Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki

Okinawa governor calls for dramatic reduction of US military footprint on the island

Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki is urging Tokyo and Washington to slash the U.S. military footprint on the island where some 30,000 U.S. troops are stationed.

PETA pushes Pentagon to end the drinking of cobra blood during jungle survival training

An animal rights group has petitioned the Pentagon to end the practice of Marines and soldiers decapitating snakes and consuming their blood during survival training at the annual Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand.

Army considers change to Combat Fitness Test scoring for male, female soldiers

The Army could adjust how it scores its new Combat Fitness Test to account for the “biological differences” between men and women, a service spokeswoman said Friday.

Report: Marine Corps has most hazing complaints for FY2020

For the fifth year, the Marine Corps has had the most hazing complaints among the military services, according to a new Defense Department report.

Marines at Okinawa’s Jungle Warfare Training Center say goodbye to dog who was ‘one of the guys’

He was lazy and overweight. He smelled terrible. He ate colorful, neurotoxic newts and survived repeated bites by poisonous snakes. But at the end of the day, he was every Marine’s best friend.

Defense secretary will order military-wide stand down to address extremism

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will direct a military-wide stand down to address extremism within the ranks he told top military leaders in a meeting Wednesday, according to his top spokesman.

Navy task force makes 56 recommendations to address diversity and bias

A task force made 56 recommendations related to inclusion and diversity of personnel to improve the culture of the Navy, according to its report released Wednesday.

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