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Mobile Devices Bring Sesame Street’s Message of Resilience

Lynn Chwatsky has been overseeing the Sesame Workshop’s initiatives with military families since 2006.

When we think about the challenges...

Marine Corps Installations Pacific Command reaches full operational capability

MARINE CORPS BASES JAPAN — After a year of transition during its initial operating capability period, Marine Corps Installations Pacific achieved...

Roth Contributions to Open to All Active-duty Troops

WASHINGTON – Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force are able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as...

Batter up! Take a swing at winning a $500 gift certificate

Think you know baseball?  Then take your turn at bat in the Stars and Stripes Baseball Trivia Challenge, running now through October 7th.  Test...

Family Matters Blog: Family Panel Addresses Exceptional Issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a Defense Department advisory panel dealing with special needs issues across...

Special Report: Don't Miss the Vote

WASHINGTON - Learn more about absentee voting options in this American Forces Press Service special report, including how to use the Federal...

A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey sits on the tarmac at Futenma air station after arriving late morning Oct. 1, 2012, from Iwakuni. The U.S. military has deployed the controversial aircraft to Okinawa despite fierce opposition by local Japanese.

The Osprey has landed on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — U.S. Osprey aircraft arrived on Okinawa on Monday as Japanese police held back angry protesters who gathered for a fifth...

III MEF's statement on arrival of Ospreys

OKINAWA — The arrival of MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft in Japan has been the subject of much public interest. The Marine Corps has worked...

Typhoon leaves a mess on Okinawa bases, heads toward mainland

5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Japan time: Jelawat was downgraded to a tropical storm by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center in...

Japanese police stand guard over about 100 demonstrators who blocked the main gate of the Futenma air station Friday to protest the planned deployment of the controversial Osprey aircraft to Okinawa. Photo by Travis J. Tritten

Osprey protesters block gates at Futenma

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Demonstrators blocked many of the gates of Futenma air station Friday during the third day of protests over the upcoming...

Soldiers at Fort Carson, Colo., meet with Jeannette Kennedy, left, and Wendy Johnson, right, from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center at Natick, Mass., to provide their input about items in combat rations and to try out new prototype menu items. U.S. Army photo by David Kamm

Natick Center Strives to Improve Combat Ration Quality, Taste

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 – The Meal, Ready to Eat could go the way of the World War II-era C-ration and spinoffs of it that the MRE replaced...

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