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Defector launches ‘The Interview’ in balloons toward North Korea

On Oct. 10, 2014, anti-North Korea activists launch balloons containing anti-Pyongyang leaflets into the North from South Korea.

“The Interview” is headed to North Korea, but don’t expect it in Pyongyang theaters anytime soon.

CNN has reported that North Korean defector Lee Min-bok has been launching balloons filled with DVDs of the Hollywood comedy toward the Demilitarized Zone.

Study: Servicemembers more sleepless than general public

Chief Mass Communication Spc. Keith DeVinney sleeps between exercises during Fleet Combat Camera Pacific's Winter Quick Shot 2013 exercise in the Angeles National Forest near Azusa, Calif., Feb. 17, 2013.

For 65 years, the hapless Beetle Bailey has been trying to get some sleep in his comic strip, the grouchy Sarge ever foiling the private’s on-the-sly shuteye.

Turns out that today’s military is teeming with sleep-deprived Baileys.

Fallon presents Marine father-in-law with special gift

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon introduces his audience to his father-in-law — a former Marine Corps pilot who survived a mid-air catastrophe during a 1961 training flight.

The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon introduced his audience to his father-in-law earlier this week — a former Marine Corps pilot who survived a mid-air catastrophe during a 1961 training flight.

The Tuesday night clip also shed light on the exclusive Martin-Baker Tie Club, whose membership is reserved for pilots who have used the company’s ejection seats.

Medal of Honor recipients to honor civilian heroes

For their "acts of courage and self-sacrifice," three civilians will be honored next week by a group of Medal of Honor recipients.

The annual Citizen Honors awards recognizes Americans who have either dedicated their lives to enriching others' or committed extraordinary acts of heroism.

20-year effort collects stories of 1st female sailors, Marines

In this file photo from 1945, a group of WAVES poses inside a Quonset hut at Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, R.I.

The U.S. Naval War College has just completed a 20-year oral history project with the earliest women in the Navy and Marines.

The project preserves 83 firsthand accounts of Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) and Marine Corps Women Reservists. (The Marine Corps general who established the women’s corps in 1943 eschewed a catchy acronym, declaring, “They are Marines.”)

Video: Japan-based 'Royal Maces' Navy fighter pilots produce new action video

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Japan-based Royal Maces fighter squadron is once again going viral with its latest action video.

The “That’s a Shack” video teaser, released on March 7, shows the Naval Air Facility Atsugi pilots winding their way through mountain valleys, taking off from the USS George Washington and launching missiles during night operations, among other images.

DOD energy use in fiscal 2013 lowest in nearly 40 years

The military used less energy in fiscal year 2013 than in any year since at least 1975, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

The Department of Defense used 0.75 quadrillion British thermal units worth of energy in fiscal year 2013, compared with almost twice that much, 1.36 quadrillion Btu, in 1975.

'Highly offended' VA chief, lawmaker spar during hearing

VA Secretary Bob McDonald answers questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

That didn't take long.

Six months into VA Secretary Bob McDonald's tenure, it seems some lawmakers have already turned on him.

Increased hearing loss in servicemembers associated with combat experience

War is hell … on your hearing.

That’s what researchers concluded in a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Noise & Health.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers surprises children of fallen servicemembers

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the impact professional athletes can have on young lives.

Take Aaron Rodgers, starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. The former National Football league most valuable player is one of hundreds of NFL players who partner with a variety of charities, making appearances, raising funds and helping spread awareness for various causes.

 
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