COVER STORYTop military stories of 2009Afghanistan, Iraq, mental health and the Fort Hood shootings, here's a look at the top stories of 2009. • Story

2009 as seen by Stripes photographersA look back at some of the year's top images from Europe, the Mideast, the Pacific and stateside. • Story

More stories:• Military study shows increase in suicide attempts, PTSD symptoms • Report: South Korea to seek extradition of American in ’97 murder case • Military working to unleash laser weapons • Sailor deployed to Liberia dies of malaria at Landstuhl • Navy engineering officers offered $50,000 bonus

Spouse CallsA weekly column in Stripes' Scene magazine by Terri Barnes, a military wife and mother of three who lives and writes in Germany. • This week's column • Terri Barnes' blog

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