Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2014. (C.J. LIN/STARS AND STRIPES)

Senators reach deal on VA health care


WASHINGTON — The Senate introduced a compromise bill Thursday aimed at reforming the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs....

A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force P-3C Orion takes off from Naval Air Facility Atsugi on Feb. 5, 2010. (JOHN HAGEMAN/U.S. NAVY)

Atsugi-area residents continue legal battle to ban US military flights


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Residents living near Naval Air Facility Atsugi are pressing on with legal efforts to ban U.S. aircraft...

Clock ticking on AFN’s pursuit to secure World Cup broadcast rights


American Forces Network officials are once again doing some last-minute scrambling to secure the broadcast rights to televise the...

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Body of Marine captain found in Iwakuni barracks room


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into the death of a Marine who was found in his barracks...

Hagel says U.S. acted swiftly to ensure POW's safety


WASHINGTON — Senior Republicans on Sunday criticized President Barack Obama for releasing five Taliban prisoners to secure the...

Kadena High School, Okinawa, Japan (STARS AND STRIPES)

Kadena High School reports 4th alleged sex assault in past 3 weeks


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Kadena High School officials are dealing with the fourth alleged sexual assault of a student to come to...

The U.S. military deployed two RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance aircraft to Misawa Air Base, Japan, this week. The drones will support U.S. intelligence-gathering throughout the Pacific theater, officials say. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese officials and journalists got a close-up look Friday at two RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned...

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki addresses veteran homelessness and problems with VA healthcare during a speech Friday, May 30, 2014, in Washington, D.C., shortly before his resignation. (CHRIS CARROLL/STARS AND STRIPES)

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday accepted the resignation of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.


Construction equipment and supplies line a street at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni where new barracks were being built in 2012. Now work is expected to begin on a controversial housing project that is slated to be completed in 2015. (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Japan could soon start housing project for US troop moves to Iwakuni


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — Construction could soon begin on a controversial housing project for Marine Corps Air...


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