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Kiwi Chamber to celebrate 10 years of Seoul wine fest May 26 & June 2

While to many from around the world, New Zealand may be known as the land of hobbits, elves and one ring to rule them all.
Kubasaki High School at Camp Foster, Okinawa.  COURTESY OF DODEA

Possible shooter threat cancels classes at Okinawa base schools

Threatening graffiti sparked fears of potential shooting incidents at two Okinawa base high schools, prompting officials to cancel classes and...

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts a physical training session with Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and service members from across the joint force at the inaugural DoD Readiness and Resilience Workshop at Fort McNair in Washington, April 17, 2018. The workshop featured speakers and covered topics to optimize human performance through the body, mind, and spirit. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, Troxell says

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military’s mission is to fight and win the nation’s wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally...

Nile C. Kinnick senior Exotica Hall matched her Far East meet record of 1.65 meters in the high jump, but missed three times at 1.68.  DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

More marks fall as Kinnick and potential new rival Humphreys triumph

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – She scratched on every attempt during last year’s Far East.

Trinity Fiers vowed that she wouldn’t make the same...

Camp Humphreys, the Army's sprawling garrison south of Seoul, as seen in 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Military vets-turned-lawmakers say US forces should remain on Korean Peninsula

WASHINGTON — Two congressman from different corners of the country and the political aisle warned Tuesday that it would be a mistake to remove U.S...

An airman puts his smartphone in a locker before entering the intelligence room at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas on May 12, 2015.  DAVID BERNAL DEL AGUA/U.S. AIR FORCE

Mattis won’t ban cellphones from Pentagon; use in secure areas remains restricted

WASHINGTON — Personal mobile devices including cellphones will not be banned from the Pentagon, but Defense Department guidance released Tuesday...

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved legislation to end the Veterans Choice Program and implement new rules about when and where veterans can seek medical treatment from private facilities. The 14-9 committee vote was along party lines.  PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BEV SCHILLING/STARS AND STRIPES

Senate panel proposal increases chances for record military pay raise

WASHINGTON — A key Senate committee on Tuesday endorsed a growing movement to enact a 2.6 percent military pay raise, the highest in nearly a...

Graphic illustration of Air Force safety inspection module. A new module has been launched through the Air Force Safety Automated System on May 17, 2018, arming safety professionals Air Force-wide with a single method to document and track both spot and annual inspections, as well as safety assessments and evaluations at a local and enterprise level. (Air Force graphic by Keith Wright)

New tool enhances AF safety inspections, assessments and evaluations

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- A new module has been launched through the Air Force Safety Automated System on May 17,2018, arming safety...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 5.5 million Americans, up to 1.7 percent of the population, may have Alzheimer’s disease. Symptoms such as memory problems, impaired reasoning or judgment, vision or spatial issues, and difficulty finding words can indicate early stages of the disease. (U.S. Army graphic)

Years in the making: how the risk for Alzheimer’s disease can be reduced

From forgetting names to repeating questions, or having trouble remembering a recent event, growing older presents some challenges for an aging...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis, left, swore in John H. Gibson II as chief management officer for the Defense Department at the Pentagon, May 18, 2018. The CMO is responsible for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's business operations. DoD photo by Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.

Mattis swears in DoD’s first Chief Management Officer

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis today swore in John H. Gibson II as the department’s chief management officer, hailing him as the...

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton

Pacific Partnership 2018 kicks-off in Thailand for first time

PATTAYA, Thailand (NNS) – Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR)...

Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a hearing on Oct. 3, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

WASHINGTON — When Adm. John Sidney “Jack” Jr. commanded U.S. forces in the Pacific, he would visit troops in Korea every Christmas, stare across...