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Top 10 Father's Day Gift Ideas and Discounts

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The third Sunday of every June is dedicated to the celebration of dads. Father’s Day is the perfect time to let the special dads in our lives know how much they’re loved and appreciated. But what do fathers really want? Here are some ideas for the military dad in your family, along with some great deals so pampering him won’t break your bank. ... more

US Says China Has Artillery Vehicles on Artificial Island

In this screen capture from U.S. Navy-released video, sailors conduct flight operations aboard a Navy P-8A Poseidon over the South China Sea on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. SCREEN CAPTURE FROM U.S. NAVY-RELEASED VIDEO

SINGAPORE  -- Two large  artillery vehicles were detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, underscoring ongoing concerns that Beijing may try to use the land reclamation projects for military purposes. The discovery was made at least several weeks ago by the United S... more

Osan Halts Biological Defense Program After Anthrax Incident

 The bacterium bacillus anthracis under the low-power magnification of 10X of a digital Keyence scope. Todd Parker/Courtesy of the CDC

SEOUL, South Korea -- Osan Air Base halted operations at its laboratory biological defense program this week after 22 people were possibly exposed to live anthrax spores, U.S. military officials said Friday. A statement issued by U.S. Forces Korea and the 51st Fighter Wing said that a review would be conducted while operations are stopped, but ... more

The Best Amusement Park Military Discounts

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Amusement parks are a fun way for families to spend time together while on vacation. But tickets aren’t cheap, especially for larger families. Many military families take advantage of the military discounts available for the Disney parks, but may not be aware of the discounts available for other popular amusement parks. The following are amuse... more

Marines Say Risks Too High to Retrieve Nepal Chopper Wreckage

A UH-1Y Huey assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 sits at Kathmandu's airport, shortly after it arrived in Nepal on May 3, 2015. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Marine Corps won't try to recover the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed during earthquake relief operations in Nepal, killing six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers. The UH-1Y Huey went missing May 12 during relief efforts following the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that killed more than 8,200 people. The troops' bod... more

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