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Lance Corporal Samuel Ribeiro, an adjutant clerk on Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, Calif., receives information about the College Level Examination Program at the base library on Sept. 9, 2013. U.S. MARINES

Services reinstating tuition assistance

WIESBADEN, Germany — The military is reinstating tuition assistance, relied on by tens of thousands of servicemembers to help pay for college,...

Ronald Wiesner, a special investigator specializing in sex crimes investigations for the Kaiserslautern office of the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, speaks with teens Wednesday at Kaiserslautern High School during a presentation he developed to inform students about sexual assault and sexual abuse. (Photo by Matt Millham/Stars and Stripes)

CID program targets child sex abuse

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Most freshmen at Kaiserslautern High School know what Pokemon cards are. That, says an Army special agent who...

Red Ribbon Week honors agent, healthy lifestyles

Red Ribbon Week 2013 runs Oct. 23 through 31 to promote awareness of child drug abuse. The week is organized by the National Family Partnership...

Zachary Smith, left, and Nicholas Von Eicken, second-graders at Ramstein Elementary School take turns reading and answering questions about a story during a "cooperative buddy" reading activity. The Department of Defense Education Activity is investing much time and money into its early literacy program, including implementing a new time-intensive reading assessment for more than 30,000 students in kindergarten through third grade.

Teachers, DODEA clash over use of new testing system

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The largest union representing educators at U.S. military schools stateside and overseas is fighting the implementation...

Jim and Marcia Hashman take time to smile at the summit of Mount Fuji in July 2013. The Hashmans climbed the mountain while Jim was battling early onset ALS. Due to his condition, Jim Hashman has applied for a disability retirement but it couldn't be processed because of the government shutdown, which left him and his wife stranded in Japan without specialists to treat the disease. COURTESY JIM HASHMAN

Shutdown leaves DODEA educator in limbo as he battles ALS

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — For Jim Hashman, the timing of the government shutdown could not have been worse.

A long-time educator with...

Guam romps, eyes playoff seeding

UPPER TUMON, Guam – Lorden Aguon and Guam High did their part Friday. Now, the waiting begins.

Aguon, the senior quarterback, went 13-for-16...

Zama American quarterback Nick Zeagler tries to evade the tackle of Robert D. Edgren defender Spencer Robison during the 2012 DODDS Pacific Far East High School Division II football championship game at Camp Zama, Japan. Due to the 2013 budget impasse, some theater-wide Pacific activities are in peril. (Photo by Robert Shaw/Special to Stars and Stripes)

DODEA cancels Pacific journalism conference, other events up in air

TORII STATION, Okinawa — The budget impasse has forced Department of Defense Education Activity in Japan to postpone its annual Far East...

No FY14 budget, tuition assistance suspended

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- With the U.S. government failing to pass a fiscal 2014 budget, all tuition assistance for classes starting on or after Oct. 1...

Humphreys boys volleyball players celebrate with coach Ashley Gooch, left, after their Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference debut Friday at Camp George, South Korea. The Blackhawks stunned Daegu, rallying to beat them 8-25, 25-17, 13-25, 25-16, 15-12 in the first match in school history, played by players all in their first varsity match. (Photo by Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

DODDS Pacific faces tough budget decisions on sports

TORII STATION, Okinawa — Far East sports tournaments are still on the schedule. Regular seasons have not yet been shortened either. But belt-...

Guam bounces back by routing Southern

SANTA RITA, Guam – Right from the game’s first play, it was apparent Guam High football was determined to turn Tuesday’s heartbreak into Saturday’...

Cherish Despain holds a finished picture of her mom, Lorene Despain, created as part of a project on local heroes by members of Karen Griffis' class at Feltwell Elementary School. (Photo by David Hodge/Stars and Stripes)

DODEA schools to stay open if government shuts down

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Department of Defense Education Activity schools will continue their normal schedules in the event of a federal...

DoDEA Announces 2013 SAT® Results

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students continue their high participation rate on the SAT exam and continue...

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