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Speakin' Japanese: Lego Lingo

Hey, if you’re out and about in the land of Lego, here’s some lingo to help you fit in.

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U.S. military and Miyagi prefecture officials crack open a barrel of sake to kick off the Operation Tomodachi Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese prefecture devastated by 2011 earthquake thanks Yokota for relief efforts

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese residents from Miyagi prefecture recently brought food, drinks and crafts to the home of U.S. Forces Japan to...

Fall wine and food tips for outdoor entertaining

Autumn is the ultimate time for outdoor dining. For your next gathering, bring the party out to the deck or patio for an evening of enjoyable...
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DoD, FDA working together to benefit warfighters

In a move to better serve the unique needs of the nation’s warfighters, leaders from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Office of the...

Japanese curry loved by all generations

Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we love it, but we...

Marines render military honors for 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 2015. He was killed during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there. (SARA GRAHAM/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO)

Man behind the medal: Grandson’s book offers warts-and-all view of WWII hero

On Nov. 22, 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr. led a desperate assault to take a massive, sand-covered bunker holding scores of...

Spc. Mason James Guckavan (right), 21, was an infantryman with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the Army said. Sgt. Andrew James Washington (left), 28, was an electronic warfare specialist with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (COURTESY OF U.S. ARMY)

Two Alaska soldiers found dead in their homes in separate incidents

The Army is investigating separate deaths of two Alaska soldiers found in their living quarters late last month.

Spc. Mason James Guckavan...

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth officers and chief petty officers gather for a group photo wearing their combination, or ''bucket,'' covers. The last day female officers and chief petty officers could wear the bucket was Oct. 31, 2018. (LAURA A. MYERS/U.S. NAVY)

Higher-ranking female sailors say farewell to bucket caps

The Navy’s female officers and chief petty officers last week ditched their “bucket” caps, a dress-uniform staple for women of these ranks since...

The U.S. Capitol seen on Aug. 7, 2018. Roughly 200 military veterans are vying to win an elected office on Tuesday Nov. 6. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Wave of veterans could win congressional seats in Tuesday’s midterm elections

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill could see a new generation of military veterans elected to help guide major defense issues as a wave of former...

Speakin' Japanese: Autumn talk

Autumn has arrived! Here are some useful words and phrases that might come in handy when getting into the spirit of the season.

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Recharge with one of Okinawa's power spots

Everyone is looking for an edge. In Japan, folks depend on “Power Spots” that are believed to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate one’s mind and soul...

K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand

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Soldier, take me from this shelter’s cage.
Give me back my life. In...

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