Of the 230 athletes on Team USA competing at the Sochi Olympics next week, six will be military athletes from the Army World Class Athlete Program.
18:03 February 5, 2014
Sgt. 1st Class William K. Lacey died from injuries received during a rocket-propelled grenade attack in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, according to the DOD.
January 5, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard’s heavy polar ice breaker is headed to Antarctic waters to assist Russian and Chinese vessels trapped in ice there. It will take the 399-foot-long Polar Star about a week to reach the trapped ships.
January 4, 2014
2013 IN REVIEW
Sexy keywords, feature interviews with veterans, international tension – the Top 10 most read stories for 2013 on Stripes.com has it all.
December 24, 2013
2013 IN REVIEW
Stripes’ YouTube channel produced over 200 videos in 2013 from bureaus in the U.S., Europe, Pacific and Afghanistan, but only a few can make the most watched list.
December 18, 2013
Jermaine Jones is one of several German-American players with paternal ties to the U.S. military who have contributed to the U.S. Men's National Team recent success, including qualifying for its seventh consecutive FIFA World Cup.
December 17, 2013
Tucked inside a hangar behind one of this country’s best aviation museums is a sight few people get to see: The first aircraft to fly above Japan.
November 11, 2013
“From Johnson Air Base Since 1960,” reads the sign for Nick’s, the American-style hamburger and steak joint one Little League baseball throw from what is now the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Iruma Air Base.
October 25, 2013
A trip to Japan’s Iruma Air Base of present day and America’s Johnson Air Base from post-WWII is possible, in a sense, on the same day next month.
October 25, 2013
The first-of-its-kind test on Sept. 19 initially appeared like a normal F-16 takeoff, with a pilot in the cockpit conducting preflight checks. Then, with engine raring to go, the proximal pilot exited the cockpit and two remote Air Force pilots executed the flawless takeoff.
September 24, 2013
In the beginning, the U.S. military airborne division consisted of mostly balloons. That was over 100 years ago, during the end of the Civil War. The flying machines have come a long way, from mounted machine guns on experimental planes to the modern F-35 jet, with its well-known status as the most expensive weapon ever built.
September 18, 2013
Since President Obama called him a “true American hero” last week in presenting him with the Medal of Honor, Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter has been a busy soldier. In New York City alone, Carter appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, visited the 9/11 Memorial and shook hands with Derek Jeter before a game at Yankee Stadium.
September 2, 2013
Army took down Morgan State 28-12 Friday at Michie Stadium in West Point, N.Y., while Air Force took care of Colgate 38-13 Saturday from Falcon Stadium on the U.S. Air Force Academy campus in Colo.
September 1, 2013
James Gandolfini, best known for his body of work on the HBO drama series “The Sopranos,” also produced two documentaries on veterans’ issues for the cable network before his death Wednesday at the age of 51.
June 20, 2013
At least 85,000 were killed March 10, 1945, when U.S. B-29 bombers began dropping incendiary bombs of jellied gasoline and magnesium on the dense and wooden metropolis of Tokyo. Since 2002, a little-known brick structure within the historical bomb zone represents the main archive for the Great Tokyo Air Raid.
May 16, 2013
“Twenty-one strong – dig deep” is the pre-game cheer this year for the girls soccer team at Yokota High School, one of many motivating phrases being taught by first-year coach Nicole Angel.
March 27, 2013
USS Guardian is cut to pieces from a reef in the Philippines
March 17, 2013
Toshio Suzuki joined Stars and Stripes as a web editor/reporter in 2012 at the Tokyo bureau on Yokota Air Base. He has previously written sports and features for The Oregonian, The Dallas Morning News and Newark Star-Ledger, among others. He graduated from the journalism school at the University of Oregon in 2004 and is originally from Portland, Ore.