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In Japan, beer girls belle of baseball games

One of the most unique aspects of Japanese baseball is how fans watch the game. While there are many families at stadiums, a ballgame is also a...

The first case of remains from North Korea is carried off a C-17 Globemaster at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

N. Korea hands over 55 cases of remains thought to be US war dead

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – Fifty-five cases of remains thought to belong to U.S. servicemembers were flown out of North Korea Friday – one of...

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 26, 2018) -- Sailors assigned to the Guam-based “Island Knights” from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescue divers separated from their boat more than 15 miles from the Guam shore. (U.S. Navy Photo by Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Alexander Nguyen/RELEASED)

Three divers rescued off Guam by HSC-25

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (July 26, 2018) -- Guam-based “Island Knight” Sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25 rescued three...

A soldier with the 4th Infantry Division wears his Expert Infantryman Badge during an EIB award ceremony on March 18, 2016. (U.S. ARMY PHOTO)

Army announces winter deployments to Afghanistan, South Korea

Soldiers stationed in New York, Texas and Colorado are slated to deploy this winter to Afghanistan and South Korea, the Army said Thursday.

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Servio Medina from the Cyber Policy Branch of the Defense Health Agency speaks at DHITS 2018 on the need for exercising cyber fitness practices in today's technology driven life.

Cyber fitness is everyone's responsibility today

Taking care of our physical self and personal hygiene – working out, eating well, and washing up – is a normal part of our daily lives. If we put...

Forces from Japan, the United States, South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines prepare for a Pacific Shield drill at Port of Kurihama, Japan, Thursday, July 26, 2018. ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

American troops train to find, neutralize WMDs in Japan

YOKOSUKA, Japan — U.S. servicemembers joined multinational drills Wednesday aimed at identifying and neutralizing radioactive threats.

The...

A shopper passes Ritz crackers displayed on an aisle of the main commissary, July 26, 2018, at the U.S. Navy base in Naples, Italy. Most Ritz Bits and Ritz Sandwiches were recalled because of salmonella concerns. They are part of a list of recently recalled commissary items.  SCOTT WYLAND/STARS AND STRIPES

Some Ritz crackers, bottled water pulled from commissaries

Commissaries have pulled bottled water and some foods in the past week because of bacterial contamination or impurities that could be unsafe for...

Airmen, their families and retirees prepare to enter the Commissary Feb. 27, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. A House-Senate conference committee accepted House language to open base stores and services, starting in 2020, to any veteran with a service-connected disability, as well as to Purple Heart and Medal of Honor recipients, former prisoners of war and veteran caregivers.  REVOR RHYNES/U.S. AIR FORCE

Retiree Tricare hikes rejected; disabled vets to shop on base

A House-Senate conference committee tasked with ironing out differences in separate versions of the defense authorization bill has rejected Senate...

Postal rate hike doubles costs for many packages sent to troops overseas

In January, Dave Silver logged onto the U.S. Postal Service’s online portal for calculating postage for Priority Mail packages.

As...

Did you know?: Sea snakes precious Okinawan food

Sea snakes are a precious food in Okinawa. A specific type of broth, “Iraboo jiru” (Sea snake broth), was thought of as a luxury dish that...
Photos by Tetsuo Nakahara, Stripes Okinawa

Want to have some fun? Go camping in Japan!

Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath while surveying...

Stay covered after age 21 with TRICARE Young Adult

Have you recently graduated from college, but you haven’t found your dream job yet? Or did you just turn 21, and you’re not enrolled in college...

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