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Send a congratulatory note to the Class of 2018! Deadline: May 18

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High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab,...

Did you know?: Ryukyu Kingdom history

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Islands to the north of Okinawa such as Amami, Tokunoshima, Okinnoerabu, and Yoron used to be part of Ryukyu Kingdom. From the...

Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

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Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (...
Army Secretary Mark Esper speaks to soldiers at Fort Knox, Ky., April 6, 2018. (DoD photo by Renee Rhodes)

Army Secretary, Senior NCO Discuss Retention, Modernization

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WASHINGTON -- Quality trumps quantity when it comes to soldiers, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters here today.

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Soldiers from Task Force Stalwart, composed of soldiers from 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo in Afghanistan, March 28, 2018. Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers April 18 the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an increasingly challenging security environment.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jasmine L. Flowers)

Army, Marine Corps stress importance of ground forces modernization

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WASHINGTON -- Army and Marine Corps officials stressed to lawmakers Wednesday the urgency in modernizing ground forces amid an...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis welcomes Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera in an honor cordon at the Pentagon, April 20, 2018. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm)

Mattis Welcomes Japanese Counterpart, Discusses Regional Security

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WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera of Japan at the Pentagon today.

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Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., director of the Joint Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon, April 19, 2018. (DoD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Defense Department Moves Closer to Cloud Computing

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WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department’s information technology move to the cloud will rapidly deliver advantages to the battlefield...

Sgt. Adrian Willis, a computer and telephone technician with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains the functions of a 3-D printer aboard the USS Wasp while underway recently in the Pacific Ocean. (STORMY MENDEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

3-D printer keeps F-35B flying during USS Wasp deployment

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — State-of-the-art parts fabrication is keeping America’s most advanced stealth fighter in...

DOD civilian pleads guilty to sexually abusing sleeping co-worker at Navy base in Japan

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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Defense Department civilian worker pleaded guilty to a federal charge of abusive sexual contact...

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