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‘ Tis the season for pumpkin everything: Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

As my sister and I were Face-timing talking about how much we’re looking forward to Fall, she showed me her batch of pumpkin spice chocolate chip...

Speakin' Japanese: Onsen

Speaking of hot springs

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

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe

1/8 Marines train through tough weather, terrain during Exercise Fuji Viper

U.S. Marines pose for a group photo after finishing the live fire platoon attack range during Exercise Fuji Viper, at Combined Arms Training...

DPAA Accounts for 183 missing service members in Fiscal Year 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past...

Did you know?: There are dos and don’ts with chopsticks

It is a no-no in Japan to pick up food with your chopsticks when it was already held by someone else’s chopsticks. There are many dos and don’ts...
An overturned shopping cart near a housing area at Yokosuka Naval Base.  TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

No significant damage to US bases after Typhoon Lan strikes Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military bases on Japan’s Kanto Plain resumed normal operations in the aftermath of a major typhoon that struck...

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon with the 35th Fighter Wing takes off during exercise Iron Spear at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 12, 2017. The 14th Fighter Squadron F-16s, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force banded together to practice an array of offensive firepower during exercise Iron Spear, Oct. 11 through 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert)

USAF, USN and JGSDF: Iron Spear exercise sharpens alliances

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members banded...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman/Released

Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits South Korea

Task Force 70 Public Affairs (NNS) -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a port visit, Oct. 21.

The aircraft...

Retired Army Capt. Gary Rose will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony Oct. 23, 2017. Photo/graphic by U.S. Army

Medal of Honor to go to Vietnam Vet who saved Dozens in 4 days

This week we’re highlighting a special Medal of Honor recipient, who is set to receive the coveted honor this week.

Army Capt. Gary “Mike”...

Defense Secretary embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked yesterday on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific...

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched during a successful test in September 2013.  COURTESY OF MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY

THAAD now fully integrated into air defenses for South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea — A controversial U.S. anti-missile battery has been integrated into air-defense systems for South Korea, with its operating...

Pacific Storm Tracker: Kanto bases in recovery mode after typhoon

THIS WAS LAST UPDATED AT 9 a.m. OCT. 23 (JAPAN TIME)

8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, Japan time: Fleet Activities Yokosuka has set Tropical...

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