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Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashlie Robledo and Air Force Senior Airman Thao Bui, 11th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron analysts, participate in a data-tagging training event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug, 24, 2017. Data-tagging is an artificial intelligence effort designed to assist them with analyzing imagery. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)

DoD Official Highlights Value of Artificial Intelligence to Future Warfare

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2018 — Mining the advantages of artificial intelligence is in the best interest of national security, a senior Pentagon...

Stuck on bases under a cloud of suspicion, foreign-born recruits languish in fear

WASHINGTON -- Their brains, specialized talents and home country made them sought-after assets for the U.S. military.

Now these ambitious,...

Did you know?: Hanko, a must item for Japanese daily life

In Japan, hanko (stamp) or inkan (seal impression), which uses a pad of thick red ink called shuniku, actually serves as personal identification...

Overcoming the language barrier

Despite having taken four semesters of German language courses in college, I’ve had plenty of translation incidents during our three years in...
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, receives a demonstration at the applied firefighting and damage control lab, part of the new Hands-on Learning curriculum at Recruit Training Command designed to develop recruits with critical warfighting skills during basic training. (Photo by Lt. Sean Brophy)

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet reviews new Recruit Training Curriculum

GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) April 5-6, to experience how recruits...

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, director of the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy at Boston University, provides insight on the importance of heart health. From 2010 to 2016, Woodson served as the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He is also a brigadier general in the United States Army Reserve. (Photo courtesy of Boston University)

Small changes, big results: Healthy lifestyle choices can make a difference for heart health

Throughout my career as a vascular surgeon, I’ve seen patients impacted by heart health issues in big and small ways. I’ve seen the young, old,...

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows/Released

RRL Block learning to be delivered Fleet-Wide

NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL...

There are about 50 licensed farmers that produce hemp in Tochigi Prefecture. Photo courtesy of Taima Hakubutsukan

Reefer gladness: A brief history of hemp in Japan

Most people don’t know it but Japan has a centuries-old history with a simple yet popular plant that has only been making waves here and abroad...

Uncovering the hidden faith in Japan

In modern Japan where most people turn to Shinto shrines to bless babies, Christian-style chapels for weddings and Buddhist temples for funerals,...

Magic green stuff in Japan

Eisai, a famous Buddhist monk who was a driving force to introducing tea from China to Japan in the late 12th century, said “Tea is a magic...
Retired Army Sgt. Franz Walkup poses for a photo with Pennsylvania Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Stephanie Armstrong, with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, following an Operation Proper Exit town hall meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 3, 2018. Walkup sustained five gunshot wounds to the stomach and lower back in Afghanistan in 2012 and is now a full-time student pursuing a machining certificate. (Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Doug Roles)

Wounded Troops Share Stories, Strength

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, April 6, 2018 — Eight wounded service members returned to Afghanistan April 3 as part of the 24th iteration of Operation...

Sgt. Matthew Haase, right, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Trusty help line up a grid at a recovery site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. Members of a recovery team assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lived in tents for 30 days and hiked up to the site every day as part of the mission. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)

At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission

QUANG NGAI PROVINCE, Vietnam -- The day Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Murphy died is still ingrained in his daughter's mind.

It was April 7,...

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