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Photo Credit: Graphic courtesy of the Defense Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management

Communicating about pain

HONOLULU -- (Sept. 19, 2018) September is Pain Awareness Month, which enables people to contemplate pain, their pain, and how they may...
A firefighter from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron participates in rappelling training Sept. 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Safety when training is of utmost importance. Each participant was checked, re-checked and cleared by an instructor before rappelling down the building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

They’ll be coming down the building when they come

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan --
Something about heights makes many people a little nervous. For some, the fear of the fall causes the butterflies...

AFN TV Airing Most New and Returning Shows in its History

Pull up a chair, grab the snacks and get ready for 20 new and 40 returning TV shows on the American Forces Network (AFN).”

“We’ve never had...

Introducing Better Boarding at United Airlines

CHICAGO, Sept. 18, 2018 – Today, United Airlines is expanding enhancements to its boarding at gates in airports around the world. The updated...

Marines with India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, take a break on Aug. 3, 2018, at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan. They're wearing their test Marine Corps combat utility uniforms. The new uniforms and boots are supposed to be lighter and faster to dry.  TYLER NGIRASWEI/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines roll out lightweight jungle uniform

While their official hymn touts Marines fighting in “ev’ry clime and place” they could tote their guns, the Corps is rolling out a lightweight...

Toru Kiyan, Exchange Okinawa Butler Express Store Manager, conducts impromptu training with Madoka Tomori, a cashier at his store. (Sgt. 1st Class Luke Graziani, Army and Air Force Exchange Service Pacific Region Public Affairs/Released)

Through Karate, Butler Express Manager Finds Success

OKINAWA, JAPAN – For Toru Kiyan, the disciplines of karate have served him well in life and throughout his 33 years serving with the Exchange....
Sgt. Maj. Thomas talks to Akiko Winston, Exchange Kadena Military Clothing Store Manager, about uniform concerns.  (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Luke Graziani, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Pacific Region Public Affairs/Released)

Exchange welcomes new Pacific Region senior enlisted advisor

OKINAWA, JAPAN – Sgt. Maj. Jermaine Thomas has joined the Army & Air Force Exchange Service as the Department of Defense retailer’s senior...

Family fitness with young children

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite best efforts to stay on top of your family’s schedule, it may...

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy

Kadena: Everything but the spoonful of sugar

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cheyenne Wright, 18th Medical Group pharmacy technician, fills prescriptions Sept. 10, 2018, at Kadena Air Base,...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Terry Wong

Camp Hansen: Assemble the Howitzer

Cpl. Salvatore Ferrigno aligns a cannon tube during the reassembly of a M777 A2 Medium Towed Howitzer Sept. 14, 2018, at Camp Hansen, Okinawa,...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez

3rd Marine Division’s 76th Anniversary Social

Marines stand at parade rest during the 3rd Marine Division 76th Anniversary Social at Hashmarks, Sept. 12, 2018 on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan...

Commissaries.com offers shopping lists, recipes for nutritious family meals

FORT LEE, Va. – Military families have very busy lives and juggling commitments can often come at the expense of family meals at...

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