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What are you reading? Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a day of remembrance and tribute to the contributions workers (laborers) have made and continue to...

Customers walk through the new commissary at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan on June 21, 2016. Justin A. Fisher/U.S. Marine Corps

Commissary sales decline in 4th straight year as Congress eyes cuts

SAN ANTONIO — The agency responsible for running the vast network of commissaries on military bases said sales have declined for a fourth straight...

Military spending, pay raises among unfinished business as Congress recesses

WASHINGTON — The lights will stay on in the Pentagon and troops will get paid on time, at least through early December, after Congress averted a...

Sens Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, and Thom Thillis, R-N.C., listen as a staffer clarifies a point during a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnell defense bill mockup hearing on Capitol Hill, May 10, 2016. Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes

Bigger pay raise for troops hits opposition in Senate

WASHINGTON — A House proposal to give troops their biggest pay raise in years ran into opposition Tuesday from Senate lawmakers.

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