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Sgt. Matthew Callahan seen in Syria near the gunline he was documenting in 2017.  MATTHEW CALLAHAN/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Artillerymen, camels and drone footage: Marine photographer’s dramatic shots earn top honors

A Marine who filmed and photographed artillery strikes on the Islamic State in Syria is the first servicemember ever to be named both Military...

Photo by prykhodov

10 semi-ridiculous ways to get more steps in your day

Don’t judge me and my highly competitive personality — but there’s something incredibly satisfying about winning a step challenge against family...

MT. EVEREST, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (May 20, 2018) Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz, and guide pose for a photo on the summit of Mount Everest with a U.S. 7th Fleet flag. Photo courtesy of the Moniz family. (Photo by courtesy of the Moniz family)

Navy’s Flagship welcomes aboard acclaimed Mountain Climber

YOKOSUKA, Japan – The crew of U.S. 7 th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) welcomed aboard explorer and mountaineer Matt Moniz, June 12.

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Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anna Van Nuys

Commander, Escort Flotilla Two visits Benfold

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) hosted commander, Escort Flotilla Two, June 13, while...

Five tips for protecting your skin from the sun

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Summer is upon us and with so many sun-filled fun activities to look forward to, don’t let safety take a backseat. During...

Changes in Marital Status, Changes in TRICARE Coverage

Did you get married or divorced recently? If so, you’ve experienced a TRICARE ...
South Korea and Japan have long feuded over a rocky and largely uninhabited territory east of the Korean Peninsula that the South calls Dokdo and Japan calls Takeshima.  COURTESY OF PIXABAY

S. Korea kicks off naval drills rehearsing defense of islets disputed by Japan

SEOUL, South Korea – Despite protests from Tokyo, South Korea kicked off naval drills Monday aimed at practicing for a theoretical fight with...

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speaks to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

WASHINGTON — The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against the service’s senior enlisted sailor, claiming he has...

Maj. Joy Staab and members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment work with their Republic of Korea counterparts during Ulchi Freedom Guardian on Aug. 23, 2017.  WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD

US, South Korea suspend upcoming war games

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States suspended war games that had been slated for August, following through with President...

The Marine Corps has updated its parental-leave policy, allowing primary and secondary caregivers to take more time off after a birth or adoption.  SHANNON KROENING/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

The Marine Corps has changed its parental-leave policy so that new mothers and fathers can spend more time with their children.

The update...

Four F-15 Eagles from the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons are inspected by crew chiefs before takeoff during an exercise Oct. 13, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  OMARI BERNARD/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO

Japanese F-15s narrowly avoid collision with commuter plane on Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A pair of Japanese fighter jets were at “very high risk” of colliding with an incoming commuter plane after pulling onto an...

Ramen: The of serving it up in an instant in Japan

It’s lunchtime and you’re looking for something quick and cheap to eat. But you have your eyes and mind set on either a big bowl of noodles, a...

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