018) – Sailors assigned to the submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) cut cabbage during a community service event at the Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen in Singapore, Dec. 20. Emory S. Land is a forward-deployed expeditionary submarine tender on an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordyn Diomede)

ESL Sailors depart Singapore after giving back to the community

SINGAPORE (Dec. 27, 2018) – Sailors assigned to submarine tender USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) departed Singapore this week, capping off an Indo-...

Army OB/GYN nurse residents train in the CRDAMC simulation lab. The OB/GYN Nurse Resident Program, only offered at CRDAMC, focuses on OB/GYN nursing skills that include childbearing, high-risk and complicated pregnancy, newborn assessment and care and family planning gynecology. (U.S. Army photo by Gloria Montgomery)

Army hospital earns reputation as a top teaching institution

FORT HOOD, Texas — Critical thinking and quick, sound decisions can be the difference between life and death when it comes to combat medical care...

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Uniform code of military justice changes

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice...

Army 2nd Lt. David Stringer, 452nd Combat Support Hospital, leads his group through snowy terrain during winter warfare training at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)

If the weather outside is frightful, a little preparation can make it delightful

When it comes to weathering cold temperatures, preparation is key. The biggest risk factors and those most commonly associated with winter...
Reporters greet Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan as he arrives at the Pentagon, Jan. 1, 2019. Shanahan assumed duty as acting secretary following the departure of former Defense Secretary James N. Mattis. DOD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith

Shanahan stresses national defense strategy in first meetings as acting secretary

WASHINGTON -- Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan will use the ...
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Pet of the week: Huckleberry

I like to take naps, but I’m also a spunky little 9 week old spitfire female with a huge cute factor. Look at my ears? Irresistible! Come bask in...

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