PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 10,2016) The official logo for the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) The NAC prepares, distributes and processes all advancement examinations for enlisted ratings in the Navy and is part of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC). (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Career Waypoints Sailors with Denied Final Active Status Now Eligible for Advancement Exams


PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Sailors that were previously ineligible for advancement exams due to a Career Waypoint (CWAY) status of...

Retired Army Sgt. Franz Walkup poses for a photo with Pennsylvania Army National Guard Sgt. Maj. Stephanie Armstrong, with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, following an Operation Proper Exit town hall meeting at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 3, 2018. Walkup sustained five gunshot wounds to the stomach and lower back in Afghanistan in 2012 and is now a full-time student pursuing a machining certificate. (Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Doug Roles)

Wounded Troops Share Stories, Strength


CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait, April 6, 2018 — Eight wounded service members returned to Afghanistan April 3 as part of the 24th iteration...

Sgt. Matthew Haase, right, and Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Trusty help line up a grid at a recovery site March 17, 2018, in Quang Ngai province, Vietnam, where an American pilot crashed during the Vietnam War. Members of a recovery team assigned to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency lived in tents for 30 days and hiked up to the site every day as part of the mission. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Sean Kimmons)

At recovery sites, memories of lost loved ones keep troops focused on grave mission


QUANG NGAI PROVINCE, Vietnam -- The day Sgt. 1st Class Tommy Murphy died is still ingrained in his daughter's mind.


Japanese residents protest the presence of Air Force CV-22 Ospreys at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Friday, April 6, 2018. (ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES)

Hundreds protest Yokota’s new Ospreys in western Tokyo


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — About 250 Japanese demonstrators sang, passed out leaflets and held up signs Friday to protest the arrival...

Yokosuka Navy spouse Ellie Jackson creates engaging social media posts to encourage military spouses to help active-duty servicemembers complete upcoming cost-of-living allowance surveys. (SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK)

Push is on in Japan for more participation in COLA surveys


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A cost-of-living survey that’s about to do the rounds of U.S. bases in Japan could impact allowances...

This May 1942 photo shows the surrender of American troops at Corregidor, Philippines, during World War II. (COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES)

Honor vs. dishonor: The story of the Pacific’s 4th Marine Regiment


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Army Lt. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright ordered the surrender of U.S. forces in the Philippines on May 6, 1942,...

The Military Religious Freedom Foundation has filed a complaint with the Navy over a Bible being included into a POW/MIA display at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. (COURTESY OF MRFF)

Advocacy group pushes Navy to remove Bible from Okinawa POW/MIA display


CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A nonprofit group dedicated to safeguarding servicemembers’ constitutional right to religious freedom has...

This month the MHS will focus on the health of the more than 2 million military children in the United States and overseas

Military Kids Connect shares new resources to support our youngest heroes


ALLS CHURCH, Va. — Military Kids Connect, a Defense Department program to help military children improve their psychological health...

Air Force launches new application tool for Airmen athletes


JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force Sports, managed by the Air Force Services Activity, recently launched...


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