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Petty Officer 3rd Class Cedric Cross signals sailors to speed up the anchor aboard the USS George Washington at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, on Jan. 23, 2014. The value of petty officer evaluations will increase, while testing will lose some value in the promotion process under changes being made by the Navy. (Ricardo R. Guzman/ U.S. Navy)

Navy to overhaul petty officer promotion standards

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is making several changes to its advancement system for petty officers, including a formula that would add...

New recruits swear in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio, June 22, 2013. (Andrew Baba/U.S. Army)

Army recruitment fraud bilked taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars

WASHINGTON — The Army is conducting an investigation into large-scale fraud tied to an Army recruitment program, Sen. Claire McCaskill, the head...

Tuskegee Airman Lt. Col Dryden in front of the LMS Tuskegee Airman Display Cabinet.

Teaching African American History

Editor’s note: Stripes Okinawa is partnering with DODEA Pacific in February to present the insights of educators on teaching African American...

Tech. Sgt. Quintin Robinson from Waterproof, Louisiana, married wife Motoko from Momoishi, Aomori, Japan, six years ago. They reside on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa.

Military matters of heart

It could be said that, behind every great soldier is a great spouse. After all, the U.S. military is the most resilient armed force in the world;...

Seisen International School eighth-grader Brittani Shappell seizes the early edge ahead of the pack just after the start of Saturday's Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools cross-country finals middle-school at Tama Hills Recreation Center, Tokyo in November. Although non-DODEA middle-school runners like Shappell will still be able to compete in varsity events, DODEA athletes are out of the running. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

DODEA reinstates middle school track in Japan for this year

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Some middle school athletes in Japan will be allowed to participate in track meets this year, despite rules against...

Deductions, tax help for service members

Hello military community,

Knowing where to look for both new and existing tax benefits for active duty and guard/reservists will help you...

A Mitsubishi-made Zero fighter aircraft faces the setting sun from within the Yushukan war museum on the grounds of the Yasukuni Shrine. TOSHIO SUZUKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan-China tension has US walking a fine line

HARBIN, China — Visitors to the newest museum in this frigid northeastern Chinese city enter through a quaint facade affixed to the modern shell...

A History to Remember

Editor's Note: This story first appeared on this website in February 2013.

Fifty years ago, one of America’s greatest leaders, Rev. Dr....

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Air Force drops evangelical marriage video from mandatory wellness course

WASHINGTON — Spurred by protests, commanders at Little Rock Air Force Base have dumped a video marriage-enhancement course, saying the program by...

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Judge Barbara Jones of the Sexual Assault Response Systems Panel, prior to a meeting at the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington D.C., June 27, 2013. (Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo/DOD file photo)

Expert panel: Don’t strip commanders of courts-martial powers

WASHINGTON — A group of experts tasked with finding ways to curb...

Salute to Service Show to Air Super Bowl Sunday on AFN

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 – An hour-long television salute to service members will be broadcast on Super Bowl Sunday on AFN and the Pentagon...

Greg Jacob, a former Marine and policy director with the Service Women's Action Network, speaks at a briefing in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 29, 2014, looking at the integration of women in combat a year after former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered the military to open closed jobs to female servicemembers. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)

One year later, military criticized for progress on women in combat

WASHINGTON — A year after the Pentagon opened combat jobs to female servicemembers, plans for integrating women into these jobs remain problematic...

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