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Tips for running in cold weather

Although it’s quite chilly outside, many of us still hit the streets or track to get in a run. But before you do, take a look at these tips to...

Head to a Japanese izakaya for fabulous fun, food & drink!

Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “akachochin,” at...

Soldiers fire a M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System during Red Flag drills at Fort Greely, Alaska, Oct. 19, 2018.  VALDES MONTIJO/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

US military planning its first-ever missile test around Okinawa, report says

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The U.S. military has informed the Japan Self-Defense Forces of plans to conduct a missile test around Okinawa later this...

Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal, an Army Green Beret suffering from terminal lung cancer, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington with his wife Meg on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2018. Stayskal says doctors at Fort Bragg missed the tumor on his lung evident in a scan six months earlier. He is now fighting to change the Feres Doctrine which bars him and other active duty servicemembers from suing the government even for medical malpractice.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

One more fight: Green Beret says military failed to detect his cancer. Now he seeks to hold the government accountable

WASHINGTON — If there’s one skill that’s kept Sgt. 1st Class Rich Stayskal going for more than a decade in Special Forces it’s his ability to keep...

More than 500,000 servicemembers now enrolled in new Blended Retirement System

WASHINGTON — More than 500,000 servicemembers are now enrolled in the Defense Department’s new Blended Retirement System, the largest change to...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie prepares to testify prior to the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

VA secretary fights notion that government shutdown could lead to veteran suicides

WASHINGTON — The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is rebuking the idea that the partial government shutdown, now stretching into...

Did you know?: Japanese students' job hunting

In Japan, it is widely believed that graduation from a prestigious high school and university virtually guarantees preferential treatment from...
Navy Cmdr. Jimmie Jensen, left, commander of the USS Germantown, explains the function of the ship’s well deck to Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, right, commander of U.S. Forces Japan, and Maritime Self-Defense Force Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, chief of staff for Joint Japan Staff, during a tour of the ship, Nov. 19, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Crouch

U.S.-Japan Alliance remains cornerstone of peace in Asia, commander says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S.-Japan alliance remains the cornerstone for peace and stability in Asia even as it has adapted to changing threats, the...
Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division participate in an esprit de corps run around Fort Stewart, Ga., on June 13, 2014.  AARON KNOWLES/U.S. ARMY

Army secretary: PT belts aren’t needed in daylight

Soldiers can stash their reflective belts during workouts from dawn to dusk, the Army said in a memorandum issued earlier this month.

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Capt. Travis Zettel, then-commander of the fast-attack submarine USS Bremerton, salutes sideboys at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 5, 2016.  MICHAEL LEE/U.S. NAVY

Sacked sub commander hired 10 prostitutes in the Philippines, report says

The commander of a fast-attack submarine was relieved of his duties last summer after admitting he paid for “female accompaniment” during a stop...

Submit photos for the cover of Welcome to the Pacific

Have you ever dreamed about having your photo featured on the cover of a magazine?

In May 2019, the next edition of our annual Stars and...

As a Navy counselor, Joseph Fetterman was tasked with mentoring young enlisted sailors at Tinker Air Force Base — but Fetterman was enhancing his military pay with cash flow from a prostitution ring that he and his wife operated using women flown in from Thailand. (OKLAHOMA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFIC)

Discharged Navy petty officer mentored young enlisted sailors while running a prostitution ring

As a Navy counselor, Joseph Fetterman was tasked with mentoring young enlisted sailors at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. For at least...

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