Pentagon Chief Management Officer John H. Gibson II, shown here at a hearing in March, resigned Monday just eight months after taking the job charged with leading efforts to save the department money through business reforms. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Pentagon No. 3 Gibson, tasked with finding DOD cost savings, resigns


WASHINGTON – The Pentagon’s first-ever chief management officer resigned Monday from the Defense Department’s No. 3 position just...

Visitors arrive at the lobby of the new National Veterans Memorial and Museum on Sunday, Oct. 28, . Photos of veterans hang from the ceiling, and on the wall are the four goals of the museum: honor, connect, inspire, educate. (NIKKI WENTLING/STARS AND STRIPES)

Voices of veterans: New museum in Ohio is a salute to stories, not war


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Retired Col. Thomas Moe, a former fighter pilot and prisoner of war, stepped up to an exhibit at the new National...

Sgt. Kalyntae Williams, top, and Sgt. Deveon Landfair, soldiers with the Army's Second Cavalry Regiment, play the final round of Street Fighter V, at the E-game tournament at Grafenwoehr, Germany, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Williams beat Landfair, and will now be traveling to Seattle to compete in the PAX West Gaming Convention. (MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES)

Uncle Sam wants you — to play video games for the US Army


The Army is putting together a team of video gamers from within its ranks to try to reach young Americans in the digital worlds...

Annie's Chamorro Kitchen: Smoked & Grilled Turkey and Chamorro stuffing


Turkey doesn’t have to be served only during Thanksgiving or other holiday meal.  Chamorros love to BBQ, but occasionally, we like...

 Pronunciation key: “A” is short (like “ah”); “E” is short (like “get”); “I” is short (like “it”); “O” is long (like “old”); “U” is long (like “tube”); and “AI” is a long “I” (like “hike”). Most words are pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable, but “OU” is a long “O” with emphasis on that syllable.

Speakin' Japanese: Conveni-ently conversing


7-Eleven, Family Mart, Mini Stop, Lawson – there are so many convenience stores, or “konbini,” in Japan. And there are so many...

Japan’s business card etiquette

In Japan, “meishi,” or business cards, are an ever-important tool for Japanese salarymen.
Like in the U.S...
Emmett, Brooke, Emma Lynn and Cpl. Preston Fouch play with toys in Emmett's sensory room May 8, 2014. Emmett was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in July 2013. TRICARE is currently evaluating treatment therapy options for children with autism.  MARYANN HILL/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Tricare seeking right mix of therapies for kids with autism


Nearly 15,000 military children with autism receive Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services, usually 20 or more hours of therapy...

31st MEU Spearheads Multi-Service, FEMA-led Yutu response on Tinian - USS Ashland arrives


TINIAN, North Mariana Islands -- Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit are in the lead for Task Group Tinian, consisting...


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