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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...

More Airports Offer Streamlined Security Screening

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 – Active duty service members and other eligible travelers now have more opportunity to take advantage of streamlined...

George Little, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary

DOD to Revise Sexual Assault Prevention Training

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 – Calling sexual assault “an affront to basic human values,” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little announced today...

Stripes Printshop launches site to better serve you

Throwing a farewell party? Want to send friends and loved ones a personalized holiday card? In charge of running an event? Turn to the Stripes...

President Barack Obama congratulates Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer after presenting him the Medal of Honor Sept. 15, 2011, at the White House. Photo by: Jeff Schogol/Stars and Stripes

Marine Corps addresses news report regarding Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON —

A recent article by McClatchy has brought into question the heroic actions that led to the decision to award the Medal of...

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.-U.S. Marines with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, participate in a Key Leader Engagement lane during Enhanced Mohave Viper Range 220, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. July 19, 2011. The training was in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan., Lance Cpl. William C. Gomez, 7/19/2011 5:08 AM

Corps changes deployment training

MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTY NINE PALMS, Calif. — Since 2001, the Combat Center has provided comprehensive and collaborative...

Sharing the space with pallets full of equipment, Space-A passengers rest aboard a C-17 aircraft bound for the U.S. from Japan. Photo by Tim Wightman/Stars and Stripes

DOD: Space-A flights likely to decline

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Space-available flights are likely to decrease as a result of budget constraints and a falling load of worldwide air...

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