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For safety sake: Figures, statues roadside regulars on Okinawa

Have you noticed an old statue on Okinawa that resembles a police officer standing by the road?
 
The weathered man looks...
Trevor Noah talks about the GI Bill payment fiasco. (FROM A DAILY SHOW VIDEO)

The Daily Show blasts VA over GI Bill payment fiasco

WASHINGTON – Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs in a five-minute segment Thursday...

Massive earthquake causes damage to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alask

WASHINGTON — Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson sustained a water leak Friday and only necessary personnel are now permitted on the base after a 7.0...

U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene visit Kadena Air Base, Japan, last month.  KRISTAN CAMPBELL/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Pair of enlisted leaders take over for Greene at US Forces Japan, 5th Air Force

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force have a new senior enlisted leader and a new command chief, respectively, at their...

An Airman demonstrates the use of the next-generation chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective mask known as the Joint Service Aircrew Mask - Rotary Wing during a test and fielding event. (Courtesy photo)

Air Force fields next generation CBRN protective masks

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (AFNS) -- In November 2018, the Air Force will complete fielding of an improved chemical, biological, radiological...

Former Marine LCpl. David Roach, author of the "Marauder" Viking fantasy series, hands his new book, "Runebinder" to Navy Lt. Rosert Pfeiffer, Office Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C., at Vikings Con in LaPlata, Maryland, Oct. 20, 2018.

'Marauding' Marine makes mark with manuscript

Former jack-of-all trades Marine Reservist Lance Cpl. David Roach spent six years learning infantry tactics, machine gunnery, bulk fuels and heavy...

Health leaders: Whole of military health is greater than sum of parts

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md – Department of Defense health leaders who spoke about Military Health System reform during the 2018 meeting of AMSUS, the...

VA announces new plan to fix GI Bill payment problems

WASHINGTON – At a congressional hearing earlier this month, lawmakers pleaded with Department of Veterans Affairs officials to give them a date...

U.S. Marines approach EA-6B Prowlers to conduct maintenance prior to take-off, Oct. 26, 2018, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Servicemembers have just over a month to decide which retirement plan they'd like to use as they themselves fly off into the sunset.  GRACIE I. LEE/U.S. AIR FORCE

Deadline looms for eligible servicemembers to choose new retirement plan

WASHINGTON — Eligible servicemembers have just over a month to decide whether they want to opt into a new retirement system or remain in the...

Register for 2019 OCS Alumni Association reunion April 28-May 1, 2019

Register now for the 2019 OCS Alumni Association reunion. The reunion dates are April 28 to May 1, 2019. This reunion will include the opening of...

5 Tips on surviving the holidays with a newborn

Because that what the first few months are all about: Survival.

If you, like me, happen to have a new bundle of joy (and spit-up and poo),...

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Eric Smith, commander of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Forces Japan, speaks at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Oct. 25, 2018.  MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII

Marines loosen liberty restrictions for some Pacific-based servicemembers

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Just in time for the holidays, the lowest-ranking Marines across Japan, Australia and Hawaii are getting an extra hour of...

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