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If Kong-Rey continues moving as forecast, it’s due to pass 104 miles west-southwest of Kadena at 2 a.m. Friday, still packing 92-mph sustained winds and 115-mph gusts — a Category 2-equivalent intensity.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

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

7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, Japan time: Here’s the latest wind-forecast timeline for Okinawa courtesy of Kadena’s 18th Wing Weather Flight:
Peak 58-mph sustained winds and 75-mph gusts forecast for 6 a.m. Friday.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Okinawa bases brace for Super Typhoon Kong-Rey

6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, Japan time: Kong-Rey continues to cling to super-typhoon status, at least for a few more hours. The new Joint...

NFL football schedule Week 5 (Oct. 4-8) and NCAA College Football (Oct. 6-7) on AFN

Schedule subject to change. Check for the most up-to-date information.


The mail room at the Pentagon, photographed on Jan. 8, 2015.  ADRIAN CADIZ/U.S. AIR FORCE

Mail suspected of containing ricin sent to Pentagon; suspicious letter addressed to Trump

WASHINGTON — The FBI is investigating envelopes addressed to President Donald Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Adm. John Richardson found...

The guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur is shown operating in the South China Sea in a 2016 file photo.  DIANA QUINLAN/U.S. NAVY

Mattis cancels China trip after Chinese, US Navy destroyers nearly collide

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that U.S.-Chinese relations have not worsened despite canceling his visit to the rival...

Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division provide extra security for a 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade advisor mission during an Afghan-led operation near Kabul, Afghanistan, Sept. 16, 2018.  SEAN KIMMONS/U.S. ARMY

Pentagon: Mattis’ deploy or get out policy is working

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has reduced the number of servicemembers listed as undeployable by more than 100,000 in the eight months since...

A private company that oversees property at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., will pay more than $62,000 after unlawfully charging servicemembers for terminating their leases upon receiving orders to relocate, the Justice Department said.  COURTESY JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST

Military housing company settles after illegally charging servicemembers to break leases

A private company that manages military housing in New Jersey will pay more than $62,000 after unlawfully charging servicemembers for terminating...


Super Typhoon Kong-Rey could affect Okinawa on Friday

Noon Tuesday, Oct. 2, Japan time: Super Typhoon Kong-Rey has peaked at 161-mph sustained winds and 196-mph gusts, according to the Joint Typhoon...

CHUUK, Federated States of Micronesia (Sept. 28, 2018) Builder 2nd Class Brock Farmer donates blood for transfusion to a critically injured passenger from Air Niugini flight PX56 that crash landed in a lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, International Airport. Farmer is assigned to Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2, which was among the first responders to the crash and they assisted local authorities pull passengers and crew from the aircraft before it sank. (U.S. Navy photo /released)

U.S. Navy Sailors’ Teamwork Treats Critically Injured Plane Crash Survivors in Chuuk

SANTA RITA, Guam – After responding and rendering aid to the passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56 following its crash landing in Chuuk,...

President Donald Trump presents former Army Staff Sgt. Ronald J. Shurer II the Medal of Honor during a White House ceremony on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (MICHAEL S. DARNELL/STARS AND STRIPES)

Green Beret medic receives Medal of Honor for lifesaving actions in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Dillon Behr never understood how he and Ron Shurer received the same valor award for their actions in the midst of a savage, 6-hour...

High winds from Typhoon Trami toppled trees at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Monday. Oct. 1, 2018. (ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES)

Typhoon Trami topples trees, damages vehicles at US bases in Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — More than 170 trees were toppled, damaging vehicles and breaking walls at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo...

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Plenty for you to shop till you drop in Naha

The English translation for Kokusai is “International” and Kokusai Dori is Okinawa’s most famous shopping street. It runs for many blocks between...