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PJ O'Brady in "Krapp's Last Tape." Courtesy of Mouth on Fire

Waiting for Beckett

Award-winning theatre group Mouth on Fire returns to the capital this spring with “Solo,” a show comprised of three one-person Samuel Beckett...

Corpsman set off grenade to avoid duties, Navy says

NORFOLK, Va.  -- In the moments before the grenade exploded, two Afghan men sat in the back of a medical clinic on a small military base, waiting...

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan scrubbed the external surfaces of the flight deck and island superstructure to remove potential radiation contamination on March 23, 2011, while at sea off the coast of Japan, where the aircraft carrier was providing humanitarian assistance as directed in support of Operation Tomodachi. (Nicholas A. Groesch/U.S. Navy)

USS Reagan exposed to radiation levels exceeding what Japanese government said

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — When the USS Ronald Reagan arrived off the coast of Japan’s main Honshu Island on March 13, 2011, it was greeted by...

Official U.S. Navy file photo of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100).

USS Kidd continues search for missing airliner

The USS Kidd has been searching for six days, and the additional measures taken during its mission are apparent both above and below decks. Extra...

Medal of Honor (Evelyn Chavez/U.S. Air Force)

Heroics detailed for 24 soon to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — Spc. Santiago J. Erevia had orders to tend the wounded while the rest of the platoon pressed on attacking. But when he and the men...

Pedestrians cross the crowded streets on a March 2014 evening in Tokyo's Shibuya area, a popular shopping and nightlife district. A 3 percent consumption tax increase set to take effect April 1 is expected to increase prices on many consumer items. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Japan tax hike to affect servicemember spending

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Living in Japan is getting more expensive for U.S. servicemembers, as retailers and others prepare to raise prices in...

Marines, sailors and guests are presented scissors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 30, 2013, at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Foster. The hospital had been located on Camp Lester since 1958. (Brianna Turner/U.S. Marine Corps)

Japan testing drums dug up on Camp Foster for toxins

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japan Ministry of Defense said Friday that it is testing for toxic materials among some barrels and pipes recently...

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James testifies before the House Armed Services Committee, March 14, 2014. (Pentagon Channel)

Air Force leaders detail force cuts, defend religion policies

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders detailed future force cuts and defended the service’s religious accommodation practices after coming under attack...

  Felicia Salcido, a junior pitcher-first baseman, may play a vital role for the Zama American girls softball team, which has to replace its entire pitching staff and most of its infield, according to coach Adele Collins.    Kayla Bodwin/Special to Stars and Stripes

Kadena, Kinnick might be back at it again

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – The memory gnaws at Kelli Wilson and Kadena’s softball team’s veterans.

One inning away from a 1-0 win over...

U.S. Army Europe closes the final installation in Heidelberg on Sept. 6, 2013. (Dee Crawford/U.S. Army)

Pentagon officials: We need more base closures

Each military branch has excess capacity and needs another round of...

Female Marine infantry students hike during patrol week near Camp Geiger, N.C., in October 2013. The Marine Corps plans to stand up an experimental task force consisting of about 25 percent women in primarily ground-combat-arms specialties so analysts can assess their performance. (Tyler L. Main/U.S. Marine Corps)

Marine Corps to create experimental task force with 25 percent women

The Marine Corps will open new combat jobs to women, allow women to volunteer for combat specialty training previously closed to them and create a...

Places set for veteran businesses at roundtable

Hello military community,

As the Department of Defense continues to down size our military and service members reintegrate into the civilian...

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