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Thumbnail: Troops would see a 2.7 percent pay increase in January under a proposal advanced by the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

2.7 percent raise for troops, DoD civilians next year gains momentum

Leo Shane III

A key Senate panel has already backed a 2.7 percent pay raise for all troops and Defense Department employees, but decisions on increases in National Guard specialty pay and other military compensation issues still loom as lawmakers debate the annual defense authorization bill over the next few days.

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Thumbnail: The "fini flight" is a long-standing Air Force tradition that serves as a career milestone for pilots approaching retirement. (Air Forcr photo)

5 best states for veterans to retire

Abi Pepin

After retiring, many veterans are left with the question of where to live next without the need to adhere to station change. When choosing, veterans should consider benefits available in state, healthcare options, tax exemptions and many other factors when looking for their next home.

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Thumbnail: Senior Airman Miguel Ramirez, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, provides security while on patrol during an Improvised Explosive Device training event on Kadena Air Base, Japa

Enlisted airmen can earn up to $360,000 in retention bonuses in these fields

Rachel Cohen

The Air Force is wooing enlisted airmen and guardians in nearly 40 career fields to stay in the service with as much as $360,000 in bonus pay.

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Thumbnail: Lt. Cmdr. Jacqueline Nordan, Commander, Naval Air Force Reserve mobilization program manager poses in the first Maternity Flight Suit Uniform prototype. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Stephen Hickok/U.S. Navy Photo)

Here is the Navy’s new maternity flight suit prototype

Diana Stancy Correll

The Navy now has a maternity flight suit prototype available for expecting aircrew.

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Thumbnail: Cpl. Dominick Bonner, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist with the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, stands at attention to receive a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal on Marine Corps Air Sta

Okinawa Marine recognized for saving restaurant worker’s life

Andie Lopez

A Marine corporal stationed at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan, was recently honored for saving a Japanese restaurant worker’s life this past spring.

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Thumbnail: Col. Catherine Barrington, 90th Missile Wing commander, renders her first salute as commander to the airmen of the 90 MW at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., June 28, 2021. (Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz/Air Force)

Wyoming-based nuclear missile force gets new commander

The Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An intercontinental ballistic missile force based in southeastern Wyoming has a new commander.

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Thumbnail: U.S. Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 453, 4th Marine Logistics Group, transfer a casket containing the remains of U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Donald D. Stoddard to the burial site at Mountain View Memorial Park in Bould

77 years later, a WW2 Marine is laid to rest

Philip Athey

More than 77 years after giving the ultimate sacrifice while fighting in World War II, Marine Sgt. Donald Stoddard was laid to rest in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado, on Saturday.

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Thumbnail: Then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. greets a young visitor at the 151st Memorial Day Observance at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 27, 2019. (Lisa Ferdi

Massachusetts town to name street after retired Marine general

The Associated Press

The city of Quincy, Massachusetts, is naming two roads after modern-day military generals with strong ties to the city.

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Thumbnail: Tiara Edwards loads groceries in the vehicle of a customer who has ordered items online from the commissary at Fort Lee, Va. (Rick Brink/Defense Commissary Agency)

More than half of stateside commissaries will have curbside pickup within a month

Karen Jowers

More than 70 additional commissaries are scheduled to start the online ordering/curbside pickup service at their stores by the end of July, according to the Defense Commissary Agency.

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