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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any...

Torii Station Dental Clinic relocating to Kadena Flight Line Clinic Jun. 7-21

The Torii Station Dental Clinic will be relocating to the Kadena Flight Line Clinic from June 7-21 2018. During this time they will still provide...

MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Pilots sit in the cockpit during a training flight from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Yokota Air Base May 22. Training flights are a way for Marine pilots to get flight hours to help maintain their proficiency. They are also used to prepare pilots to fly in harsher weather if needed. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour)

In the Life of Marines: Pilot

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

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicole Rogge

Local, US communities compete in Camp Kinser Triathlon

CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, Japan – Participants begin the bike portion of their race May 18 during the Kinser Triathlon aboard Camp Kinser, Okinawa,...

Kevin Hines, a suicide survivor and activist for suicide prevention, speaks to Airmen assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing about his story at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Hines is one of 36 people to survive a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Breaking down the image: Mental health

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Life in the military can be stressful for anyone from an Airman to a general officer. Fortunately, the 28th...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andy Martinez

1st MAW spouses take home the trophy

Maj. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing’s commanding general, recognizes the team members who won the Spouse Okinawa Area Kickball...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Mark Fike

3rd MLG, 3rd Recon Marines drop a Polaris MRZR from C-130 for the first time

Marines with 3rd Air Delivery Platoon, Landing Support Company, 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, monitor the jump...

World music fest to be held in Futenma area May 26

Looking for something different, maybe the beat of a different drum?

Well, look no further than the Ajiru Music Festival, which will be...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour

MCIPAC hosts a naturalization ceremony

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Marine Corps Installations Pacific hosted a naturalized ceremony May 17 at the Ocean Breeze aboard Camp Foster....

Sgt. Brent Hawkins, the recipient of the Sapper Squad Leader Award, poses for a photo May 18, 2018 on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Hawkins recently won the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 3rd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper Challenge. Hawkins, a native of Decatur, Illinois, is a squad leader with Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Parks)

Decatur native named most impactful squad leader

OKINAWA, Japan -- Sgt. Brent Hawkins, a squad leader with Combat Engineering Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, recently won...

Marines with Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, load onto busses headed to Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 18, 2018. BLT 2/5 will be taking up the role as the Ground Combat Element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps’ only continuously forward deployed MEU, provides a flexible force ready to perform a wide range of military operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matt Navarra/Released)

“Retreat, Hell!” Marines land in Okinawa

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan (May 21, 2018) – The Marines and Sailors of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, joined the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in...

Several people gather at the annual vendor fair at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 18, 2018. The event provides and opportunity for the base and local vendors to come together in support of the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica H. Smith)

Vendor fair: promoting businesses, building relationships

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- After four months of planning and organization, Kadena Air Base welcomed representatives for 22 local businesses into...

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