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Iriomote: Okinawa adventure island

Iriomote Island seems rather empty and it is nature pure. It is covered in sub-tropical jungle said to be the last remaining rain forest in...

How to keep fit and healthy on the road

Even the most disciplined exercisers face fitness hurdles when traveling: from varied schedules to unhealthy foods to the lack of fitness...
Female airmen attend a training forum last year at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.  JACQUELINE JASTRZEBSKI/U.S. AIR

Air Force OKs new hairstyles for women, off-duty earrings for men

The Air Force has followed the Army, Navy and Marine Corps in authorizing its female servicemembers to wear their hair in dreadlocks.

The...

Lance Cpl. William Henderson, a mortarman with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, fires an 81mm experimental non-lethal indirect fire munition round during a weapons testing event, July 16, 2018 at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii.  ADAM MONTERA/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines field-test new flash-bang mortar rounds during RIMPAC

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — The Marine Corps field-tested flash-bang mortar rounds designed to suppress the enemy and save civilian lives...

N. Korea may return up to 55 sets of US war dead remains next week, official says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has agreed to hand over as many as 55 sets of remains believed to be from American troops killed in the 1950-53...

Summertime and the living’s easy!

Aaah! Summer in the Land of the Rising Sun.
 
The season of beach bashes, fireworks, summer kimonos, traditional festivals,...
The collision-damaged USS Fitzgerald sits in dry dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. Leonard Adams/U.S. Navy

Fitzgerald, McCain collisions: Are the right people being held to account?

An unlikely speaker took the podium last month at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Maryland to honor the life of one of the 17 sailors killed...

Marine Sgt. Matt DeMaio is pictured during a 2010 deployment to Mozambique, where he had the idea to make Condition One nutrition bars.  COURTESY OF MATT DEMAIO

Marine veteran’s meal-replacement bars take aim at MREs

A health-conscious Marine veteran has channeled a longtime dissatisfaction with MREs into a full-time job making meal-replacement bars.

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Letters were sent this month by the IRS notifying 130,062 veterans that the federal agency might have improperly collected taxes on their lump sum disability severance pay issued between 1991 and 2016. The National Veterans Legal Services Program estimates some veterans are owed more than $10,000.  STARS AND STRIPES

Pentagon sending letters to more than 130,000 owed tax refund on disability pay

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans released from military service following injuries who may be owed...

Airmen examine a patient while Marcelino Piedade, right, a translator from Dili, Timor-Leste, translates for the medical staff at the Negri Saran Kote Secondary School during Pacific Angel 2018 in Suai, Cova Lima Municipality, Southwest Timor-Leste, June 11, 2018. BENJAMIN W. STRATTON/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

US troops aid South Pacific island that China reportedly eyed for base

U.S. troops will conduct humanitarian operations next week on a South Pacific island that, some have speculated, is eyed by China as a potential...

Brendan McCord, the head of machine learning at Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, discusses artificial intelligence and how it can transform the Defense Department during a Defense Innovation Board meeting at DIUx headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., July 11, 2018. (DoD photo)

‘Exciting, Crucial’ Time in AI Development, Official Tells Innovation Board

WASHINGTON -- Artificial intelligence is a strategic priority for the Defense Department that could transform the way the department operates, the...

Medically assisted treatment for opioid use can break the cycle of addiction.

There is hope

The United States is in the middle of an opioid overdose epidemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which calculates...

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