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President Donald Trump holds up an executive order he's just signed encouraging federal agencies to hire more military spouses during a ceremony at the White House, May 9, 2018. (Joe Gromelski, Stars and Stripes)

Trump signs executive order to push federal agencies to hire more military spouses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday encouraging federal agencies to hire more military spouses, a population...

Retired Army Colonel John Buckley's hard earned advice for military transition.

Eight Hard-earned Tips on Military Transition

Despite 33 years of service to our nation – including multiple combat and peacekeeping tours – my transition into the private sector was one of...

Photos by Dr. Pam Westbrook

Fourth Annual SHES Poetry Jam Rocked!!!

Stearley Heights Elementary School Roving Reporters covered the Stearley Heights Elementary School Poem in Your Pocket celebration on Friday,...

Three DoDEA students named among 2018 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named among 2018 National Merit Scholarship Finalists...

Photo by Sara Hill

District STEM Celebration of Outstanding Student Work and Future STEM Leaders

May 30th marked a day that many students from around the DODEA PAC South school district will not soon forget-District STEM Celebration. This...

Cameraman Alex Kim of Guam High School, sound man Soogeun Oh of Seoul American and actors Jackson Batz of Kubasaki and Sari Seibert of Yokota run through a scene from the short subject film their team made during Far East Creative Expressions.

Students hone art skills during Far East Creative Expressions

TOKYO – Mary Sarantakes gave a studious look to the movie script on the computer screen on which she had written notes for the previous few hours...

Kadena's Eric Fletcher heads the ball out of Kubasaki's Noah Hayes' way during Wednesday's final in the Far East Division I boys soccer tournament. The Dragons pulled away in the second half for a 4-0 win.  MARY OBSUNA/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Boys soccer: Kubasaki gets revenge on island foe in taking title

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Ryo Elliot’s name will never be prominent on a soccer stat sheet, says his coach at Kubasaki, Chris Eastman.


Robert D. Edgren senior right-hander and Far East Division II Softball Tournament MVP Brittany Crown kicks and delivers as the Eagles beat Daegu 5-2 in the tournament final.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Softball: Edgren, Crown now sit atop throne

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – Brittany Crown said she and her Robert D. Edgren teammates had grown tired of playing Far East Division II...

Kubasaki softball players celebrate their first Far East Division I tournament title.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Softball: Dragons soar to first championship

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – After 15 years of frustration and a couple of near misses, Kubasaki now finds itself atop the Far East Division...

Yokota's David Carlson clears the ball out of the zone against Christian Academy Japan during Wednesday's Far East Division II boys soccer tournament final. The Knights won 7-0 for the second straight year over Yokota.  RENA CARROLL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Boys soccer: Different approach, same outcome for CAJ

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – No Lawrence Yamaguchi? No problem for Christian Academy Japan soccer.

Instead of relying mainly on one dominant...

Yokota's Nick Yingling makes contact against Zama during Tuesday's title game in the Far East Division II baseball tournament. The Panthers routed the Trojans 14-0.  LILY SCHESSER/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Yokota thumps Zama to reclaim title

IWAKUNI, Japan – Steven Ferch walked off the field Tuesday with mixed feelings after his Yokota baseball team captured its third Far East Division...

OKINAWA, Japan (May 11, 2018) Sailors assigned to the "Skinny Dragons" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, pose for a photo with students and teachers from the American School in Japan. The students were in Okinawa to learn about the U.S. Navy’s and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s (JMSDF) roles, capabilities and missions. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Matthew Dickinson)

American School in Japan Visits Okinawa

OKINAWA, Japan (May 22, 2018) – Students from American School in Japan (ASIJ) learned about the U.S. Navy - its roles, capabilities and missions...