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Job Opening: Supervisory Editor for Stripes community publications

Stars and Stripes, the independent daily newspaper devoted to covering the U.S. military, is seeking a Publishing and Media Design (PMD) Editor to...

Speakin' Japanese: Onsen, Japanese hot springs

Speaking of hot springs

The Japanese love “onsen,” or hot springs, especially as temperatures cool in autumn. As you...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2018) - Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force, tours 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while the ship is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sep. 18. Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith, who took command in August, met with USS Blue Ridge commanding officer, Capt. Brett E. Crozier, to gain a better understanding of fleet operations and build relationships with senior leadership. (Photo by MC3 McKay)

7th Fleet Leadership welcomes Marine Forces Japan aboard USS Blue Ridge.

YOKOSUKA, Japan – The embarked staff and crew of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) hosted Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF)/...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis announces the new National Defense Strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of the Johns Hopkins University based in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm

Time is now to execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan says

WASHINGTON -- The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force. Now it is time to execute it...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un clap during a joint press conference at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP

North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear complex if US also takes steps; Kim says he'll visit Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday to dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the United States reciprocates, as he and...

Did you know?: Onsen & Sento-Japanese public baths

You may think all public baths in Japan are called onsen, but that’s not the case. There is another type of public bath called a sento. Usually...

Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff or operations, delivers his speech on “The Force We Present” during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 17, 2018, in National Harbor, Md. The Air, Space and Cyber Conference is a professional development conference that offers an opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches, seminars and workshops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss)

The Force We Present: Future of AF operations

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (AFNS) -- As the Air Force highlights revitalizing squadrons and the need to improve readiness to contend with near peer...

South Korean president Moon Jae-in (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greet North Korean citizens on Sept. 18, 2018.  PYEONGYANG PRESS CORPS

Moon, Kim express hope for progress as they begin 3rd inter-Korean summit

SEOUL, South Korea — President Moon Jae-in enjoyed a warm reception full of pomp and circumstance Tuesday in Pyongyang as he began a high-stakes...

Best places for breakfast in Tokyo

My hunt for the best breakfast in Tokyo (or anywhere else in the world, for that matter) is never over and, being the brekkie-obsessive that I am...

U.S. CONGRESS

Senate approves compromise on defense spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday approved a compromise on a massive spending measure that would direct more than $670 billion towards a wave of...

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Bill Moran speaks with Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Blue Ridge, aboard the ship at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2018.  PATRICK SEMALES/U.S. NAVY

After Pacific tour, Navy’s No. 2 talks readiness, staying ahead of competition

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran heard right from the source how the Navy’s largest foreign command is...

Okinawans will head to the polls to vote for their next governor on Sept. 30, 2018.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Pro and anti-US military candidates to vie for Okinawa governorship Sept. 30

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — When Okinawans head to the polls Sept. 30 to vote for their next governor, they will have four distinct choices to replace...

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