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Soldiers from the 9th Infantry Regiment pose with one of three Balangiga bells in the Philippines in 1902 in this photo, displayed in the 2nd Infantry Division museum. Legislators from Wyoming oppose the Pentagon's planned return of the bells to the Philippines.

Battle lines form over decision to return church bells to Philippines

Veterans and lawmakers from Wyoming have voiced their objections to a Pentagon plan to return church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a...


Six provisions of the 2019 NDAA that could impact your wallet

WASHINGTON – Servicemembers will see a rash of changes with the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that could impact their pocketbooks,...

Air Force dress blues may shed their corporate look for a service uniform that reflects the service's heritage as Air Force leaders eye uniform changes. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)

New Air Force dress blues may draw on service’s heritage

The Air Force may follow suit with the Army by adopting a dress uniform that reflects its history.

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force...

A member of the Okinawa-based III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performs a solo during a concert late last month on Guam. (CAMERON PARKS/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Okinawa-based Marines attempt to win hearts and minds through music

HAGATNA, Guam — Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band aren’t your typical Marines.

Yes, they must face screaming drill...

Bibimbap: Perfect Korean dish for any appetite

Someone once said, "First we eat, then we do everything else."  That's a quote that probably few, if any would disagree with.  For people from all...

U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Vincent Brooks certifies improved safety features at Rodriguez Live Fire Range, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018.  DAVID CHAPMAN/U.S. ARMY

USFK certifies safety improvements at Rodriguez range amid outrage over stray rounds

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The U.S. military certified $12 million worth of safety improvements at the Rodriquez Live Fire Range near the border...

Bul-dak “fire chicken” (Photo by Matt Crawford and Ian Henderson)

Korean Ring of Fire

Once, when taking a friend to a local agujjim (monkfish) restaurant, we were devastated to find that the red volcanic sludge in the pan was...

Tropical Storm Leepi heading toward Korean peninsula

1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, Japan time: Fleet Activities Sasebo has set Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness All Clear. Closest point of...

General Services Administration stores are being updated from selling government-managed inventory to having their shelves stocked by commercial vendors such as Office Depot. ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

Eclectic on-base supply shops getting commercial makeovers

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — In need of a typewriter ribbon, top-secret shredder, ornamental eagle or flight jacket like one worn by President Donald...

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service recently opened a two-register outlet at Robertson Barracks to replace a mobile exchange that had served troops out of a 44-foot container at the home of Marine Rotational Force Darwin in Australia.  COURTESY OF AAFES

AAFES opens Darwin exchange to serve more Marines Down Under

A new exchange is the latest evidence of a growing Marine Corps presence in Australia’s Northern Territory.

The Army and Air Force Exchange...


Military pay raise, 15,000 new troops, promotion reforms: 5 key aspects of the 2019 defense budget

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act into law Monday, marking the first on-time passage of the...

Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, center, accompanied by Timothy McMahon, director of Forensic Services at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner's DNA Identification Lab, left, and John Byrd of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's Central Identification Laboratory, right, speaks about the recently repatriated remains from North Korea during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.  ANDREW HARNIK/AP

Remains from North Korea in moderate to poor condition, could take years to identify

WASHINGTON – It will take scientists months to determine how many sets of Korean War remains were in 55 boxes handed over by North Korea,...