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There are 2.5 million alcohol-related deaths worldwide each year, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. (Courtesy photo)

Life without liquor

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – It would start with a few drinks on Monday, grow to half a liter of vodka with lemonade on ice by Thursday, and reach two...

United Airlines adds twice-weekly service between Saipan and Guam this Summer

TAMUNING, GUAM, July 2, 2018 – United Airlines customers in Saipan now have more options for convenient connections through Guam this summer....
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. John Aquilino speaks to reporters at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on June 28, 2018, with the South Korean destroyer Dae Jo Yeong looming in the background. (WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES)

RIMPAC begins without China but adds Army and Air Force firepower

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The absence of China’s rising navy won’t have much impact on this year’s Rim of the Pacific drills, the...

Six passengers aboard a canoe were located in a joint search and rescue mission in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Guam. Crew members flying a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, successfully located six passengers who had been missing for six days and relayed their location to the Coast Guard. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

B-52 Bomber Crew Aids in Rescue Off Coast of Guam

YIGO, Guam -- The B-52 Stratofortress bomber is world famous for its long-range capabilities, but during a routine June 25 flight near Guam, crew...

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 10, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), right, conducts a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). John C. Stennis is underway with the ships and squadrons of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 conducting a group sail training in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David A. Brandenburg/Released)

Navy reestablishes sailor early Return-to-Sea Policy

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- In an effort to fill critical billets at sea, the Navy announced June 27 that it has increased detailers'...

Because moving is a QLE, that means you’ll have 90 days from the date of the move to change your TRICARE health plan based on your eligibility. (U.S. Army photo by Karen A. Iwamoto)

Moving this summer? Your TRICARE options may change

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Are you starting a new adventure in a new location soon? If so, that’s a TRICARE ...
Many Airman are unaware what the initial meeting with a mental health provider looks like when they seek PTSD treatment. The goal of the first meeting is to make the patient feel comfortable and to be as transparent as possible about what is going on and what treatment options the patient has. As a result, the patient and mental health provider will more likely have a collaborative and trusting interaction, making PTSD treatment more successful. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler)

A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment,...

Hiring Our Heroes President Eric Eversole speaks with the White House Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, during a military spouse employment summit held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 28, 2018.  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES

White House reaffirms its commitment to jobs for military spouses

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has recently touted job numbers among African Americans, veterans and women. Now his administration is turning...

Generally our bodies are comprised of approximately 60 to 70 percent water. We need water for digestion, energy and oxygen transport, and temperature regulation. Senior Airman Johanna Magner, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, drinks water on the flightline in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker. With rising temperatures during the summer months people are encouraged to drink more water to stay hydrated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jenna K. Caldwell)

Sports drinks: What are you really putting in your body?

AUGUSTA, Ga. — We’ve all seen the TV commercials portraying an athlete consuming a sports drink as a quick way to refuel after an exhausting...

A Bible included in a POW/MIA display at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa has drawn complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. (COURTESY OF MRFF)

Group files IG complaint against Navy over Bible included in Okinawa POW/MIA display

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – An organization that lobbies against promoting religion within the Armed Forces has filed an inspector general complaint...

The USS Antietam and USS Ronald Reagan conduct underway replenishment in the Philippine Sea on June 21, 2018.  WILLIAM MCCANN/U.S. NAVY

7th Fleet ships stop in the Philippines, 'a favorite port visit for sailors’

YOKOSUKA, Japan — The USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier and two Navy cruisers arrived in Manila on Tuesday after sailing through the South China...

Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg, 4th Combat Camera Squadron combat photojournalist, prepares the cameras before a video production shoot for the Air Force Reserve mission video at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2018. Lundborg is an entrepreneur who took the camera skills he learned through the Air Force and started a media production company with his wife. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg

Face of Defense: Airman Combines Creativity, Service, Entrepreneurship

LOS ANGELES -- When people think of service members, they typically think of combat arms jobs such as infantrymen or fighter pilots -- jobs you...

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