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Army Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Braswell, chaplain clinician/senior pastor Protestant Chapel congregation at WRNMMC, explained how faith helps in dealing with holiday stress. “Spirituality helps people see there is something greater than themselves. It helps put things in perspective and gives people hope.” (DoD photo)

Managing your holiday stress

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December 14, 2018
Having family over for a meal, decorating the house and finding the perfect gifts are typical of the holiday season.
Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer, left, talks with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, before a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, Dec. 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
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'We must do better' in wake of Marine deaths, lawmakers say

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December 13, 2018
WASHINGTON – In a somber congressional hearing on Navy and Marine Corps readiness, lawmakers expressed condolences, read aloud the names of the Marines who died in a recent crash...
Capt. Jahmar F. Resilard died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, after a collision between a fighter jet and a refueling plane off the coast of Japan.  U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Fallen Hornet pilot honored with missing-man flyover at MCAS Iwakuni

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December 13, 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — Four northbound Marine F/A-18 Hornets roared over Iwakuni at 11:27 a.m. Wednesday and executed a missing-man formation in tribute to a...
Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American Societies participate in a dedication ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 19, 2018. The Yamaguchi Japan-America Society donated the monument in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Japanese-American Society Iwakuni. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stephen Campbell)

Japanese-American Society Iwakuni 60th Anniversary Dedication Ceremony

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December 13, 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American Societies participated in a 60th anniversary dedication ceremony at Marine...
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl

Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness

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December 13, 2018
CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- The United States and Japanese national anthems sounded throughout the gymnasium as two formations of Soldiers, representing different cultures,...
Female Japanese junior officers from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 9, 2010.  COHEN YOUNG/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces consider all-female training units to accommodate growing recruit numbers

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December 13, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are considering new female training units to accommodate an influx of female recruits that is expected to continue to climb in...