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Kubasaki's Nick Burwell gets the edge on Seoul American's Brian Choe in the 180-pound final during Saturday's 25th Nile C. Kinnick Invitational "Beast of the Far East" Wrestling Tournament. Burwell won by technical fall 12-1 in 4 minutes, 24 seconds.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Wrestling: Kinnick holds up well to Beast challenge

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Trailing 4-0 after one period, Darius Swenson said he knew he needed a couple of major moves to rally against a...

Yokota senior guard Jamia Bailey has returned to the court after surgery to remove a blood clot in her left pelvic region. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Bailey back with new perspective after health scare

Things were tracking quite nicely for Jamia Bailey two months ago.

In her senior season as a Yokota guard, she was averaging 13.2 points. 3...

Former DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator Don Hobbs. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Longtime DODEA-Pacific athletics coordinator passes away

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Don Hobbs, for 13 years the athletics coordinator for DODEA-Pacific and a DODEA employee for more than three decades, died...

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets take a familiarization flight in a 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 27, 2017. Headquarters AFJROTC has started a new Flight Academy scholarship program that could one day turn some cadets into pilots on military or commercial aircraft to help address the nation’s aircrew crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) -- Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the...

U.S. Army All-American Bowl football players practice in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Jan. 2, 2018. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the pre-eminent launching pad for America’s future college and professional stars. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Hernandez

Army mentors prepare high schoolers for success

SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 5, 2018 — On a brightly lit football field inside the Alamodome here, a disparate chorus of clamor and musical instruments...

Kinnick cagers, grapplers enjoy weekend

-- Davion Roberts and Rashad Rapada averaged 18 and 15.5 points as Red Devils boys basketball improved to 10-0, sweeping defending Far East...

Girls Basketball: Eagles girls upend Yokota

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – The third time was the charm for Robert D. Edgren girls basketball. The Eagles had lost their first two encounters this...

Kara Ball

DoDEA Teacher of the Year selected as a finalist for 2018 National Teacher of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA — January 4, 2018 — The Department of Defense Education Activity’s 2018 Teacher of the Year Ms. Kara Ball was selected today by the...

Kubasaki's Elonzo Higginson III puts up a shot past the Kitanakagusuku defense during Sunday's championship game in the 11th Okinawa-American Friendship Basketball Tournament. The Dragons lost to the Fighting Lions 63-50. Higginson leads the Dragons into the 12th edition of the Friendship Tournament this weekend at the same Foster Field House. KATRICIA AQUINO/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Boys Basketball: Kubasaki, Kadena rev up against Okinawa teams

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Jon Fick spent a good amount of time in Thursday’s practice briefing his Kubasaki boys basketball team on Saturday’s...

My military kid is still struggling in school: Now what?

You moved last year, last month, last week. As directed, you handed over those official and/or unofficial school transcripts, letters from past...

Air Force internships help young professionals gain valuable work experience

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are offering internships to eligible scholars that could lead them on career...

Kadena's Montez Young Jr. shoots between Kubasaki's Jhean Natividad, Jonathan Hoppe and Ilijah Washington during Friday's boys basketball game, won by the Panthers 40-39. (MARY OBSUNA/SPECIAL TO STARS AND STRIPES)

Boys' Basketball: Chambers nails three at buzzer as Kadena edges Kubasaki

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Cody Chambers could not have picked a better time, nor distance, to hit his only basket of the game.

The senior...

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