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Sailors aboard the USS Wasp prepare to man the rails as the amphibious-assault ship arrives in Singapore, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.  DANIEL BARKER/U.S. NAVY

USS Wasp stops in Singapore after Beijing blocks Hong Kong port visit

The USS Wasp arrived in Singapore on Tuesday, a week after its strike group of 2,200 sailors and Marines were denied a port visit to Hong Kong by...

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Alexandra Seeley

Wasp ARG, 31st MEU conduct DATF drill in the South China Sea

SOUTH CHINA SEA – USS Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted an integrated Defense of the...

Online shopping simplified Oct. 1 marks new day for DeCA patron access to benefit

FORT LEE, Va. – The Defense Commissary Agency’s new customer portal, MyCommissary, launches Oct. 1, laying the foundation for...

Army BOSS Program supports a monthly book reading event

The Army BOSS Program supported a monthly book reading event at a local preschool in Yomitan Village on Sep. 27. USAG Okinawa BOSS President, PFC...

Army Capt. Nargis Kabiri, commander of Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, helps her team prepare an M119 Howitzer on Fort Stewart, Ga., Aug. 22, 2017. (Army photo by Pfc. Zoe Garbarino)

Mattis: More Data Needed to Assess Women’s Effectiveness in Combat Arms

WASHINGTON -- With so few women in combat arms right now, the services and Defense Department officials really can’t judge how successful the...

U.S. Marines and civilian law enforcement personnel observe a technique during a demonstration at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, September 12, 2018. The new defensive tactics program provides an array of ground fighting techniques that were lacking in other defensive tactics programs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Andrew R. Bray)

Okinawa Marines bringing uniformity to defensive tactics

The Marine Corps implemented a new standardized defensive tactics course to help military law enforcement better defend themselves and be able to...

Kadena High School Tennis Clinic Sept. 29

Date: Sept. 29, 9-11 a.m.

(Rain Date: Oct. 13)
Where: Risner Tennis Courts
Charity: Members of the Shisa Volleyball Club collected donations for orphanages and homes for handicapped children in Bangkok, Thailand. Zoe Wiedley, Kayla Rodriguez, Yoselyn Johnson, Abigail Robinson, Tella Barone, Mimi Larry Sophia Baumbach Jaila Simms… front row: Anya Andrada and Alyssa Alverado

Okinawa's Shisa Volleyball Club making global impact in Thailand

Shisa Volleyball Club (Okinawa) athletes are making a global impact as ambassadors of the United States!!  In August, eleven athletes (nine from...
Take Command of Your Health

Use TRICARE online tools to help you choose a health plan

If you’re eligible for TRICARE, you can choose from a variety of plans. This...

Where Heroes Win! Military shoppers can score Army-Navy game tickets with exchange sweepstakes

Exchange shoppers have a chance to score seats to the 2018 Army-Navy Game with their MILITARY STAR® card.    

The Army & Air Force...

Sylvia Maiko Black, Center Operations Specialist

USO Okinawa Staff Highlight: Sylvia Maiko Black

Name:  Sylvia Maiko Black
Position Title: Center Operations Specialist
Time worked at USO:...

A M16 A4 service rifle is broken down for an inspection and cleaning Aug. 9, 2018 at the Camp Foster armory, Okinawa, Japan. Small arms repair technicians maintain and repair weapons used by Marines. Without the proper maintenance small arms repair technicians conduct, the safety of the weapon, and the Marine operator, are at risk. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelcey Seymour)

In the Life of Marines: Small Arms Repair Technician

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Military occupational specialties are the foundation of the Marine Corps. Each MOS is a cog, working with and...