Did you know?: Blue Seal Ice Cream


There are many symbols of “Old America” on the island. Foremost Blue Seal is an ice cream brand that originated in the U.S. and...

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Shichi-Go-San: It all adds up on Japan's 7-5-3 Day


If you visit a Japanese shrine or temple in November, you will likely see a lot of young children dressed in beautiful traditional...

Speakin' Japanese: Lego Lingo


Hey, if you’re out and about in the land of Lego, here’s some lingo to help you fit in.


Fall wine and food tips for outdoor entertaining

Autumn is the ultimate time for outdoor dining. For your next gathering, bring the party out to the deck or patio for an evening...
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DoD, FDA working together to benefit warfighters


In a move to better serve the unique needs of the nation’s warfighters, leaders from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the...

Japanese curry loved by all generations


Most of my foreign friends tell me they didn’t know how much Japanese love curry until they came to Japan. Well, not only do we...

Marines render military honors for 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Jr. in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 2015. He was killed during the Battle of Tarawa in 1943, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions there. (SARA GRAHAM/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO)

Man behind the medal: Grandson’s book offers warts-and-all view of WWII hero


On Nov. 22, 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr. led a desperate assault to take a massive, sand-covered bunker...

Spc. Mason James Guckavan (right), 21, was an infantryman with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, the Army said. Sgt. Andrew James Washington (left), 28, was an electronic warfare specialist with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. (COURTESY OF U.S. ARMY)

Two Alaska soldiers found dead in their homes in separate incidents


The Army is investigating separate deaths of two Alaska soldiers found in their living quarters late last month.

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth officers and chief petty officers gather for a group photo wearing their combination, or ''bucket,'' covers. The last day female officers and chief petty officers could wear the bucket was Oct. 31, 2018. (LAURA A. MYERS/U.S. NAVY)

Higher-ranking female sailors say farewell to bucket caps


The Navy’s female officers and chief petty officers last week ditched their “bucket” caps, a dress-uniform staple for women of...


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