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Japan Coast Guard Rear Adm. Tsuguo Awai, the deputy director general of the Administration Department, presents 150th anniversary lighthouse stamps to Rear Adm. Meredith L. Austin, the U.S. Coast Guard deputy for operations, policy and capabilities. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Capt. Mary Ellen Durley.

Japan Coast Guard marks 150th marine aids to navigation anniversary

WASHINGTON - The Japan Coast Guard presented commemorative stamps commissioned to mark the 150th anniversary of Japan’s first lighthouse during an...

Gunnery Sgt. Efrain Martinez Jr., 34, of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, died suddenly at his home at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 26, 2018. The death is under investigation.  ANGELICA ANNASTAS/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Japan-based Marine found dead in his home at MCAS Iwakuni

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – The Marine Corps is investigating an Iwakuni-based Marine’s sudden death last week, a spokesman for the...

Courtesy photo by the Military Health System

World Aids Day: TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing

HONOLULU (Nov. 30, 2018) - Diseases and illnesses do not discriminate, and they do not pick and choose who, how, and when they will attack. It...

Actor Tom Hanks speaks at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation's Heroes and History Makers event in Washington, D.C., Nov. 29, 2018. Hanks was honored for his advocacy of military caregivers.  MEREDITH TIBBETTS/STARS AND STRIPES

Tom Hanks thinks Hollywood isn’t best suited to tell stories of Iraq, Afghanistan wars

WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks, who starred in a blockbuster film about World War II and later produced two miniseries about that war, doesn’t think...

Speakin' Japanese: Light conversation

During the holiday season, towns and parks across Japan are decked out in beautiful lights. If you are checking out some illuminations, here are...

Did you know?: Deigo official Okinawan flower

The deigo, or tiger’s claw, was named the official flower of Okinawa in 1972. Deigo trees are normally in bloom around mid-April through May....
Sailors man the rails aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville in waters off the Korean Peninsula, Oct. 11, 2018.  SARAH MYERS/U.S. NAVY

USS Chancellorsville patrols near disputed South China Sea islands after Hong Kong visit

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy on Monday sent one of its guided-missile cruisers through the contentious waters around the Paracel Islands...

Maj. Gen. Place, director of the National Capital Region, speaks at the AMSUS 2018 DHA general session.

Collaboration and partnerships emerge as themes of Military Health transformation

Collaboration and partnership are paving the path forward for the Military Health System, explained two senior medical leaders Wednesday, Nov. 28...

Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, speaks on the 1MC shipboard intercom to welcome the crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to Manama, Bahrain, on Oct. 24, 2018. JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY

'Devastating news:' 5th Fleet commander found dead in Bahrain

The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the 5th Fleet was found dead Saturday in Bahrain, the Navy announced.

Vice Adm....

JAPAN CANDY STORES: How much candy can I eat at once?

When it comes to Japan, snack foods are a particularly popular cultural export.  It is not uncommon for young people living outside the country to...

Photo by Shoji Kudaka

What ‘A-lunch’ means on Okinawa

Yoshoku, or Western dishes, came to Okinawa decades after hitting Japan’s mainland.

The adoption of the Western cuisine was accelerated...

Dispelling Common Myths About the Advancement Exam

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy-Wide Advancement Exams are approaching, and if you haven’t already -- it’s time to break out your study material...

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