Lance Cpl. Manuel Carnero with his mother Angela Carnero. Manuel Carnero was found dead in an alleyway in November on Okinawa. (Courtesy of Carnero family)

Mother searches for answers in Okinawa Marine's death


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Angela Carnero never wanted to return to Okinawa this way.
Last fall, the 52-year-old New Jersey...

Fox discusses posture, threats in Asia-Pacific region


WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 – Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox warned today against assuming a permissive...

  Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command commanding general, affixes the sergeant first class rank insignia on Sgt. 1st Class Jacqueline P. Watkins during a promotion ceremony Jan. 15, 2013, at brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.    Summer Barkley/U.S. Army

Soldiers must move up or out faster, Army says


The Army recently released new standards for how long some enlisted soldiers can stay in uniform.

Privates will get five...

A Brain Injury Awareness Open House was held at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu in March 2013 to educate beneficiaries on what brain injury services and support are available. (Michael R. Holzworth/U.S. Air Force)

Brain implants hold promise restoring combat memory loss


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is exploring the development of implantable probes that may one day help reverse some memory loss caused...

Scam targets vets, sounds warning


Hello military community,

I had planned to write on a different topic this week but it was important to me to make sure you...

The aircraft carrier USS George Washington is moored at Yokosuka Naval Base amid a snowstorm expected to bring more than one foot of snow to other U.S. military bases in the western part of the Tokyo region, along with gale force winds.

Heavy snow shuts down base services, transportation in Tokyo area


YOKOHAMA, Japan — One of the strongest snowstorms to hit the Tokyo area in years brought transportation and other services to a...

Masako '''Iha''' Sunabe shares a laugh with family and former Irei Association members after seeing her sister's photo album for the first time in nearly 70 years in Chatan, Okinawa, Jan. 12, 2014. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)

'Some kind of destiny' in WWII-era album's return to Okinawa family


CHATAN, Okinawa — In 1945, Francis “Duke” Wieden found a photo album buried in the sand on an Okinawan beach. It was a curious find...

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington form the phrase "Hajimemashite," which means "Nice to meet you" in Japanese, as they arrive at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan on Sept. 25, 2008. (Clifford L. H. Davis/U.S. Navy)

Pentagon drops plan to retire USS George Washington


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon will not retire one of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers after the White House intervened to head off...

Officials warn of website scam targeting soldiers, families


WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 – (Editor’s Note: The article below is a revised version of a story we posted this morning. Since we...


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