Friendship and beer bring Americans and Germans together at Grafenwoehr

The 62nd German-American Volksfest kicked off Friday with music, beer and fun for the whole family. 

US Coast Guard sends its ‘deployable specialized forces’ to Australia for first time

The U.S. Coast Guard sent 100 members of its high-risk “deployable specialized forces” to the massive Talisman Sabre exercise underway in Australia.

US Marines practice their air-assault and extraction skills at Australian airfield

Six MV-22 Ospreys landed on the airfield that U.S. and Australian forces have contracted for use during Talisman Sabre.

Japanese sailors share their ‘secret’ curry recipes with US Navy chefs in Yokosuka 

Japanese curry, a popular dish whose recipes are jealously guarded in the galleys of the country’s naval vessels, is coming to American clubs at the homeport of the U.S. 7th Fleet. 

Firepower demonstrations 1,000 miles apart signal start of massive exercise in Australia

Two live-fire demonstrations kicked off the largest-ever Talisman Sabre exercise.

Video | Sights and Sounds: Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea

A visit to Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, July 9, 2023.

Former US Army facility is home to Germany’s national garden show

Spinelli Barracks in Mannheim, Germany, has been transformed from a giant military logistics hub into the home of the Bundesgartenschau, or federal horticulture show, which runs through Oct. 8.

Marine balances her service with dreams of making Olympic bobsled team

First Lt. Riley Tejcek, 26, is competitive. She played softball at George Washington University, and she was named this year’s Ms. Military. Now, as a bobsledder, she’s aiming to be the first female Marine in the Olympics.

Strikes at US military bases in Italy disrupt traffic, but services largely unaffected

Food courts, child care centers and recreation facilities at NSA Naples remained open despite the strike called by two unions representing 4,000 Italian employees at Army, Air Force and Navy bases throughout Italy.

‘I refuse to go back in hiding’: ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ days loom large during Pride Day parade at Yokosuka

Cheerful moments at a Pride Day parade at Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan were interspersed with somber reflections on the history of LGBTQ+ service members.