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Marine Forces Japan reverts health-risk level to ‘substantial’ after Okinawa outbreaks

“These changes are motivated by the current spread of COVID-19 and have been implemented to protect our forces, our families, and the local community,” said a statement issued by III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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Humphreys runner Elliott taking it to next level

Humphreys track, cross country runner commits to run for D-II Arkansas-Monticello.


Hal Foster, former Stars and Stripes senior editor and longtime journalism professor, dies at 75

Hal Foster, a media professor at the University of Idaho who worked as a senior editor at Stars and Stripes in the 1980s, died Wednesday of a heart attack in Coeur d’Alene. He was 75.


USFJ-AFL season canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 season was at the halfway point, with two-time defending league champion Hansen at 3-0.


Pacific Storm Tracker

Tropical Storm 02W (Nuri), # 8 FINAL

Nuri downgraded to tropical depression, makes landfall southwest of Hong Kong; Signal 1 raised by Hong Kong Observatory.


DODEA grads wrap up 'memorable' year with unique ceremonies in Japan and Guam

Commencement ceremonies at schools in Japan, South Korea and Guam took place Wednesday through Saturday, closing out an atypical school year marked by a global coronavirus pandemic that turned DODEA classrooms into virtual experiences.


Kinnick's Gailson, Gallo named DODEA-Pacific's top athletes

For the first time, Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific has named high school Athletes of the Year. And it’s one Red Devil of a senior pair.


'First Dragon' of Kubasaki High School dies of coronavirus at age 90

Marilyn Sanders, one of the first graduates of what later became Kubasaki High School on Okinawa, died May 27, 2020. Alumni respectfully refer to her as the “First Dragon” and have honored her at numerous class reunions.


Perry wrestling champion China headed to next level

Three-time Far East heavyweight champion China signs National Letter of Intent to wrestle at D-I Campbell.


DODEA students sound off about $500 million lawsuit over College Board’s AP exams

Some students at Defense Department schools in the Pacific say they are pleased that a class-action lawsuit has been filed against the College Board over its handling of recent Advanced Placement exams.


DODEA-Pacific schools plan in-person ceremonies to supplement virtual graduations

Defense Department high schools in the Pacific are planning limited, in-person graduation ceremonies as some U.S. military bases start to loosen restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, a spokeswoman said Friday.