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U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., poses for a photo shortly before taking over as the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in January, 2019. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Takano takes helm of VA committee, inspired by 'positive force' of incoming House members

WASHINGTON — When Congressman Mark Takano took the stage over the weekend at a student veterans convention in Orlando, Fla., it marked his first...

A surgeon at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center operates on a wounded soldier. According to a report Jan. 10, 2018, the Army, Navy and Air Force are finalizing plans to eliminate over the next few years more than 17,000 uniformed medical billets — physicians, dentists, nurses, technicians, medics and support personnel. (STARS AND STRIPES)

More than 17,000 uniformed medical jobs eyed for elimination

The Army, Navy and Air Force are finalizing plans to eliminate over the next few years more than 17,000 uniformed medical billets — physicians,...

Submit photos for the cover of Welcome to the Pacific

Have you ever dreamed about having your photo featured on the cover of a magazine?

In May 2019, the next edition of our annual Stars and...

A Coast Guard C-130 flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 31, 2018, and drops supplies to the bulk carrier Genco Augustus also responding to the emergency.  U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO

For members of the Pacific Coast Guard, it’s business as usual without the pay

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Coast Guard’s 14th District area of responsibility is a vast 12.2 million square miles in the Pacific Ocean.

It...

Information Operations: A Career Field that Needs You

The dynamic career field of Information Operations (known as IO) is growing increasingly complex in the digital age. IO remains a mission...

The My Record Mobile app, beta version, allows sailors read-only access to their Electronic Training Jackets through the MyNavy Portal, the Navy's online, self-service career management website. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)

Navy testing smartphone app for mobile access to sailor records

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Sailors can now view parts of their training records on a mobile device without having to plug electronic ID cards...

Charges have been dismissed against Okinawa-based Marine Sgt. Morgan Bergdahl, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female Marine April 21, 2018.  COURTESY OF FACEBOOK

Charges dismissed against Okinawa-based Marine accused of sexual assault

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine prosecutors Monday dropped sexual-assault charges against a sergeant accused in April of having sex with a female...

Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Barboza stands outside a Vicenza courtroom after being acquitted on charges of dereliction of duty, maltreatment and disrespecting a noncommissioned officer on Jan. 9, 2019. The case went to special court-martial after Barboza refused nonjudicial punishment.  NANCY MONTGOMERY/STARS AND STRIPES

Jury acquits senior NCO accused of pointing weapon at soldier and calling another fat

VICENZA, Italy — A senior noncommissioned officer accused of pointing a pistol at one soldier, calling another fat and improperly touching a third...

Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne discusses MHS GENESIS at the 2018 AMSUS annual meeting. (Photo by MHS Communications)

‘Good things are happening’ as DoD continues to roll out MHS GENESIS

Adopting a new electronic health record, also known as an EHR, across a large, geographically diverse enterprise is no easy task. To meet the...
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., speaks in favor of benefits for "Blue Water Navy" veterans at a Capitol Hill press conference in December, 2018. Takano, now chairman on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, and then-chairman Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., right, now the ranking member, have introduced bills at the start of the new Congress to extend benefits to the affected veterans.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

House lawmakers launch new effort to pass Blue Water Navy bill

WASHINGTON — Just days into the new congressional session, some House lawmakers are trying again to secure benefits for thousands of veterans who...

Cockfighting and Colonialism Teach-In Jan. 10

January 7, 2019 - In response to the recent federal ban on cockfighting in the US territories, Independent Guåhan will be holding a Teach-In...

Fitness, nutrition and active living: The essentials

Optimal health begins with nutrition, fitness and active living. From guidelines on developing healthy eating habits and ideas on how to stay...

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