Pfc. Sebastian Rodriguez, a machine-gunner with the Marine Corps rotational force in Darwin, Australia, fires his weapon during a night exercise in May 2013. (Sarah Fiocco/Courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps)

GAO again warns DOD to better plan move of Marines in Pacific


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The U.S. military has still not fully planned or accurately calculated the cost of repositioning Marine...

A Japan Rail East customer stands on the yellow safety line while staring down at her smartphone on a train platform at Sakuragicho Station in Yokohama on Tuesday. An increase in people falling off train platforms and bumping into each other at train stations recently led the rail company to begin a campaign asking people to quit staring at their phones while walking. Military policies on using cell phones while walking in uniform vary among the services. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)

Tokyo commuters asked not to walk and text


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — An increase of downwardly staring people crashing into each other — and occasionally falling off train...

Freed Marine limited to base pending Hawaii slaying test results


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Iwakuni Marine arrested in connection with the slaying of a tourist in Hawaii has been released by...

Yokosuka sailor fined for taking indecent pic of student on bus


TOKYO — A Yokosuka sailor has been fined 200,000 yen (about $2,000) by a Yokosuka summary court for trying to take indecent...

Part of the U.S. Army's campaign against sexual assault. (U.S. Army)

Army brass gathers to address sexual assaults


JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. — Nearly every soldier who wears two or more stars gathered near Washington on Monday to rally around the...

A daughter and dad's shared sacrifice


Hello Military Community,

As families look forward to celebrating Father’s Day, many are unaware of the thousands of military...

Marine Gen. John Kelly, who lost his son, Marine 1st Lt Robert Kelly, during Operation Enduring Freedom, speaks at the dedication of a memorial Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the San Mateo Memorial Garden in Camp Pendleton, Calif. Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

Marine general speaks from a broken heart at memorial's dedication


CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — After writing scores of condolence letters, Marine Gen. John Kelly thought he knew something about the...

Army Suspends Commander in Japan


WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 – Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. was suspended today of his duties as the commanding general of U.S....

Iwakuni Marine arrested in connection with Hawaii slaying


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — An Iwakuni Marine has been arrested in connection with the slaying of a 28-year-old Las Vegas woman who...


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