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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...

Marine Corps Cpl. Alex Bayouth pauses beside the barbed wire of an internment camp on Tinian to give a native child some candy during World War II. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps History Division)

WWII Marine-Turned John Wayne Stunt Double Was Friday 13th’s Jason, Too

From storming the beach of Iwo Jima as a Marine to performing as a stuntman for more than 60 years in movies such as “Friday the 13th: Part 4”...
Two Marines assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni unload a refrigerator that was destroyed by recent flooding in the Shuto area of Iwakuni, Japan, on July 12, 2018. (JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Marines, sailors help clean waterlogged homes after flooding in Japan

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — U.S. servicemembers are working alongside locals to help people after devastating floods in western...

Passengers wait in line at a ticket counter at Naha Airport's domestic terminal, Aug. 9, 2006. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Camp Schwab Marine arrested at airport on Okinawa after bullet found in luggage

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Camp Schwab Marine was arrested after a rifle bullet was found in his bag at Naha Airport, Japanese police said.

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Jonathan Serna a registered nurse at William Beaumont Army Medical Center checks on Henrie Schneider, during Schneider's stay at WBAMC's Surgical Ward, April 11, 2017. A collective of almost three dozen associations and veterans groups is urging Congress to reject Senate-passed language that would impose higher Tricare enrollment fees and deductibles on more than a million retirees under age 65. (WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER)

Conferees urged to reject Senate-passed Tricare fee increases

The Military Coalition, a consortium of almost three dozen associations and veterans groups, is urging House-Senate conferees, as they negotiate a...

Cmdr. Micah Murphy, commanding officer of the USS John S. McCain, holds a signed copy of one of John McCain III’s books.  CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES

McCain joins father and grandfather on ship’s list of namesakes

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE — The USS John S. McCain has a new namesake: Sen. John S. McCain III.

The ship, originally christened in 1992 in honor...

Did you know?: Ema, plaques used as prayers and wishes in Shinto shrines

You may have noticed small wooden plaques with drawings of horses and Japanese characters hanging in the gardens of Shinto Shrines. These “ema...
Adm. Robert Burke, right, chief of Navy personnel, talks during a Facebook livestream all-hands call July 10, 2018, while Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson stands beside him.  SCREENSHOT VIA U.S. NAVY

Navy to promote petty officers who take 'hard jobs in hard locations'

The Navy will promote petty officers who take “hard jobs in hard locations” as it expands its force to man a growing fleet, top service leaders...

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, center left, and Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert P. Burke, center right, and Sailors assigned to the Pentagon announce new grooming standards on camera during a live all-hands call. The event was held to answer questions from the fleet and to announce upcoming changes and updates to Navy policies. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)

Navy uniform update released

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced the expansion of hair styles for women along with several other uniform policy changes and updates in...

A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSDv

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality...

Ryan Leone, a rising senior from the University of Pennsylvania, is spending his summer in Falls Church, Va., interning with the Defense Health Agency.

Serving those who serve

FALLS CHURCH, VA – Aspiring to become a physician in the United States Army, Ryan Leone is hoping to dedicate his life to serving those who serve...

Female Navy recruits are fitted by Navy Exchange Uniform Issue employees at Recruit Training Command. Women in the Navy will soon have more hairstyle options while in uniform, according to an announcement about upcoming changes to female grooming standards.  SETH SCHAEFFER/U.S. NAVY PHOTO

Navy OKs ponytails, locks and other hairstyles for female sailors

Women in the Navy will soon have more hairstyle options while in uniform, according to an announcement Wednesday about upcoming changes to female...

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