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Japanese Izakaya full of fun, food and libations

Look down the main alleyways of most major Japanese towns and you will probably find one or two small shops with red lanterns, or “akachochin,” at...

Did you know?: Japanese students' job hunting

In Japan, it is widely believed that graduation from a prestigious high school and university virtually guarantees preferential treatment from...
Air Force Maj. William Logan, a chaplain with the 35th Fighter Wing, holds a picture of his son, Zac, who committed suicide. Suicide among teenagers remains a concern. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter)

Paying attention, knowing the signs: How teenagers can help save a life

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Teenage years are filled with physical, mental, and emotional changes that can be difficult to manage. When these challenges...
During September, the Military Health System is encouraging men to learn more about prostate cancer. Patients can discuss with their providers the risks and benefits of a prostate-specific antigen blood test, also known as a PSA test. (U.S. Navy photo by Jacob Sippel)

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Empowering patients through knowledge, shared decisions

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males, second only to skin cancer, and affects more than 3 million men in the United...
Sunabe Seawall near Kadena Air Base reflects the damage caused by Typhoon Trami on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES

Trami batters Okinawa: The worst typhoon to hit Okinawa in six years

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The worst typhoon to hit Okinawa in six years left thousands without power, canceled hundreds of flights and stranded...

‘Happy birthday to ya!’: DeCA celebrates 27 years of delivering commissary benefit

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Typhoon Trami remains forecast to achieve super-typhoon status sometime Monday evening, with Ishigaki Island, in southwestern Japan, remaining in Trami's crosshairs, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center's latest track.  WWW.NOAA.GOV

Okinawa in recovery mode after Typhoon Trami smacks island

7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, Japan time:

U.S. bases on Okinawa remain in TCCOR 1-R, and it’s likely to be a very extended recovery period;...

In an October, 2017 file photo, Doug Russell of Moorhead, Miss., rings a bell during a final roll call of the 15 Marines and one sailor who died in a C-130 plane crash in Moorhead in July 2017. (DALLAS JOHNSON/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Navy, Air Force officials tell Congress that aircraft fixes to help curtail crashes are underway

WASHINGTON – Navy and Air Force officials told a panel of House lawmakers Friday that a series of aircraft fixes are underway to address a rash of...

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn at the White House in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (JACQUELYN MARTIN/AP)

Trump signs defense spending bill into law

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Friday signed into law a $670 billion defense spending measure that includes money for the largest boost to...

Justin Miller plays the national anthem on his trumpet at a Memorial Day parade in suburban Minneapolis in 2016. Miller, once part of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, committed suicide in the parking lot of the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in February. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS HARRINGTON)

Marine veteran loved to fix things, his sister says, but the VA offered no plan for him to help himself

WASHINGTON – Justin Miller was a fixer. At least, that’s how his older sister, Alissa Harrington, would describe him.

He worked as an...

Tricare recoups $280M so far from compound drug scams

Tricare, the health insurance program for military personnel, retirees and their families, recognized by 2015 that it had become the target of...

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to enlisted members of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a visit to the installation Aug. 3, 2018. (KATHERINE SPESSA/U.S. AIR FORCE)

US military’s top enlisted leader is suspended amid investigation

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s senior ranking enlisted servicemember has been suspended from his duties pending an inspector general’s...

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