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Soldiers assigned to Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment conduct missile reload on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by 1st Lt Christopher Neff)

US, Japan participates in training that strengthens alliance, security

HONSHU, Japan -- Exercise Keen Sword is designed to enhance Japan-U.S. combat readiness and interoperability. It strengthens bilateral...

Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, U.S. Navy surgeon general, delivers remarks at the opening of the AMSUS 2018 annual meeting.

Looking to the future: Leaders come together at AMSUS

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Military leaders are looking to the future of medicine, as well as the military’s role in finding solutions to emerging...

Retired Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, co-chair of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the commission's findings, Nov. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill. Next to him is the other co-chairman, Ambassador Eric S. Edelman.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Budget cuts could imperil military and national security, experts, lawmakers warn

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon, which is facing potential spending cuts next year, could see U.S. armed forces suffer and a possible national security...

The USS John S. McCain has been undergoing repairs at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, since its deadly collision with a merchant ship in August 2017.  CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES

USS McCain leaves dry dock 15 months after collision that killed 10 sailors

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS John S. McCain floated again into the waters of its homeport on Tuesday, 15 months after a collision with a...

4 reasons why having a pet helps with anxiety

Anxiety is something that I’ve struggled with for as long as I can remember. For anyone who battles with anxiety, you know the feeling of...
Runners participate in the Mulberry Island Half Marathon at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, in September 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Setting goals, logging miles: How to train for a running event

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — From a 5K to a full marathon, new and experienced runners alike have one thing on their minds: crossing the finish line. To...

Did you know?: Juku - cram schools in Japan

To give their children an edge over the competition, many parents in Japan send their children to “juku,” or cram schools. The schools have been...
North Korean soldiers look across the border near the Military Demarcation Line at Panmunjom, South Korea, on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

UN grants sanctions exemption for inter-Korean railway, report says

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption that will allow North and South Korea to move forward...

Operation Inherent Resolve coalition advisers prepare for another night of fire missions at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. According to a recent report in November, a U.S. envoy told Russian journalists that American and Russian forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria — sometimes with exchanges of fire. (TIMOTHY R. KOSTER/U.S. ARMY)

US and Russian forces have clashed repeatedly in Syria, US envoy says

American and Russian forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria — sometimes with exchanges of fire — a U.S. envoy told Russian journalists in a...

Sailors stand watch on the bridge of the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam in the Sea of Japan, July 5, 2018. (WILLIAM MCCANN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)

Lost USS Antietam advancement exams found at home of US Forces Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — USS Antietam sailors’ advancement exams that had gone missing while en route to a Florida grading center were found...

Culinary specialists from the battalion spent the entire night preparing over 640 pounds of turkey, 558 pounds of steamship round, 72 pounds of shrimp, more than 100 pies, about 700 servings of sweet potatoes and about 800 servings of green bean casserole to serve during the brigade's Thanksgiving feast the next day. (Photo Credit: Maj. Thomas Cieslak, 3rd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division)

Troops receive 150 tons of good eats in advance of Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON -- Troops protecting the United States' southern border and serving overseas got a "taste of home" on Thanksgiving...

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