Second federal judge bars Trump's military transgender ban

/ Nov 22, 2017

Second federal judge bars Trump's military transgender ban

A second federal judge Tuesday ruled against President Donald Trump's ban on transgender military personnel, further undermining his order by saying Pentagon-funded sex reassignment surgeries can continue to go ahead. Trump in July sent out three tweets decreeing that transgender troops could not serve "in ...

U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

Oct 11, 2017

U.S. military chopper bursts into flames in Japan

An American military helicopter burst into flames after landing in an empty field in Okinawa Wednesday. No injuries were reported. The U.S. Marines said the CH-53 chopper caught fire during a training flight and was forced to land in the village of Higashi, which is ...

U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

Sep 21, 2017

U.S. holds parachuting drill at Kadena base despite opposition

The U.S. military conducted a parachuting drill Thursday at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa's main island for the third time this year, despite calls from the Japanese government and local authorities to suspend it due to safety concerns. "It is regrettable. Japan urges the U.S. ...