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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dawson Hatzman, an engineer assistant with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, explains how he helped a boatman at the Kintaikyo Bridge in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 1, 2018. Hatzman helped a local Japanese boatman free his boat from the current in the Nishiki River during Easter weekend. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Brune)

Iwakuni Marines rescue boat passengers at Kintai Bridge

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Cherry blossom petals fell at their feet as they strolled alongside the Nishiki River, drinking popular...

Defense Secretary, S. Korean Minister discuss ‘Historic Opportunity’

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha to discuss the current situation on the...

Retired Army Lt. Col. Phyllis Cogan spent 20 years in the military in hands-on patient care. Her daughter, Army Maj. Kaitlyn Perkins, is working on a master’s degree in legislative affairs and will focus on health care policy. (Courtesy photo)

My mother, myself: Army nurse follows familiar footsteps

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – While many women consider their mothers to be role models, Army Maj. Kaitlyn Perkins’ mother is particularly well-suited for...

Krista Simpson Anderson, third from left, accepts the 2018 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Award during the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Military Spouse of the Year Lauded for Devotion to Gold Star Families

WASHINGTON -- Inspired by others’ generosity and kindness, Krista Simpson Anderson sought to help people the way she and her family were helped...

Philippine marines move into assault positions during an amphibious exercise as part of Balikatan 2018 at San Antonio, Zambales, the Philippines, May 9, 2018. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)

Balikatan 2018: U.S., Philippine Forces Share Ideas, Best Practices

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines -- U.S. and Philippine armed forces work to cultivate strong partnerships between the two nations by exchanging and...

With the love of support of their mother, Rose (left), the Miller sisters – Michelle, Natalie and Nicole – have each chosen to pursue careers as Army physicians through medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. (Courtesy photo)

From Home to Medical School and Beyond, a Mother’s Support is Unending

BETHESDA, Md. -- Whether an Army brat or Army officer, each one is proud to serve this nation. They are not a band of brothers, but a band of...

Mount Suribachi is seen on the island of Iwo Jima, Japan, Feb. 15, 2018. (JORDAN TALLEY/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Japan plans to develop strong radar to find WWII remains on Iwo Jima

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan plans to develop a powerful ground-penetrating radar to help find World War II remains on Iwo To, the iconic island...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) departed Pier 9 at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, on Dec. 1, 2017. (BENJAMIN DOBBS/U.S. NAVY)

Fitzgerald collision hearing brings ship's ongoing radar problems into focus

WASHINGTON — Faulty radar was a way of life on the USS Fitzgerald and was a key contributing cause for its collision with a merchant vessel June...

Seaman Seth Woods, 18, a machinist's mate fireman aboard the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Oklahoma City, was reported missing in Singapore, Monday, May 7, 2018. (SCREENSHOT FROM WRCB)

Guam-based sailor missing for 5 days found in Singapore

A sailor assigned to the fast-attack submarine USS Oklahoma City was found Friday, five days after he was reported missing in Singapore.

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Hiromitsu Moro, assistant chief for Tokyo Fire Department, left, presents the Distinguished Service Award to Kan Saito, guard supervisor, Provost Marshal Office at Hardy Barracks, right, during a recognition ceremony May 9, 2018 at TFD to honor his actions that helped save a young boy’s life. (U.S. Army photo by Lance D. Davis)

Gate guard recognized for life-saving actions

A Japanese gate guard at Hardy Barracks was recently recognized for his quick action to help save the life of a young boy in Tokyo.

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4 things you need to be doing to get faster

Do you wonder why you’re not getting faster on your runs? You put in the weekly miles. You do your long runs on the weekends. You’re reading “...

A Philippine soldier trains with U.S. servicemembers during Balikatan drills in San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines, May 10, 2017.  KWADWO FRIMPONG/U.S. ARMY

US, Philippines kick off largest multinational drills since Duterte took office

The United States and the Philippines have begun their largest multinational drills under President Rodrigo Duterte, who sought to scale down...

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