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A chart from the Wounded Warrior Project survey report shows how the veterans surveyed compare their physical and emotional states to what they were a year ago. (WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT)

Survey finds obesity, mental health are continuing problems for wounded warriors

WASHINGTON— A new survey of 33,000 wounded warriors has alerted advocates and government officials to ongoing problems with veterans’ mental...

In a September, 2017 file photo, two U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets with VMFA-225 and a KC-130J Hercules with VMGR-352 fly over a river during a Marine Corps capabilities demonstration for Marine Week in Detroit, Mich. (GREGORY BOYD/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Rescue ops underway after pair of Marine aircraft involved in 'mishap' near Japan

Search-and-rescue operations are underway after a pair of Marine Corps aircraft were involved in a “mishap” early Thursday off the coast of Japan...

Take a chance on a military spouse

My ringtone sounded, right on time. A burning ache gnawed at my stomach. I took a deep breath and swiped to answer.
 
“Hello...

Tips for running in cold weather

Although it’s quite chilly outside, many of us still hit the streets or track to get in a run. But before you do, take a look at these tips to...

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Pet safety during the holiday season

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it comes cold weather, festive decorations, amazing food and large gatherings. To avoid the...

Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington on Jan. 22, 2018, the third day of a government shutdown. The military might have to pick up the slack if a spat over President Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding forces a partial government shutdown.  J. DAVID AKE/AP

Military could face new demands if government shuts down

WASHINGTON – The military might have to pick up the slack if a spat over President Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding forces a partial...

NFL football schedule Week 14 (Dec. 6-10) on AFN

Schedule subject to change. Check myafn.net/ScheduleSports.aspx for the most up...

A Japanese court awarded compensation to residents near Yokota Air Base who complained of noise from aircrfaft like this CV-22 Osprey flying above Tokyo, April 5, 2018.  JOSEPH PICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Japanese court says residents near Yokota AB should be compensated for aircraft noise

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A Japanese court has awarded $842,000 to people living near the home of U.S. Forces Japan as compensation for aircraft...

The Honolulu Star Bulletin’s newspaper headline announced war the day of the Pearl Harbor attacks in Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. The attacks shed light on the necessity of effective military communications, leading to the innovations and inventions of today’s space and cyberspace warfighting domains. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Pearl Harbor anniversary reminds Airmen of sacrifice, significance, 77 years later

Former president Franklin D. Roosevelt quoted the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, as “a day which will live in infamy.”

As the...

Servicemembers attend a memorial ceremony for Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

Japanese woman indicted in stabbing death of US airman in Tokyo

TOKYO — Japanese authorities have indicted a 27-year-old Japanese woman accused of stabbing and killing a Yokota airman, prosecutors said in a...

Mozuku Soba. Photos by Shoji Kudaka

Time to slurp away like Okinawans

You may have heard that it’s OK to slurp noodles in Japan. That is very well said and very true, and in Okinawa there are many soba noodle...
Lance Cpl. Samuel Jacksonwest, the USO's Pacific volunteer of the year, serves food to servicemembers at Camp Foster, Okinawa, in this undated photo. (COURTESY OF USO)

Okinawa-based Marine to compete for USO global volunteer of the year honors

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An Okinawa-based Marine is up for global honors after being named the first USO Pacific volunteer of the year from the...

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