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Did you know?: Night sky in lit up

Fireworks highlight night skies in Japan nearly every weekend in July and August, as more than 80 fireworks festivals are held nationwide....
An F-15C Eagle takes off on the runway April 25, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  NICK EMERICK/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Kadena AB F-15C crashes into waters off Okinawa

Authorities said an F-15C Eagle from Kadena Air Base has crashed into waters south of Okinawa.

The crash occurred at around 6:26 a.m. local...

Hey, use Space A to travel the world!

A privilege to Uniformed Forces personnel, their dependents, retirees, and others who support the mission, the Space-Available travel program...
The Air Force has changed its parental-leave policy to give airmen and their families more options for time off after the birth or adoption of a child. (RYAN BROOKS/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO)

New Air Force parental-leave policy intends to provide more flexibility

The Air Force has changed its parental-leave policy to give airmen and their families more options for time off after the birth or adoption of a...

On Okinawa, Family Marts real deal for delicious meal!

Philip Troussier, the French coach who led Japan in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, blamed the weakness of young Japanese soccer players on convenience...

U.S. Marine Col. Maria McMillen places a flower on the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Memorial Monument during a memorial ceremony at Pohang City Battle Monument and 1st MAW Memorial Monument in Pohang, South Korea, June 6, 2018. One at a time, each guest placed a flower on the memorial. McMillen, a Craig, Colorado native, is the G-5 assistance chief of staff with 1st MAW.

1st MAW, South Korea remember, honor those who have fallen

POHANG, SOUTH KOREA -- It’s 10 a.m. and sirens are blaring throughout the country of South Korea reminding its citizens to take a moment to pray...

Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Gales participates in ‘battlefield’ acupuncture, also known as ‘ear acupuncture,’ at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, as a treatment for anxiety related to PTSD. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin Cunningham)

Breaking down anxiety one fear at a time

Even a subtle sight, smell, or sound can trigger Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Gales, making him jittery, inducing a pounding in his chest, or causing...

Television personality Harper Babin pets a service dog named Clyde at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games archery competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Service Dogs Provide Love, Laughter, Support at DoD Warrior Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- While service members and veterans competed in sports ranging from track and field to wheelchair basketball this week...

Need a little power? Check out one of these spots in Japan

Everyone is looking for an edge. In Japan, folks depend on “Power Spots” that are believed to cleanse, refresh and rejuvenate one’s mind and soul...

A former contemporary singer-songwriter, Paden Smith (left), is taking the next steps to become a military physician. On May 16, 2018, he graduated from the Uniformed Services University's two-year enlisted to medical degree preparatory program, or EMDP2. (Courtesy photo)

Former recording artist pursues career as military doctor

BETHESDA, Md. — Former contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Paden Smith once sought to heal others with his music and lyrics.

Smith,...

Navy review reveals serious seamanship incompetencies in junior deck officers

WASHINGTON — Nearly 84 percent of Navy first-tour junior deck officers randomly tested were not competent to drive their ships without raising...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is assisted on July 11, 2017, as it moves to Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17, collision with a merchant vessel.  PETER BURGHART/U.S. NAVY

Recommended: No court-martial for 2 Fitzgerald junior officers

WASHINGTON — At a pretrial hearing last month, the Navy painted two junior officers at the controls the night the USS Fitzgerald collided with a...

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