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How Do I Use The GI Bill?

Using your GI Bill benefits involves starting a process that begins with your school choices first. Not all colleges, Universities, training...

NORAD’s Famous Santa Tracker Started as a Fluke

Tracking Santa on his trek across the world has been a holiday tradition for many American families for decades, but did you know that it all...

Delivering Christmas to Deployed Troops

The Chairman’s 2018 USO Holiday Tour is bringing live acts ranging from athletes and actors to musicians and comedians to troops deployed overseas...

Twinkly ceramic Christmas trees were more popular years ago, but can still be found if you know where to look. (COURTESY OF LISA SMITH MOLINARI)

Seduced by twinkly ceramic tree decor

“You didn’t buy another ceramic Christmas tree, did you?” said my husband, Francis, holding the box the mailman had left.

“Never you mind...

Holiday Eggnog recipe

Ahhh yes… The holiday season is here! For me that means the warm smell of cinnamon and cloves that my mom heats on the stove, decorating the...

PHILIPPINE SEA (Nov. 13, 2017) Sailors study for their upcoming Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification boards on the mess decks aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70). Lake Erie is on a regularly scheduled, independent deployment, currently in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of the collective maritime interests of allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Lucas T. Hans/Released)

Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exams now available online

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy announced detailed business rules for administration of the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (...

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and President Donald Trump at the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (SUSAN WALSH/P)

Mattis’ replacement faces tightrope walk between Capitol Hill, Trump

WASHINGTON – With the impending departure of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, a battle could be brewing on who should replace him with President...

Defense Secretary nominee Jim Mattis, at his confirmation hearing in January, 2017. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Defense secretary Mattis' resignation jolts Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were shaken Friday with the news of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, a departure that leaves a...

Photo courtesy (clockwise from top left): Takahiro Takiguchi, Takahiro Takiguchi, U.S. Navy, File photo

MY FAVES: New Year's Traditions

Japan is home to countless seasonal events throughout the year. Among them, however, New Year holidays, called “Oshogatsu,” are still the most...

Did you know?: Prefectures with many small islands

According to the Japan Coast Guard, Okinawa has 363 islands whose outer perimeters are 0.1km or longer. This is the 5th largest number among all...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis waits outside the Pentagon on Nov. 9, 2018.  PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/AP

Mattis to step down as Pentagon chief, citing deep differences with Trump

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned Thursday as the Pentagon chief just one day after President Donald Trump abruptly announced he...

A train, a tree and all the trimmings complete the festive holiday air in the Molinari household. (Courtesy of Lisa Smith Molinari)

Pining for a less painful Christmas tree ritual

This year, my husband, Francis, and I went to a local farm to pick out our Christmas tree. In 25 years of marriage, there was one year — and only...

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