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Body of Marine captain found in Iwakuni barracks room

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the death of a Marine who was found in his barracks room Saturday...

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivers remarks at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City May 22, 2014, after receiving the 2014 Intrepid Freedom Award.  Aaron Hostutler/U.S. Marine Corps

US allies, China trade barbs in unusually heated Asia summit

SINGAPORE – The heated words exchanged by a United States-allied bloc and China at the Shangri La Dialogue this weekend signal an emerging...

Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to ensure POW's safety

WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners to secure the return of an...

Kadena High School, Okinawa, Japan (STARS AND STRIPES)

Kadena High School reports 4th alleged sex assault in past 3 weeks

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Kadena High School officials are dealing with the fourth alleged sexual assault of a student to come to light in three...

The U.S. military deployed two RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance aircraft to Misawa Air Base, Japan, this week. The drones will support U.S. intelligence-gathering throughout the Pacific theater, officials say. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese officials and journalists got a close-up look Friday at two RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance planes — the...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki addresses veteran homelessness and problems with VA healthcare during a speech Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington, D.C., shortly before his resignation. (CHRIS CARROLL/STARS AND STRIPES)

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday accepted the resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

The move comes two...

Construction equipment and supplies line a street at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni where new barracks were being built in 2012. Now work is expected to begin on a controversial housing project that is slated to be completed in 2015. (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Japan could soon start housing project for US troop moves to Iwakuni

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — Construction could soon begin on a controversial housing project for Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni as...

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert speaks during an all-hands Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Yokosuka Naval Station, Japan. Greenert said the number of ships deployed to Asia-Pacific will increase in the next few years. (TREVOR ANDERSEN/STARS AND STRIPES)

Greenert: Number of Navy ships to rise in Asia-Pacific

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy will increase the number of ships deployed in the Asia-Pacific region over the next few years, the Chief of...

The entrance to the commissary at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (JOSHUA L. DEMOTTS/STARS AND STRIPES)

Commissaries safe; 1 percent pay cap, higher RX co-pays likely

In shaping a 2015 defense authorization bill, Congress has decided to protect the prized commissary benefit from the most worrisome budget threat...

Airmen fold a tent during Operations Town Demobilization at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 21, 2014. Qatar is among 22 locations decertified for imminent danger pay starting June 2, 2014. (HANNAH LANDEROS/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Loss of danger pay in some areas begins next week

WASHINGTON — A car payment. A couple weeks of groceries. A month of utilities.

That’s about how much some 44,000 servicemembers...

A 13-year-old's take on Memorial Day

Editor’s Note: Tony Barbagallo, Jr. shared with Stars and Stripes an email his 13-year-old nephew sent to him. Said Tony...

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The few, the funny, the Marines: Corps announces 'funny video' contest

WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps is calling on active duty Marines and sailors to participate in its “Devil Dogs of Comedy” video contest, in which...

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