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A Coast Guard C-130 flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 31, 2018, and drops supplies to the bulk carrier Genco Augustus also responding to the emergency.  U.S. COAST GUARD PHOTO

For members of the Pacific Coast Guard, it’s business as usual without the pay

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — The Coast Guard’s 14th District area of responsibility is a vast 12.2 million square miles in the Pacific Ocean.

It...

NFL Divisional Round Schedule (Jan. 12 & 13)

Schedule subject to change. Check myafn.net/ScheduleSports.aspx for the most up...

Information Operations: A Career Field that Needs You

The dynamic career field of Information Operations (known as IO) is growing increasingly complex in the digital age. IO remains a mission...

U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen Jerry Martinez speaks with reporters at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.  THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES

US forces must keep training hard in Japan, commander says after deadly midair collision

TOKYO — United States forces in the Far East need to train hard at night and in bad weather to deter adversaries, America’s top general in Japan...

The My Record Mobile app, beta version, allows sailors read-only access to their Electronic Training Jackets through the MyNavy Portal, the Navy's online, self-service career management website. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)

Navy testing smartphone app for mobile access to sailor records

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Sailors can now view parts of their training records on a mobile device without having to plug electronic ID cards...

Charges have been dismissed against Okinawa-based Marine Sgt. Morgan Bergdahl, who was accused of sexually assaulting a female Marine April 21, 2018.  COURTESY OF FACEBOOK

Charges dismissed against Okinawa-based Marine accused of sexual assault

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine prosecutors Monday dropped sexual-assault charges against a sergeant accused in April of having sex with a female...

Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Barboza stands outside a Vicenza courtroom after being acquitted on charges of dereliction of duty, maltreatment and disrespecting a noncommissioned officer on Jan. 9, 2019. The case went to special court-martial after Barboza refused nonjudicial punishment.  NANCY MONTGOMERY/STARS AND STRIPES

Jury acquits senior NCO accused of pointing weapon at soldier and calling another fat

VICENZA, Italy — A senior noncommissioned officer accused of pointing a pistol at one soldier, calling another fat and improperly touching a third...

Japanese crazy about their curry

Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we love it, but we...

Everything you need to know about tempura in Japan

If you think tempura is just another fried food – think again. This quintessential Japanese cuisine dates back to the Edo Period (1603-1867) and...

Discovering Japan's wonderful world of ramen

When people talk about Japanese food, ramen is usually at the top of the conversation. Tempura, sushi, sukiyaki are well-loved Japanese dishes,...

Did you know?: Strong tie of Okinawa and Hawaii

Okinawa and Hawaii have a strong tie. It dates back to a group of 27 immigrants that left Okinawa in 1899. The number of Okinawans in Hawaii...
Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Payne discusses MHS GENESIS at the 2018 AMSUS annual meeting. (Photo by MHS Communications)

‘Good things are happening’ as DoD continues to roll out MHS GENESIS

Adopting a new electronic health record, also known as an EHR, across a large, geographically diverse enterprise is no easy task. To meet the...

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