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Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan; 12 injured

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck...

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2018) Cmdr. Jayson Eurick, commanding officer of the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, salutes a Sailor on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ethan J. Soto/Released)

Navy announces Aviation Retention Bonuses

Millington, Tennessee (NNS) -- The Navy announced the FY-19 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) and Aviation Command Retention...

The headquarters building for U.S. Forces Japan at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.  LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES

US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has removed South Korea from a list of nations whose citizens must undergo extra scrutiny before they...

Kimio Waki points toward the island where he grew up from a lookout on Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

No easy solution for Russia-Japan dispute over islands north of Hokkaido

NEMURO, Japan — In late November 1941, a Japanese fleet that included six aircraft carriers launched from what was one of Japan’s northernmost...

Did you know?: Mongoose threat to Okinawa's ecosystem

The mongoose was brought to Okinawa in 1910 by a zoologist under the assumption that the animal would drive out venomous habu snake. One theory...
An MH-53E Sea Dragon prepares to land at a Japan Self-Defense Force air field in Sendai, Japan, during earthquake- and tsunami-relief efforts in 2011.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY

Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls from helicopter at Atsugi

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a window fell from a Navy MH-53E helicopter at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in July and made Japanese headlines,...

Halloween Treats: ZOMBIE, a cocktail to die for

There is no cocktail with a name that symbolizes a holiday as much as the Zombie does for Halloween, particularly because it has the ability to...

In memory of his younger brother, retired Army Master Sgt. Guillermo “Bill” Leal Jr. has devoted the past several years of his nursing career to helping wounded warriors. (Courtesy photo)

Depression awareness: Reach out for yourself, and for others

Behavioral health experts say frequent deployments and other aspects of military life can contribute to clinical depression, a condition that...

AFN TV Airing Extensive U.S. Election Coverage

AFN is bringing extensive live coverage of the U.S. mid-term elections to American military personnel serving overseas on shore and on American...

Vets group calls on DOD, VA to help stop fake news targeting veterans, troops

WASHINGTON – One year ago, Vietnam Veterans of America discovered a Facebook page was using its name to spread disinformation to nearly 200,000...

President Donald Trump and Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon listen as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.  EVAN VUCCI/AP

Trump says 2020 defense budget will drop to $700 billion

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the 2020 defense budget will likely decline to $700 billion in an effort to cut overall...

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