Zushi Beach in Japan is a popular destination for U.S. sailors, but now local officials have banned visitors from barbecuing on the beach, drinking alcohol outside of restaurants and displaying ‘scary’ tattoos, according to Stars and Stripes.
Even amid the brewing storm clouds that are gathering over the Pentagon’s call for significant budget cuts in 2015, the services’ senior enlisted advisers showed that it’s still possible to keep a sense of humor.
A massive veterans legislative package that would have expanded a host of post-military benefits was sidelined Thursday after Senate Democratic backers failed to find enough support among their Republican colleagues.
Reminders of Flight 93 are everywhere on the USS Somerset, the Navy’s newest ship.
The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday.
A Japanese city’s new ordinance that bars visitors to a beach near Yokosuka Naval Base from showing off large tattoos is not meant to target U.S. service members, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Japan told Military Times.
A policy update posted Wednesday on Facebook by the Defense Commissary Agency is aimed at preventing abuse of the system through bulk buying and coupon redemption.
C-17 #1 Arrives(click to view full) In March 2006, the Australian government announced that the Australian Defence Forces would acquire up to 4 new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III strategic airlift planes and associated equipment for A$ 2 billion ($1.49 billion then conversion). In April 2011, Australia upped their order to 5 aircraft, and will soon add a 6th plane to their fleet. Since that first contract, RAAF C-17As have been rolling off the assembly line, arriving on or ahead of schedule, and flying the (un)friendly skies to support Australia’s military and humanitarian efforts around the globe. The first plane arrived in Australia in December 2006, and the 4th plane arrived in March 2008. Even that didn’t mean C-17 expenses were done. …
The last U.S. troops to fly from the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, to Afghanistan departed Friday, marking the end of the base’s role as a transit hub after more than 12 years.
China’s state media announced that both President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang are members of a new “Internet security and informatization” executive group whose purpose seems to be a mix of maintaining internal control and countering external threats. That is quite the high profile display of interest. Xinhua [in Chinese] | WaPo. …