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Stuck on bases under a cloud of suspicion, foreign-born recruits languish in fear

WASHINGTON -- Their brains, specialized talents and home country made them sought-after assets for the U.S. military.

Now these ambitious,...

Overcoming the language barrier

Despite having taken four semesters of German language courses in college, I’ve had plenty of translation incidents during our three years in...
Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, receives a demonstration at the applied firefighting and damage control lab, part of the new Hands-on Learning curriculum at Recruit Training Command designed to develop recruits with critical warfighting skills during basic training. (Photo by Lt. Sean Brophy)

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet reviews new Recruit Training Curriculum

GREAT LAKES, Ill. – Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, visited Recruit Training Command (RTC) April 5-6, to experience how recruits...

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, director of the Institute for Health System Innovation & Policy at Boston University, provides insight on the importance of heart health. From 2010 to 2016, Woodson served as the assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs. He is also a brigadier general in the United States Army Reserve. (Photo courtesy of Boston University)

Small changes, big results: Healthy lifestyle choices can make a difference for heart health

Throughout my career as a vascular surgeon, I’ve seen patients impacted by heart health issues in big and small ways. I’ve seen the young, old,...

U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows/Released

RRL Block learning to be delivered Fleet-Wide

NORFOLK (NNS) -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) announced the Navy-wide commencement of the block learning stage of Ready Relevant Learning (RRL...

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 Denied Final...

The Winter Olympics Go to the Movies

One of the annoying things about the Winter Olympics is that they tend to happen during winter, that season best suited to lying on the couch,...
Photo by Robert Michael Evans

Oscar glitz and glam comes to Seoul

For those of us who couldn’t make the trip to LA for this year’s Oscars, the organizers of the Korea International Expat Film Festival brought the...

Photos by Courtesy of Chinese Football

Being young isn’t about age

While listening to the upbeat, yet chill, music of Chinese Football, it may be hard to believe that its four members previously all came from...
Photos by Courtesy of KO KO MO

Ko Ko Mo makes triumphant return to Korea

Upon first watching French band KO KO MO on stage, it’s hard to believe all that sound comes from just two guys on a guitar and drums.
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Photos by Courtesy of Deer Mx

From hobby to career

For married couple Miguel Bastida and Adriana Martinez, their journey into music started about four years ago as just a way to pass the time...
Photos by Joely Santiago

Bibimbap Bliss

The best place to get the best of anything is at the source. You want the best pasta? Go to Italy! You’re looking for the best pad thai? Visit...

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