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Services to host sexual assault prevention conference

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Secretary of the Navy, the Secretary of the Army, and the Secretary of the Air Force – as the civilian leaders of the U.S...

Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadet Jaden Bouldwin-Miller, a freshman at Zama American Middle High School, checks a target through a monocular glass during the annual Pacific East District Three-Position Air Rifle Marksmanship Match, held Dec. 7 and 8 at ZAMHS. (Photo Credit: Noriko Kudo, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs)

Zama JROTC places second in Pacific East District air rifle competition

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 13, 2018) -- A line of cadets have their sights fixed on their targets, each squaring their aim and breathing out before...

Photo by Joe Gromelski

As VA works to implement appeals reform, GI Bill problems cast doubts

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs is expected to implement a new law in February that aims to shorten the time it takes veterans to...

Yokota High School, photo by Anthony Mayne

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DoDEA working together to build modern schools in Japan

Tokyo, Japan – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing innovative strategies to overcome challenges in international construction...

U.S. Military Academy cadets cheer on the Army Black Knights during their football game against the Air Force Falcons at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., Nov. 3, 2018. Army will face the Navy Midshipmen for the 119th time on Dec. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. (Photo Credit: Cadet Evan Crowell)

Bowl-bound Army looking to continue win streak over Navy

FORT MEADE, Md. -- On the cusp of its best season in decades, the Army Black Knights football team looks for its third straight win Saturday...

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Tracking Santa

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- The North American Aerospace Command is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. They’...

Jon Fick was the fastest coach to ever reach five Far East Division I basketball tournament titles within his first 10 years. But he's hoping to break a two-season drought. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Boys Basketball: Kinnick, Humphreys can't both win Far East titles this year

Nile C. Kinnick won a Far East boys basketball title last year. So did Humphreys. This year, at least one of those teams won’t. At least not all...

Ebony Dykes, who previously played for Seoul American, is now a senior at Humphreys; Dai'Ja Turner returns as a sophomore for up-and-coming Daegu's girls basketball team. (MARY SARANTAKES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Girls Basketball: Fields wide open on who will make it championship games

Johnny Cooper knows what a good team needs to do to accomplish the feat. The question, he says, is there any team in Division I that can step up...

Yokota junior Caleb Heino is one of five returning champions from last year's Far East tournament. (CORRINE NEPAIAL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Wrestling: This might be the year that someone breaks the St. Mary's-Kinnick monopoly

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – After five seasons of dominance by St. Mary’s and Nile C. Kinnick on the Far East Division I wrestling scene, it’s pretty...

A recruit with Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, takes notes during a class for educational benefits Aug. 26, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C.  AARON BOLSER/U.S. MARINE CORPS

VA says it reversed course on underpaid GI Bill recipients, though lawmakers remain skeptical

WASHINGTON — After Department of Veterans Affairs officials admitted the agency had no plans to retroactively pay some student veterans who are...

Scholarships for Military Children: Dec. 14 start date for new applications; process all online

Note: To watch a video on DeCA’s YouTube page related to Scholarships for Military Children, go to ...

Seisen Phoenix junior Sarah Omachi has been named Stars and Stripes Pacific's girls tennis Athlete of the Year.  MAYU ONO/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Omachi conquered Far East issues - and everything else

Seisen’s coaches or teammates never doubted Sarah Omachi’s talent.

The powerful right-hander, sporting wicked forehand volleys and...

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