A 25th Infantry Division Stryker vehicle is offloaded from the Ocean Jazz cargo ship at Yokohama North Dock, Japan, on Sept. 8, 2017, in support of Orient Shield. Orient Shield, held at Camp Fuji, Japan, is one of the many exercises linked by Pacific Pathways. (Photo Credit: Luis Casale)

Projecting the force in the Pacific


Recent developments in the Pacific, including a historic escalation of tensions on the Korean peninsula, ongoing issues between...

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services Releases 2017 Annual Report


WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 — Today, the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its 2017 annual report on...

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Confidence in chaos


Seven years ago Japan experienced the worst earthquake in their recorded history that brought with it a tsunami with waves reported...

Watermelon Chicken Tacos Recipe

  • 8 6" corn tortillas
  • 1 cup of cubed watermelon pieces
  • 1/2 lb. boneless,...

Did you know?: More habu, more problems


In 2016, there were 56 people bitten by habu snakes in Okinawa. Among them, 42 were men and 14 were women. Twenty five of those...

Suicide Awareness Month in Japan

Did you know that March is Suicide Awareness Month in Japan?
Globally, close to 800,000 people die due to...
Then-Capt. Karl Thomas, commander of the USS Carl Vinson, is seen aboard the aircraft carrier in March 2016. (GIOVANNI SQUADRITO/U.S. NAVY)

Navy appoints new commander for Japan-based Task Force 70


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy has nominated an E-2C Hawkeye pilot to lead a troubled task force that includes the aircraft-...

Steven H. Walker, center, the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, speaks with a reporter after a discussion with the Defense Writers’ Group in Washington. Walker said the agency is being true to its roots in examining technologies and giving DoD options. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone)

DARPA Chief Describes Promising Future Technologies


WASHINGTON, March 1, 2018 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will employ enhanced funding to discover technologies...

Mark Mitchell, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict, tells a National Defense Industries Association symposium that special operations forces must adapt to the return of great power competition, Feb. 28, 2018. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone)

Special Ops Must Be More Lethal, Effective, Efficient, DoD Official Says


ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2018 — The special operations enterprise must become more lethal, effective and efficient, the principal...


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