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...

An MV-22 Osprey lands on the USS Makin Island amphibious assault ship in the Pacific Ocean on March 1, 2011. (Photo by John Lill/U.S. Navy)

Osaka mayor offers airport for Marines' Osprey training


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japanese government said this week it will study whether Marine Corps Osprey aircraft can train in Osaka...

Specialist Joshua Leon, Company B, 209th Aviation Support Battalion, Task Force Lobos, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, works on the tail rotor section of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a phase maintenance inspection on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 31, 2012. A report prepared for the Defense Department found that Chinese cyber spies have stolen U.S. designs for ships, missile defense systems and military aircraft, including the Black Hawk. (Photo by U.S. Army)

Can US complaints stop China from cybersnooping?


WASHINGTON — On stage at an Asian security conference in Singapore last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel minced no words...

Kadena civilian, wife accused of possessing, growing marijuana


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A U.S. civilian employed at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa and his Japanese wife were in police custody this...

Courtesy of David Lee Roth; photo by Mark Rojas

David Lee Roth


Veteran Van Halen frontman and rock legend David Lee Roth has called Tokyo home for nearly a year. It might seem odd that an...

Lauren Oleksyk of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, holds a Flameless Ration Heater and a Meal, Ready-to-Eat. This is the 20th anniversary of the heater's introduction.

Between a 'rock or something' and an MRE


NATICK, Mass. (May 30, 2013) -- If you're familiar with the phrase "rock or something," then you've probably used a Flameless...

My thoughts on Space-A travel


Hello Military Community,

Traveling the world for military service members and their families is one benefit of military...

Day 43 - Celebrations at the finish line, Cape Sata. (Photo by Andrew Marston)

Japan by Bicycle


After living in Fukuoka for over two years teaching English from 2009 to 2011, Andrew Marston decided it was time to return home to...


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