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Families practice social distancing during an outdoor church service at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Across Japan, U.S. military chapels ceased in-person religious services in March to prevent the coronavirus’ spread. But on Sunday, five of Yokosuka’s 11 religious communities held modified in-person services for the first time in 12 weeks. (Photo by Caitlin Doornbos/Stars and Stripes)  #navy #usnavy #militarylife #militaryfamily #yokosuka #yokosukabase Military Families, Military Life, Family Practice, Worship Service, 12 Weeks, Us Navy, Oasis, Sunday, March

‘Oasis in a desert’: Some US military communities in Japan resume in-person worship services

The first in-person church services in months at Yokosuka Naval Base were outdoors at the base ballpark.

Hundreds of soldiers and family members bundled up and braved the cold for the holiday tree lighting ceremony at Grafenwoehr, Germany. Photo by Martin Egnash/Stars and Stripes Holiday Tree, Christmas Eve, Christmas Ideas, Federal Agencies, Germany, Military Families, Tree Lighting, Soldiers, Stripes

Soldiers and families get into the holiday spirit at Grafenwoehr

Hundreds of soldiers and family members bundled up and braved the cold for the holiday tree lighting ceremony at an Army base in Germany on Tuesday.

Blackhawk football players stand for the national anthem before their game against the Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Friday, Nov. Photo by Matthew Keeler/Stars and Stripes Military Families, Military Life, Football Fans, Football Players, Blackhawks Players, National Anthem, South Korea, Cheerleading, Victorious

National anthem at Camp Humphreys

Here’s a glimpse from the sidelines as Camp Humphreys took on Nile C. Kinnick in South Korea (check out our game coverage here):

Kids high-fived Wookiees, hugged Jawas and posed for photos with Spider-Man at the main exchange on Ramstein Air Base over the weekend, as the mall celebrated its anniversary. Military Families, Poses For Photos, Mandalorian, Weekend Is Over, Starwars, Logan, Garland, Spiderman, Fans

KMCC Comic Con at Ramstein Air Base

Kids high-fived Wookiees, hugged Jawas and posed for photos with Spider-Man at the main exchange on Ramstein Air Base over the weekend, as the mall celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Zachary Odom, takes a seat inside a cardboard boat at the cardboard boat race, held at Aviano Air Base in Italy, Sept. Photo by Norman Llamas/Stars and Stripes Cardboard Boat Race, Military Families, Community Building, Outdoor Recreation, Llamas, Norman, Air Force, Red And White, Stripes

Cardboard boat race at Aviano

The red-white-and-blue couldn’t defeat the olive-drab-and-silver at Aviano Air Base’s inaugural cardboard boat race in Italy this week.

The Kubasaki Dragons salute the flag before the start of their first football game of the season against the Kadena Panthers at Mike Petty Stadium on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Saturday, Sept. Photo by Carlos M. Vazquez II/Stars and Stripes Okinawa Japan, Kyoto Japan, Japanese Geisha, Japanese Kimono, Saluting The Flag, First Football Game, Parasailing, Chicago Restaurants, Washington State

Kubasaki Dragons football game on Okinawa

Here's a glimpse of what it was like on the sidelines as Kadena played Kubasaki at Mike Petty Stadium.

USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier departs Yokosuka for year’s first patrol Uss Ronald Reagan, Navy Sailor, Military Families, Aircraft Carrier, Us Navy, Wednesday, New York Skyline, Dads, Stripes

Waving goodbye to Dad to Yokosuka

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.

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Waving goodbye to Dad to Yokosuka

Sailors’ families gathered on the pier Wednesday morning as the USS Ronald Reagan left its homeport to patrol the Indo-Pacific region, its first deployment of 2019.

Military mothers and spouses applaud as first lady Melania Trump speaks during the third annual Celebration of Military Mothers at the White House. Photo by Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Military Families, Army Mom, Military Spouse, Marine Officer, First Lady Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Mothers, Third, Celebration

Military moms get a Mother's Day salute at the White House

President Donald Trump told a group of military moms gathered in the East Room of the White House for the third annual Celebration of Military Mothers that their "unwavering dedication and support strengthens our entire nation."

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump talk with military moms and spouses during the third annual Celebration of Military Mothers at the White House. Photo by Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Military Families, Military Spouse, Marine Officer, Greatest Presidents, First Lady Melania Trump, Donald Trump, Mothers, Third, Celebration

Military moms get a Mother's Day salute at the White House

President Donald Trump told a group of military moms gathered in the East Room of the White House for the third annual Celebration of Military Mothers that their "unwavering dedication and support strengthens our entire nation."

High school students from Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo perform during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration. Photo by Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes Korean Kimchi, Hula Dancers, Heritage Month, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cultural Experience, Asian American, Ikebana, Traditional Outfits, Students

Yokota students celebrate Asian, Pacific islander heritage

The military community at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo packed a high school gymnasium Monday to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Students and volunteers show off traditional Japanese clothing during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Photo by Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes Japanese Clothing, Japanese Outfits, Traditional Japanese, Traditional Outfits, Korean Kimchi, Hula Dancers, Military Families, Heritage Month, Japanese Tea Ceremony

Yokota students celebrate Asian, Pacific islander heritage

The military community at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo packed a high school gymnasium Monday to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Students dress up in traditional clothing during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Photo by Allen Onstott/Stars and Stripes Korean Kimchi, Hula Dancers, Military Families, Heritage Month, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Cultural Experience, Asian American, Japan Photo, Traditional Outfits

Yokota students celebrate Asian, Pacific islander heritage

The military community at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo packed a high school gymnasium Monday to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

Patients recount medical horrors under care of military doctors, with no legal recourse Military Families, Military Spouse, Military Personnel, Army Green Beret, Medical Malpractice Cases, Army Sergeant, Circuit Court, Abdominal Pain, Capitol Hill

Megan Stayskal watches her husband testify on Capitol Hill

A special legal shield, known as the Feres Doctrine, blocks military servicemembers and their relatives from seeking recourse in court for medical malpractice.

Aviano’s Fighter Squadron 'Buzzards' return home Close Air Support, Military Homecoming, Military Families, Buzzard, Us Air Force, Llamas, Hugs, Norman, Two By Two

A hug for Dad at Aviano

The “Buzzards” six-month deployment was in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

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Aviano’s 510th Fighter Squadron 'Buzzards' return home

The “Buzzards” six-month deployment was in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

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