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Day 43 - Celebrations at the finish line, Cape Sata. (Photo by Andrew Marston)

Japan by Bicycle

After living in Fukuoka for over two years teaching English from 2009 to 2011, Andrew Marston decided it was time to return home to the USA. But...

What’s so funny?: Western comedy gets last laugh in Tokyo

“A day without laughter is a day wasted,” according to Charlie Chaplin. It’s something Dave Gutteridge takes very seriously. That’s why the...

Newly promoted petty officers stand in formation in thier NYCO uniforms aboard the USS George Washington during a frocking ceremony Dec. 7, 2012. The nylon-and-cotton uniforms worn by sailors on ships and at bases “will burn robustly,” and turn into a “sticky molten material,” according to a test conducted by the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility. (Ramon G. Go/Courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

Navy to phase in flame-resistant coveralls

NORFOLK, Va. — The Navy says it will develop flame-resistant coveralls that will offer sailors a more protective alternative to their current...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses DOD employees in Alexandria, Va., May 14, 2013. Hagel discussed sequestration and the resulting scheduled furloughs. (Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD file photo)

DOD civilians get seven days to appeal furloughs

WASHINGTON — Plans to trim the paychecks of the vast majority of civilian Defense Department employees this summer rolled forward this week as...

US sailor arrested for allegedly taking indecent photos of Japanese schoolgirl

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A sailor was arrested on suspicion of trying to take indecent pictures of a Japanese student while on a public bus,...

The new Transition GPS: Set goals, make plan, achieve success

The new Transition GPS: your way ahead on setting goals, making a plan and achieving success

“A new generation of...

The true meaning of Memorial Day

Hello Military Community,

May is Military Appreciation Month and is filled with special days: Memorial Day, Loyalty Day, V.E. Day, Military...

Yokosuka sailor dies after fall from balcony

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A U.S. sailor died early Sunday after falling from a sixth-floor balcony in Yokosuka City, according to Japanese police....

Total postural reprogramming

Physician HEAL THYSELF!

What I am going to share and teach today is not mainstream information. Thats why its not more well...

A Purple Heart.  Chris Joseph Taylor/Seattle Times/MCT

How to replace your or a relative's military medals

On Memorial Day, we honor those who died while serving in the United States military. Some of the service medals they earned have also been lost...

Journalists watch Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Tokyo on May 27, 2013. So many reporters showed up to hear the politician's controversial views about prostitution and the military that some had to watch his speech on a screen. Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes

Japanese mayor apologizes to US forces for sex comment

TOKYO, Japan – The mayor of the Japanese city of Osaka has apologized for suggesting U.S. servicemembers based on Okinawa utilize Japan’s adult...

Commissaries Plan for Monday Furloughs

FORT LEE, Va., May 24, 2013 – When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense...

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