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Marine Corps spouse Alyx Ulbrich is among 16 athletes who will compete in a the inaugural Decaman USA race Nov. 6, 2018, in New Orleans.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Marine spouse trains to break US record in 1,406-mile Decaman race

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Marine Corps spouse on Okinawa has set her sights on beating the American record for a grueling invitation-only race that...

U.S. Marines with Assault Amphibious Vehicle Platoon, Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Philippine Marine Corps land on the beach in assault amphibious vehicles during KAMANDAG 2 in Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 3, 2018. KAMANDAG helps maintain a high level of readiness and enhances bilateral military-to-military relations and capabilities. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Christine Phelps)

US-Japan Advance New Amphibious Capability

PHILIPPINE SEA - The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) became the first U.S. Navy ship in the 7th Fleet to conduct amphibious...

A Marine takes video of a taiko drumming performance by Zukeran Elementary students during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new school at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)

DODEA officially opens its newest ‘21st-century’ school on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Department of Defense Education Activity celebrated its newest "21st century" school Wednesday on Okinawa....

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rocco L. Morello, right, reviews a mission accomplishment report sheet with Senior Airman Darius L. Wilson, center, and Senior Airman Stephanie Lezcano during a joint training mission among aeromedical evacuation technicians over the United States Oct. 5, 2018. (MARK C. OLSEN/U.S. AIR FORCE)

Air Force leaders see readiness gains, but 'long way to go'

WASHINGTON — The Air Force is on track to meet new, aggressive goals to boost readiness among its key squadrons and increase the number of student...

Air Force Lt. Col. Aaron Lane, 36th Mobility Readiness Squadron commander, center, and Maj. Sean Conley, 36th MRS operations officer, are greeted by an Indonesian servicemember in Palu, Indonesia, Oct. 6, 2018. (JT MAY III/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO)

US delivering $3.7 million in aid to Indonesia earthquake, tsunami victims

As the death toll following a double tragedy in Indonesia tops 2,000, the U.S. Agency for International Development is sending millions of dollars...

A makeshift boat filled with minimal supplies is adrift in the South China Sea, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Five Philippine fishermen survived for five days aboard the craft after their boat sank at sea. They were rescued by the crew of USNS Wally Schirra. (COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY)

Navy ships rescue 12 fishermen stranded in Indian Ocean, South China Sea

Sailors from two Navy ships — the USNS Wally Schirra and USS Decatur — rescued a dozen fishermen stranded this week in the Indian Ocean and South...

Japanese troops in amphibious-assault vehicles prepare to embark aboard the USS Ashland in assault amphibious vehicles during Kamandag drills in Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 3, 2018.  CHRISTINE PHELPS/U.S. MARINE CORPS

New Japanese marines train with US, Filipino troops in Philippine Sea

U.S. Marines and sailors aboard the dock landing ship USS Ashland trained for the first time with Japan’s new Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade...

In January 2017, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jason L. Carter, a radio chief, attempted suicide. Today, he stands as a survivor, crisis response counselor and a voice for victims of suicidal ideations.

Suicide prevention starts with being honest

In January 2017, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Jason L. Carter, a radio chief, attempted suicide. Today, he stands as a survivor, crisis response counselor...

Did you know?: Moxibustion in Japan

Hari (acupuncture) and kyu (moxibustion) may sound somewhat mysterious and painful, but they are known as the two most popular oriental medical...
Army recruits visit MacDill Air Force Base during a recruiting event held Oct. 17, 2014. The service is taking a different approach to updating its recruiting and marketing tactics.  U.S. ARMY

Army targets young Americans in new ways for recruiting

WASHINGTON — Recruiters armed with new marketing campaigns and technology will target cities where the Army has struggled to engage potential...

The five exhibition halls at this year’s Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and expo form a maze of the latest tech, weaponry and prototypes. So we scoured dozens of booths Monday and found a few cool gadgets that soldiers would love to get their hands on.  Caitlin M. Kenney/Stars and Stripes

5 coolest gadgets showcased at AUSA's meeting

WASHINGTON — The five exhibition halls at this year’s Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and expo form a maze of the latest technology,...

Sgt. 1st Class Sean Acosta, center, the U.S. Army's 2018 NCO of the Year poses with Army Vice Chief of Staff James McConville, left, and Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey, right, on Oct. 8, 2018, at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting in Washington, D.C.  COURTESY OF AUSA NEWS

Army names 2018 soldier, NCO of the year

An Army Ranger and a civil affairs specialist took first place in this year’s Best Warrior competition, earning recognition as the Army’s soldier...

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