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Retired Navy Adm. Gary Roughead, co-chair of the Commission on the National Defense Strategy, testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the commission's findings, Nov. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill. Next to him is the other co-chairman, Ambassador Eric S. Edelman.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Budget cuts could imperil military and national security, experts, lawmakers warn

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon, which is facing potential spending cuts next year, could see U.S. armed forces suffer and a possible national security...

The USS John S. McCain has been undergoing repairs at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, since its deadly collision with a merchant ship in August 2017.  CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES

USS McCain leaves dry dock 15 months after collision that killed 10 sailors

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS John S. McCain floated again into the waters of its homeport on Tuesday, 15 months after a collision with a...

Speakin' Korean: Soupy Speak

In the average Korean household it is common to have some type of soup at almost every meal. Of course these soups are normally a far cry from...

Navy musicians perform with Republic of Korea Navy Band

SEOUL (Nov. 25, 2018) - Members of the United States Navy Band, based in Washington, visited with their counterparts in the Republic of Korea Navy...

Elisa Zwanenburg (left) and Al Richmond (right) engage in their favorite father-daughter activity, marathon running. (Courtesy photo by James Frank)

Going the distance runs in the family

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Elisa Zwanenburg vividly remembers cutting up orange slices as a child and going to pass them out to her dad as he ran by in...

Average winter temps expected in Southeast Korea this winter

Temperatures this winter in the southeastern regions of Korea will be similar to last years according to predictions from local weather...

International marriages rise in Korea first time in 6 years

Government data showed today, the number of international marriages between a South Korean national and a foreigner inched up last year, ending...

Busan restaurants most economic impact on tourism numbers rise

A recent survey has revealed that restaurant businesses in Busan have had the most economic impact in the local tourism industry.

According...

Camp Humphreys closes major access gate after incident with car

SEOUL, South Korea — Camp Humphreys, the main U.S. military base in South Korea, closed one of its main access gates this weekend after an...

North Korean soldiers look across the border near the Military Demarcation Line at Panmunjom, South Korea, on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)

UN grants sanctions exemption for inter-Korean railway, report says

SEOUL, South Korea — The United Nations Security Council has granted a sanctions exemption that will allow North and South Korea to move forward...

Lt. Gen. Michael A. Bills, Eighth Army commanding general; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Schmidt, serve up the Thanksgiving meal to U.S. and ROK soldiers at CTF Defender. (Photo Credit: Capt. Marion Jo Nederhoed)

LTG Bills visits CTF Defender to serve Thanksgiving meals, recognize dining facility's official open

Lt. Gen. Michael A. Bills, Eighth Army commanding general; Brig. Gen. Kim Tae Up, Eighth Army deputy commanding general; and Command Sgt. Maj....

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Orlando Alvarez, attached to 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), poses for a portrait on Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 19, 2018. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Parnell)

From Nicaraguan refugee to US Soldier

FORT BLISS, Texas -- Those who consider the military always have a reason for joining. Whether to continue a family tradition of service, or to...

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