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Weather causes scheduling problems in Japan

Friday was supposed to feature two DODEA football games, but Kubasaki at Kadena was moved up to Wednesday due to the approach of Typhoon Kong-Rey...

Destructive winds not forecast to occur; Iwakuni projects 29-mph sustained winds and 40-mph gusts as Kong-Rey passes. JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Typhoon Kong-Rey: Okinawa bases in TCCOR 1-R

Noon Friday, Oct. 5, Japan time: Sasebo Naval Base in southwestern Japan and Area IV U.S. bases in southeastern Korea could see a gusty, rainy...

Kong-Rey has been downgraded to typhoon status by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Okinawa bases in TCCOR-1, schools closed Thursday

9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, Japan time:

U.S. bases on Okinawa have been placed in Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness 1. Destructive...

Kong-Rey is weakening rapidly, and is forecast to diminish to tropical-storm status by evening.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Typhoon Kong-Rey: Okinawa bases enter TCCOR 1-C

3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Japan time: Fleet Activities Sasebo and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan have entered Tropical Cyclone...

Did you know?: Oct. 17 Okinawa Soba Day

Oct. 17 is “Okinawa Soba day.” It is a day when the local food earned its title. In 1976, the fair-trade commission argued that Okinawa Soba...
Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen, a morgue NCOIC for the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, examines personal effects that potentially belong to fallen service members inside a laboratory at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 12, 2018. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)

In unique mission, Soldiers give identity back to fallen troops

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- When her duty day is over, Sgt. 1st Class Jennifer Owen often reflects on if she did enough to help...

Karen Balabis examines the spring on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The spring was used essential to life in the surrounding villages for water and housed civilians during World War II. The spring is still used by farmers to water their crops. Balabis is an environmental coordinator with Environmental Affairs Branch, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelcey Seymour)

Have respect for Okinawa cultural sites on and off base

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Okinawa is rich in cultural sites, from the family tombs scattered throughout the landscape, to the springs that...

Kenei Yamashiro, a leader of a group seeking $10 million in damages over noise from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, speaks to reporters near Naha District Court, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Residents near MCAS Futenma seek $10 million in aircraft noise suit

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A group of Japanese residents seeking millions in compensation over U.S. military aircraft noise pleaded their case in an...

Japanese journalists check out a CV-22 Osprey at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES

Air Force gives Japanese reporters closeup look at Yokota’s Ospreys

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Japanese reporters got a closeup look at one of five Air Force CV-22 Ospreys at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in...
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to British Army Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter, chief of the defense staff, prior to the start of a session during the NATO Military Committee Conference in Warsaw, Poland, Sept. 29, 2018. DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Dunford pleased DoD enters Fiscal 2019 with budget

MADRID -- For the first time in a long time, the Defense Department entered the fiscal year with a budget, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of...

This Navy image obtained by naval website gCaptain.com shows a confrontation between the USS Decatur, left, and a Chinese destroyer in the South China Sea, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Photos show how close Chinese warship came to colliding with US Navy destroyer

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Photos of an encounter between a Navy guided-missile destroyer and Chinese warship shed light on just how close the...

The USS Blue Ridge is adorned with flags and banners during an annual Friendship Day celebration at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2018.  ADAM THOMAS/U.S. NAVY

USS Blue Ridge sets sail for the first time after two years of maintenance

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — One of the most prominent berths at Yokosuka was unusually bare Wednesday morning, causing passersby to stop along...

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