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Navy confirms it will recover bombs dropped near Great Barrier Reef

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Japan-based U.S. 7th Fleet will “take the lead” on retrieving four bombs dropped within a deepwater area of...

A Japanese worker brushes away dirt from one of 16 barrels unearthed in Okinawa City on June 13, 2103. The city called for Tokyo to investigate for Agent Orange, but manufacturer Dow Chemical Company denied the drums contained the herbicide. (Photo courtesy of Okinawa City)

Japan finds traces of US herbicides on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan’s Ministry of Defense says it has detected components of Agent Orange in old barrels unearthed on land that was once...

  Petty Officer 1st Class Lee Harstad, assigned to the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam, fires a .50 caliber automatic machine gun during Talisman Saber 2013.  Declan Barnes/U.S. Navy

US-Australia exercise shows cultural alignment, different approaches

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Ask a group of U.S. military officers why they like working with their Australian counterparts, and a similar answer...

  U.S. Marines assigned to Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit prepare to be extracted from Samuel Hill Airfield in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area by MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st MEU on July 16, 2013 during Talisman Saber 2013. Matthew Bragg/USMC

Ospreys enter the lineup in Talisman Saber exercise

As the biggest and most comprehensive of the five biennial iterations of Talisman Saber, the 2013 exercise going on now across the east coast of...

Former US sailor accused of smuggling drugs arrested, extradited to Japan

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A former Yokosuka sailor wanted since 2004 for...

Steve Gonsalves, a dental technician in Stuttgart, Germany, is among nearly700 overseas civilian workers who the Defense Department says received a housing allowance in error. (Photo by John Vandiver/Stars and Stripes)

Civilians balk at signing debt waiver request in LQA dispute

STUTTGART, Germany — When Steve Gonsalves left active duty nine years ago, he was advised by Army human resources to take a non-appropriated fund...

Check out family activities for summer

Hello Military Families,

Are you looking for a few fun things to do this summer with your family? Military families have a great opportunity...

Stretching more than 1,200 miles along the Queensland coast, the Great Barrier Reef, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in October 1981. One of Australia's greatest assets is the magnificent reef which runs along virtually the entire coast of Queensland. (Courtesy Defense Department)

US will assist in Aussie reef park bomb recovery if asked, top admiral says

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The United States will help recover four bombs dropped in a deepwater area of Great Barrier Reef Marine Park if...

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From brains to planes, 3-D printing opens world of possibilities for military

Making a gun with a printer is old news. The latest applications under development are straight from science fiction: ready-to-fly drones,...

Tsutomu Arakaki, owner of Amazonesu, a club located on Gate 2 Street, outside Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, stands in front of his shuttered bar on Oct. 23, 2012. The recently imposed military curfew has completely stalled his business, he said. (Photo by Chiyomi Sumida/Stars and Stripes)

USFJ commander says curfew may be permanent

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The commander of U.S. Forces Japan says curfew and alcohol restrictions, imposed on servicemembers around the country...

Kadena family gets a sneaky scuba surprise while at Okinawa beach

Daddy is supposed to be home from Afghanistan in a few weeks. His children are enjoying the day at an Okinawa beach with their mother, Bethany...

U.S. Marine Rotational Force-Darwin personnel board a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster July 13, 2013, to participate in Exercise Talisman Saber 2013. This year's bi-annual exercise features 28,000 U.S. and Australian troops who will participate in a series of military and humanitarian operations. The exercise runs through Aug. 5. (Jo Dilorenzo/Australian Navy Imagery Unit-North)

20,000 US troops descend on Australia for training

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Talisman Saber 2013 — a joint U.S. and Australian military and humanitarian exercise — kicked off this week as...

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