Speakin' Japanese: Chatting at an Onsen


Speaking of hot springs

The Japanese love “onsen,” or hot springs, especially as temperatures cool in...

Deadline for shipping holiday gifts nears

The holiday season is nearly upon us and ‘tis the season when postal officials urge military postal service users to mail...
The controversial motto on the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Two House lawmakers launch new effort to make VA motto gender inclusive


WASHINGTON – A pair of House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to alter the Department of Veterans Affairs motto to be more...

The Army is investigating hazing and bullying allegations made by a 1st Infantry Division soldier.

'I thought he was going to kill me': Army investigating Fort Riley soldier’s abuse allegations


The Army is investigating a Fort Riley soldier’s claims he was subjected to physical punishment that left him seriously injured and...

Ships with the USS Ronald Reagan and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups transit the Philippine Sea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (CONNOR LOESSIN/U.S. NAVY)

Ronald Reagan, Stennis carrier strike groups train together in Philippine Sea


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A pair of American aircraft carriers have been in the Philippine Sea honing their ability to fight as...

Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler was stabbed to death at his home near Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Airman stabbed to death near Yokota remembered in emotional ceremony


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An airman who died in an off-base stabbing last week was honored with a ceremony hosted Friday by fellow...

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Comic books and more in Japanese manga cafes


You have probably at least heard of Japan’s ubiquitous Internet or manga (comic book) cafés. They are everywhere and hard to miss....

Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

A pain in the brain may be a migraine

For sufferers of migraines, the term “bad headache” doesn’t come close to describing their experience. The pounding, pulsing ache...

Celebrating Thanksgiving overseas


Turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes — these are the things I think of when I envision Thanksgiving. If you are stationed...


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