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F-15 Eagle fighters assigned to the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa are shown here at Yokota Air Base on July 9, 2018, after being evacuated there due to Typhoon Maria, which is forecast to reach Okinawa on July 10. ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

Air Force fighters escape Typhoon Maria's path, draw a crowd in Tokyo

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Military aircraft enthusiasts in Tokyo got a surprise treat over the weekend with the arrival of some of America’s most...

Members from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron clean up debris from Typhoon Muifa Aug. 8, 2011. The typhoon hit Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 4 and lasted through the morning of Aug. 6, causing roughly $1 million in personal and government property damage on Kadena Air Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Maeson L. Elleman)

How to prepare for typhoons

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Living on a tropical island may seem like a breeze, but during typhoon season it’s possible to be blown away with never-...

5 fun ways to stay active this summer

More often than not, the main reason people skip exercising is because they dread it. You may find it hard to wake up early to hit the gym. The...
The destroyer USS Benfold, aided by a tugboat, arrives Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, at its new homeport at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. The Benfold was identified as one of the ships that entered the 110-mile strait between mainland China and Taiwan.  ERIK SLAVIN/STARS AND STRIPES

US warships passed through the Taiwan Strait, officials say

A pair of U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait this weekend, according to Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense.

The ministry, in...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha listen to a reporter’s question July 8, 2018 in Tokyo. The three leaders met to discuss Pompeo’s recent visit to Pyongyang.  CAITLIN DOORNBOS

Pompeo sticks with upbeat view of N. Korea talks despite 'gangster' rebuke

TOKYO, Japan — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is sticking with a positive assessment of his talks in Pyongyang despite North Korea calling...

Strength In Numbers: Leading From The Front

If one was to enquire about the integral principles or fundamental mainstay that can enhance the strength of the military, it starts with...

Screenshot of Bumble conversation. (REDDIT)

Marines deny using dating app as recruiting tool

The Marine Corps has reminded recruiters not to use online matchmaking services to entice youngsters to join up after evidence that someone has...

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US Marine charged with assaults at Australian army base

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A U.S. Marine on exercise in eastern Australia was arrested Tuesday and charged in connection with multiple assaults after...

Riki Ellison poses with soldiers and a THAAD missile-defense launcher at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in December 2017.  COURTESY OF RIKI ELLISON

Former 49ers linebacker champions missile defense

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Riki Ellison is still a defensive force three decades after winning his third Super Bowl ring.

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Range 10 on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, pictured on Dec. 17, 2014, is approximately half a mile from a farm where a stray bullet was found.  ISAAC IBARRA/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Okinawa politicians want Marines charged with attempted murder over stray bullet

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Politicians in Japan’s southernmost prefecture want a U.S. general and other troops charged with attempted murder over a...

An Air Force CV-22 Osprey sits at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

Osprey landing in Japan surprises residents and sparks complaints

The Air Force doesn’t have to give notice before aircraft land at U.S. or Japanese facilities that it has permission to use, a U.S. military...

The USS Fitzgerald departs from Yokosuka Naval Base in Yokosuka, Japan on Dec. 1, 2017. The Navy announced Monday that it will pay Ingalls Shipbuilding $27,469,298 for “additional collision repairs" on the destroyer.  BENJAMIN DOBBS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy awards additional $27 million for Fitzgerald repairs

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has increased the amount its spending to repair one of two Japan-based warships that were badly damaged in...

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