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Getting tax credits for your education expenses

Hello military community,

Following last week’s article tax filing tips for military personnel and their families, I will now briefly cover...

Celebrate Aftrican American history with poetry!

Share a restaurant review or travel story of at least 200 words and you’ll be entered for a chance to win Latorial Faison’s “28 Days of Poetry...

DOD civilian furloughs planned; What it means for you

WASHINGTON — With automatic budget cuts looming in just over a week, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday notified Congress of a plan to...

Okinawa Marine arrested after allegedly jumping roof to roof

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Another drunken off-base trespassing incident has riled Okinawa’s leaders just days after the Marine Corps followed other...

The Defense Department intends to notify Congress on Wednesday of a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each week beginning in April, a defense official said Tuesday.   Perry Aston/U.S. Air Force

Defense Department set to announce furlough plan Wednesday

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department intends to notify Congress on Wednesday of a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each...

One-year sentence sought for airman who punched Okinawa teen

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese prosecutors requested a one-year sentence Thursday for a U.S. airman for drunkenly barging into an Okinawa...

Tax time for military personnel, families

Hello military community,

I hope the New Year is finding you all well. As I was gathering my papers together for my appointment with the tax...

Curfew eased for servicemembers in Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. Forces Japan adjusted the curfew rules Wednesday, pushing back the start by an hour to midnight for...

The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) sits aground on the Tubbataha Reef.  (U.S. Navy photo by Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) 3rd Class Geoffrey Trudell)

Guardian salvage delayed another week as crane found inadequate

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Efforts to salvage the grounded USS Guardian have been pushed back yet another week as crews failed to successfully...

The entry to the Hoa Lo prison museum is adorned with a banner celebrating Tet, the nation's lunar new year. Some American POWs spent up to seven years behind this wall during the Vietnam War. Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes

40 years after release, POWs at Hanoi Hilton reflect on experience

HANOI — Little remains downtown of the prison known as Hoa Lo, a name loosely translated as “hell hole.”

Most of the French colonial-...

Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 – Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes...

Underlying Harmful Effects: The Criminal Investigative Division at Commander, Navy Region Hawaii, displays examples of seized evidences of synthetic drugs, commonly known as Spice as part of an awareness campaign and training against its usage, March 29. Spice looks similar to marijuana or oregano and is used for its psychoactive and hallucinogenic effects. Spice and other designer drugs are falsely marketed by manufacturers in commercial-like packaging as a safe way to get high while avoiding drug testing.

Two Sailors Reveal How Spice Ended Their Careers

Sailors were interviewed about their use of Spice and the repercussions of the termination of their naval career in less than two months.

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