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Getting the most from your Fry Scholarship

Hello Military Community,

As there is a new bill awaiting approval in Congress (which I will talk about next week) regarding The Marine...

Family Matters Blog: DOD helps troops with higher ed problems

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department is again working with the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to help service members with their...

Are you ready for some football?!

Listen up, high school football fans! You have a chance to tune in and watch Yokota High School take on Kubasaki High School on Okinawa at 3:30 p....

Odierno: Future Army forces must be regionally aligned

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 - Future Army forces must be tailored to meet local requirements, must be rapidly deployable at lower echelons, and must...

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, right, brief the media at the Pentagon, Oct. 24, 2012. DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley

Defense leaders: North Korea remains threat to peace

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 – North Korea remains a threat to regional and global peace, U.S. and South Korean defense leaders said here today,...

Snipers from the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 14th infantry Regiment, display their equipment to members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force and the media during the opening of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Japan, Oct. 24, 2012. The annual tactical-level exercise will run through Nov. 8 and includes more than 750 U.S. soldiers and 600 Japanese soldiers. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Randall Baucom

Orient Shield promotes U.S.-Japan readiness, interoperability

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force kicked off Orient Shield 2012 in Japan today, the first in a series of annual...

Navy reviews liberty policy for personnel in Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is coordinating with U.S. Forces Japan on a liberty policy that would apply to all services, as the military...

Club Alliance on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, is all but empty minutes before curfew on Oct. 22, 2012.

Japan curfew doesn't affect on-base Halloween parties

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Let the ghoulish good times roll. On base, that is.

Military-sponsored Halloween events planned for this weekend...

Carrollton, Miss., native Staff Sgt. Louis Nokes, a supply chief with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, tosses a care package to a nearby Marine. Photo by Cpl. Jeff Drew

‘Tis the season

With the holiday season quickly approaching, the US Postal Service has released the 2012 holiday mailing deadlines.  

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TRICARE’s Transition from Active Duty to Retirement

Beneficiaries nearing retirement from active duty have a lot to look forward to. Many will consider how to spend their time, moving to a different...

VA-Backed Loans Help Vets Own Homes

When President Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law in 1944, he also approved provisions to begin low interest loans to Veterans looking to...

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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