Airman Takes Path to K-9 Handler Career

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alyssa Stamps plays with her dog, Elvis, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Stamps and Elvis were training to become a certified military working dog team. (U.S. Air Force/A1C Jordyn Fetter)

Face-to-face with Elvis, an energetic German shepherd dog, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alyssa Stamps, a military working dog handler with the 35th Security Forces Squadron, makes a grab for the ball. Now holding the cherished reward, Stamps chucks the ball across the yard and the dog stampedes after it. However, instead of returning to her wit... more

Marines Fight Romance Scammers


No, ladies, Lt. Gen. John Toolan Jr. does not want to marry you. The Marine commander is not divorced, and he does not want you to send money to Panama. Same story with retired Gen. John Allen, the former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, retired Gen. Ray Odierno, the former Army chief of staff, and countless other military lead... more

Atomic Bomb Test Subject of New 'Manhattan' Season

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — After the first season of WGN America's "Manhattan," actor John Benjamin Hickey sought to learn more about the Manhattan Project. He and co-star Ashley Zukerman read about the Tularosa Basin Downwinders — descendants of a small New Mexico Hispanic village near where the U.S. Army first tested the atomic bomb on July 16, 19... more

Military Critical to San Diego Economy

According to the recently released San Diego Military Advisory Council's (SDMAC) Economic Impact Study, the military is a critical economic driver for the San Diego, Calif. region, creating 22 percent of all jobs and $45 billion of gross regional product. The military accounts for one-fifth of San Diego County's economy. Copies of the Economic I... more

Is Boxing Too Dangerous for Training Exercises?

The New York Times published a investigative report this week about West Point's longstanding requirement that cadets take boxing as a class for academic credit, a requirement shared by the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Military officials believe there's no better way to toughen up cadets and midshipmen and give them the grit required for... more

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