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The commander of U.S. Forces Japan has placed an 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew on all U.S. troops in Japan, meaning an end to late-night visits to popular U.S. troop hangouts, such as Gate 2 Street outside Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. The curfew, which goes into effect immediately, came in the wake of this week's arrest of two U.S. sailors for the alleged assault and rape of a 20-year-old Japanese woman.

US troops in Japan hit with curfew after alleged rape on Okinawa

The commander of U.S. Forces Japan imposed a curfew Friday for all U.S. military personnel in Japan in the wake of this week’s alleged assault and...

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What illnesses do to your VA benefits cover

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GySgt. Steven C. Sullivan talks about how the remote-controlled Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS) is being tested to augment machine gunners or act as a sentry or scout. The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab was displaying the robot at the Modern Day Marine convention in Quantico on Sept. 26, 2012. C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes

Smart gun on wheels, robotic mule latest steps in automated warriors

QUANTICO, Va. — Continuing its quest to deploy robots on the battlefield, the Marine Corps is testing two new machines that could eventually work...

From the U.S. Naval Academy to West Point to bases in Afghanistan, parodies of the Korean pop song "Gangnam Style," like this image from YouTube, has quickly become military style.

PSY's 'Gangnam Style' big hit among US troops

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — From the U.S. Naval Academy to West Point to bases in Afghanistan, “Gangnam Style” has quickly become military style...

New Tricare requirement for proof of payment takes effect overseas

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — All military retirees living overseas must now provide proof of payment for any healthcare costs before Tricare will...

Roth Contributions to open to all active-duty troops

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 – Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force will be able to contribute to the Roth Thrift...

Path to the Past

Editor's note: Stars and Stripes has been covering the troops since World War II. Our vast archives are filled with extraordinary stories...

Medal of Honor recipient Kenneth Stumpf, center, bows his head in prayer along with other spectators at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Oct. 3, 2012. Stumpf and 51 other Medal of Honor recipients -- more than anyone present could remember gathering in one place -- honored past medal recipients buried at the cemetery with a stone memorial dedication. Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes

Nation's heroes gather to remember fallen comrades

HONOLULU — Fifty-two of America’s Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the National Cemetery of the Pacific to memorialize their fallen comrades...

Sorting out benefit transfers, GI Bill eligibility

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COOL launches major updates to website

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Center for Information Dominance (CID) announced a new major update to the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL)...

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