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Curfew eased for servicemembers in Japan


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. Forces Japan adjusted the curfew rules Wednesday, pushing back the start by an hour to midnight...

Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October


WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 – Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under...

Underlying Harmful Effects: The Criminal Investigative Division at Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, displays examples of seized evidences of synthetic drugs, commonly known as Spice as part of an awareness campaign and training against its usage, March 29. Spice looks similar to marijuana or oregano and is used for its psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects. Spice and other designer drugs are falsely marketed by manufacturers in commercial-like packaging as a safe way to get high while avoiding drug testing.

Two Sailors Reveal How Spice Ended Their Careers



Sailors were interviewed about their use of Spice and the repercussions of the termination of their naval career in less...
An airman sorts incoming packages at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Postal Service plans to stop Saturday letter deliveries will have not affect overseas military post offices. (S&S photo)

Postal Service plans to limit deliveries will not affect military


KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — U.S. Postal Service plans to stop Saturday letter deliveries will not affect overseas military post...

South Korean observers join Cope North for first time


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — South Korean Air Force personnel are in Guam observing the Cope North exercise for the first time, a...

Sailors present the flags during a ceremonial hull swap of the guided-missile cruisers USS Cowpens and USS Antietam on Feb. 5, 2013, at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.The Antietam will remain based in Yokosuka, while Cowpens will sail to San Diego. (Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes)

Crew swap at Yokosuka aims to boost air defense in region


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The guided-missile cruisers USS Antietam and USS Cowpens swapped crews Tuesday in a move that Navy...

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Officials reject Navy assessment of USS Guardian damage to reef


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy’s assessment of damage sustained by a protected reef off the Philippines when the USS Guardian...

Sailor re-arrested on new charge after assault case dropped


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS George Washington sailor faces an indecent assault charge after prosecutors on Friday dropped a...


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