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ARLINGTON, Va. (Sept. 5, 2018) - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson delivers remarks at the second annual Defense News Conference in Arlington, Va. Richardson discussed global naval great power competition and the Navy's role within the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)

DoD leaders emphasize National Defense Strategy at conference

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) -- Defense Department military and civilian leaders participated in the Defense News Conference here, Sept. 5, to discuss the...

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

January 2019 E-7 advancement cycle announced

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The January 2019 Navy-wide enlisted examination (Cycle 242) testing date for active-duty and full-time support Sailors...

Ewart Odane Bent shows off his Marine Corps tattoo in this image shared to his Instagram account.  SCREENSHOT FROM INSTAGRAM

Former Marine arrested in brutal machete killing in Taiwan left service as a private

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A former Marine arrested last month in connection with a grisly drug-related homicide on Taiwan has ties to the nearby...

A UH-1Y Venom departs from a beach during an exercise on Okinawa on July 25, 2018.  AUSTIN WECK/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Venom aircraft makes ‘precautionary landing’ on Okinawa due to warning light

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries were reported after a U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday on an island off Okinawa’s...

Official U.S. Navy file photo of recovery efforts in Key West Florida, following Hurricane Irma, in Sept. 2017.

CNIC's Ready Navy Program: 'Get Ready, Get Set, Prepare!'

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) Ready Navy Program...

The fact that properly resting personnel has multiple benefits across the spectrum of human performance and military readiness is undisputed. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Michel Sauret)

Proper sleep hygiene as a force multiplier

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — It was a quiet morning with the mist of daybreak broken gently by the early light of dawn and a small group of cadenced...

A portion of the Army Research Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania's New York Times article viewing task and prediction of population information sharing. Brain activity was measured as people read and listened to headlines and abstracts of New York Times articles focusing on health and fitness.  (Photo Credit: Photo courtesy University of Pennsylvania)

Army, University of Pennsylvania uncover ways to better predict viral information

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Many kinds of communication are critical to the success of Army missions: messages that promote a healthy...

Staff Sgt. Richard Midkiff meets the recipient of his bone marrow transplant, Travis Cimino, and Cimino's fiancee, 12 years after the procedure.  (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Debralee Best)

U.S. Army Reserve Soldier meets bone marrow recipient 12 years after donation

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- It started as a simple blood draw. It ended with a young teenager making a full recovery from leukemia....

The Air Force We Have

Operational squadrons key to “Air Force We Need”

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) -- Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson outlined the way the Air Force will approach its future force structure while...

The VA's Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology James Gfrerer, left and Assistant Secretary for Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Tamara Bonzanto listen to comments by Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., during a Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Delays in Forever GI Bill implementation could affect veterans’ checks

WASHINGTON — Student veterans starting the 2018-2019 school year could receive incorrect housing payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Super Typhoon Jebi, strongest typhoon over Japan in a quarter century

12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, Japan time: Jebi, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall over Japan in a quarter century, has been...

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