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Did you know?: Higan, Buddhist memorial service

Higan is a seven-day Buddhist memorial service held three days before, after and on the spring and autumn equinox (Mar. 21 and Sep. 24) to honor...
A Navy EA-18G Growler taxis at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in 2013.  ALEX MONTES/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Pair of Navy Growlers make unscheduled landing on way to Misawa

TOKYO — Two Navy EA-18G Growlers made an unscheduled landing at a Japanese military base Monday, according to Japan’s Defense Ministry.

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Send a congratulatory note to the Class of 2018! Deadline extended to May 20!

High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab, highlighting...

SAN DIEGO (June 25, 2015) The guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) returns to homeport following a 250-day independent deployment. Milius transited nearly 71,000 nautical miles while conducting presence operations and goodwill activities with partner nations while deployed to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleets. (Photo by MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder)

Milius brings enhanced missile defense to U.S 7th Fleet

WATERS EAST OF JAPAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Milius (DDG 69) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations on May...

An unnamed USS Ronald Reagan sailor has been accused of violating Japan's Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law in relation to a drug-smuggling case.  KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY

USS Ronald Reagan sailor accused of smuggling drugs into Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Japanese police have accused a 24-year-old USS Ronald Reagan sailor of smuggling drugs into the country.

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Army Sgt. Joseph Mickonis, left, and his wife, Jessica, pose for a photo at Tripler Army Medical Center at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 3, 2018. Mickonis is now cancer-free and is returning to duty with 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division. (Army photo by Capt. Eric Hudson)

Face of Defense: Resilient Soldier Fights, Beats Cancer

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When Army Sgt. Joseph Mickonis called his fiancee early in 2016 to say doctors thought he might have cancer, he...

SASEBO, Japan (April 14, 2016) Navy Career Counselor Master Chief Tyrone Jiles conducts Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) training with undesignated Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is forward-deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jeanette Mullinax/Released)

Navy Updates Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Program

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program policy in NAVADMIN 118/18, released May 14.

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The Air Force announced on 14 May 2018 that it will be moving to a single combat utility uniform, the Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) which is already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.  MAUREEN STEWART/DEFENSE MEDIA ACTIVITY

Air Force to switch to Army camo, ditch tiger stripes beginning in October

WASHINGTON — The Air Force will adopt the Army’s Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform already worn by some airmen overseas as its official...

TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2018) Rear Adm. Gary Mayes, commander of Navy Region Southwest, conducts a reenlistment ceremony for three Sailors at Tropicana Field before a Tampa Bay Rays baseball game during Navy Week Tampa. Tampa is one of select cities to host a 2018 Navy Week, which is a week dedicated to raising U.S. Navy awareness through local outreach, community service and exhibitions. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Logan C. Kellums/Released)

May Selective Reenlistment Bonus Plan Update

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for active component (AC) and full time support (FTS)...

Soldiers stand in formation during a deployment ceremony for an Army Reserve battalion in 2016. The Army, after doling out housing allowances to a group of reservists deployed to Germany, said they were not entitled to the allowances.  U.S. ARMY

Army reservists in Europe accuse Army of 'gross negligence'

STUTTGART, Germany — Army reservists deployed to Europe were wrongly denied housing allowance payments, subjected to humiliating criminal...

Cmdr. Bryce Benson brings down the ensign while serving aboard the destroyer USS Fitzgerald in the Pacific Ocean as the ship's executive officer in February 2016.  ERIC COFFER/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Commander in Fitzgerald collision waives right to preliminary hearing

WASHINGTON – Cmdr. Bryce Benson, who commanded the USS Fitzgerald at the time of a deadly collision last year, has waived his right to a...

Did you know?: Hanko, a must item for Japanese daily life

In Japan, hanko (stamp) or inkan (seal impression), which uses a pad of thick red ink called shuniku, actually serves as personal identification...

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