Fabulous fun, food & drink at a Japan Izakaya


Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “...

Let's go camping and explore Japan's great outdoors!


Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath...

Sailors refuel an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 12, 2018. Sailors and Marines from the Ashland are providing support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and working with Guam and Northern Marianas Islands' civil and local officials in support of Typhoon Mangkhut recovery efforts. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen)

Navy assists Typhoon Mangkhut recovery efforts in Marianas, Guam


PACIFIC OCEAN -- The USS Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are providing air...

Staff Sgt. Lucas Miller points to a brick on the Nisei Veteran's Committee Memorial Wall containing the name of his great uncle who served with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during WWII in Seattle, Washington on September 10. The wall is lined with more than 3,500 bricks engraved with the names of Asian-Americans who were interned in camps in the United States due to their race, or served in the U.S. military during WWII. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christopher Jelle)

Transportation Operator Uses Language Skills Between Two Militaries


Yakima Training Center, WASHINGTON - Staff Sgt. Lucas Miller is not officially an Army translator. The motor transportation...

The 108th Bombardment Squadron during a Korean War activation formation in 1951. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Squadrons 'beating heart' of Air Force


FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- In the Air Force, squadrons are the basic level of operations, its “beating heart” as Chief of...

This undated family photo shows then-Cpl. Douglas J. Riney with his wife, Kylie Riney, and their daughter, Elea, and son, James. Douglas Riney died on Oct. 19, 2016, of wounds suffered in an attack outside Kabul, Afghanistan. (COURTESY OF KYLIE RINEY)

Douglas Riney died in Afghanistan when his son was 2. Now 4, the boy builds memorials to his father


When James Riney’s mother took him shopping for new bedding to outfit his room in their new house, the 4-year-old considered a few...

A sign warns people not to disturb the bees at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, in Ansbach, Germany, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. A group has set up what they call a Bee Haus to benefit plant life in the area. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

US Army brings bees to base in Germany


ANSBACH, Germany — There’s a real buzz around the base here these days. And the talk is about bees.

A group of veterans,...

A sailor's family members can now move ahead or stay behind up to six months during a change of duty station in certain circumstances and locations, the Navy announced Thursday. (CHARLES OKI/U.S. NAVY)

Navy gives families more flexibility to travel during PCS


A sailor’s family members can move ahead or stay behind up to six months during a change of duty station in certain circumstances...

Japanese curry loved by all generations


Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we...


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