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Ships with the USS Ronald Reagan and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups transit the Philippine Sea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (CONNOR LOESSIN/U.S. NAVY)

Ronald Reagan, Stennis carrier strike groups train together in Philippine Sea

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A pair of American aircraft carriers have been in the Philippine Sea honing their ability to fight as one massive sea...

Falling enrollment prompted officials to combine the Seoul American Middle School and the Seoul American High School. (KIM GAMEL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Yongsan Garrison schools to close in June after six decades of teaching military kids

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — U.S. elementary, middle and high schools on Yongsan will close at the end of this school year as the military...

Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler was stabbed to death at his home near Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Airman stabbed to death near Yokota remembered in emotional ceremony

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An airman who died in an off-base stabbing last week was honored with a ceremony hosted Friday by fellow Security Forces...

The USS Ronald Reagan maneuvers along the South Korean coast ahead of a port visit to Busan, Oct. 21, 2017.  MACADAM WEISSMAN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

USS Ronald Reagan sailor gets 2 years in prison for sexually assaulting fellow sailor, strangling civilian

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS Ronald Reagan aviation ordnanceman has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to sexually...

Japanese soldiers participate in mortar training at the Aibano Training Area in Takashima City, Shiga prefecture, in this undated photos provided by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.  COURTESY OF JAPAN GROUND SELF-DEFENSE FORCE

Wayward mortar damages civilian vehicle as Japanese soldiers train east of Kyoto

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating after a stray mortar landed near a public roadway and struck a...

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Comic books and more in Japanese manga cafes

You have probably at least heard of Japan’s ubiquitous Internet or manga (comic book) cafés. They are everywhere and hard to miss. But there are...

Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

A pain in the brain may be a migraine

For sufferers of migraines, the term “bad headache” doesn’t come close to describing their experience. The pounding, pulsing ache can take over...
Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wears the then-proposed new service uniform at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 2017.  RON LEE/U.S. ARMY

Don’t call them 'pinks and greens': Top enlisted soldier says there’s another name for the Army’s new dress uniforms

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Soldiers won’t be calling their latest retro-style dress uniforms “pinks and greens,” according to Sergeant Major of the Army...

Celebrating Thanksgiving overseas

Turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes — these are the things I think of when I envision Thanksgiving. If you are stationed overseas, why not...

Nourishing Nabe: Try making your own hot pot at home

There is something very comforting about sitting around a bubbling hot pot with friends and family. Often rich with a variety of vegetables, hot...

Did you know?: Indispensable ingredients for Japanese cuisine

Dried bonito, along with dried kelp, is an indispensable ingredient in miso soup and broths for various types of noodles. They can both also be...

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