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South Korea and Japan have long feuded over a rocky and largely uninhabited territory east of the Korean Peninsula that the South calls Dokdo and Japan calls Takeshima.  COURTESY OF PIXABAY

S. Korea kicks off naval drills rehearsing defense of islets disputed by Japan

SEOUL, South Korea – Despite protests from Tokyo, South Korea kicked off naval drills Monday aimed at practicing for a theoretical fight with...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speaks to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

WASHINGTON — The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against the service’s senior enlisted sailor, claiming he has...

Maj. Joy Staab and members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment work with their Republic of Korea counterparts during Ulchi Freedom Guardian on Aug. 23, 2017.  WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD

US, South Korea suspend upcoming war games

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States suspended war games that had been slated for August, following through with President...

The Marine Corps has updated its parental-leave policy, allowing primary and secondary caregivers to take more time off after a birth or adoption.  SHANNON KROENING/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

The Marine Corps has changed its parental-leave policy so that new mothers and fathers can spend more time with their children.

The update...

From the left, the U.S. delegation at the 2018 IALA conference is Lt. Cmdr. Michael Patterson, Dave Lewald, Capt. Kevin C. Kiefer, Capt. Mary Ellen Durley, Jorge Arroyo, Cmdr. Justin A. Kimura and Dave Merrill. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Mary Ellen Durley.

Coast Guard recognized for electronic aids to navigation hurricane response

The U.S. Coast Guard was recognized by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) for its use...
The Wheelers tied the knot in February while Beth was deployed to Kuwait and John was working in Iraq.

Married in Montana: Servicemembers take advantage of state’s double-proxy law

The day Spc. Lloyd Baker wed was a somber one.

He wasn’t ruing the end of bachelorhood. It’s just that he didn’t know Feb. 4, 2009, was to...

How to afford child care after leaving the military

When a parent or both parents transition out of the armed services a lot can change, especially when it comes to child care. If you previously...

Officials are urging people to take fire safety seriously by taking the proper precautions when taking part in some of their favorite summertime activities, including starting fires; people should not use items like gasoline or kerosene, which can cause flare ups and result in serious injuries. (U.S. Air Force file photo)

Avoiding complacency key to summer fire safety

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Barbeques, fireworks and camping are all big parts of summer, but if people aren't careful, a weekend of fun can turn...

Republic of the Philippines (June 4, 2018) Crewmembers assigned to USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) handle line to more the ship at Puerto Princesa during a U.S. 7th Fleet theater security cooperation patrol. More than 40 members of the 7th Fleet staff are currently embarked on Millinocket visiting several countries in the Indo-Pacific region. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chase Hawley)

U.S. 7th Fleet completes Theater Security Cooperation Patrol

MANILA, Republic of the Philippines (June 15, 2018) Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet personnel completed a month-long theater security cooperation (TSC)...

Korea's T'Way Airlines announces Summer Ticket Sales Event

LLC T’Way has announced its “Summer Ticket Sales Event” which gets underway June 18.

The three day event will be available from 10 am to...

Korean Government injects 5 billion won to stop secret filming in toilets

The South Korean government will inject 5 billion won to stop secret filming, known as “molka” in Korea.

The Ministry of Public...

Preparing and cleaning raw produce

FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary patrons are advised to wash off raw produce before “that apple a day” one day beckons a trip to the emergency room....

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