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Melissa Cerna, center right, military child and Air Force Junior ROTC member, speaks with Joint Base Andrews first sergeants at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro, Md., Dec. 5, 2017. The first sergeants learned about the various programs the school offers students, including business and finance, health and bioscience, information technology and arts integration. Air Force photo by Christopher Hurd

Military Children: Strong, Resilient, Adaptable Individuals

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices of the more than 1.7...

Kinnick students Daniel (L-R) Posthumus, Ryan Posthumus, and Lance Pescoso participated in 40-minute matches between teams throughout various parts of Asia answering questions pertaining to world history.

Kinnick team wins 2018 History Bowl Championship

OKINAWA, Japan – Nile C. Kinnick High School’s History Bowl team won the 2018 Japan History Bowl Championship on Saturday in the varsity division...

District bragging rights on line as postseason begins

It would be perfectly understandable if coaches and athletes gathered Saturday at Camp Humphreys gazed with one eye on the track and another on...

Samurai, Trojans baseball teams take turns gaining one-sided wins

CAMP ZAMA, Japan – Frank Macias said he was unhappy after watching his defending Far East Division II champion Matthew C. Perry Samurai whiff time...

Yokota's Jamia Bailey fires a shot in front of Robert D. Edgren's Amber Eldridge during Saturday's DODEA-Japan girls soccer match, won by the Panthers 8-0. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Yokota girls strikers also remain unbeaten

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – Normally, Emily Taynton is on the field to prevent other teams from scoring. But on Saturday against Robert D. Edgren,...

Jasmyne Holcombr takes a moment to color at the Vicenza Arts and Craft Center. The Vicenza center staff wants to put coloring boards and chalkboards in spaces such as lawyers' and doctors' waiting areas throughout the base to engage and relax people. NANCY MONTGOMERY/STARS AND STRIPES

Army art programs help soldiers tap into their creative sides

VICENZA, Italy — There was the troubled teenager who learned to love making art more than harming herself. The veteran whose sketch journal helped...

ASIJ tourney gives teams Far East preview

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – With season-ending district and Far East tournaments just around the corner, girls soccer gets the first touch of...

Kubasaki Dragons senior goalkeeper Lexi Klimek has rebounded from surgery after a facial injury last May during the Far East Division I Tournament.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Girls Soccer: Kubasaki goalie back in net a year after gruesome injury

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa – It appeared to Lexi Klimek as any one-on-one situation she’d faced in her years as a soccer goalkeeper – a player coming in...

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5 things military kids wish you knew

By the time I graduated high school, I had been to nine different schools. You guessed it: I’m a military kid. My dad joined the Air Force...

DoDEA Announces 2018 Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA — April 16, 2018 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Ms. Penelope Miller-Smith, the...

Spring weather adds extra challenge for athletesSeoul American's Chloe Byrd leads the pack in the girls 1,600 run during Saturday's truncated Korea track and field meet at Humphreys' Blackhawks Stadium. Byrd won in 5 minutes, 49 seconds on the stop watch. Only a handful of events were run and the fully automated timing system did not function due to bad weather.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Spring weather adds extra challenge for athletes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea – Alyse Neal’s face furrowed into a frown of disappointment.

Sure, Saturday morning dawned chilly and rainy,...

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