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Servicemembers attend a memorial ceremony for Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese woman indicted in stabbing death of US airman in Tokyo

TOKYO — Japanese authorities have indicted a 27-year-old Japanese woman accused of stabbing and killing a Yokota airman, prosecutors said in a...

A Kamov KA-32 belonging to the Korea Forest Service apparently fell while trying to take water from the river, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, officials said. (COURTESY OF SOUTH KOREA'S GANGDO)

Black Hawk pilots alert rescuers after witnessing S. Korean helicopter crash

SEOUL, South Korea — Two Army Black Hawk pilots responded quickly after witnessing the deadly crash this weekend of a South Korean firefighting...

Courtesy photo by the Military Health System

World Aids Day: TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing

HONOLULU (Nov. 30, 2018) - Diseases and illnesses do not discriminate, and they do not pick and choose who, how, and when they will attack. It...

Actor Tom Hanks speaks at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Heroes and History Makers event in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2018. Hanks was honored for his advocacy of military caregivers.  MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES

Tom Hanks thinks Hollywood isn’t best suited to tell stories of Iraq, Afghanistan wars

WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks, who starred in a blockbuster film about World War II and later produced two miniseries about that war, doesn’t think...

New guard post on the North Korean side of the Joint Security Area. Saturday’s escape occurred after both Koreas demolished front-line guard posts and swept for mines in a section of the Demilitarized Zone as part of an ambitious plan to disarm the area.  COURTESY OF SOUTH KOREA'S DEFENSE MINISTRY

N. Korean soldier defects to South as Trump hopes for 2nd summit early next year

SEOUL, South Korea – A North Korean soldier fled across the heavily fortified frontier Saturday, the military said, a rare escape that presents...

Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Collaboration and partnerships emerge as themes of Military Health transformation

Collaboration and partnership are paving the path forward for the Military Health System, explained two senior medical leaders Wednesday, Nov. 28...

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, speaks on the 1MC shipboard intercom to welcome the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to Manama, Bahrain, on Oct. 24, 2018. JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY

'Devastating news:' 5th Fleet commander found dead in Bahrain

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the 5th Fleet was found dead Saturday in Bahrain, the Navy announced.

Vice Adm....

Deadlines for shipping holiday gifts are here!

The holiday season is upon us and ‘tis the season when postal officials urge military postal service users to mail cards and presents...

Medical Marijuana Imports to Korea May Begin in Early 2019

The Ministry of Food, and Drug Safety announced yesterday that the import of medical marijuana could happen as soon as early next year.

The...

Dispelling Common Myths About the Advancement Exam

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy-Wide Advancement Exams are approaching, and if you haven’t already -- it’s time to break out your study material...

Trevor Noah talks about the GI Bill payment fiasco. (FROM A DAILY SHOW VIDEO)

The Daily Show blasts VA over GI Bill payment fiasco

WASHINGTON – Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs in a five-minute segment Thursday...

Massive earthquake causes damage to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska

WASHINGTON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson sustained a water leak Friday and only necessary personnel are now permitted on the base after a 7.0...

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