Prominent Baptist pastor in military-ruled Myanmar detained again hours after release from prison

The former head of the Kachin Baptist Convention, who met with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in December 2019, was among 3,300 prisoners released Wednesday to mark a traditional holiday in Myanmar. Hours later, security forces took him away from his home, saying it was for his own protection.

US Navy trying experimental tech to help secure Guam

The U.S. Navy has turned to experimental technology to protect remote but critical networks against Chinese hackers, signing a contract with a small mobile carrier to provide cybersecurity for telecommunication companies based on the island of Guam.

First shipboard USO center in 7th Fleet opens ahead of carrier’s expected departure

Sailors aboard the USS Ronald Reagan gathered deep inside the aircraft carrier on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the U.S. 7th Fleet’s first shipboard USO center.

Unexploded shell from WWII found at tourist destination on Okinawa

Japanese authorities on Thursday night planned to remove an unexploded, 110-pound shell recently discovered at a construction site in Onna Village.

Demand supports creation, expansion of food pantries on Marine bases in Japan

Marine bases in Japan recently opened one new food pantry and expanded another to ease persistent food insecurity that affects one-fourth of all U.S. military members.

European air forces to train across Indo-Pacific this summer

Pacific Skies, a series of exercises between mid-June and mid-August, will involve 1,800 airmen and aircraft from Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom, Germany’s air force said in a news release Tuesday.

US envoy to the UN vows support for families of Japanese who were abducted and taken to North Korea

America stands with Japan until all the Japanese abducted by North Korea decades ago return home to end their painful separation, United States ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said in Tokyo.

Army’s rapid development office tasked with fast-tracking Guam missile defense

The Army branch responsible for bringing new technology quickly into the U.S. arsenal is now tasked with creating an integrated missile defense system on Guam, a need the Indo-Pacific commander classified as paramount.

‘Hit the mark’: 101st soldiers impressed after firing Army’s new rifles for first time

The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team recently became the Army’s first brigade to field the XM7 rifle officially and the Army’s new XM250 squad automatic weapon.

Pentagon IG report finds military facilities at ‘increased risk’ of fuel spills

An investigation by the Pentagon’s Inspector General released this month found that military officials have failed to provide proper oversight of fuel facilities and that they are now “at an increased risk of fuel leaks and spills.”