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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Jones
Navy Religous Programs Specialist 3rd Class Whitney Hooker

Get after it: Iwakuni service members, civilians compete in deadlifting competition

U.S. Navy Religous Programs Specialist 3rd Class Whitney Hooker, with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, performs a deadlift during a deadlift competition at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 9, 2019.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Janweb B. Lagazo
Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Hunter Carroll

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Flight Operations

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Hunter Carroll from Summerall, Mississippi fuels an F/A-18F Super Hornet of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 on the flight deck aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during flight operations.

Iraq War veteran and author Benefsheh Verell said she became interested in meditation after attending a yoga retreat in upstate New York in 2008. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
Benefsheh Verell

Troops should learn meditation in basic training, veteran yoga instructor says

The Army should start teaching soldiers meditation techniques in basic training to make them more resilient to trauma they might face in combat, according to the author of an upcoming book on military mindfulness.

Mr. Roque Torrez Mr. Micah Reel

Two New Swordsmanship Instructors and Black Belts in Yokosuka

Mr. Roque Torrez and Mr. Micah Reel completed their testing for 1st Dan in the Korean sword art of Haidong Gumdo.

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