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Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer testifies at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Sept. 19, 2017. Behind him are Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson and John H. Pendleton, the Government Accountability Office's director of defense force structure and readiness issues. JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES

Officers censured for bringing 'embarrassment' on Navy in 'Fat Leonard' scandal

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has issued letters of censure to a retired rear admiral and two other officers found to have accepted...

Stay cool with these sweet treats this summer

Ice cream is the classic dessert people have loved since they were kids. Although delicious, ice cream does have a bad rep for being unhealthy....

Did you know?: Thick acrylic glass at Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The huge tank at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is made from acrylic glass that’s about 24 inches thick. It takes the two-footthick glass to...

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Unplug your kids for the summer

With the final school bell of the year about to ring, trying to keep the kids busy without resorting to the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can be...

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program ensures Airmen are aware of the limitations and consequences of alcohol abuse and its impact on their Air Force career. At each installation, the ADAPT program offers awareness outreach, assessment, and counseling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Alcohol’s insidious nature: Getting help empowers your career

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Alcohol abuse has a deceptively gradual onset that can slowly affect family, friends and work. Knowing the signs and getting...

U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash

Employee Assistance Program—One-Stop Resource for Support

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families...
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, shares a laugh with a videographer during an interview while his service dog Romeo keeps a steady eye on the photographer. Romeo helps Kaono quickly recover from bouts of anxiety and night terrors related to enemy attacks while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez)

Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story (Part 1)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Post-traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of...

Dr. Michael Kennedy (left), a family medicine provider at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, discusses the importance of proactive health readiness with Army Maj. Oscar Ochoa. With a focus of preventive prostate screening, healthy eating and physical fitness, Kennedy emphasized the importance of men to stay engaged in their health care and not to wait until the last minute to be seen by a primary care provider. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Sanning)

Proactive health readiness key to Men's Health month

As Men’s Health Month continues through June, the focus is on preventative care. Preventive care means getting annual checkups and seeking care...

The U.S. Capitol, in June, 2018.  STARS AND STRIPES

Amended Senate NDAA closes prosecution gap for young sexual assault victims on military bases

AUSTIN, Texas — An amendment attached to the Senate version of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act could help bring justice to young...

The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which was involved in a collision with a merchant ship Saturday, June 17, 2017, is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, June 18, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

2 USS Fitzgerald officers face courts-martial in wake of fatal collision a year ago

WASHINGTON — The Navy will pursue courts-martial for two officers from the USS Fitzgerald in the wake of a deadly collision one year ago off the...

Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21, 2017. JOSHUA FULTON/U.S. NAVY

Oil tanker’s owner sues to prevent payments to USS McCain victims’ families

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A company that owns the commercial oil tanker involved in a deadly collision with a Navy destroyer last year has...

Speakin' Japanese: Typhoon talk

September is Typhoon season throughout Japan. While taking every precaution to be safe and prepared, try using the following words and phrases....

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