The Navy announced changes to the 2019 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) Season Two, in NAVADMIN 176/19, outlining the shift to an automation of the MAP process within Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS).
The summer season is a very busy time for permanent change of station (PCS) moves for Sailors and their families. While uprooting and moving somewhere different can be challenging, the Navy is overhauling the PCS experience to reduce the stress for Sailors and their families.
Seventeen Sailors from U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka visited the Japanese island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, to familiarize themselves with the historical and current significance of the island to Japan and the United States.
You can’t even talk about – much less taste – Okinawan food without letting soybeans, or a soy-based delicacy, cross your lips. Soybeans really are “the magical fruit” here where traditional wisdom transforms them into a myriad of foods with a variety of colors, shapes and smells.
Weeks after finding out our next assignment would be Camp Zama, Japan, and shortly before our arrival in the Land of the Rising Sun, I happened upon a cookbook co-authored by Naoko Takei Moore and Kyle Connaughton.
Japan, aka the nation of noodles, offers more than just ramen. In The Land of the Rising Sun you can taste virtually any type of noodle – hot or cold, white or grey, flour or rice, and with or without broth.