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Army Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Braswell, chaplain clinician/senior pastor Protestant Chapel congregation at WRNMMC, explained how faith helps in dealing with holiday stress. “Spirituality helps people see there is something greater than themselves. It helps put things in perspective and gives people hope.” (DoD photo)

Managing your holiday stress

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December 14, 2018
Having family over for a meal, decorating the house and finding the perfect gifts are typical of the holiday season.
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps Readiness

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December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps have some readiness challenges, but both services are taking steps to address them, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and a senior...
SAN DIEGO (May 1, 2016) Sailors attached to Coastal Riverine Squadron Group One participate in a mass re-enlistment in preparation for an extended unit mobilization planned for early 2017. Coastal Riverine Squadron Group One provides port and harbor security, high value asset protection and maritime security operations in coastal and inland waterways. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nolan O. Kahn/Released)

SRB update released with pay for performance pilot

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December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy updated the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) award plan for Active Component and Full Time Support Sailors and announced a pay for performance pilot...
Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American Societies participate in a dedication ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 19, 2018. The Yamaguchi Japan-America Society donated the monument in honor of the 60th anniversary of the Japanese-American Society Iwakuni. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Stephen Campbell)

Japanese-American Society Iwakuni 60th Anniversary Dedication Ceremony

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December 13, 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- Members from the Yamaguchi and Iwakuni Japanese-American Societies participated in a 60th anniversary dedication ceremony at Marine...
Empty shell casings form a pile beneath an M240B medium machine gun in August 2013 after training at Range 10 on Okinawa.  BRANDON SUHR/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Stray bullet that struck Okinawa farmer’s shed came from Marine Corps firing range

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December 14, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A large caliber bullet that struck an Okinawan mango farmer’s shed in June came from a Marine Corps firing range, Japanese officials announced this week.
Female Japanese junior officers from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii, June 9, 2010.  COHEN YOUNG/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Japan’s Self-Defense Forces consider all-female training units to accommodate growing recruit numbers

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December 13, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan’s Self-Defense Forces are considering new female training units to accommodate an influx of female recruits that is expected to continue to climb in...