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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis walks with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Ministry of Defense building in Tokyo, June 29, 2018. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith

U.S.-Japan Alliance ‘Cornerstone’ to Indo-Pacific stability, Mattis says

WASHINGTON -- The United States and Japan are strong allies firmly committed to peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region, Defense Secretary...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda S. Kitchner/Released

SECNAV observes new recruit training, reviews graduation

GREAT LAKES, Ill. (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer visited the Navy's only boot camp, Recruit Training Command (RTC...

There are 2.5 million alcohol-related deaths worldwide each year, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. (Courtesy photo)

Life without liquor

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – It would start with a few drinks on Monday, grow to half a liter of vodka with lemonade on ice by Thursday, and reach two...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller (Released)

Iwakuni Marine Corps Officer is proud to play

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Scotti Culton has played soccer since she was seven years old. She played in high school on various club teams leading...

Two Yokosuka firefighters honored at award ceremony

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The admiral in charge of all naval installations in Navy Region Japan presented awards to what he described as two "...

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis shakes hands with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera during a meeting in Tokyo on June 29, 2018. (CAITLIN DOORNBOS/STARS AND STRIPES)

Mattis reassures Japan that alliance is firm amid concerns over canceled war games

TOKYO, Japan — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had some reassuring words for his Japanese counterpart during a visit to Tokyo Friday amid concerns...

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. John Aquilino speaks to reporters at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 28, 2018, with the South Korean destroyer Dae Jo Yeong looming in the background. (WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

RIMPAC begins without China but adds Army and Air Force firepower

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The absence of China’s rising navy won’t have much impact on this year’s Rim of the Pacific drills, the...

Six passengers aboard a canoe were located in a joint search and rescue mission in the Pacific   Ocean off the coast of Guam. Crew members flying a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th   Expeditionary Bomb Squadron stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and deployed to Andersen   Air Force Base, Guam, successfully located six passengers who had been missing for six days and   relayed their location to the Coast Guard. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

B-52 Bomber Crew Aids in Rescue Off Coast of Guam

YIGO, Guam -- The B-52 Stratofortress bomber is world famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine June 25 flight near Guam, crew...

The basics of shochu

Shochu is a Japanese distilled spirit made from many different base ingredients that reveals itself in a variety of aromas and flavors, and can...
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 10, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). John C. Stennis is underway with the ships and squadrons of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 conducting a group sail training in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David A. Brandenburg/Released)

Navy reestablishes sailor early Return-to-Sea Policy

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- In an effort to fill critical billets at sea, the Navy announced June 27 that it has increased detailers'...

Because moving is a QLE, that means you’ll have 90 days from the date of the move to change your TRICARE health plan based on your eligibility. (U.S. Army photo by Karen A. Iwamoto)

Moving this summer? Your TRICARE options may change

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Are you starting a new adventure in a new location soon? If so, that’s a TRICARE ...
Many Airman are unaware what the initial meeting with a mental health provider looks like when they seek PTSD treatment. The goal of the first meeting is to make the patient feel comfortable and to be as transparent as possible about what is going on and what treatment options the patient has. As a result, the patient and mental health provider will more likely have a collaborative and trusting interaction, making PTSD treatment more successful. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler)

A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment,...

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