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Navy adjusts incoming FDNF sailors' first-term sea duty tour lengths

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- To improve readiness and reduce turnover of Forward Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) sea duty units, the Navy announced May 1, that...

WASHINGTON (April 30, 2018) A graphic in support of 2018 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Unite Our Vision by Working Together," which emphasizes the importance of embracing diversity and promoting unity. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Navy celebrates 2018 Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month throughout May.

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DoD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assault in Military

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department yesterday released its annual report on sexual assault in the military, which shows an increase in reporting...

Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Richard L.J. Gourley

Sterett, Dewey complete 'Up-Gunned ESG' Operations in 7th Fleet

PACIFIC OCEAN - San Diego-based guided-missile destroyers USS Sterett (DDG 104) and USS Dewey (DDG 105) departed U.S. 7th Fleet, April 29, after...

A screenshot from a video of an Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting the oath of re-enlistment.  SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK

Purveyor of ‘puppet oath’ video wishes it had never been posted

If Steven Mayne could do it all again, he would not have posted the video that went viral and led to the forced retirement of a Tennessee Air...

Pitchin' a tent: Lots of great places to camp in Japan!

Ah! The aroma of fresh coffee in the early morning forest air. The first slow sip before my friends wake up. I take a deep breath while surveying...

Mattis, South Korean Defense Minister discuss North-South Korea talks

WASHINGTON -- During a phone conversation between Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and South Korea’s Minister of National Defense Song Young-moo...

Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina

USS Wasp Completes Historic Patrol in Indo-Pacific

SASEBO, Japan -- The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to Sasebo, April 26, after nearly two months of operations in the Indo-...

Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance learning or in-residence attendance.

AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving...

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis testifies on the Defense Department’s posture and fiscal year 2019 budget to the Senate Armed Services Committee, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and the Defense Department’s comptroller and chief financial officer, David L. Norquist, April 26, 2018. (DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm)

Mattis Highlights Efforts to Restore Military, Fight Tomorrow’s Wars

WASHINGTON -- The United States has a clear way forward with the 2018 National Defense Strategy to restore the military’s competitive edge in an...

An MV-22 Osprey sits on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Sept. 28, 2016.  BROOKE DEITERS/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO

Third Marine Corps aircraft in a week makes emergency landing in Japan

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage were reported after a U.S. military helicopter made an emergency landing Wednesday afternoon in...

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The best doughnuts in Tokyo

I won’t call myself a doughnut connoisseur, but I’m definitely an enthusiast. I LOVE doughnuts. All confections really. But there’s just...

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