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Petty Officer 2nd Class Laurence Cerezo conducts flight operations with a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as part of exercise Foal Eagle 2017. The U.S. and South Korea will scale back their annual Foal Eagle exercise, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (JEREMY GRAHAM/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)

US, South Korea to scale back Foal Eagle exercise this spring

WASHINGTON — The United States and South Korea will scale back their annual Foal Eagle exercise this spring to facilitate ongoing negotiations...

Sailors assigned to the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam stand in an honor line during a sea and anchor detail in Guam on March 3, 2018. (SARAH MYERS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)

Navy searching for USS Antietam advancement exams lost in mail

The command of the USS Antietam is searching for crew members’ advancement exams that were apparently lost in the mail on their way to a Florida...

Sgt. Morgan Bergdahl of the III Marine Expeditionary Force faces multiple charges in the April 21 sexual assault of a female Marine who was reportedly too intoxicated to consent, according to his charge sheet. (FACEBOOK)

Okinawa-based Marine faces multiple sexual-assault charges in April incident

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A member of the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force must answer to multiple charges in the April sexual assault of...

Loving curry as much as the Japanese do

Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we love it, but we...

How to eat healthy for the holidays

Halloween candy, turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pies, apple crisp, roast beef and Christmas cookies are all...
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Be respectful of the big tombs on Okinawa

For those who are new to the island, traditional Okinawan tombs may look very intriguing. But the spiritual importance these large structures...
Kadena Air Base is home to the 18th Wing in Okinawa, Japan.  AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese fighter jet makes emergency landing at US air base on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries were reported Monday when a cockpit warning light forced a Japanese F-15 to make an emergency landing at Kadena...

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) - A graphic for stories about the Department of Defense Blended Retirement System. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Blended Retirement System enrollment period ends Dec. 31

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy issued a reminder to Sailors eligible to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) that the BRS enrollment period...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerial porter at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has become the first Airman to be granted a religious accommodation for a shaving waiver based on his Muslim faith.  LILIANA MORENO/U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has quietly approved a request by a Muslim airman to grow a beard, marking the service’s first such religious...

Be prepared for Cyber Monday shopping

The Monday after Thanksgiving is no longer a time to lounge around and eat leftover turkey sandwiches. Cyber Monday has quickly become one of...

Online holiday shopping done right

Is it better to buy early, before Black Friday (Nov. 23, this year), or wait and let your fingers do the walking across the keyboard while...

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