Did you know?: Ryukyu Kingdom history

Islands to the north of Okinawa such as Amami, Tokunoshima, Okinnoerabu, and Yoron used to be part of Ryukyu Kingdom. From the...
U.S. Navy Diver 2nd Class Mitchell Apgar, assigned to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, dives into Lake Ogawara during cleanup efforts in Tohoku Town, Japan, March 10, 2018. U.S. Navy Sailors continue working side-by-side with 35th Fighter Wing Airmen to salvage debris until the beginning of next week to ensure a safe environment for all. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

UPDATE: U.S. Navy salvage operations conclude, U.S. Air Force spill team efforts continue


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Navy divers from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka and Sasebo concluded cleanup efforts, March...

Rex Tillerson, shown here at a Senate hearing in 2017, is out as Secretary of State. (STARS AND STRIPES)

Trump axes Tillerson, names CIA's Pompeo chief US Diplomat


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unceremoniously dumped Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday — via Twitter — and picked...

Photo Credit: Courtesy photo

Surviving minute to minute


FORT LESLEY J. MCNAIR, D.C. -- As she sat at the picnic table, with her legs crossed at her ankles and hands clasped together in...

PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) A Standard Missile (SM-2) is launched from the forward-deployed A guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) as part of a missile training exercise (MISSILEX) during Multisail 18. MultiSail is a bilateral training exercise improving interoperability between the U.S. and Japanese forces. This exercise benefits from realistic, shared training enhancing our ability to work together to confront any contingency. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William McCann)

Antietam leads surface to air missile exercise in MultiSail 18


PHILIPPINE SEA (March 10, 2018) – The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) led a Surface to Air Missile...

Airmen feedback critical to future Air Force


WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Select total force Airmen will be chosen to participate in one of two surveys supporting the Invisible Wounds...

The first Marine Corps enlistee, Opha May Johnson, was actually the first of 305 women who signed up that day. She just happened to be at the head of the line so her name has endured and is still revered.

First women in the military show content of their character


MARINE CORPS LOGISTICS BASE BARSTOW, CA -- In recognition of March as Women’s History Month, meet the trailblazing ladies who made...

Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ian Leones

Joint Staff approves Humanitarian Service Medal for Hurricane Response


WASHINGTON, March 12, 2018 — Eligible military members who served in disaster relief efforts for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma or Maria...

Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer, right, speaks with Carrier Strike Group 8 Command Master Chief Petty Officer Michael Bates in the in-port cabin during Spencer's visit aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, Feb. 25, 2018. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kaysee Lohmann

Service Secretaries: People are most important part of DoD’s success


WASHINGTON, March 12, 2018 — Speaking at a forum here today on issues surrounding the president’s fiscal year 2019 defense budget...


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