Most of the Navy's 7th Fleet ships have left Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, to avoid an incoming typhoon. (CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES)

Many 7th Fleet vessels ship out ahead of incoming Typhoon Jongdari


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — As Typhoon Jongdari churns its way toward mainland Japan, 7th Fleet ships homeported at Yokosuka have...

The Navy Exchange package store is the only place to purchase liquor at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Personnel under 21 stationed in Bahrain will no longer be permitted to buy alcohol on base beginning Aug. 1, 2018. (JASON BEHNKE/STARS AND STRIPES)

Military raises drinking age for DOD personnel in Bahrain from 18 to 21


MANAMA, Bahrain — The minimum age for drinking alcohol for servicemembers and Defense Department personnel in Bahrain is being...

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks to reporters at the Pentagon, Friday, July 27, 2018. (MANUEL BALCE CENETA/AP)

Mattis: Military teams could be sent into North Korea to search for missing American remains


WASHINGTON – The Pentagon could send military teams into North Korea to search for the remains of thousands of missing Americans...

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga, seen here at a Washington, D.C., press conference in 2015, has been campaigning against the relocation of the Marine Corps air station at Futenma to a remote spot on reclaimed land farther north at Henoko. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Okinawa governor vows late-hour challenge to halt Futenma relocation


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Okinawa’s anti-base governor has once again unveiled plans to revoke permitting for a new coastal runway...

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2018) -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based “Island Knights” from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescue divers separated from their boat more than 15 miles from the Guam shore. (U.S. Navy Photo by Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alexander Nguyen/RELEASED)

Three divers rescued off Guam by HSC-25


ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (July 26, 2018) -- Guam-based “Island Knight” Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25...

A soldier with the 4th Infantry Division wears his Expert Infantryman Badge during an EIB award ceremony on March 18, 2016. (U.S. ARMY PHOTO)

Army announces winter deployments to Afghanistan, South Korea


Soldiers stationed in New York, Texas and Colorado are slated to deploy this winter to Afghanistan and South Korea, the Army said...

Servio Medina from the Cyber Policy Branch of the Defense Health Agency speaks at DHITS 2018 on the need for exercising cyber fitness practices in today's technology driven life.

Cyber fitness is everyone's responsibility today


Taking care of our physical self and personal hygiene – working out, eating well, and washing up – is a normal part of our daily...

Airmen, their families and retirees prepare to enter the Commissary Feb. 27, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A House-Senate conference committee accepted House language to open base stores and services, starting in 2020, to any veteran with a service-connected disability, as well as to Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war and veteran caregivers.  REVOR RHYNES/U.S. AIR FORCE

Retiree Tricare hikes rejected; disabled vets to shop on base


A House-Senate conference committee tasked with ironing out differences in separate versions of the defense authorization bill has...

Speakin' Japanese: PCS move


You just got your new orders and now it’s time to pack your belongings and PCS. Even though you may be leaving Japan, you might...


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