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My Faves: Go-to spicy snacks of Japan

Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why...

Japanese love their curry. You will, too!

Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we love it, but we...

Mononucleosis is nicknamed the “kissing disease” because it’s spread through saliva. Navy Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Michael Zegarra shares the traditional first kiss with his wife Caterina Zegarra, after the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz pulled into port at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington, Dec. 10, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Greg Hall)

‘Kissing disease’ exhausting, but it strikes only once

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Tremendous fatigue, a very sore throat and achy body – Cheryl vividly recalls how bad she felt after coming down with...

Here's a valuable lesson on Japanese yen

If you are new to Japan or Okinawa, local currency, and the conversion between dollars and yen, may leave you annoyed at the cash register.

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Nominations for First Sergeant of the Year award sought

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 First Sergeant of the Year award.

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Defense Health Agency Director Vice Admiral Raquel “Rocky” Bono joined Sesame Street’s Elmo to record a welcome video for the new provider section of the Sesame Street for Military Families website. (Photo by MHS Communications)

Rocky and Elmo want providers to "Watch. Ask. Share."

Health care providers now have exciting new resources to help them work with patients from military families, thanks to research-based content on...

Did you know?: Onsen and sento are NOT the same things

Most foreigners believe that all public baths are onsen, but that’s not true. There is another type of public bath, called a “sento,” and it also...

Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Face of Defense: Reservist trains fellow Marines in Martial Arts

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 15, 2018 — The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program is designed to increase a Marine’s warfighting capability and...

WASHINGTON (Jan. 10, 2018) Graphic depicting front view of The White House. (U.S Navy Graphic/Released)

Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland...

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Mariani Rivera signals that an aircraft is ready for launch on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Persian Gulf, Feb. 4, 2018. Added military funding provided by Congress will enable the Navy and the other services to improve their lethality and effectiveness. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Alex Corona

Increased funding will improve military readiness, senior officers say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2018 — While challenges face the Army, the service remains resolute in its mission to fight and win the nation’s wars, Army...

Cobra Gold 18: Multi-National forces hold opening ceremony

CHONBURI PROVINCE, Thailand -- The commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, Gen. Thanchaiyan Srisuwan, Mr. Glyn T. Davies, U.S. Ambassador to...

Lt. Cmdr. Jason Gabbard  U.S. NAVY

Seabee leaders dismissed after drunken officer is found wandering naked on Okinawa

The leadership triad of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 was relieved of duty after the executive officer was found wandering drunk and naked...

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