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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...

Produced by Grammy winner Jim Peterik, the 4 track EP, “Before the Tree Comes Down”, features a classic Christmas song and three beautiful originals.  Part of the proceeds from the sale of “Before the Tree Comes Down” are pledged to Stars for Stripes, an organization dedicated to providing quality celebrity entertainment to internationally deployed U.S. military forces. Cover art and EP info courtesy of lisamcclowry.com.

Lisa McClowry visits Stars and Stripes

Folks at the Stars and Stripes central office in Washington, DC, recently had a chance to meet Lisa McClowry, a singer-songwriter from Chicago,...

Navy suspends early release program for sailors

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — With an eye toward unfilled sea-billets and maintaining current force levels, the Navy has suspended a program that...

Some commands are doing away with the requirement that airmen wear blues every Monday, after Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh III last week gave major command commanders leeway to decide which uniform their airmen wear in order to better perform their mission. (Photo by Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Air Force ends mandatory 'Blues Monday,' leaves choice to commanders

Most airmen throughout the Pacific donned their battle uniforms Monday after the Air Force last week lifted the servicewide “Blues Monday” policy...

What to send deployed troops overseas

Hello military community,

I would like to go over items which are often greatly appreciated that can be sent in care packages to...

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