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Okinawa has its own indigenous dog

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There is a dog indigenous to Okinawa. “Ryukyu Ken” is a type of dog which Okinawans used to have as hound dogs while hunting boar...
Marines conduct a field user evaluation for the Identity Dominance System-Marine Corps, or IDS-MC, in Dahlgren, Virginia. In September, Marine Corps Systems Command completed fielding of the IDS-MC, which is a new biometrics system to help deployed Marines identify and track the movement of individuals encountered on the battlefield, conduct entry control point operations, and determine who is a friend or foe.

Marine Corps fields ‘game changer’ biometric data collection system

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WASHINGTON D.C. -- In September, Marine Corps Systems Command completed fielding a new biometrics system to help deployed Marines...

Air Force announces change to deployments

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Washington (AFNS) -- The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening...

Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data information and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a child. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Airmen encouraged to update their vRED, SOES information

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data and their...

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How to avoid overpacking for a long trip

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Travel requires a lot of patience and meticulous planning. Sometimes, that means bringing a whole lot of stuff.

When you’re...

UPDATE-PRESS RELEASE: Misawa Airman found deceased in on-base residence

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Blackwell, assigned to the 35th Operation Support Squadron,...

DoD complying with court orders to access transgender persons into the military

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As required by recent federal district court orders, the Department of Defense recently announced it will begin processing...

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Erin Trower

World War II POW survivor shares tale of hope, determination, resilience

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BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) -- The four pillars of resiliency -- physical, mental, spiritual and social -- are drilled...

Photo By Sgt. Jessica Collins

Cost of Living Allowance to change in 2018

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

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