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Marilyn Lea Hawks, 3rd grade teacher at Bechtel Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, was recently selected as a state-level finalist in The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)—an honor awarded to the most distinguished math and science teachers in the U.S.

DODEA Pacific teachers become state-level finalists in National awards program

OKINAWA, Japan — Three Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific teachers were recently selected as state-level finalists in The...

In the shoes of a military child

Have you ever thought what it would be like to be in the shoes of a military child? There are many pros and cons to being a military brat. As a...

Thank you daddy for coming back home

My daddy works for the U.S. government. He is a Fly chief. My daddy just came back from his 6 year deployment. My dad was at Oman and Korea. He...

Life as a Military Child

Life as a military child is tough.
But I got used to it.
Watching my mom leave
And not come back until...

Be Strong

When father leaves it’s not fun.
Groups of soldiers board the planes.
I’ll cry that night
And wake up...

First Lt. Sara Greco’s watches her older sister, Kate, try on her father’s battle dress uniform in 1989. Greco is now the deputy chief for the 51st fighter Wing Public Affairs, but as military children, the sisters had to learn to adjust to moving and changing schools every couple of years. (courtesy photo)

Military brat, what it means to me

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea  -- So where are you from?

I dread hearing this question when I first meet someone.


My Life of a Military Kid

My life of a military kid is hard because I always am moving.  When I move to a different state or country, I get lonely, when I have no friends...


Hi!  My name is Jazmyne.  My dad is in the military.   I am used to my dad being gone.  He’s deployed right now actually.  I don’t like having him...

I like being a military kid because . . .

Stars and Stripes is shining a spotlight on our military children during April’s Month of the Military Child. Here are some thoughts from one...

Students in an Advanced Placement biology class at Zama American High School measure oxygen levels from samples they collected in a nearby lake Thursday. The school is preparing for a new evaluation by independent accreditation agency AdvancED, which put Zama's status on probation after finding several deficiencies last year (Photo by Charly Hoff/DODEA Pacific)

After nearly failing, Zama optimistic about upcoming 'report card'

CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Zama American High School officials say they are cautiously optimistic as they prepare for a critical review one year after the...

Why I like being a military child

I like being a military kid because I love my dad.

Freedom is What We Have

Freedom is what we have
Freedom is what our soldiers have
Freedom is what some countries don’t have