While Washington and Seoul describe their exercises as defensive, North Korea portrays them as invasion rehearsals and has used them to justify its nuclear weapons and missiles development.
The U.S. military runs more than 3,000 slot machines on U.S. military bases overseas even though the rate of problem gamblers in the military is thought to be around twice that the general population.
Lt. Gen. Michael Langley's nomination hearing to be general and commander of the United States Africa Command for the U.S. Marine Corps is set for Thursday.
Retired Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky was suspended from his contracting role with the Army and is under investigation after replying to a tweet from first lady Jill Biden on abortion rights.
Despite a high risk of brain injuries, military personnel rarely develop a disabling brain condition often found in former boxers and football players.
The pride and patriotism usually associated with Russia's most important holiday is mixed with apprehension and unease over what this year's Victory Day may bring.
American authorities had been alerted that Afghanistan's air force did not have the capabilities to survive after a U.S. withdrawal.
The potential upgrade at a U.S. air defense base, within range of missiles in North Korea and China, has residents concerned as Seoul walks a delicate balancing act between the rival powers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin once floated the prospect of his country joining NATO.
The Pentagon earlier this year required the vaccine for all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and the Reserves.