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Did you know?: The Japanese’s top travel destinations in 2017

The Japanese’s most popular overseas destination for this past summer was Shanghai, followed by Korea, Spain, Taiwan and Hawaii. As for the...

An F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter arrives at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 9, 2017. CARLOS JIMENEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS

16 high-tech F-35B stealth fighters now deployed to Japan

The Marine Corps finished deploying a squadron of state-of-the-art stealth fighters to Japan Wednesday with the arrival of three F-35B Lighting...

Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine who was working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been charged with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of a 20-year-old local woman. SCREENSHOT FROM NNN

Gadson pleads not guilty to Okinawan woman’s murder, but admits other charges

NAHA CITY, Okinawa — A former Air Force contractor admitted to some charges in the killing of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman last year. However, he...

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with a student after a moderated discussion at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017. The chairman spoke about challenges facing the Defense Department and answered questions from students, faculty, and alumni. DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann

Dunford: U.S. Military advantage over Russia, China eroding

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2017 — The U.S. military advantage against near-peer competitors is eroding, and America must invest in capabilities to...

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks at the 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium Nov. 15, 2017, at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, La. The two-day symposium was part of the culmination of Global Strike Challenge, a competitive event where the top security forces, maintainers, missile, bomber and helicopter crews are recognized as the "best of the best" in their specialties. (Courtesy photo)

AFGSC wraps up innovation and technology symposium

SHREVEPORT, La. (AFNS) -- The 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Innovation and Technology Symposium concluded today at the Shreveport...

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U.S. Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force to conduct annual exercise

YOKOSUKA, Japan -- The 2017 edition of Annual Exercise, a bilateral maritime field training exercise involving the Japan Maritime Self-Defense...

Study: Female servicemembers' health, careers burdened by military’s abortion policy

The U.S. military’s restrictive abortion policy has had negative effects on female servicemembers' health, careers, finances and emotional...

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy conduct joint training in the Western Pacific

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, takes off...

Did you know?: Japan’s national anthem is special

The Japanese national anthem, “Kimigayo” (literally, the reign of your majesty), is known as the oldest and shortest among the world’s national...

Deputy Secretary discusses security issues with Japanese Minister in Canada

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2017 — Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan today discussed a range of global security issues with Japan's State...

Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine who was working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been charged with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of a 20-year-old local woman. SCREENSHOT FROM NNN

Murder trial looms for base worker charged in Okinawan woman’s death

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The former U.S. base worker accused of raping and killing a 20-year-old Okinawan woman last year is expected to plead...

WASHINGTON (August 18, 2017) The Department of the Navy seal. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Navy: Online retirement requests ready

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy announced a self-service function for Retirements and Separations within Navy Standard Integrated Personnel...

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