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Alejandra Juarez, right, kisses her daughter Estela, 9, as she picks her up from her new school in Mexico's Yucatan on Aug. 30. Juarez was deported on Aug. 3, after 22 years in the U.S., where she built a home and family with her husband, an Iraq War veteran.  DIANNA CAHN/STARS AND STRIPES

A military family, divided: After deportation, a Marine veteran’s wife searches for a future

YUCATAN, Mexico – For a few days, things are almost routine.

Alejandra Juarez lies in bed at night and waits for sleep, listening to the...

An airmen offers cold drinks to Japanese policemen during the annual Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16. 2018.  SCREENSHOT FROM TWITTER

Twitter reacts after Japanese police reject airman’s ‘heart-warming’ gesture

TOKYO — An airman’s failed attempt at gifting refreshments to two Japanese police officers made the rounds on social media last week after a...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III

Submarine Group 7 participates in Exercise Valiant Shield

FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan – When Valiant Shield 2018 (VS-18) kicked off Sept. 16 in waters in and around Guam, submarines assigned to...

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold their hands together after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP

Korean military pact seeks to ease border tensions despite lack of nuclear progress

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea wasn’t at the table when military commanders from the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the joint Chinese-North...

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 18, 2018) - Ensign Paris Smith stands watch in the pilot house aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Sept. 18, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

Navy announces updates to Uniform Policies

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced updates to uniform policy, grooming standards and the launch of a uniform working group in NAVADMIN 233/18,...

Strike Group visits Guam, sailors to volunteer in community

ASAN, Guam (Sept. 24, 2018) – Sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Strike Group will volunteer at the following...
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Let's find the best Izakaya in Tokyo

The moment you step inside waiters and cooks behind the busy counter exclaim in unison “Irrashaimase!”, thus welcoming you with typical Japanese...

Charles McDaniel, Jr., holds the dog tag worn by his namesake father during the Korean War. His father's remains and dog tag were returned by North Korea in July. (WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Battered dog tag is family's precious bond to father identified from Korean War remains

NATIONAL MEMORIAL CEMETERY OF THE PACIFIC, Hawaii – On Friday, brothers Charles and Larry McDaniel ascended the Punchbowl Cemetery’s monument...

A vehicle carrying South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un makes its way through Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (COURTESY OF PYEONGYANG PRESS CORPS)

United Nations Command to review inter-Korean military agreement

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S.-led United Nations Command will “thoroughly review” an inter-Korean military accord, an official said, after the two...

New Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game in San Diego on June 4, 2017. (GREGORY BULL/AP)

Army misses 2018 recruiting goal, which hasn't happened since 2005

WASHINGTON – The Army fell short of its recruiting goal for 2018, missing its mark for the first time since 2005 as it looks to grow its force...

A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division fires an M4 rifle during team live-fire training on a range in Djibouti, June 23, 2018. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has found a fix for a glitch in the M4/M4A1 assault rifles, which causes the weapon to unintentionally fire. (HALEY D. PHILLIPS/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Army finds fix for glitch that caused M4 rifles to fire unintentionally

The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said...

A teal ribbons is tied to a tree at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y. April 8, 2018, to help raise awareness of sexual assault. (MARY SCHWARZLER/U.S. AIR FORCE)

New military sexual assault report finds highest risks on Navy ships, certain larger bases

WASHINGTON – A wide-ranging study of sexual assault and harassment among military ranks found the biggest risks are on a few of its largest bases...

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