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NMCB 5 Conducts Mount-Out Exercise

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 completed a 48-hour Mount-Out Exercise (MOX) onboard Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, June 19-20....

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Military making headway on opioid epidemic among servicemembers, vets, officials say

WASHINGTON — The military is seeing significantly lower levels of opioid abuse and use as it installs a series of reforms in the midst of a drug...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speakes to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy’s top enlisted sailor announces retirement amidst misconduct probe

WASHINGTON – The Navy’s senior enlisted sailor on Thursday announced he would leave the service in an attempt to “avoid distraction” as the Navy...

U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake of people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the U.S.at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.  U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

DHS requests room for up to 20,000 unaccompanied minors on military bases

WASHINGTON — Up to 20,000 migrant children could be housed on U.S. military bases under a plan being considered by President Donald Trump’s...

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Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a contract to BAE Systems to produce and deliver the Amphibious Combat Vehicle. Following a successful Milestone C decision by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition, the contract options worth $198 million will allow BAE Systems to build 30 low rate production vehicles, which will start delivering in the fall of next year.

Marine Corps Systems Command awards contract to produce ACV

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Marine Corps Systems Command awarded a contract to produce Amphibious Combat Vehicles—a much-needed modernization to the...

A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s force reconnaissance platoon waits on the flight deck before low-light fast rope training aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard in the Pacific Ocean, June 25, 2017. The new Binocular Night Vision Goggle II being fielded by Marine Corps Systems Command will give force recon and explosive ordnance disposal Marines improved depth perception and better situational awareness on night missions. (Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish)

Next-Generation Binoculars Contribute to Battlefield Survivability

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night-vision goggles...

U.S. Marine Sgt. Cesar Sarior, a special systems intelligence administrator with Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, checks the weather forecast to establish satellite communication June 15, 2018 on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. The satellites are used to gain access to classified and unclassified networks for deployed Marines. Sarior joined the Marine Corps in 2014, and is a native of Brooklyn, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Dylan Hess)

Bushwick native excels in Okinawa

In 2008, Sgt. Cesar Sarior was a young man headed to the All City Leadership Secondary School in Bushwick, New York. At this leadership school his...

Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, takes his service dog Romeo for a walk around his work center. Thanks to Romeo, Kaono is able to quickly transition through bouts of anxiety and night terrors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)

Service dog helps veteran with PTSD (Part 2)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder for...

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Here's a crash course in Japanese customs & etiquette

Every culture has its own rules regarding etiquette. In Japan, some of these rules are straightforward while others are more subtle. One of the...

Stay cool with these sweet treats this summer

Ice cream is the classic dessert people have loved since they were kids. Although delicious, ice cream does have a bad rep for being unhealthy....

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Unplug your kids for the summer

With the final school bell of the year about to ring, trying to keep the kids busy without resorting to the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can be...

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