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Comic books and more in Japanese manga cafes


You have probably at least heard of Japan’s ubiquitous Internet or manga (comic book) cafés. They are everywhere and hard to miss....

Migraines affect women more than men with many options for treatment.

A pain in the brain may be a migraine

For sufferers of migraines, the term “bad headache” doesn’t come close to describing their experience. The pounding, pulsing ache...

Celebrating Thanksgiving overseas


Turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes — these are the things I think of when I envision Thanksgiving. If you are stationed...

Nourishing Nabe: Try making your own hot pot at home


There is something very comforting about sitting around a bubbling hot pot with friends and family. Often rich with a variety of...

Did you know?: Indispensable ingredients for Japanese cuisine

Dried bonito, along with dried kelp, is an indispensable ingredient in miso soup and broths for various types of noodles. They...
Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, Defense Health Agency director, said the TRICARE Open Season enrollment period gives beneficiaries a choice in what they want to do with their health care coverage. (MHS file photo)

TRICARE open enrollment gives plan choices to beneficiaries

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Beneficiaries of TRICARE who want to make changes to their health care coverage are now able to do so during...

Let's talk turkey


Seeing pink as you’re slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no...

A 3rd Infantry Division Soldier gives a thumbs-up as he boards a plane to deploy to Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2017. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Candace Mundt)

Don't stand in line: TSA Precheck open to military, DoD civilians


WASHINGTON -- Service members are trusted to defend the nation, surely they can be trusted when boarding a plane.

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