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Zama American basketball players mug it up for the camera after they won the Far East High School Boys Division II Basketball Tournament title, their first Far East basketball title since 1963. (Justin Gushikuma/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Zama boys break 50-year drought with triumph


Zama American has spent much of the school year collecting Far East High School sports tournament banners. Its latest joyfully...

DOD civilian furloughs planned; What it means for you


WASHINGTON — With automatic budget cuts looming in just over a week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday notified Congress...

Navy adopts USFJ curfew



YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has adopted the new U.S. Forces Japan curfew policy for its sailors in the country...

ITT offers sailors the opportunities to see Japan


A Sailor’s tour in Japan should be considered a unique opportunity to witness and be a part of Japanese culture. The Morale and...

The large six-pillar tower and the longhouse are the largest architectural remains of the Jomon period village and stand at the Sannai-Maruyama site in Aomori, Japan, Feb. 2, 2013. The Sannai-Maruyama historical excavation site is located in Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan and is one of the largest Jomon Period sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

Sannai-Maruyama: recovering prehistoric history


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Despite Japan's long and rich history, most focus on the nation's participation in World War II or the...

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. April Quintanilla

Getting down and dirty with MXS


U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Laurent, 35th Fighter Wing command chief, works on a major assembly low pressure turbine...

120809-N-BT887-139 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 9, 2012) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert addresses the Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) at the association's 32nd annual convention in San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Crossley/Released)

2013 Association of Naval Services Officers Convention Cancelled


WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The President of the Association of Naval Services Officers announced the cancellation of their convention Feb...

130109-N-LV331-038 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Jan. 9, 2013) Command Master Chief Ernest Belmares, from Dallas, inspects a rack aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) during his weekly inspection of berthing spaces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Armando Gonzales/Released)

Navy Announces Selection of Newest CMCs and CSCs


MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Results from the Fiscal Year 2014 Command Master Chief (CMC) and Command Senior Chief (CSC) Selection...

Master Sgt. Wade Campbell, pre-trial facilities officer-in-charge, and Lance Cpl. Kyrien Clark, corrections specialist, demonstrate padded equipment used to subdue hostile defendants awaiting trial in the pre-trial facility of the Station Judge Advocates courtroom here, Feb. 7, 2013, during an outreach program offered to Hatsukaichi police inspectors. The inspectors received many briefs in regards to standard operating procedures of military personnel stationed in Iwakuni. (Lance Cpl. J.Gage Karwick)

Station police reach out to Japanese inspectors


Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni hosted the Outreach Orientation Program for Hiroshima Police Officers from Hatsukaichi Police...


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