Photo By Sgt. Jessica Collins

Cost of Living Allowance to change in 2018


CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan - Cost of Living Allowance rates for Marines and sailors stationed on Marine Corps installations in...

Taste the new year: Okinawa delicacies

New Year’s is Japan’s biggest and longest holiday. People take Dec. 29 through Jan. 3 off from work to celebrate the first three...

MY FAVES: Year-end traditions


Just like in the States, the holiday season is the most cheerful - and busiest - in Japan. With endless bonenkai celebrations...

Did you know?: The number of elderly is on the rise in Japan


Japan is getting older very quickly! The population of Japan, 126,933,000 as of October 2016, declined by 162,000 from the previous...

How KFC became Kentucky Fried Christmas in Japan


Despite the oft-repeated myth, Coca-Cola did not in fact invent the modern image of a fat, jolly,...

Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, uses thoracic manipulation to treat Senior Airman Calvin Lourens, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron passenger service specialist, Dec. 7, 2017, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Louis Vega Jr.)

Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange


SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) -- An innovative system is being used to help Airmen remain mission ready and physically capable, allowing...

U.S. Navy photo by Natalie Morehouse/Released

The Navy JAG Corps turns 50


WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps celebrates 50 years of service and excellence Dec. 8.


Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (...
Army Spc. Courtney Jones, a cannon crew member who has fought Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer into remission, poses for a photo at the U.S. Army Warrior Care and Transition Program in Arlington, Va., Nov. 30, 2017. (Photo illustration courtesy of Army Spc. Courtney Jones)

Face of Defense: Strong-Willed Soldier Gives Cancer the Boot


ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 — Described as strong, smart, driven and determined -- one would be surprised to find Army Spc....


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