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U-TAPAO, THAILAND - U.S. Marine pilots prepare to disembark an AH-1Z Viper at U-Tapao International Airport, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 10, 2018. (Photo by Cpl. Andy Martinez)

Cobra Gold 18: 1st MAW arrives to Thailand in support of CG18

U-TAPAO, THAILAND -- U.S. Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing joined forces with service members from seven full participating nations to...

Army Lt. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, the Joint Staff's director of force structure, resources and assessment, and Defense Department Comptroller David L. Norquist, discuss the president's fiscal 2019 defense budget request during a news conference at the Pentagon, Feb. 12, 2018. DoD photo by Jim Garamone

President’s Fiscal 2019 Defense Budget Request calls for $686.1 billion

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2018 — The president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget request calls for $686.1 billion in spending and will reverse years of...

SF Bay Area residents receive U.S. Coast Guard Recognition

Members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary recently received the United States Commandant Letter of Commendation for their efforts in...

Did you know?: More habu, more problems

In 2016, there were 56 people bitten by habu snakes in Okinawa. Among them, 42 were men and 14 were women. Twenty five of those were bitten on...

Exercise COPE NORTH 2018 is an annual Pacific Air Forces tri-lateral Field Training Exercise with participants from the U.S. Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force conducted primarily at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

COPE NORTH kicks off at Andersen AFB

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The United States and two ally nations in the Indo-Pacific region are scheduled to participate in...

An amphibious assault vehicle rolls off the ramp of Military Sealift Command’s large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau at Laem Chabang, Thailand, as part of delivering equipment in support of Exercise Cobra Gold, Feb. 5, 2018. Navy photo by Grady T. Fontana

Military Sealift Command delivers Cobra Gold essentials

LAEM CHABANG, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2018 — Military Sealift Command’s maritime pre-positioning ship USNS Pililaau arrived at the port here Feb. 5 and...

Army Staff Sgt. Ross Alewine trains at the Fort Belvoir, Va., archery range preparing for the 2018 Army trials and a chance to compete in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Army photo by Annette Gomes

Soldier takes aim toward DoD Warrior Games and beyond

vARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 10, 2018 — Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do just about anything to obtain it? Army Staff Sgt. Ross...

‘FAMIRESU’: Dining at Japan's family restaurants

Located from the northern island of Hokkaido through the southernmost island of Okinawa, family restaurants, aka ‘famiresu’, offer a variety of...

Photo by Tetsuo Nakahara

Let's bite into the history of the hamburger in Japan

These days, you can find a burger anywhere in Japan – from fast-food franchise to mom-and-pop sandwich shops. But few reveal the secret sauce on...

U.S. Army Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper, center, meets with U.S. Soldiers participating in Exercise Allied Spirit VIII in Europe, January 30, 2018. During a recent roundtable with MSO/VSO organizations at the Pentagon on Feb. 6, Secretary Esper provided more details about the Army's efforts to reduce the number of non-deployable Soldiers and PCS moves. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo)

Fewer non-deployable Soldiers, less-frequent PCS moves a goal, Army secretary says

WASHINGTON -- The Army is taking a hard look at the number of Soldiers who are designated as non-deployable and also at possibly reducing the...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks with reporters at the Pentagon, Feb. 8, 2018. (DoD photo by Air Force Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Mattis Clears Up DACA Deportation for Service Members

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2018 — U.S. service members who are a part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program cannot be deported, Defense...

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