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An aeromedical evacuation and critical care air transport team consisting of Airmen from the 375th AE Squadron, 18th AE Squadron, 673rd Medical Group, 36th Medical Group and 124th Medical Group, load a priority care patient onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2018. The C-17 from Travis AFB, Calif., was configured by an AE aircrew to provide aerial transport of patients throughout the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lan Kim)

BEEliners enable AE mission

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- It’s a Sunday morning on Travis Air Force Base, California, and a flight line normally buzzing with activity is...

Did you know?: Bullfighting on Okinawa

No bulls are sacrificed for bullfights on Okinawa. It’s like boxing or wrestling for the beast. There are three weight categories for...

Caring for your mind is as simple as saying ‘Thank You’

Production for 2018’s season of American TV series “Younger” finally got underway last month and I am probably not the only one eagerly...
Items under development from the Close Combat Assault Ration on display at the Pentagon May 24, 2018 include a root vegetable bar, Korean BBQ stir fry package, spinach quiche, cheddar cheese bar, banana and French toast. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Gary Sheftick)

Fueling Soldier lethality: Pizza MRE, new performance bar to hit the field soon

WASHINGTON -- The pizza MRE is finally coming to Soldiers in the field and the chocolate Performance Readiness Bar will now be available to all...

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chris Lopez, chief of strategic outreach and engagement for the Military Health System, competes in an event during the Camp Lemonnier Amazing Race in Djibouti. (Courtesy photo)

Men’s Health Month: Never ‘too busy’ to focus on wellness

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy – or so the song goes. But for many men, summer is a difficult time of year to focus on fitness. Vacations and...

Update on Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

The Deputy Secretary of Defense has suspended purchases of commercial-off-the-shelf, Unmanned Aerial Systems for "operational use" until the...
Benjamin Fuller, center, holds the Joe Howell MVP Award and Hansen Outlaws coach Dean McCown Sr. the Torii Bowl championship trophy as teammates surround and celebrate following the Outlaws' 40-22 win Saturday over Ryukyu University in the U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League title game.

Outlaws make USFJ-AFL history, capture first Torii Bowl title

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa – Aaron Ingram, Mark Gregory and Benjamin Fuller supplied the fireworks for Hansen’s offense, while Maximillian Lugo and...

Documentary looks to tell the remarkable story of Marine special operator James Capers Jr.

WASHINGTON — No matter what hell was enveloping James Capers Jr. and his Force Reconnaissance Marines, when it was time to escape a melee he was...

DECA chief hears you: Commissary shelves will be better stocked

The biggest problem with commissaries, and perhaps a major reason why sales are falling, “is product availability,” wrote Vicky Olhson, wife of a...

Becky Thomas

USO Camp Foster spotlight: Becky Thomas

Name: Becky Thomas
Position/Title: Field Programs Manager
Time worked at USO: November 28, 2016 - Present
Center/Office...

Okinawa-based Marine Donavan Macura, 19, of Kalispell, Mont., died May 25 during a training run on the Japanese island prefecture.

Okinawa-based Marine collapses, dies during training run

A teenage Marine died May 25 during a training run on Okinawa — just one week after arriving at his new duty station.

Donavan Macura, 19,...

This photo reportedly shows the vehicle driven by a U.S. Marine that collided with a motorcycle, killing its Okinawan driver, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Okinawa-based Marine arrested after fatal collision with motorcycle

TOKYO — An Okinawa-based Marine was in Japanese police custody Friday, days after his car collided with a motorcycle, killing its driver.

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