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AFN passes on sexual assault documentary; will be used in training

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says the American Forces Network won’t be showing an Oscar-nominated documentary about sexual assault in the military...

Alternate win conditions for Operation Bikini

“Operation Bikini” begins every year in Spain about this time. It’s a dark ritual that involves doing whatever is necessary to achieve the perfect...

Road tax season returns

It’s time to pay your annual road taxes, which are mandated by Japanese law based on vehicle engine size. All Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)...

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz participates in the Great Green Fleet Demonstration as part of Rim of the Pacific 2012. (Ryan J. Mayes/U.S. Navy)

Camera club tips off North Korea to US carrier's Pacific presence

SEOUL -- Looks like some shutterbugs might have tipped off North Korea that the U.S. Navy's USS Nimitz was headed into South Korean waters.
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Asian Pacific Heritage Month


Do you know anyone who want to promote Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on Stripes Okinawa?

Stripes Okinawa is looking for...

From right: Lt. Col. Lisa Whittaker, commander at 78th Signal Battalion, reads a book to her 7-year-old daughter Kyndall along with her mother, Belinda, at home on Camp Zama, Japan. Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

MOTHER'S DAY 2013: A single mom soldiers on with strong support

It is 5:30 a.m. and Lisa Whittaker kisses her sleeping daughter, Kyndall, 7, and gently wakes her up. Minutes later she welcomes a babysitter and...

How this mom is dealing with deployment

Hello Military Community,

It has been a week since my husband left for deployment to Afghanistan and I find myself trying to find that...

In this still from the controvercial new film "Unclaimed," a man named Dang Tan Ngoc, living in Vietnam, can be seen walking through the trees near his home. The man claims he is John Hartley Robertson, an American soldier listed as killed in action in Vietnam in 1976. The film has pitted Robertson's family against the U.S. government who has said that DNA and figerprints prove the man is a fraud. The film premiere's at the G.I. Film Festival in Washington D.C. on May 12. Courtesy of Myth Merchant Films.

Film about vet's search for MIA stirs controversy

A controversial documentary film making its US premiere at the G.I. Film Festival, examines the possibility that a Special Forces soldier missing...

DOD civilians affected by housing benefits error may have reprieve

Defense Department civilian workers overseas who were told last week they were receiving housing benefits by mistake and would lose them...

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Pentagon asked to submit 2014 budget that accounts for sequester

WASHINGTON — With no sign sequestration will be averted, two top lawmakers are asking Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to provide a plan within...

Bible in hand, a chaplain for the Mississippi Army National Guard, conducts chapel service in the field Sunday morning during the unit's annual training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in August 2012. (Andy Thaggard/U.S. Army)

Pentagon: OK to talk about faith, but not to push beliefs on others

WASHINGTON — It’s OK to evangelize. But it’s not OK to proselytize.

That’s what the Pentagon said Thursday, attempting to clarify its...

The leather bomber jacket once owned by World War II pilot Robert Arand will soon be winging its way back to Arand. Pentagon employee and military history buff John Dodds bought the jacket for $17 at a Washington, D.C., Goodwill store, and researched the name sewn on it. Jennifer Hlad/Stars and Stripes

Luck, goodwill reuniting WWII vet with bomber jacket

WASHINGTON — Robert Arand enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 as an aviation cadet. He went to training in 1943 and by February 1945, he was...

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