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Bert Gillott, a U.S. Army Africa protocol officer who served more than 20 years in the Air Force under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, has been a motivating force in U.S. Army Garrison Italy's recognition of LGBT Pride month in June. He will host a discussion on Wednesday featuring LGBT soldiers, civilians and students.  NANCY MONTGOMERY/STARS AND STRIPES

One year after LGBT pride event curtailment at Vicenza, soldiers will take the stage

VICENZA, Italy — When most of U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s first-ever gay pride event was canceled last year after some parents complained they didn...

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore.  EVAN VUCCI/AP

Trump, Kim make history with first-ever US-N.Korean summit

SINGAPORE — Starting with a handshake, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Tuesday as they began their...

My Faves: Spice up your day with Japanese snacks

Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why...
Starting in July, LinkedIn will provide spouses one year of free membership to LinkedIn Premium, which offers job seekers more search tools and online courses.  LINKEDIN

LinkedIn to give free premium membership to military spouses

WASHINGTON — LinkedIn, a career-focused social media network, announced Monday that it would give free job-searching resources to military spouses...

A soldier from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division trains last year at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Paju, South Korea.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

What’s next for US troops in S. Korea? A look at possible scenarios

SINGAPORE — U.S. troops may not be on the table during Tuesday’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but...

Sailors and Marines aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24) man the rails upon entry into New York City to celebrate Fleet Week New YorK on May 23, 2018. A recent proposal for the next defense policy plan would add 15,600 new servicemembers, to include 7,500 new sailors and 100 Marines.  JAKE STANLEY/U.S. NAVY

CBO: Defense plan will direct $709 billion for pay raises, higher troop levels and new weapons

WASHINGTON — A proposal for the next massive defense policy plan would authorize $709 billion to fund a long list of initiatives from pay raises...

An F-15C Eagle takes off on the runway April 25, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  NICK EMERICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Air Force pauses F-15 flights on Okinawa after crash leaves pilot in ‘serious condition’

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An Air Force pilot was in “serious condition” Monday after a fighter jet crashed into waters south of Okinawa in southern...

Okinawa restaurateur lives American dream out east

From his childhood in Mississippi to his paratrooper days in Fort Benning and mainland Japan, or to his business ventures that go beyond...
An F-15C Eagle takes off on the runway April 25, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  NICK EMERICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Pilot rescued after Kadena-based F-15C crashes into waters off Okinawa

An Air Force fighter jet crashed early Monday into waters south of Okinawa in southern Japan.

The pilot of the F-15C Eagle from Kadena Air...

Tips for summertime food safety

Picnics and barbecues are just around the corner, so be mindful of food safety as you soak up the summer sun and fun. The Centers for Disease...

Maliksi to blow in heavy rain on Kanto Plain

This was last checked and updated 2 p.m. June 11.

Noon Monday, June 11, Japan time: Tropical Storm Maliksi’s winds continue gradually...

Photos by Sarah Goff

Military spouses published English-friendly Kamakura guidebook

Looking to provide travel help to non-Japanese, including U.S. service members, a pair of military spouses from Ikego Housing set out create an...

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