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Marines with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion wait to have their uniforms examined by fitters at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., Nov. 9, 2018.  TYLER HLAVAC/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Company of female Marines are first to graduate in new dress blues

A company of Marines became the first to graduate in the service’s new female blue dress uniforms Friday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris...

Chief Petty Officer Jaime Kalaw disciplines a recruit during a recent boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY

‘Making a Sailor’ documentary reveals what boot camp is like in modern-day Navy

People who think the Navy may have gone soft on new recruits can see the tough training that goes on at a modern boot camp via a new documentary...

33 self-care tips you need in your life

Life is busy, but it can be less stressful if you take the time to do the things that better you and lift your mood. It’s easy to put the things...

Did you know?: May 8, Goya no Hi - Bitter Melon Day

May 8 is supposed to be “Goya no Hi (day of bitter melon)” in Okinawa. The vegetable, which is rich in vitamin C, is thought to be one of the...

Photos by Kelsea Davidyuk

Yoga + Military Life

What word comes to mind when you think of the world we live in today? For me, it’s overwhelming. Each one of us is pulled in a variety of...
The controversial motto on the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Two House lawmakers launch new effort to make VA motto gender inclusive

WASHINGTON – A pair of House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to alter the Department of Veterans Affairs motto to be more inclusive of...

The Army is investigating hazing and bullying allegations made by a 1st Infantry Division soldier.

'I thought he was going to kill me': Army investigating Fort Riley soldier’s abuse allegations

The Army is investigating a Fort Riley soldier’s claims he was subjected to physical punishment that left him seriously injured and that he has...

Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler was stabbed to death at his home near Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

Airman stabbed to death near Yokota remembered in emotional ceremony

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An airman who died in an off-base stabbing last week was honored with a ceremony hosted Friday by fellow Security Forces...

The USS Ronald Reagan maneuvers along the South Korean coast ahead of a port visit to Busan, Oct. 21, 2017.  MACADAM WEISSMAN/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

USS Ronald Reagan sailor gets 2 years in prison for sexually assaulting fellow sailor, strangling civilian

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS Ronald Reagan aviation ordnanceman has been sentenced to two years in prison after admitting to sexually...

Japanese soldiers participate in mortar training at the Aibano Training Area in Takashima City, Shiga prefecture, in this undated photos provided by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.  COURTESY OF JAPAN GROUND SELF-DEFENSE FORCE

Wayward mortar damages civilian vehicle as Japanese soldiers train east of Kyoto

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is investigating after a stray mortar landed near a public roadway and struck a...

Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

A pain in the brain may be a migraine

For sufferers of migraines, the term “bad headache” doesn’t come close to describing their experience. The pounding, pulsing ache can take over...
Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wears the then-proposed new service uniform at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 2017.  RON LEE/U.S. ARMY

Don’t call them 'pinks and greens': Top enlisted soldier says there’s another name for the Army’s new dress uniforms

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Soldiers won’t be calling their latest retro-style dress uniforms “pinks and greens,” according to Sergeant Major of the Army...

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