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An MH-53E Sea Dragon prepares to land at a Japan Self-Defense Force air field in Sendai, Japan, during earthquake- and tsunami-relief efforts in 2011.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY

Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls from helicopter at Atsugi

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a window fell from a Navy MH-53E helicopter at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in July and made Japanese headlines,...

Japanese Bloody Mary

Servings: 1
  •  200ml tomato juice
  •  100ml shochu
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In memory of his younger brother, retired Army Master Sgt. Guillermo “Bill” Leal Jr. has devoted the past several years of his nursing career to helping wounded warriors. (Courtesy photo)

Depression awareness: Reach out for yourself, and for others

Behavioral health experts say frequent deployments and other aspects of military life can contribute to clinical depression, a condition that...

AFN TV Airing Extensive U.S. Election Coverage

AFN is bringing extensive live coverage of the U.S. mid-term elections to American military personnel serving overseas on shore and on American...

Vets group calls on DOD, VA to help stop fake news targeting veterans, troops

WASHINGTON – One year ago, Vietnam Veterans of America discovered a Facebook page was using its name to spread disinformation to nearly 200,000...

President Donald Trump and Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon listen as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.  EVAN VUCCI/AP

Trump says 2020 defense budget will drop to $700 billion

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the 2020 defense budget will likely decline to $700 billion in an effort to cut overall...

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis takes questions from reporters on Aug. 28, 2018 at the Pentagon.  COREY DICKSTEIN/STARS AND STRIPES

Senator contends national security could be threatened without Mattis

WASHINGTON — U.S. national security would suffer greatly without Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and several top Pentagon leaders slated to leave...

Lance Cpl. Sierra Walker, supply specialist with 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, tests the Global Combat Support System-Marine Corps Release 12 upgrade while deployed before its official launch. The Marine Corps upgraded the system in August to strengthen the Corps’ cybersecurity posture and offer a more customizable tool to ensure Marines can easily and clearly report readiness to their commander.

Marine Corps upgrades GCSS-MC, reduces time form data to decision

The Marine Corps has an improved reporting tool that will come in handy for supply and maintenance activities, increase...

U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa, also known as Torii Station, is the service's primary facility on Japan's southern island prefecture.  ICHIRO TOKASHIKI/U.S. ARMY PHOTO

Ancient ruins unearthed at US Army garrison on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Excavation work at a U.S. Army base on Okinawa has uncovered ancient ruins, some of which experts say are nearly 3,000...

Pumpkin almond smoothie (By Reiko Suzuki)

Halloween Treats: Pumpkin Almond Smoothie

Packed with seasonal goodies and nutrition-rich foods such as almonds and olive oil, this is the smoothie for autumn! Because the pumpkin was...

Speakin' Japanese: Autumn talk

Autumn has arrived! Here are some useful words and phrases that might come in handy when getting into the spirit of the season.