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In 1968, Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Grand Slam tournament when he captured the U.S. Open title. His accomplishment was made possible in part by his brother, Johnnie, a Marine who volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam so Arthur could remain stateside and focus on his career. The United States Tennis Association will honor Arthur and Johnnie Ashe on Monday during its annual military appreciation ceremony. (AP)

Marine's second Vietnam tour helped his brother, Arthur Ashe, win US Open 50 years ago

WASHINGTON — In the spring of 1967, Arthur Ashe, an Army second lieutenant, was honing his tennis skills as an accomplished amateur player, eyeing...

Marine veteran Sam Folsom, 98, who flew fighters at Guadalcanal in World War II, where he shot down three Japanese aircraft, and served later in the Korean War is honored on the field at Dodger Stadium Aug. 14, 2018. (COREY DICKSTEIN/STARS AND STRIPES

Last living member of Marine aviation legend Joe Foss’ ‘Flying Circus’ recalls Guadalcanal

LOS ANGELES — Sam Folsom had never flown an airplane above 10,000 feet or fired the weapons on the F4F Wildcat fighter he would soon pilot into...

Two Balangiga bells are displayed at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. (U.S. ARMY)

Two largest veterans’ groups support return of Philippine-American War bells

The nation’s largest veterans organization passed a resolution during a weeklong national conference in favor of returning church bells that were...

An aerial view of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japan. (COURTESY OF WIKICOMMONS)

Okinawa officials halt Futenma relocation work for a third time

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Okinawa prefectural officials have followed through on promises to again revoke permits related to the construction of a...

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel program. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Disabled Veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that...

Two signed Japanese flags belonging to fallen World War II soldier Masamoto Abe have been returned to the his family in Yokohama, Japan. (HANA KUSUMOTO/STARS AND STRIPES)

Family receives a second Japanese flag taken off soldier's body during WWII

TOKYO — Korean War veteran Ralph Wood had for years stared at a framed Japanese flag covered in signatures at his local Veterans of Foreign Wars...

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AF leadership provides update on the Air Force Publication Reduction Initiative

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A year ago, Air Force leadership directed a 24-month review of every Air Force directive publication, and today they...
Fleet Master Chief Russell Smith.  U.S. NAVY

Navy names new top enlisted leader

Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer Russell Smith has been selected as the new master chief petty officer of the Navy, the service announced...

Ewart Odane Bent, 30, who identified himself as a former U.S. Marine, has been arrested in Taiwan in the brutal slaying of a Canadian English teacher.  SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Former US Marine arrested after brutal drug-related killing in Taiwan

A man who identified himself as a former U.S. Marine has been arrested in connection with a grisly drug-related homicide on Taiwan, multiple media...

Safe essential oil use in pregnancy

The use of essential oils in pregnancy seems to be one area that, along with use around children, needs to have more care exercised. It is noted...

Senators Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and John McCain, R-Ariz., with Maj. Gen. Richard P. Mills make their way off the Patrol Base Jaker landing zone during a visit to Afghanistan in 2010. MARK FAYLOGA/U.S. MARINE CORPS

The loss of John McCain will not alter military oversight on the Hill

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham said Tuesday that the Senate Armed Services Committee will continue its strong military oversight despite the...

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