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A Huawei smartphone on display at the TKS store at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Exchanges ordered to pull Chinese smartphones over security risks

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The three military exchange services pulled all smartphones made by Chinese electronics manufacturers Huawei and ZTE...

Catori Sarmiento

Yokota spouse thrives in writing

Editor’s Note: Catori Sarmiento has been a military spouse for 13 years and lives with her husband and daughter on Yokota Air Base. An...

Did you know?: Golden Week, one of Japan's longest holiday periods

In Japan, the last week of April to the first week of May is “Golden Week” – a string of four consecutive holidays. These national holidays...
A dog waits to be picked up by its owner after arriving at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in March 2016. United Airlines has announced new restrictions to its pet transportation program that go into effect next month. They include a ban on 25 breeds of short-nosed dogs and cats and oversize crates for large-breed dogs.  MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

New United pet ban could spur military family heartache

A new United Airlines policy could force some military families serving overseas to leave their cats and dogs behind, while others may be able to...

Capt. Jeffrey Kim, commander of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, stands near the USS Blue Ridge earlier this year.  PETER BURGHART/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

USS Blue Ridge may soon head to sea after nearly 2 years of maintenance

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy’s oldest deployable warship is slated to head out to sea this summer after wrapping up a nearly two-year...

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

2018 MAP quotas announced

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) plan, May 2, in NAVADMIN 109/18, increasing...

Emergency personnel work at the scene of an Air National Guard cargo plane that crashed near Savannah, Ga., Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  CHRIS HANKS/SAVANNAH PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION VIA AP

At least five killed in Savannah WC-130 crash

WASHINGTON — At least five people aboard an Air Force WC-130 Super Hercules were killed Wednesday when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff...

Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious-assault ship USS Wasp as it returns to Sasebo, Japan, April 26, 2018.  DANIEL BARKER/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

First-term sailors assigned to Japan get to stay longer

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Incoming first-term sailors assigned to sea duty in Japan, Guam or Spain will now be required to serve four years at...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alyssa Weeks/Released

Navy adjusts incoming FDNF sailors' first-term sea duty tour lengths

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- To improve readiness and reduce turnover of Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) sea duty units, the Navy announced May 1, that...

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2018) A graphic in support of 2018 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Unite Our Vision by Working Together," which emphasizes the importance of embracing diversity and promoting unity. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Navy celebrates 2018 Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month throughout May.

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DoD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assault in Military

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department yesterday released its annual report on sexual assault in the military, which shows an increase in reporting...

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