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PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 14, 2017) - Sailors watch football on the forward mess decks of USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) via the newly upgraded American Forces Network Direct-to-Sailor service.  AFN is transitioning to high definition broadcasting signal, starting with U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific Region and expects to complete the process for much of its worldwide audience by mid-December. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex Perlman/Released)

American Forces Network kicks Off new video transmission method

American Forces Network successfully began its transition to high definition broadcasting signal, starting with U.S. Navy ships in the Pacific...

Senior Airman Marcus Ward, from left, Master Sgt. Robert Carter and Christy Broughton are competing for the title of 2017 Air Force Entertainer of the Year. Watch their videos and vote at www.MyAirForceLife.com/Entertainer by Nov. 30. (U.S. Air Force photos)

Finalists to compete for Air Force Entertainer of the Year

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Senior Airman Marcus Ward, Master Sgt. Robert Carter and Christy Broughton are competing for the title...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch/Released

Landing Signalman enlisted course in Sasebo

SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 15, 2017) - An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 25, prepares to land during a...

Master Sgt. Bruce Rick, the NCO in charge of integrated defense with the 35th Security Forces Squadron, pauses for a photo with SFS Airmen, Nov. 18, 2017, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Pacific Air Forces selected Rick as the Outstanding Security Forces Flight Level Senior NCO of the Year. Rick attribute this award to the hard work and sacrifice of Cerberus Flight Airmen and NCOs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

Senior NCO receives PACAF Security Forces award

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Pacific Air Forces awarded top honors to one of Misawa’s Wild Weasel Defenders, Master Sgt. Bruce Rick, NCO in charge of...

Lockheed Martin is helping the Air Force Research Lab develop and high energy laser weapon systems for aircraft, including the laser pictured in this rendering. AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/LOCKHEED MARTIN

Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

The Air Force Research Laboratory is forging ahead with a high-energy laser designed to shoot down drones, incoming rockets and mortar rounds and...

AF travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (AFNS) -- Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years...

Speaking Japanese: exchanging your money

Exchanging your money
 
If you’re out in town and need to go to a bank to get some yen, try using the following phrases....

Save on calories this holiday season...

Save on calories this holiday season …

It’s a proven fact that many of us gain weight during the holidays. It’s just not as...

A sign posted inside a Navy Exchange at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, informs servicemembers of an alcohol ban, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Japan-based servicemembers hit with alcohol ban after fatal crash on Okinawa

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has ordered servicemembers in Japan not to buy or consume alcohol until further notice following a...
U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty speaks to reporters at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Futenma relocation necessary for dealing with N. Korean threats, Hagerty says

TOKYO — “Considerable progress” is being made on a controversial project to relocate a large Marine base within Okinawa, the United States’ new...

Rina Shimabukuro is seen in an image from a Fuji Television broadcast. Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine who was working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been charged with murder and rape resulting in death in the slaying of the 20-year-old local woman. SCREENSHOT FROM FUJI TV

Gadson ‘should not be allowed to live,’ victim’s parents say as trial continues

NAHA CITY, Okinawa — The parents of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman murdered last year told a packed courtroom Friday they want the former Air Force...

Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, in Virginia on July 7, 2011. CHRISTOPHER STOLTZ/U.S. NAVY

Pentagon releases sexual assault data for all its installations for the first time

WASHINGTON – Newly released Pentagon data show Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia has received the most reports of sexual assaults among U.S....

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