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Soldiers getting enhanced transition assistance

WASHINGTON -  One of the biggest challenges Soldiers face is transitioning to civilian life. That transition got a boost Nov. 21, when the...

An unidentified North Korean soldier, binoculars in hand, keeps an eye on the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone on Dec 22, 2011. Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes

North Korea launches rocket that lands near Philippines

SEOUL — Once again defiant in the face of international sentiment, North Korea fired a long-range rocket Wednesday that passed over Okinawa...

Vice Adm. Scott Swift, U.S. 7th Fleet commander, conducts an all hands call for sailors at Naval Air Facility Misawa and its tenant commands. Swift thanked the sailors for their work and fielded questions on topics ranging from sequestration to curfew policies. Courtesy of U.S. Navy

Fleet lifting some drinking restrictions on sailors in Japan

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Navy in Japan says it will ease one of its new behavioral restrictions Wednesday, letting sailors once again...

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Misawa squadron on lockdown following car crash

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — In the latest curfew crackdown on the U.S. military, a squadron at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan has been restricted to...

In this July 25, 2012, photo released by the Korean Central News Agency and distributed in Tokyo by the Korea News Service, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, waves to the crowd as they inspect the Rungna People's Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang, North Korea. Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service/file

New North Korean leader following in footsteps of predecessors

SEOUL — When Kim Jong Un took over North Korea last year, some saw the possibility of change in a reclusive country that has been a thorn in the...

The Defense Personal Property System is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient, reducing lost and damaged shipments and saving the government money. Here, a moving truck is unloaded as a military family moves into a new home at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Courtesy photo

New process improves household goods shipments

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Dec. 10, 2012 – A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves...

USFJ commander Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, left, and Col. Mark August, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, walk through bar row outside Yokota Air Base during a recent courtesy patrol. Samuel Morse/Courtesy U.S. Force

Military dealing with an entrenched culture of alcohol use in Asia

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. commanders in Japan have been scrambling to curtail alcohol-fueled military misconduct since the alleged rape of an...

Robert Epstein, a Harvard-trained psychologist, author and former editor of Psychology Today, said that while servicemembers accept some liberty restrictions as part of their job, rules that appear unreasonable to them can heighten anger and a sense that they are not in control of their lives. (Photo Courtesy of Patrick McCarthy)

Restrictions on servicemembers in Japan could create more issues

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Some or all of the following rules now apply to U.S. servicemembers in Japan: Be home by 11, don’t drink in your home...

1908 Army vs Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

May the best team win

For more than a century, on a Saturday soon after Thanksgiving, somewhere on the East Coast, a chant begins …

“Beat Navy!”
”Beat...

Anti-base protesters at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma hold hands in front of the base sign in May, 2010. The organizers of the event, timed to commemorate the 38th anniversary of Okinawa’s reversion to Japan by the U.S., claimed success on two of three attempts to join hands around the eight-mile fence line, symbolically closing the controversial base. (Matt Orr/Stars and Stripes file photo)

Realignment of Marines stalls as Okinawans’ outrage grows

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Eight months after reaching a breakthrough agreement to trim Marine forces on Okinawa and ease a core cause of anti-...

Attack on Pearl Harbor

Editor’s Note: This story was first published Dec. 1, 1991, as part of a special Stars and Stripes supplement commemorating the 50th...

Screen grab from a Defense Department video on cyber security. (Photo by Defense Department)

Military among victims of SC revenue department cyberattack

WASHINGTON – Military members and their families are among the victims of what is being called the largest cyberattack of its kind against a state...

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