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This still from a video shot using an x27 night vision system shows stars against a fully colored sky thanks to the system's ability to display color.  COURTESY OF SIERRA PACIFIC INNOVATIONS CORP.

New full-color night vision could revolutionize troops’ ability to operate in dark

An online video posted by a maker of civilian and military imaging equipment shows a yellow road sign, green grass, a blue sky with fluffy white...

NFL Conference Championships Schedule (Jan. 20 & 21)

Schedule subject to change. Check myafn.net/ScheduleSports.aspx for the most up...

Speakin' Japanese: Sumida River Stroll

Around the Sumida River is a treasure trove of exotic Japanese cultural traditions. After visiting the popular Senso-ji temple, you can drop by a...

SES Stephen Ban poses for a picture with his wife Sandra and his son Lawrence at his retirement ceremony held at the Oahu Country Club in Honolulu Hawaii on Jan. 15, 2019. (Photo By Sgt. 1st Class Ershwyn Thibou)

USACE-POD senior executive service officer retires after 41 years of service

After 41 years of service to the Nation, Senior Executive Service member Eugene Ban, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) Pacific Ocean Division...

Okinawa-based Marines parachute during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2017.  DONALD HUDSON/U.S. AIR FORCE

Local officials’ protests don’t stop parachute training at home of US Forces Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Parachute training at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo carried on this week despite objections from local...

Paratroopers jump from a Kawasaki C-2 heavy transport aircraft during a drill at Narashino Training Area in Chiba prefecture, Japan, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019.  COURTESY OF HIDEO SASAGAWA

Green Berets practice securing remote islands with elite Japanese paratroopers

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Special Forces soldiers recently joined elite servicemembers from Japan’s 1st Airborne Brigade for parachute drills that...

Tips to refresh yourself in the New Year

Planning some New Year’s resolutions? Instead of simply resolving to lose weight or drop a clothing size, consider placing a more positive spin...
Maria Ortiz, registered nurse, Labor and Delivery Section, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, checks vitals on Vanessa Torres, a laboring mom, as part of daily operations at WBAMC’s L&D section. Recently, Ortiz and other staff members quickly responded to an umbilical cord prolapse, an obstetrical emergency, at WBAMC resulting in the successful delivery of a baby, despite the life-threatening complication. (U.S. Army photo)

Medical team saves newborn’s life

For most women, pregnancy is an incredible 40-week journey ending with the delivery of baby. But it’s not always that easy or predictable with...

Roughly 41,000 Coast Guard members were bracing for the partial government shutdown to deny them paychecks on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.  U.S. COAST GUARD/FACEBOOK

USAA donates $15 million to Coast Guard families

In a letter recognizing the anxiety among Coast Guard members who missed paychecks Tuesday because of the partial federal government shutdown, Adm...

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Secret of my bento: Tips and recipes for a safe, tasty boxed lunch

Making bento myself greatly helps in saving money while enjoying my favorite dishes every lunch. Preparing a bento may be considered time-...

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