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A lesson on Japanese yen very valuable

If you are new to Japan or Okinawa, local currency, and the conversion between dollars and yen, may leave you annoyed at the cash register....
An Okinawa-based Marine takes part in an Artillery Relocation Training Program exercise late last month near Mount Fuji, Japan. (CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES)

Artillery relocation program brings battalion’s worth of equipment, Marines to mainland Japan

CAMP FUJI, Japan — On a recent chilly morning in the shadow of a snow-capped Mount Fuji, a battery of Okinawa-based Marines hauled 100-pound...

A woman, who identified herself as Aria Saito, was arrested at the scene of a fatal stabbing near Yokota Air Base on suspicion of attempted murder, a Tokyo Metropolitan Police spokesman said Saturday. (SCREENSHOT VIA ANN)

Japanese woman arrested in stabbing death of Yokota-based airman

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A Japanese woman has been arrested in the stabbing death of an airman assigned to the home of U.S. Forces Japan in...

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks at a Capitol Hill news conference in July, 2018. Gabbard, a member of the Hawaii National Guard, was recently elected to her fourth term in Congress.

Female military veterans emerge from midterm elections as a small but growing caucus

WASHINGTON – Female veterans posted groundbreaking wins and performances in this week’s midterm elections, expanding membership to a small, but...

Pentagon Chief Management Officer John H. Gibson II, shown here at a hearing in March, resigned Monday just eight months after taking the job charged with leading efforts to save the department money through business reforms. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Pentagon No. 3 Gibson, tasked with finding DOD cost savings, resigns

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer resigned Monday from the Defense Department’s No. 3 position just eight months...

Visitors arrive at the lobby of the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Sunday, Oct. 28, . Photos of veterans hang from the ceiling, and on the wall are the four goals of the museum: honor, connect, inspire, educate. (NIKKI WENTLING/STARS AND STRIPES)

Voices of veterans: New museum in Ohio is a salute to stories, not war

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Retired Col. Thomas Moe, a former fighter pilot and prisoner of war, stepped up to an exhibit at the new National Veterans...

Sgt. Kalyntae Williams, top, and Sgt. Deveon Landfair, soldiers with the Army's Second Cavalry Regiment, play the final round of Street Fighter V, at the E-game tournament at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Williams beat Landfair, and will now be traveling to Seattle to compete in the PAX West Gaming Convention. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

Uncle Sam wants you — to play video games for the US Army

The Army is putting together a team of video gamers from within its ranks to try to reach young Americans in the digital worlds where they spend...

Annie's Chamorro Kitchen: Smoked & Grilled Turkey and Chamorro stuffing

Turkey doesn’t have to be served only during Thanksgiving or other holiday meal.  Chamorros love to BBQ, but occasionally, we like to smoke and...

 Pronunciation key: “A” is short (like “ah”); “E” is short (like “get”); “I” is short (like “it”); “O” is long (like “old”); “U” is long (like “tube”); and “AI” is a long “I” (like “hike”). Most words are pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable, but “OU” is a long “O” with emphasis on that syllable.

Speakin' Japanese: Conveni-ently conversing

7-Eleven, Family Mart, Mini Stop, Lawson – there are so many convenience stores, or “konbini,” in Japan. And there are so many things you can buy...

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a National Space Council meeting in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23, 2018.  ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG

North Korea, Okinawa may be on agenda during Pence’s upcoming Tokyo visit

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Vice President Mike Pence and his wife are set to visit Tokyo next week, according to high-level Japanese government...

New recruits receive their initial haircut during receiving at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Oct. 29, 2018.  JOSE GONZALEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines looking for 38,500 new recruits to fill gap in ranks

Marine recruiters are confident they can pick up their pace and meet demand for the highest number of new recruits in more than a decade,...

Judge Frank Caprio, star of the nationally syndicated television show "Caught in Providence," is known for his compassionate rulings. COURTESY OF CAUGHT IN PROVIDENCE

Compassionate rulings make judge with soft spot for veterans an internet sensation

A Vietnam veteran with white hair and a bushy gray mustache recently stood before a Rhode Island judge and answered to a parking ticket.

“I...

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