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Air Force Capt. Margaret James, 92nd Medical Group veterinarian treatment facility officer, positions military working dog, Oxigen, on her back during an x-ray exam at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesenia Landaverde)

Making the diagnosis for our furry friends, and more

FALLS CHURCH, Va — When it’s time for your pet to get a routine checkup, you visit a local veterinarian for an exam. If the vet suspects a...
WASHINGTON (Dec. 1. 2011) Medal of Honor recipient retired Capt. Thomas Hudner salutes while taps is played during the Centennial of Naval Aviation wreath laying ceremony at the United States Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C., Hudner received the medal of honor for his attempted rescue of Ens. Jesse Brown during the Korean War. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mikelle D. Smith/Released)

Medal of Honor recipient laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A naval aviator who earned the Medal of Honor during the Korean War was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington...

Tips to start meal prepping

There’s never a wrong time to start improving your health. While it may seem daunting, weekly meal prepping might be just the thing you need to...
CAMP LESTER, OKINAWA, Japan – The zombie volunteers race after the runners during the American Red Cross hosted Zombie Race March 31 aboard Camp Lester, Okinawa, Japan. The zombie apocalypse themed run was designed to help spread awareness about disasters and how to prepare for them. Runner had three flags that zombie volunteers tried to grab. When runners were caught they had to answer a disaster question. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour)

Zombie Run on Camp Lester spreads awareness about Disaster Preparation

CAMP LESTER, OKINAWA, Japan – The American Red Cross hosted a Zombie Run to raise awareness about disaster preparedness March 31 aboard Camp...

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan – A Seabee stands on a ladder while a Marine and Seabee survey the Intelligent Warfighter Compound March 28 aboard Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S Marine photo illustration by Cpl. Tayler P. Schwamb)

Seabees build MOH HM3 Bush Battle Aid Station to help Marines prepare for CCU 2.0

Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 dedicated the last two weeks of their deployment to the Pacific helping build the Medal of...

Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Veggies and more at Okinawa super markets

“I usually go on base, but sometimes I come here to buy fruits and vegetables,” said Laura Torres, a military spouse and a native of North...

Servio Medina is acting chief of the Defense Health Agency’s Cyber Security Division Policy Branch. (Courtesy photo)

For Military Children's Health Month, focus on cyberfitness

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Protecting systems and data from cyberattacks is part of our everyday work routine. Devices are password-protected, for...
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Frida Karani mixes ingredients during the Army/Navy Culinary Competition at the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Navy photo by Debbie Dortch)

Cool Jobs: A Day in the Life of a Pentagon Executive Chef

Some people are born to cook. Others learn it as a craft over time. For Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Frida Karani, who was the Armed Forces Chef...
Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian, has been competing in doubles luge since 2011 as a member of the Army World Class Athlete Program. (U.S. Army photo)

Breakfast (and lunch, and dinner) of champions: What this Olympian eats

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — March is cheat-meal month for Army Sgt. Matt Mortensen, a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program who trains for...

My Faves: Spice up your day with Japanese snacks

Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why...

Did you know?: In Japan, arcades are huge business

The Japanese arcade industry hauls in 450 billion yen a year. Today, there are nearly 6,000 licensed arcades in Japan while there are 10,297 small...

Did you know?: Awamori, Okinawa's local spirit

Awamori liquor is the oldest spirit in the country whose history goes back to 1470. Thought to have originated from a spirit in Thailand, the...

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