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Nile C. Kinnick senior Exotica Hall plans to chase the northwest Pacific high jump mark of 1.67 meters; she reached 1.65 last spring.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Will this be another record-breaking season?

Exotica Hall is perhaps best known for achieving high heights in the Pacific’s high school high jump pits. In the Kanto finals last May, she...

104 high school student delegates — two from each state, the District of Columbia, and DoDEA — arrive in Washington, D.C., for the 56th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program, March 3-10, 2018. (Photo by Jakub Mosur and Erin Lubin)

How the Military Influences the US Senate Youth Program

This week kicks off the 56th U.S. Senate Youth Program, which brings some exceptional high school students to Washington D.C. for a week to get...

AF officials announce creation of Info Ops tech school

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials have announced the creation of a new Information Operations technical training school, which is expected...

Eligible Air Force civilians have until May 1, 2018, to submit their civilian developmental education program applications to the Air Force’s Personnel Center for the 2019 academic year. CDE offers more than 25 programs to help civilians develop leadership and management competencies. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Civilian developmental education window for academic year 2019 open through May 1

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Eligible Air Force civilians have until May 1, 2018, to submit their civilian developmental...

Local students visit Kadena High School

On Okinawa, the opportunity to experience different languages and cultures is prevalent. These features have become interwoven to create this...
Senior Olivia Reneau remains on the mound, one of two pitching options for Matthew C. Perry softball. KEVIN ROSSITER/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Zama comes out swinging in defense of title

One thing coach Aaron Wells says he doesn’t need to worry about where his Zama softball team is concerned – it can flat hit the ball.

The...

Marshall China, tagging out E.J. King baserunner Leo Schinker, will play corner infield and also pitch for Matthew C. Perry baseball.  LILY SCHESSER/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Kadena seeking another title shot - and better ending

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – So close and yet so far. That’s been the narrative for Kadena, which seems to be jinxed where the Far East Division I...

A Bobbi Hill graduates and leaves behind a DODEA-Japan career record 155 goals ... in moves Micayla Feltner, a junior who transferred from Naples, Italy.  KEVIN ROSSITER/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Kinnick, Perry looking for someone to put on scoring boots

Time and again over his 15 years as Nile C. Kinnick’s coach, Nico Hindie would coach the Red Devils girls soccer team to a stellar regular-season...

Junior Kai Lange led Matthew C. Perry with 27 goals last season.  KEVIN ROSSITER/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Yokota, Perry among those chasing after CAJ

Should folks believe that Christian Academy Japan is ripe to be dethroned as Far East Division II boys soccer tournament champion simply because...

The bustling first-grade neighborhood at the new Kadena Elementary School is pictured on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES

DODEA celebrates its first 21st Century schools on Okinawa

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — A pair of schools that opened their doors this week at the home of the Air Force’s 18th Wing are designed to prepare...

Peter Wang, who was killed in the Stoneman Douglas high school shooting in Florida, has been awarded the JOTC Medal of Heroism for giving his life to help other classmates to escape. (Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)

Army awards posthumous medal to JROTC freshman who died helping classmates in Florida shooting

Editor's Note: The following story is being reprinted with the permission of Task and Purpose, which retains all rights. The story was...

Quality of schools, reciprocity of licenses should be considered in basing decisions

A letter signed by all three military service secretaries outlining ways state leadership can better support service members was sent to the...

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