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Reagan Strike Group, JMSDF conduct ADEX During Keen Sword 2019

PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) -- The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) carrier strike group participated in a series of air defense exercises (ADEX) with the U.S...

R. Lee Ermey gives an "Oorah" to Marines and sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima in the Persian Gulf during a Moral, Welfare and Recreation event in 2008.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY

Road that plays Marines' Hymn to be named after veteran and actor R. Lee Ermey

If you one day hear the Marines’ Hymn while driving between Agena Road and Sierra Highway in Palmdale, Calif., do not fret; your ears are not...

North Korean leader to visit Seoul ‘soon,’ Moon says

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon visit Seoul and Russia, and will likely meet with China’s president in Pyongyang,...

An aerial view of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Okinawa, Japan.  COURTESY OF WIKICOMMONS

Tokyo pushes forward with Futenma relocation work, defying Okinawa officials

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japanese government has restarted construction on a new U.S. military runway that will one day facilitate the...

Recipes and more from world’s top chefs

Michelle Tchea, author, founder and owner of Healthy Spoon Pty Ltd and manager of PopIntel Ltd, works with some of the world’s best restaurants...

What you need to know about 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...

AFN TV airing extensive U.S. election coverage

AFN is bringing extensive live coverage of the U.S. mid-term elections to American military personnel serving overseas on shore and on American...
The sudden onset of a high fever and other symptoms may call for a visit to the emergency room to rule out toxic shock syndrome. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Xiomara M. Martinez)

Rare but preventable: know the signs of Toxic Shock Syndrome

Years after Air Force Capt. Rebecca Lauters worked in an emergency room, the memory of a young woman who came in gravely ill still stands out....
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Readiness of VA emergency stockpile of drugs, medical supplies called into question

WASHINGTON — It’s uncertain whether a Department of Veterans Affairs stockpile of drugs and medical supplies — intended to be used in a crisis —...

 Pronunciation key: “A” is short (like “ah”); “E” is short (like “get”); “I” is short (like “it”); “O” is long (like “old”); “U” is long (like “tube”); and “AI” is a long “I” (like “hike”). Most words are pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable, but “OU” is a long “O” with emphasis on that syllable.

Speakin’ Japanese: Basketball Banter

B. League, professional basketball league features more than 40 teams throughout Japan, so find the nearest arena and catch the exciting action...

Did you know?: Tanabata, one of the most romantic festivals in Japan

During one of the most romantic and traditional festivals, Tanabata, aka Star Festival, is celebrated every July 7. As part of the celebration,...

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