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Valentine’s Day is a strange kind of holiday. It does not exist as a matter of law like a federal holiday, and there is no day off from work or...

Photos courtesy of American Red Cross - Kadena Station

Kadena Station volunteers aid in hurricane relief efforts

When Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the shores of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in September 2017, thousands of people were left...

Former Soviet leader weighs in on Okinawa base-relocation issue

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is backing Okinawa’s fervent anti-base movement, according to the southern...

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jarrid Young donates blood at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 11, 2018. The blood drive collected 30 units of blood for exercise Cobra Gold 18. Young is an engineer equipment operator with 3rd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour)

U.S. stores donated blood for emergency use during Cobra Gold Exercise

BANGKOK, Feb. 13, 2018 — The Armed Services Blood Bank Center, as part of the Armed Services Blood Program, collected and delivered donated blood...

AF upgrades to Windows 10

AF upgrades to Windows 10

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by...

From left: Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Oregon Army National Guard Brig. Gen. William J. Prendergast, and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo outside the pre-screening of the movie "15:17 to Paris" at Century Arden 14 in Sacramento, California, Jan. 20, 2018.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Capt. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department, Public Affairs)

DOD, Army help set scene for American heroes in '15:17 to Paris' movie

WASHINGTON -- Every year, there are a few blockbuster movies based on true stories of U.S. service members, and the upcoming "15:17 to Paris...

Southcom photo by Maria Pinel

Officials highlight importance of U.S. security sector assistance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2018 — U.S. security sector assistance is an important tool to build partner capacity and strengthen regional security,...

U.S. Air Force Courtesy graphic. Budget Overview Board cover of 2019 Budget Overview.

Air Force Fiscal Year 2019 budget addresses great power competition

The Air Force budget request of $156.3 billion for fiscal year 2019 builds on the progress made in 2018 to restore the readiness of the force,...
Ensign Jesse L. Brown, USN In the cockpit of an F4U-4 Corsair fighter, circa 1940. He was the first African-American Naval Aviator to see combat. Brown was shot down over North Korea. National Archives

African-American History Month: The story behind one pilot’s rescue attempt of another

‘We’ll be back for you’ by Adam Makos

On Dec. 4, 1950, Navy pilot Jesse Brown was shot down over North Korea.

In a...

WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) - The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Navy submits 30-Year Ship Acquisition Plan

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy submitted the long-range ship acquisition plan to Congress Feb. 12.

The 30-Year Ship...

Ban Na Isan Village Chief Arun Sopaporn (right) thanks U.S. Army Maj. Robert Vandertuin, the head of a Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force, for visiting in Chachoengsao, Kingdom of Thailand, Jan. 31, 2018. (Photo Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)

US Army, Marines work with partners to help Thai communities in Cobra Gold exercise

CHACHOENGSAO, Thailand -- The Royal Thai, United States, and Indonesian Armed Forces gathered during a pillar raising ceremony for an Exercise...

U.S. Navy graphic by Kirsten Sisson/Released

Department of the Navy releases Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy released its proposed $194.1 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)) budget Feb....

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