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In this file photo from 2012, Chief Petty Officer Rasheed Lavigne scans the South China Sea from a landing craft before entering the well deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown. Lavigne, last stationed aboard the destroyer USS McCampbell, died from a head injury Oct. 31, 2014. (Raul Moreno Jr./U.S. Navy)

USS McCampbell chief dies while on leave in Thailand

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS McCampbell sailor died after sustaining a head injury while on leave in Thailand, 7th Fleet officials confirmed...

Invisible hero

Editor’s Note: Stephanie Donahoe, from Nashville, Tenn., wrote Invisible Hero and One Man’s Trash because she is “a proud U.S. citizen who can...

Capt. Anthony Damian Quenga (left) and John Henry Warvel Jr. in 1960s (right).

What Veterans Day means to me

Editor’s Note: Anthony Damian Quenga enlisted in the Air Force in 1974 and retired as a captain in 1991. He currently resides on Guam and...

A U.S. Army Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division has his temperature checked as he comes off a plane after arriving in Liberia during Operation United Assistance, Nov. 1, 2014. (Gustavo Gonzalez/U.S. Air Force)

Some in DOD worried that Ebola could go airborne

WASHINGTON — As the international community continues to grapple with Ebola, some in the Defense Department are concerned the deadly virus could...

USS Denver. (Andrew Ryan Smith/U.S. Navy photo)

USS Denver sailor found not guilty of rape

An Australian jury deliberated less than an hour before finding a Navy sailor not guilty of rape, according to Navy officials and news reports....

Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo talks with Stars and Stripes about the future of the military's proposed buildup on the island at his office recently. Congress has frozen funds for the movement of 5,000 Marines from Okinawa to the island, pending review of costs and projects. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)

Guam locked in billion-dollar waiting game with Congress on military move

HAGATNA, Guam — Gov. Eddie Calvo takes issue when anyone describes his native island as “out of the way.”
 
Although the American...

Japanese government to name hospitals with interpreters

TOKYO — Aiming to boost the nation's readiness to treat foreign patients at medical institutions, the government will designate 10 hub hospitals...

A screenshot from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.  Activision

Battle fatigue could slow the advance of 'Call of Duty'

Video-game powerhouse Activision is bracing for battle fatigue as it unleashes the latest entry in its blockbuster Call of Duty series. Lucky for...

Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas 2014 kicks off

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, kicked off Sept. 8 for U.S. military members and federal employees serving overseas....

Retired U.S. Air Force officer and Olympian Paul Maruyama with his book, ''Escape from Manchuria,'' during a book signing in October in Tokyo. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Former Air Force officer's book details Japanese ouster from Manchuria

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Paul Maruyama can talk your ear off about his days as a U.S. Air Force officer in Vietnam or his judo bouts at the Tokyo...

Military personnel supporting Operation United Assistance enter a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey to depart Cesco City, Liberia. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (Craig Philbrick/U.S. Army)

Ebola quarantine made optional for DOD civilians

WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilians can choose whether to be quarantined when they return from Ebola-infected areas of West Africa, unlike...

Seisen International's Brittani Shappell has posted the fastest 3,305-meter and 4,800-meter times among entrants in next week's Far East meet. Her chief competition may come from Kadena's Wren Renquist, who possesses the fastest 5,000-meter time in the Pacific this season.  Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes

Individual, team battles loom on Japan courses

TOKYO – All Eyes On Us could well serve as the prevailing theme of next week’s Far East High School Cross Country Meet as a pair of Kanto vs....

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